Sketch Dump 2

Here’s the second round of random sketches and concepts that have been piling up. Iv’e posted most of these in other places, but didn’t give them their own post here.

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-Josh

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Scarecrow and Landscape Concepts

Couple of concept paintings here. Both are done more or less on a single layer, excepting some glow effects and sketch lines. I tried not to spend too much time on either, but they took longer than I would have liked. Rendering is something I need to practice more.

First I’ll show the Scarecrow, my favorite between the two images here:scarcrowuntitled

I used a website called conceptstart.net for the idea. Scarecrow is a villain from the Batman DC comics, but the design isn’t that much different from a normal scarecrow, so it’s not necessarily fan-art.

Up next is a landscape that I randomly started painting. It’s more of a sketch than anything else. I’ve been having to do landscape backgrounds for a game recently, so that was probably the inspiration, to see what I could do outside of a paid situation. Personally, I don’t really like the result:

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I should have focused more on the composition from the beginning. Unfortunately I just started painting a bunch of mountains and had to start from there. I’ll probably try something like this again to see if I can get a better result.

One more note: I added a new url to this site. So now there is the original jumpingmonkeyart.com, but also joshmillustration.com as well.

Thanks for reading,

-Josh

 

Silhouette Sketches 3

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So, this is my third sheet of silhouette sketches (Here’s a link to the first and second). This page contains a lot less as far as concepts, but I polished them up a little more than in the past, especially the mech, as you might have noticed.

A quick note on Inktober; I did quit after the first 17/31 days, which is unfortunate, but I was able to take on more freelance work as a result. Unfortunately I can’t show any of it yet, except for this logo I did a couple months ago, which never quite made it onto the blog.

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I’ve been using it as a kind of example for others wanting prices and stuff when they come to me for a logo.

And that’s about it. Remember to like if you liked and follow if you want to see more. Feel free to comment as well, I appreciate all feedback.

Thanks,

-Josh

Pen drawings and commissions (lots of images!!!)

Hi there, I’m back with a bucket of images today. First, I’ll show a few ink drawings that I have been doing in my sketchbook recently for fun.

The minotaur drawing was for a daily sketch Twitter account called @Sketches_Dailies that I’m planning on posting to at least every other day or so. I did one other pic for them, which is a snagglepuss drawing. Just a quick image I did on my Cintiq in an hour or so.

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The commission in the title is this one, but it’s actually a reject that was almost done. Long story short, I did the wrong style and was told that it might be better if I made it more cartoony to match the styles of the album covers and stuff I did in the past. I agreed and have stopped painting this first attempt. This image is missing a few components, but took me about two weeks of on and off work.

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I’m aspeccially proud of both the sky’s in this piece, both in the door and the main sunset, which were both just painting with my main brush and smear tool.

Lastly, I have a Concept model of a character for a video game that I am involved in. I can’t talk about the subject, name, or any details of the game yet, but here’s a render of a quick concept model I made.

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We wanted a “cute, short and squishy” character that is made mainly out of cubes, and I’m quite proud of this little guy. (Done in Blender)

I know this was a lot of information in one post, but I didn’t feel like posting all this incrementally. Anyway, the progress on my new site has been somewhat paused, as I am making a short animation for it first. This will give me a bunch of content for all the pages and stuff, as well as make a nice landing page for the site. I have animated and rendered the first few shots and everything is moving along quite smoothly. Hopefully it isn’t too long before I finish the site. And hopefully, I will be able to keep posting those daily sketches.

And that would be all folks.

-Jumping Monkey (@1JumpingMonkey)