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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Original
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Adjusted

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

 

Character/Logo + Pixel Art

I’ve been lucky enough to work on some fun jobs lately. Unfortunately, I can’t show them all, but here’s a couple of the pieces that I can.

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These are for a Youtube channel called Less energy. The guy was cool, not picky, and very easy to work with. Here’s the review he gave me:

“I got Jumping Monkey to do some YouTube artwork for me. His work is very affordable and really professional. He understood what I wanted and delivered a better product than I could have imagined.” 
-William, Upcoming YouTuber
You can email me at jumpingmonkeyart@gmail.com if you want to commission your own work.
Pixel warrior final
Here’s a pixel drawing I did as a test for another job. I always looked down on pixel art, but now I get the appeal. It’s REALLY addicting. And actually very easy once I figured out the resolution. The program I used for this, and probably other pixel art in the future, is called Affinity Photo, which has a special pixel tool that makes the process much faster and simpler.
Make sure to follow if you like my work. Thanks for reading!
-Josh

Sniper/Blizzard Illustration

Sniper

This was a random sketch, which I ended up inking, then messing around with the colors and textures. It still looks a little plain to me though. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out how I could turn the sketch into a finished illustration. This was as close as I could get.

Here’s the original sketch:Sniper sketch

Jungle Spit-Paint

Jungle ink

This is a style I was playing with inspired by Japanese ink paintings. I don’t think I quite matched the technique, but I did get an interesting result that I think does look nice. I have also been playing with animation lately. And I had an idea for a cool story, which takes place in the jungle.

Here’s one of my more popular animation tests:Punch anim test

All of these were made in Sketchbook Pro.

-Josh

Personal project

JM painting ADJ
Final image with color adjustments
JM bust AdJ
Without background
JM painting
Without adjustments. Fresh out of painting.

This was an ongoing personal project inspired by a story that I am writing in my free time (17,317 words so far), which I may or may not release after I finish.

These images are going to be useful for stuff like social media and my website, not to mention my portfolio (Which you can see my new one here: http://jumpingmonkeyart.wix.com/jumpingmonkey#!portfolio/q80gv).

I learned a lot about materials, mainly, throughout the process of the painting. And also how much I stink at backgrounds 😛

And if your wondering why the neck is so long; I can assure you, I didn’t really exaggerate that much from my reference…

-Jumping Monkey

 

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.

Snagglepuss

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.

Banner

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.

Test char 2

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)