Here is the final illustration of my teacher Fred Lynch, as directed by my friend Jeff Chouiniere. He's colorblind, so I decided to use this type of palette to highlight this aspect. Oh, and the mug there is a little homage to his series of paintings. Keep it real Fred.
The progress of my pencils on the first two pieces. I still need ground, clouds, legs, foot, and hand on the second one, but should definantly be done by end of weekend, then on to my third. I will start inking on these pretty soon. Hopefully the ink will make it easier to take a decent photo of these.
This is a concept design for my next project. Basically he's a war hero who died in battle but during his passing, his soul never went on to the afterlife. The idea of the game would involve the main character searching for the canopic jars that contain his organs, in order to gain back the strength needed to take revenge on the one responsible for his misfortune.
here are the first 6 completed pages so far (the actual first page is still pending. It's supposed to be an establishing shot but I'm too lazy to draw it at the moment). I re-colored all of the pages since the last critique, and I also blacked in Vlad's suit and learned how to color lineart. I'm still trying to find a font that works with the drawings, so yeah, I know my handwriting is not up to par.
Just a little introduction, my name is Shane Murphy, and I am an Senior Illustrator at Montserrat College of Art. I work primarily with Acrylic and Oil paint as well as ink in my work, and I am attending Mark Hoffmann's Illustration Thesis course this Fall.
Here is a value sketch as well as a color sketch for an upcoming editorial piece that I will be creating for my thesis portfolio. The article I am creating the image for describes the similarities and differences between the left and right hemispheres of the brain, as well as the important role that symmetry plays in the development of the brain during our lifetime.
The final piece will be painted on canvas with acrylics and oils, and will be prepared on a canvas that is larger to scale than what the reproduced image will be. (6.5h x 4.24w)
The value sketch below is not to scale, but will be important in finding my lights and darks when I begin work on the final piece. The color sketch is to scale, and I am very excited to work these colors even further into the composition. The image is a self portrait, with arrows on either side of the head to very simply emphasize right and left. Both halves of the composition are different yet are linked by color and pattern to achieve a sense of balance between symmetry and asymmetry. I would like to play with the patterns to achieve a "brain texture".
This site is a work in progress for the seniors of the illustration department at Montserrat College of Art. They will be frequently be posting and commenting on their portfolio work being created during the structure of the class. Please feel free to leave constructive criticism.