Diabolical Speed Paint: Diabloceratops

A guest post by palaeontologist Jim Kirkland over on Archosaur Musings caught my attention last week with the announcement of a new horned dinosaur ‘Diabloceratops‘.

I was looking for an excuse to just throw together a speed painting to loosen up a little and this sucker came along at just the right time. What a fantastic looking beastie.

I just wanted to stick to values again, so it’s black and white, 30 mins from start to finish to keep it loose.

I’m starting to learn that I get the feel I want if I imagine I’m sculpting with the paint. Chunks of light and shade seem to work best, then work detail into the areas of interest.

Meh, I’ve got a long way to go…

Pinkie Paint

I did this little speed paint a while back, took about 45 minutes. It’s Pixel Pinkie, the main character from a TV series I worked on at Blue Rocket productions.
The painting really is just a sketch, though I concentrated on the face a bit more as it’s the focal point. Pinkie is a bit more tanned than she appears in the series, though that’s in part because I tend toward darker, more contrasty images as I fumble around looking for values.
If you haven’t already, check out the really fun Pixel Pinkie website where there’s heaps of games and interactive stuff to do: http://www.pixelpinkie.tv/

Hmm, I reckon this ‘fleshy’ Pinkie might creep out a few people who worked on the series …  Animators get a bit funny about taking clean 2D key line characters and 3Derizing them(shut up it’s a word).

I was tempted to do a wolf whistle version with more curves, one of the animators on the series did a few ‘grown up’ versions of the characters that were great.(Hi Air!)