Long time no post! This is a sketch from the model session at Paradiso last night. I got a wacom pen for my iPad and I think it finally makes working on the iPad almost fully intuitive. Definitely fun to use and much less of a technical challenge than a lot of the previous tool sets. Using the Procreate app, which is awesome.

Long time no post! This is a sketch from the model session at Paradiso last night. I got a wacom pen for my iPad and I think it finally makes working on the iPad almost fully intuitive. Definitely fun to use and much less of a technical challenge than a lot of the previous tool sets. Using the Procreate app, which is awesome.

Updated all of these. Fixed some things I got feedback on and some things that were annoying me so I could add them to my portfolio (also updated - at www.luminousmachine.com).

Getting back to doing some non-project related work I can post. Going for full geek! One of the big motivators for me getting into painting/drawing in the first place was the ‘Art of Dragonlance’ books. I never was a D&D gamer really, but loved the art.I found some free character reference photos by Kxhara on Deviant Art, one of which was the archer pose, and it got me motivated to do a classic D&D picture. Her reference art is free to use with a referral back to her page, so check it out if you are looking for some good free character reference :)
Title is ‘Dawn Advance’ - to keep with my geekiness ;)
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Getting back to doing some non-project related work I can post. Going for full geek! One of the big motivators for me getting into painting/drawing in the first place was the ‘Art of Dragonlance’ books. I never was a D&D gamer really, but loved the art.

I found some free character reference photos by Kxhara on Deviant Art, one of which was the archer pose, and it got me motivated to do a classic D&D picture. Her reference art is free to use with a referral back to her page, so check it out if you are looking for some good free character reference :)

Title is ‘Dawn Advance’ - to keep with my geekiness ;)

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Weekend fun sci-fi concepting :) — ‘Skytrain’
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Weekend fun sci-fi concepting :) — ‘Skytrain’

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Took a break from technical game project stuff to ‘finish’ this. Random sci-fi concept. Ended up with too many focuses and not enough clarity on the robot. Might come back to it later, but posting it for now. Titled ‘Subjugated’.
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Took a break from technical game project stuff to ‘finish’ this. Random sci-fi concept. Ended up with too many focuses and not enough clarity on the robot. Might come back to it later, but posting it for now. Titled ‘Subjugated’.

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"Confronted" - another random concept done last night and the night before after actual project work. Going to do some less game-y feeling stuff next.
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"Confronted" - another random concept done last night and the night before after actual project work. Going to do some less game-y feeling stuff next.

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"Journey" - A new random environment concept. Enjoying the new cintiq. Painting plant shapes is much easier when you can quickly do highlight edges and such directly on screen :)© Michael Hines, 2012 - all rights reserved   

"Journey" - A new random environment concept. Enjoying the new cintiq. Painting plant shapes is much easier when you can quickly do highlight edges and such directly on screen :)

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Getting back into doing some general concept work. I seem to always revert back to desert environment sci-fi paintings ;)
Valley City
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Getting back into doing some general concept work. I seem to always revert back to desert environment sci-fi paintings ;)

Valley City

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Some kid’s story character ideas with a bonus hypnotizing background!!© Michael Hines, 2011 - all rights reserved 

Some kid’s story character ideas with a bonus hypnotizing background!!

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Some robot ideas. I obsessively name things ;)

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Some robot ideas. I obsessively name things ;)

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