When I started with this character design, I watched Aaron Sim's dvd. For those of you that don't know his style, let me explain. Sometimes he uses real images, overlaps them and creates very realistic characters. It's like matte painting for character designs. However, this is not the only style he uses but I wanted to try something different because I love constantly exploring new techniques and styles to find my own.
Here comes another speed painting.
As you already know, Whit Brachna is my favorite concept environment artist. He influenced me to work on this piece as well. Just like Asian Garden, I wanted to push brilliance of the colors. For this one, I wanted to include a horse. I wated to give a feel as if the viewer were hiding in the grass while quietly enjoying the freedom of a galloping horse.
Asian Garden was created when I started watching Whit Brachna'sSpeed Painting dvds. Those dvds are so awesome that I recommend them to others. Anyways, I like how this conceptenvironment came out. I really played with adding a lot of saturation to push the brilliance of the colors. I love eye poping colors and I think this effect makes this image awesome.
This game environment is called Ice Camp. This time I've done 2 versions of these speed paintings just to show different conditions per say and color play. While the first image is only based on cool colors, second one also has warm colors integrated which gives more visual interest.