Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Female character sketches

Every now and then I want to scratch the character itch. Here are some female character sketches done on my spare time. It's good to wake the figure drawing muscles a bit. Sometimes the job doesn't allow enough time to practice the human form as much as I'd like. Female characters are notoriously challenging to get right; I thought I'd share some exercises.
Some head exercises to try out different personalities. Maybe the 4 on the left belong to the same gang of punk outlaws. The rest are a bit more random, especially bottom right, which is obviously inspired by Solid Snake :)
No real theme here other than powerful female characters. The one on the right is obviously a nod to Star Wars.
The process, starting from basic pose suggestion to finding secondary details, then cleaning up the lines in a new layer, and making some needed changes to make the pose more dynamic as well as adding basic tone with copic marker (Sketchbook Pro).








Armory Concept - XCOM 2

Another sneak peek at the XCOM 2 artbook. This is a concept for XCOM's mobile base, the "Avenger". It's where you will spend countless hours customizing your soldiers!

XCOM 2 Sectoid Concept Art

Here are a couple of images to give you a taste of the XCOM 2 artbook!

This is the early concept for the Sectoid in XCOM :


Official Sectoid description From 2K Games:
"The Sectoid from XCOM: Enemy Unknown makes a return in XCOM 2, but even the least-observant soldier on the battlefield is bound to notice some new characteristics. See how the Sectoid is taller and almost human-like now? That’s no coincidence!
Through human gene manipulation, the alien invaders have managed to breed a new version of the Sectoid. This improved Sectoid gains a hefty, intimidating frame, all while retaining its well-known psionic abilities. One such ability is called Mindspin, a roulette-type mental attack that has a chance to disorient a soldier. Mind Control also makes a return, though in XCOM 2 it’ll be a much more early-game threat.
As for weaponry, Sectoids will once again brandish their patented wrist-mounted blaster. The Sectoid pictured above must have forgotten its weapon at home."

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

XCOM 2 Artbook!

XCOM 2 might not be out until February 5th, but that doesn't meant the Artbook has to wait!
Check it out on Amazon and snag your copy today!

http://www.amazon.com/Art-XCOM-2-Insight-Editions/dp/1608877116/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1452659136&sr=8-1&keywords=xcom+2+art+book

Monday, October 5, 2015

The future in XCOM 2

An early take on the Alien-ruled future of humanity in XCOM 2. It was used for a limited edition lithograph at ‎FiraxiCon‬, (Firaxis Games' Convention in Baltimore) this year! 


Monday, July 27, 2015

Nepal



I've finally finished a piece that I started way back in April as a sketch responding to Nepal's devastating earthquake, and over time became a more involved painting. The effects of the disaster go well beyond aftershocks - they are still being felt today by millions of Nepalese people in several other forms, many of which are intangible. This is my personal attempt to capture that feeling. Whether that's in literal or symbolic form is up to interpretation.
-P


Saturday, June 20, 2015

XCOM 2 Announced.


I am proud to announce XCOM 2, the sequel to the critically acclaimed XCOM: Enemy Unknown!! I am so happy to be able to show some of what we've been up to. I am posting links to the images on the articles themselves for now, and will update with large sizes if available.
I specifically did the "New world order mood concept", the "Sectoid Concept" and the "Propaganda Center atrium concept". I also did this image of the "Avenger" from the first IGN article.
Check out IGN's coverage during the entire month of June!


Screen capture from IGN