The summer has been quiet and at times I’ve had a little time to doodle. I ♥ the Cintiq. If they weren’t like the cost of a new laptop or double, I would get one for use at home. *drool*
This one is based on a nice Pinterest find.
This one was inspired by some illustrations by Tolkien that I saw looking up a couple of his poems in the Hobbit back in June. I guess it’s sort of how I imagine Hobbiton … before hobbits lived there?
This one is one I started working on until I realized probably nothing about the scene made any sense. Even by Myst standards of logic, why would you have an observatory in the middle of a crater on a little island – what would you be studying there?
And a task assigned me from the development team relating to our upcoming game: “photoshop a viking helmet onto him.” Done.
I may also have taken some artistic license with the directions.
I’ve gotten some new toys to play with too. On Saturday, I was lent more lighting equipment, so I played with photographing a little still life I set up:
And I got a 10-weight, two-style type family at a 90% discount as well as its matching webfonts, a purchase I probably shouldn’t have made, but I’ve been wanting to buy myself a fancy typeface for a while and such a big discount for a pro-grade type family was too much to pass up. So I took a few lines of poetry I had lying around and played with my new toy:
Both of these are conveniently sized for wallpapers…