Tuesday, August 23, 2011

CGMW workshop


Hey Everyone!

The good folks at CGMW asked me if I would be interested in doing a workshop for them and it was a blast! Basically it's my approach to character design from sketching to researching and rendering a digital painting of the character. It's a two hour workshop with an hour live Q&A. I highly recommend checking out their website and seeing what other workshops they have to offer! Just click HERE CGMW Online

Here is the finished painting for the workshop along with some rough sketches. Hope you guys enjoy it!





(a painting not related to the workshop) I felt like painting something different from my usual graphic style - what could be more fun than a mech? Hope you enjoy it!

41 comments:

Gillibean said...

OOOh cool! Ill get my copy this weekend! Trying to absorb all the character design tutorials I can. These sketches tell me I wont be disappointed! Lovely stuff! =D

Darnell said...

These are great! love the exploration of the faces. Great stuff!

C.Deboda said...

Man, these are cool! From the design, sketches, rendering, and storytelling...way to inspire.

Nirvan Shuja said...

Was great to be a part of the class, and I learned a lot. Thanks Erik! Plus that last painting rocks.

estevaolucas said...

I love this sketches Erik! Very good work!

Aaron Wilkin said...

This is awesome!! I'm definitely going to sign up!!!

Drew said...

Damn that's a slick pirate. Even if he did shoot through his own leg...

I might check out this workshop Erik! I need a little boost in motivation, and I think this and Michael Hampton's will do just nicely...

Max said...

Love this dude!

Bruno Chekerdimian said...

Hi Erik!
Thanks for comment on my blog!
Your artwork is fantastic!
You are on my inspiration list now!

Nikolas Ilic said...

great work! love the the first painted pirate... bad ass

Roy Santua said...

Erik!!! How've you been. love your characters, great sense of style. It's a pleasure meeting you too even for just a short while. Really great blog! Thank You for sharing!

bernardo said...

WOW, seriously! W-O-W!
Youve stepped to a new phase Erik!
And let me tell! its a heavy one!!!
I didnt know you could paint and render like this man!!!
Boy, im shattered!
Keep on my good friend!
you influence many, myself included!

Bernardo

Patxi Pelaez said...

Hi Erik!
Thank you for your comment :)
I'm glad I met you, your work is incredible.

Adam said...

Your new stuff looks fantastic! I love the shapes and rendering approach on the pirate character, and the mech is frickin' sweet too.

Sami said...

Oh Man!!! This is absolutely amazing!!! Yoooo Hoooooo!!!! Love this blog :)

jeana said...
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Tyler (characters N' sketches) said...

SO SO GREAT!

I love seing the development of a character!

Danny Araya said...

These are AWESOME man, really inspired to do some art now!

woohyunnam said...

Hello erik,

your artworks looks so amazing and thanks for your great inspiration all the time. :) I think I learn from yours but problem is I can't apply that much great skills on mines...I'm keep on trying tho..anyway, awesome works.

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Brad and Angelina have.
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andre medina said...

hey man! thanks for writing!

Bruno Tedesco said...

very nice, very style , your blog is very cool!!

Neresta said...

I wanna thank you for the CGMW workshop. It was interesting to watch but even more to listen to. The approach, and many thoughts are similar to my inner understanding. This is always a pleasure to see. I liked the statement about the long road to economic painting in old masters works, achieving the best results with a minimum of resources. The constant reference to traditional painting also animates . In the abundance of digital art often lose the original. I understood that you also read a course for students on the topic. That's great, because it seems you have mentor's capacity also. That's wonderful when somebody can easy explain what is needed to reach the result.
Sorry for my english. Haven't written such long letters for ages. )

Al Hasnawi said...

Fantastic design!

BambinoMonkey said...

Really impresive work!

Mauricio said...

Awesome work, dude! and I love that mech! See you tomorrow!

Burcu Hür said...

these are so cute,love them... A:))

Patrick Ballesteros said...

Great shape design!

-Patrick

Taylor Krahenbuhl said...

fantastic designs Erik, I'm loving it!

Mark said...

Sweet work man.. I dig your blog.. thanks for sharing..

olgastern said...

This is great Erik love the rendered character!

Nicholas Hong said...

awesome paintings!

Martin Bergquist said...

Love your mech sketch!

jason hazelroth said...

your mech at the bottom is so much fun

Garrett Hanna said...

Awesome :)

yeri said...

I like ur character design :)

Michael Walter said...

these are so cute,love them... A:))

Dunklaursmu said...

great work! love the the first painted pirate... bad ass

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