However rare it might be to create digital art for a client, I have only ever done so for people I know and trust. People tend to hire you because they love your work only to try and force you to create out of your comfort zone. And, most seem to think, in lieu of payment you should just feel honored to create something free for them. This is a back tattoo created for a friend. As I write this, he is still saving up his money while he searches for a tattoo artist he can trust.
Alien Design Concept 1
Alien Design Concept 2
The Orc King
Sometimes I will spend months on a project. Think it’s done only to come back to add more details. When this happens, I know I have to follow my instincts and take my time. This is why it’s important to me to work on my own personal work. No time frame, no client telling me to change anything. Just me, creating what I want, how I want it, and when I want! I think it’s important for artists of all kinds to do this. Keeps you loving what you do!
Remember when I said some aliens need to have a humanoid appearance? This is one of those. True, there are some small variances. Has only three fingers, grey skin, and what-not. But for the most part, he is recognizable and relatable through facial expressions. You can tell what he is feeling without words. When I was younger, that would always frustrate me. Aliens wouldn’t all look HUMAN! But when you think about it, how attached would you get to a blob?
The face of the tripod alien. By the looks of it, you would think it wasn’t a friendly sort of alien. I would expect to see razor-sharp teeth or something. Actually, if I were to create a version with a focus on its teeth, I think I would make it one uniform row. A solid razor-sharp plate with a jagged edge. I assume it would also be very quick and agile. It’s fun to think about this sort of thing!
Oh, look! A non-alien concept! All I can say is, “Where is my flying CAR!?” I remember in 8th grade scribbling on my deck to find out how old I will be in the year 2000. I thought for sure we would have anti-gravity autos by then. You know, right out of Bladerunner. How awesome was that movie? And The Fifth Element? Could watch those movies over and over again and never be bored. Anyway, here is non-alien digital art.