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Journal Entry: Sun Nov 16, 2014, 11:39 AM
Hello, everyone!

So I only have like, 1 week or so left at the Polytechnic, and then its OVER.
I've handed in my big concept art project, which I could have done better in, but my time was against me, and it takes time to produce good pieces of readable, clear concept art. But I got far, and I did all I wanted too! :D

So what am I going to do after?
Well, I've applied for jobs and sent away things and such, and I hope to start doing something that will help me artistically. Like, I don't know, working somewhere where I can paint or create things all day, even do graphic design! We will see.
But, also I will use the time I have free to just relax! I am so tired after all this!

But apart from that, I will paint. I need to practice. And so I will, I enjoy it so much, creating characters and landscapes, all I have to do is get used to producing ideas and creating them realistically. Correct lighting, colours, etc., and I try, and I am [slowly] getting better.

I should be posting a couple of landscapes and maybe a character or two soon, I have this fun wee mini project I have created, which is creating human character designs of my 3 cats. You see they are so cute and they have such great personalities to humanize. I cannot wait to get started! Just something cute and fun!

My long term goal is to create a stunning portfolio, I have numerous IP's I can get started on as my 'experience' proof I can work off briefs and follow restrictions, which I can I have been doing that for the past two years of my course, it has all been graphic design briefs and writing down processes and mocking up work, so I have that experience - but I cannot wait to use those IP's as proof I can paint concept art, that I can paint characters and landscapes, weaponry etc.
What fun! :D


Anyway... the end of the year is upon us, so hope you all have a great one!

Till next time!
Jo :) 

  • Mood: Relief
  • Listening to: AC 4 shanties haha XD
  • Playing: AC Black Flag/ Borderlands the Pre Sequel
Colours in the Sky by Mojo-Smileyface
Colours in the Sky
I wanted to do a pretty sky scene, might do more as well.

What do you think?
I used a brush for the trees, I can't remember whose it is but the brush set is on here.
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No motivation

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 7, 2014, 3:08 AM
Hello everyone!

While painting a few images these past few days, I haven't really been doing my project for my course, where I am supposed to be painting concepts for a personal project.

I'm feeling a huge lack of motivation.

I look at amazing works of other people, but I still can't produce my own work, or feel like I can do well enough for it.
I am really trying to improve, but I feel the quality I want for my course isn't possible considering I have only about a mnth and a half to go. I cannot become skilled in fundamentals then. I can get a little better, but urg.

If you are reading this and have been in a similar situation, what do you do when you lack motivation and inspiration and skill, but you need to get work done quickly?

I have 10 concepts and a month and a bit to do them in.

Does anyone have advice?

Meanwhile I am painting other things to keep my mind flowing, take a look and tell me what you think!
Lara Taking Aim Study 2 by Mojo-SmileyfaceLara Study 1 by Mojo-Smileyface
Rune Mage by Mojo-SmileyfaceDarcey character design by Mojo-SmileyfaceFaceless Speedpaint by Mojo-Smileyface


Anyway, have a nice day!! :D

Jo

  • Mood: Distressed
  • Listening to: Woodkid :D
  • Reading: Imaginative Realism by James Gurney
  • Drinking: Chai Tea
Lara Taking Aim Study 2 by Mojo-Smileyface
Lara Taking Aim Study 2
Another study from the teaser trailer for Rise of Tomb Raider.

I really liked the bokeh in this part as the shot pulls into focus on her bow as she shoots down some guy, and the random blue lens flare adds a bit of contrast. Took about 2 hours, probably more - with PS Elements

:)

More fan art/ studies:
Lara Study 1 by Mojo-Smileyface Assassins Creed Unity Elise Fan Art by Mojo-Smileyface Arno - Assassins Creed Unity Fan Art by Mojo-Smileyface Ezio Revelations Fan Art by Mojo-Smileyface Athena Study by Mojo-Smileyface 
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Almost done :)

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 16, 2014, 11:39 AM
Hello, everyone!

So I only have like, 1 week or so left at the Polytechnic, and then its OVER.
I've handed in my big concept art project, which I could have done better in, but my time was against me, and it takes time to produce good pieces of readable, clear concept art. But I got far, and I did all I wanted too! :D

So what am I going to do after?
Well, I've applied for jobs and sent away things and such, and I hope to start doing something that will help me artistically. Like, I don't know, working somewhere where I can paint or create things all day, even do graphic design! We will see.
But, also I will use the time I have free to just relax! I am so tired after all this!

But apart from that, I will paint. I need to practice. And so I will, I enjoy it so much, creating characters and landscapes, all I have to do is get used to producing ideas and creating them realistically. Correct lighting, colours, etc., and I try, and I am [slowly] getting better.

I should be posting a couple of landscapes and maybe a character or two soon, I have this fun wee mini project I have created, which is creating human character designs of my 3 cats. You see they are so cute and they have such great personalities to humanize. I cannot wait to get started! Just something cute and fun!

My long term goal is to create a stunning portfolio, I have numerous IP's I can get started on as my 'experience' proof I can work off briefs and follow restrictions, which I can I have been doing that for the past two years of my course, it has all been graphic design briefs and writing down processes and mocking up work, so I have that experience - but I cannot wait to use those IP's as proof I can paint concept art, that I can paint characters and landscapes, weaponry etc.
What fun! :D


Anyway... the end of the year is upon us, so hope you all have a great one!

Till next time!
Jo :) 

  • Mood: Relief
  • Listening to: AC 4 shanties haha XD
  • Playing: AC Black Flag/ Borderlands the Pre Sequel

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Celine Facial Concepts - Normal and Void versions by Mojo-Smileyface
Armour Concept 01 by Mojo-Smileyface
B.O.B. character design by Mojo-Smileyface
Of Proximus by Mojo-Smileyface
Neighbours by Mojo-Smileyface
Purity Promo by Mojo-Smileyface

Simple bust digital painting..... $20NZD

Detailed bust digital painting....$40NZD

Full body digital painting......... $60NZD

Extra detail/background work..$5 NZD each 

 

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Joanna Neill
Artist | Student | Digital Art
New Zealand
Hi!

Currently Studying Graphic Design
Practicing to be a concept artist :D

Current Residence: Oamaru, New Zealand
Favourite genre of music: Rock
Favourite style of art: Fantasy, Sci fi, realistic styles mostly
Operating System: Windows 7
Favourite Game: Assassins Creed Franchise :3
Favourite tv shows: NCIS, Arrow, Vampire Diaries

Email: mojo-smileyface@hotmail.co.nz
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highwingtech Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  New member
hello,Joanna , I try to contact you by email but seems your hotmail address no long work, pls check your facebook for my pm.
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Mojo-Smileyface Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh really, mojo-smileyface @hotmail.co.nz? Was that the one? Ill check faacebook immediately, thank you :)
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Glendavis Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  New member
would love to have you at: www.IllustratedArtwork.com


Our website is a graphics community where you are allowed to post your artwork in your very own gallery, get critique from other artists; we also have weekly art competitions and a monthly, cash prize, competition!

If you have any questions, I will be more than happy to answer them ! :)

+Watched :)
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MaraSinner Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for being a great artist!
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GeorgeLovesyArt Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!
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Saidge42 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014

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Gejda Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch, I'm glad you like my work, I really appreciate it! :glomp:
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Mojo-Smileyface Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
No problem, your work is awesome, keep it up! :)
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guruakki Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for fav...... 
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LeeBob07 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you for the fave. =) <3
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