John Kim and I went to visit Zach Montoya, a senior illustration major. We talked to Zach about character and environment design and got his feedback on a few of our pieces. Zach also gave us an hour tutorial on how he approaches creating his own environment. He created a quick futuristic city-scape (pictured below) and talked about how he was creating it and what tools he was using.
I tried using Zach's technique to create my own image, but found it incredibly difficult. I think I will try using Zach's technique a few more times before, but I can't see myself using it very much in the future. It doesn't seem to be in my comfort zone.
This is Zach's Blog: http://zachmontoya.blogspot.com/ He mainly does editorial and book cover pieces now. Here is an example of his work:
I also worked on a few rough clothing sketches on a character model that I have been working on. I plan on changing the character's body type; however, I am pleased with the face I created.