Quick update!

General / 12 April 2020

Hi. It has been a while since last post. This will be a quick one.

I've been kind of dwelling between life, art block and game dev as of late. Well, for the past year to be honest, but I feel like excruciatingly more these last couple of months. My life had a really weird turn last year and I decided to make my own RPG.

It's been a slow ride so far, but hopefully I'll have more updates soon.

In the meantime, here's a sketch I did a couple days ago:


Cheers!

Experimenting with color and shape

General / 30 January 2020


I know. This looks weird as hell xD
Been experimenting with some sketchy brushes and this one came out. Feels super weird, but I kinda like it. Not entirely sure if I should post this on the main gallery or not, so I guess this will suffice for now.

Let me know what you think.

Cheers!

Youtube + Patreon?

General / 24 January 2020

This will be a very short read and I think the title says it all...

 I'm thinking about starting out a new project focused on Youtube and Patreon. I've been thinking about it for almost a year now. Maybe I even mentioned it before... But I've really been wanting to do this.  I could also (maybe) include my other projects in it - if I'm allowed -, but I would be focusing a lot on the journey to develop my portfolio further and with a few tips and tricks for people to learn along with me. Kinda like a partnership between myself and subscribers.
Patreon would be more of a way to help me out fund this project and keep going as a freelance artist.

What do you think? Would you be interested?  Let me know below.

Cheers! 

Happy New Year! Goals for 2020

General / 04 January 2020

Hi hi!

It's already the 4th. It's starting to feel like it is becoming late for this already to be honest... I've done it in a few other places already - far sooner too - but here it is: 

Happy New Year to everyone here on Artstation! 

You have been amazing in supporting my work and I can't thank you enough!

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This past year was a little of a mess. I quit my job at the start of the year; left my parent's house to go and live with my brother; started a project that almost immediately became on hiatus; my actual year goals went out the window - twice! -, but I started 4 new projects and one of them is almost finished!

I worked A LOT behind the curtain too. I think most people don't even realize the amount of work I've been doing, mostly because of how much is either undisclosed or me not even posting anything about it.

I've been developing my own games on UE4, I've been doing a lot of concept art work too (finally) and working on other people's games, I've started to mess around with Blender, doing 3D Modeling and Animation.
Unfortunately, rarely being paid for the work I've been doing, but it has been a good experience so far.
Hopefully, this year things start going a different direction in the "being paid department" haha.

Art Goals for 2020

  • Do more Portfolio-worthy Character Design 
  • Start doing pro-level Freelance
  • Finish at least one project
  • Start Sculpting in Blender
  • Do more Environment Design with 3D processes

And there's a bunch more goals down the line, but I'm keeping those under check for the years to come.


I wish you the best and that your own goals may be achieved this year!
Cheers!

XP-PEN 16 Pro quick Review + First Sketch

General / 02 December 2019



Thanks to this last week's Black Friday I decided to buy a new XP-PEN 16 Pro.

It was the first time I bought something outside of Wacom, but I have to be honest, I am really happy with this purchase!
The price is amazing for the great quality it seems to have. I only started sketching out some stuff recently and it feels really good. The pressure sensitivity is ok. Could be better, but it's definitely pretty good for the amount of settings they provide.

I honestly couldn't be happier with it. For the price that I got it, it's totally worth it in my opinion!

If you're a starting artist and you're thinking of going for a tablet. I truly recommend it. Take advantage of the awesome discounts and you can get a great tablet with the awesomeness of drawing directly on screen.
In my experience, I think it makes a difference, since the learning curve isn't as steep as it is with the usual drawing tablets.

(This isn't sponsored or anything. Just sharing my opinion to young/curious artists out there! )

Cheers!

Prints and small update

General / 01 September 2019

Hi! It's been a long time since I posted a blog entry here on ArtStation (I also didn't renew my Pro membership - which didn't help with posting these), so, since I have a few updates, I decided to finally make one. 


This year has been a bit of an emotional and professional roller coaster for me. I quit my day job in January and went through a bit of a burnout period; I started freelancing mostly at a part-time capacity for indie games and small illustration gigs; I started learning Blender and 3D Animation on Blender and created two different personal projects (Project X-37 and a TBA RPG project) to push my portfolio a bit further towards a more Concept Art/Design direction, which is my main goal as an artist.

It has been a heck of a ride so far and hopefully I'll be able to show a lot of my work soon. Most of it hasn't been announced or even released to the public, so I can't show it yet - which is unfortunate, as I'm really excited about it -, but hopefully that will change soon!

I also started selling some prints and posters of these pieces (above). Check out the prints here:
http://artstation.com/filipepinto/prints

Have a great Sunday and an awesome week!

ArtStation Challenge Withdrawl

General / 10 October 2018

It's unfortunate, but due to a series of events I've decided to withdraw from the current Challenge.
I started working on it before going THU and was really hoping to be able to finish it after it, but unfortunately, after I came back from the event I found out I had to be away from my workstation for about a week. Then I started Inktober to take a bit of an advantage, but yeah... Things sort of dragged out and now, 5 days in and all I got is a bunch of sketches...
Since I work full-time and I'm having way too much with Inktober - I really don't want to stop -, I decided to withdraw from the Challenge instead.

It's a bit of a shame, but no harm done. Still working on my stuff and that's what matters!
At 31st October, I'll make a selection of the Best Of Inktober 2018. Until then, I'll be scribbling and posting on instagram!

I really do want to finish another ArtStation Challenge though. Does anyone know when the next will be? February? March?


PS. Last post I promised more progress on that Cyberpunk City. That promise is not broken entirely! Will start it again soon.


Have a good one!