Last several months ran me through the work/life ringer, so not much Symbiosis progress, but I promised an update for this week, so let's see how I do!
Trying to work in practices that help modulate burnout while working on Symbiosis, in this case experimenting with some digital watercolor brushes, and a bit more "cartoony" character type.
Almost all of these are roughs/works in progress. Basement lab of person experimenting with fungal biocomputers.
Sussing out how a bio-engine can have its consciousness bumped up from about that of a bee to that of a dog. (The theme of Symbiosis isn't supposed to be animal cruelty, so I keep biological components at lower consciousness levels, and mistreating an upgraded bioengine would be akin to abusing a dog.)
A "how it's made" sort of thing. Look through interesting reference, find shapes you like, use them with other shapes you like.
Not sure how easily this rough is read, but looking out over a lake at some kind of industrial plant. The curves glow under the water.
Natural media work. (so is the "sky surfer" above, it's just colored digitally.) I think I was trying to stay awake while inking this, so got some kinda hamfisted inking to touch up. Still, it was fun.
There's more art, but that's all for now. I'm still chipping away, doing best I can with what I've got, like we all are, or so says therapist.
Take care and be well, everyone.