Heida Rafnsdottir

Concept artist and visual developer
Hi. I'm a concept artist, visual developer and illustrator working in game development in Iceland. I'm an avid enthusiast about art in games, films and animation.

Tina and Freyja

This is my first Final Artwork share. Thank you for sharing your artwork, this is a great platform!  I finished this one over the weekend after various redesigns and repaints. I did the first sketch in a a course on design I took some time ago (Fundamentals of design at CGMA). I wanted to revisit some of the designs I made there after a great portfolio review I had last year from Tyler Edlin. I’m finally ok with calling this character done, although there are many issues with the painting, color and lighting being one. 
This was a huge learning curve in character design for me, as well as painting color and light:) Next time I’ll try not to get so caught up in unneeded detail while painting (a big problem I'm trying to work on :). 

So, this is Tina and her pet Freyja, an 80’s duo. Tina is loud and impulsive. She has a tendency to have ideas that sound safer than they are in practice and she usually has no problem explaining!  Tina's pet dog Freyja (guard dog if you ask her) is with her at all times.  Well, most of the time. If Freyja wants to nap all day, she will get to nap all day and not have to venture out.
Thank you 

These are the sketches:
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wondering about drawing screen size

Hi everyone!
I'd like to ask the community if you have any tips or thoughts about drawing screens. I have to get  a new one soon and have been using a Cintiq Pro 16". It was great to get a drawing screen at first but now I feel it is too small and I need more screen space. What type of equipment are you using for your art? Does the size of screen space factor in to how you manage your work? I'm mainly thinking how big I'd have to go.... 

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts. 

Hey everyone!

I'm Heida and work as a concept artist with a game developer in Iceland on a new rpg based on Icelandic history and folklore. I also illustrate books on occasion and draw and paint for fun when I'm not taking care of my family. I worked in another career for over 13 years before deciding to follow this dream and hope I will be able to continue working in this field for the rest of my career. Nature is a huge source of inspiration, humor and also all art in games, films and animation. 

It's lovely to meet you all and I am very excited about being a member of this community.

Greetings from the land of ice and fire
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