Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Ocean

Ocean 

A lot of work this week but work is still in progress.  Above is a study prompt from Bjorn Hurris' stream.  Tried to give the sense of light and dark.  It kind of follows on from the previous study.  
  Below is a work in progress.  Really stretching on this one so we will see how it turns out.  There have been a few modifications of this draft but the overall composition remains the same.  



Gun Carriage Study 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Landscape practicing

Planet
Prison
Bridge
village
Market
Portal 
After RuoLi  
This is a selection of landscape sketches.  They are about 30 minutes each done with pen and ink in response to a random prompt.  This is to practice getting landscape ideas down.  I will start to work on composition and values.    

The last is a copy of an oil painting After RuoLi who manages to create amazing textures. It was interesting to do something like this after concentrating on working with linework for so long.  It was done just by painting.    


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Different things

Park
Park

Shop
Shop

Whale 

 So a week of probably the most diverse set of arty activities in a while.  This month is about trying stuff out of my comfort zone and doing studies which it turn out is hard work.  I started a lot of projects these are some I finished so far.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Snake in the water

Snake in the water
Snake in the water 
Sort of random one this week.  Did a lot of studies so to do something that didn't require too much effort  I did this.  It started with a  screengrab then painted over. I am going to work on studies for September and to keep me honest I plan to stream on Twitch.  I will be under this name so stop by and say hello. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Scriptorii

Scriptorii
Scriptorii

Scriptorii sketch
Scriptorii sketch
Had to finish this one up before I left for Industry Workshops.  Another character requested by smrvl.  It stayed pretty close to the sketch but I think the sketch is a bit more moody.  The maps are based on some 17th and 18th century real maps -  beautiful to look at.  
That is it for full on characters for now.  I will keep working on them but I want to shift focus to environments and work on a process for them.  
  I was at Industry workshops at the weekend which definitely gave me some food for thought.  I will share some of what was on show in a later post.  

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Standby ...

At Industry Workshops this week. I will post an update on Monday.