Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Borg the Orc

Borg the Orc
Borg the Orc

Took some of the sketches from last week and have being working them up.  I am working off prompts from Reddit . Sam Peterson used in in an earlier Art Posse challenge.  I didnt take part but the character prompts are great and there are lots to choose from.  I had hoped to have a second one finished by now but still needs some work.  
So this moved from traditional sketch to coloured lineart  then to a render in greyscale.  This character was from ChuddStudly. 

Borg sketch
Borg sketch 

Borg lines
Borg lines 
Borg greyscale
Borg greyscale

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

A lot of WIP

Aerial Attack - WIP
Aerial Attack - WIP

Aerial Attack-colour  WIP
Aerial Attack-colour  WIP

This week I am in the middle of a few projects.  The plan for the aerial attack is to complete it in oils on a 30 cm x 40 cm panel.  I did the roughs in Photoshop but this will be transferred to the panel.  When doing this I came across a really good visual development series CG World entry.JP by Ishiko Ito.  Its in Japanese but is readable with google translate if you have no Japanese.  It is the most comprehensive and well explained resource I have seen on building an image.  

The other challenge I have set my self is to design more characters - I will try to finish as many as I can and try a few different approaches.  These are 30 minute sketches.  So lots to complete.


small orc - sketch
small orc - sketch

brawler - sketch
brawler - sketch

druid -sketch
druid -sketch

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Remington Study

After Frederic Remington with the 10th cavalry
Another bad week for me with regard to work as I am still recovering.  Above is a study I completed of a Frederic Remington work With the 10th Cavalry.  I choose just to do the main figure.  I enjoyed the looseness of this.  It was serving as a study for another piece I did get to start.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

More Lines

Resting 
 Was sick this week so reduced output.  I did keep working with pen and ink trying some things out.  An eclectic mix.  




Portrait study 35 

Portrait study 35

People in chaos

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Lines

Apple blossom 1
Apple blossom 1 

Apple blossom 2
Apple blossom 2 

After Henriëtte_Ronner-Knip_
Lab
Lab




Lots of lines this week. It started out in photoshop where I just wanted to practice lines (Lab).  I then went back to pen and ink and played around with some hatching work.  They were studies from photos of apple blossoms.  Finished up practicing with washes from a painting after Henriëtte Ronner-Knip.  Will see where all these lines lead. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Masters studies -oils


After Rosa Bonheur The Wounded Eagle

After Rosa Bonheur Bull



These are the two copies in oils I started last week.  I think I have one more pass at each until they are finished.  I painted directly and then used some glazing.  I plan to do some streaming so I will be able to capture the process abit better than the stills. The eagle was a real challenge the best way to approach it was to layer the colours so I had at least to detail sessions after blocking in. There is no way I would have been able to approach a subject like that successfully without doing these kinds of studies.
Still doing the digital studies -  



Portrait study 33
After Ernest_Meissonier-A Game of Piquet
I also did some photo manipulation for a fun for a contest - came third but got a  write up  here