Wednesday, February 14, 2018

A Field

 Not much in the way of finished work for the moment.  

I entered the challenge run by Bjorn Hurri Unreal Bjornament   .  The info is here.  Event though it is a 2 week challenge I am only working on it this week.  I did some very rough thumbnails and then went with one to explore it.  The images below are rifts on a theme and these are not the end of the exploration.  I have given until Wednesday to play then I have to commit and paint.  

Challenge thumbs 

Challenge thumbs 2

Challenge - iter 1

Challenge - iter 2

Challenge - iter 3
Challenge - iter 4

Challenge - iter 5

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Last Stand

Last Stand dragon attacks
 Last Stand
I have not attempted too many dragons but I felt the time was right.  Went with some stylised fire to go along side.  This one took a while to do.  That was in part because I started with a different idea for this and took awhile to figure it was not working an switch it up.  Still ended up putting a lot of work on this as it evolved.  The main planning steps are below.  

 Last Stand Lines

 Last Stand value

Last Stand colour 

The other thing I would like to mention is the revamp of this site.  I have set up as a business and wrestled with branding.  In the end I decided to go with what I have operated under for the last eight years.  

I have launched a portfolio site to showcase and of course I am at artstation.  

So this is a new chapter.  
I will continue this blog.  I know blogs have fallen out of favour but for me it is a diary of my work, change and progress so even if it is a considered a backwater of the social media scene, for me, it is still valuable.  

 "In history, a great volume is unrolled for our instruction, drawing the materials of future wisdom from the past errors and infirmities of mankind." 
Edmund Burke 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Rengar- Riot contest

Rengar- Riot contest
Rengar- Riot contest 

Finally got around to finishing this image in time for submission.  It may seem trite to say I learned alot from doing this but it is very true.  This is a style of image I have not done a lot of.  I know the riot art style is a rendered to a smoother finish but this was as far as I could go.  I think I would modify the workflow to be more efficient and get to a higher finish. Anyway I feel its another mountain climbed. 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Plane n clouds

Plane flying in clouds
Plane n clouds

Above is a cloud study with an added plane. 
 I am still working on the Rengar image.  Here is the grayscale render.  I worked out most of the details in this phase but left some things to resolve after the colour is added.  

Rengar Fanart values rendered
Rengar - value