Saturday, April 28, 2012

Bloodsports 9 Final Image -Jude Law

'Jude Law He is the Law' Bloodsports 9
Here is the final image submitted for Bloodsports 9. Below are some of the studies it does not include the Remington copy.

I had the basic image down very quickly but then stalled and fussed with the lighting.  

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Masters Study no 3 - landscape

After ? Landscape Study
I completed this landscape study following Sam Carr declaring master studies week.  A lot of peoples efforts got posted on Concept Art.   Unfortunately I could not find who the artist was for this one.  Still a master in my books.  Maybe someone could tell me?  I liked the mood set up with the light and colour. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Bloodsports 8 results!

Dan and Dave finally got a round to judging round 8 of the Bloodsports.  My entry got an honourable mention! No crit but hey its progress of a sort!
Alex Negrea won with a standout Fat Wizard  'fatty potter'.  

The announcement

My entry is here

Sunday, April 22, 2012

After Remington - Aiding A Comrade

After Remington Aiding A Comrade
After Remington - Aiding A Comrade

Following Sam Carrs call to do a master study  on the Crimson Daggers Thread on Concept Art .  I had a go at this Fredrick Remington.  This would be a study and I could apply whatever I could to the image I was working on for the bloodsports challenge which was western themed.  The original is found on the Google art project here.  I had the pleasure of vising this museum a few years back.  Had not seen any of Remingtons art before but it did jump out at me then.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Bloodsports 9 comps

Bloodsports 9 comps

Bloodsports 9 comps

Keeping on trucking with bloodsports 9.  I did some thumbnails.  I have to say I have only used these since starting bloodsports challenges.  This is the first time I really got something out of them - played around with the elements to find something that might work.  When I had figured out what might work i did try to put some colour in there.  As you will see the whole thing drifted from this but I had a solid starting point. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

3:10 to Yuma movie still Photoshop study

3:10 to Yuma movie still Photoshop study
3:10 to Yuma Movie still Photoshop study

Having decided to do a western theme for the Bloodsports 9 challenge I knew I needed to do some western content study.  I did this one as it had both horses and western characters.  Both part thing I wanted to include.  This took about 4 hours.  I used just 3 different brushes. By the way this movie was a remake and one of the rare occasions when the remake was as least as good or  better than the original. 

Monday, April 16, 2012

Bloodsports 9

I am not going to drop out at this point so On we go to Bloodsports 9.  Of the options offered I am going to keep with the characters primarily to get practice drawing and rendering human form.  So a toss up between Jude Law or Talahassee James.  I went with Jude Law.  As all of the options had a western vibe about them I went with a Western Jude Law. 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Bloodsports 8 - Final Image

Bloodsports 8 Final
This is the image submitted for the Bloodsports 8 challenge. I would have liked to have rendered this out more and I think I will return and finish this to a higher standard.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Compositional studies - Bloodsports 8

Comps for Bloodsports 8
This is a summary of the work done to prepare composition.  I pretty much threw out the first couple straight away (back turned) and went with the Rembrandt composition .  I also tried to keep the same colour pallet. 

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Face study-after Rembrandt

After Rembrandt - Photoshop study
after rembrandt

I had seen this image recently and I had hit on the idea of having the Maxx Marnsden character as a bit despondent.  This image is all about that - regret and sadness.  I wanted to do the face study to capture that. 

Friday, April 6, 2012

Interior study 1 Airport interior

airport interior
Airport interior -Photoshop study
This is one of the first interior studies I have done.  The reference was of from an  airport (Dubai I think).  The big challenge with these is perspective.  I don't think you can get away fudging on that.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

figure study - Bloodsports 8

Suit - photoshop study

 After settling on the theme of Maxx Marnsden for the Bloodsports 8 challenge I was still mulling approaches.  Even without this I knew I would need some astronaut stuff.  While searching through images I came across some describing the suiting up process.  This is the undergarment worn.  It is interesting as you can still see the flesh colour below the suit. 

Monday, April 2, 2012

BLOODSPORT 8! Choose Your Own Adventure

Yeah Bloodsports is off and running again. 

Of the three challenges I will have a go at the Maxx Marsden- Maxx Marnsten 2099 - 'The ladies love him... But he'd rather be alone'**.   

The theme is scifi and i have not done any is this in a serious way yet so here I go!

KEY ELEMENTS - Futuristic, Scifi

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Figure studies -1-watercolour

Full Figure 1
Full Figure 2

This was some figure drawing practice .  I also  wanted to have some watercolour practice.  This was the first time I tried watercolours.  I had previously tried watercolour pencils.  The paints are harder as you have to control edges.  The watercolours will take practice as you have to work light to dark.  What they would undoubtedly do is make me more disciplined as you have to have a plan before you start.   I repeated the same study the next day with a slightly different approach. The reference was from Inspirational Artworks.  There are an unbelievable number of anatomy learning tools available there.