Monday, April 29, 2013

Bloodsports 15 Golem design

Bloodsports 15 Golem

Took a lot of liberties with the interpretation of this theme.  Some of the development is here. The golem or creature in this case was more in the mold of an old retrainer, technically savvy and wise.    Oh yes, and ready for a nice cup of tea.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Still Life speedpaint

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Still Life Speedpaint

A speedpaint 2 hours for the speedpaint group.  The reference is here.  Nice mixture of objects. 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Bloodsports 15 studies

bloodsports 15

These are some early sketches and some character drawings for Bloodsports 15.  

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Owl Study

owl study
Owl Study

Owl study.  This was done as a study for the Bloodsports 15.  Did not really use it in the end. 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sketches 24

Avatar sketches

More movie still sketches.  Up to about 23 minutes in Avatar. Woohoo!.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Snowy church ruin speedpaint

snow church
Snowy church ruin speedpaint

Two hour speedpaint  with reference from Kennelwood-Stock  here. I did this one with no line work just painting from the start. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sketches 23

Avatar sketches

I was travelling for a few days which meant I did not get to do these last week.  I missed doing them so I hope to keep going with them for now.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Church Speedpaint

Church Speedpaint
A church speedpaint of 2 hours for the deviant art speedpaint group.  The reference was from here.  Tried to start with linework.  Not very successful.  Colours got muddy and did not control edges.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Bloodsports 14 Beastmaster

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Bloodsports 14 Beastmaster
A lot of the first week was spent on this guy so he turned out as a more developed piece than the beast .

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Bloodsports 14 Beast

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Bloodsports 14 Beast
This was the beast for Bloodsports 14.  This suffered most from lack of time.  I should have gone for the obvious minotaur with this.  I may well go back and have another go at this as it feels like an opportunity lost. 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Bloodsports 14 Beastmasters studies

bloodsports 14 studies
Bloodsports 14 studies
Got totally whipped by bloodsports 13 and as I am a glutton for punishment I went ahead and put some work together for number 14 Beastmasters. I knew I would be travelling the second week so I cut short the studies and committed to an idea probably prematurely in order to have enough time to get some sort of finished product. How did that work out ?  Well the submitted stuff to follow.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Canyon city

Canyon city
Canyon City
A quick environment done while following along with  a concept world sketch stream.

Thursday, April 4, 2013



Another texture and colour piece.  Limiting the palette.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Bloodsports 13 Time Warriors

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Bloodsports 13 Time Warriors 

Bloodsports returned and I could not pass.  I really ran out of time on this. I only spent a week so it did not leave enough time to polish.  I skimped on the studies.  The one I did to completion I did not end up using.  That was the lizard which was supposed to be for scale mail.  I did spend time on the thumbnails and I think the composition worked but I needed more time to get the contrast. I will return to it.  I am doing the next bloodsports so I will hopefully get a more polished piece.