Friday, May 31, 2013

Bird Watch

Bird Watch

 This started out as doodle and kept on working on it.  Probably influenced by the nestcams that are active right now.  There are some great ones out there examples from Warsaw and Ireland.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Interior 3 -abandoned room

Another practice interior study.  
The reference was from here.  The photographer is David Tribby

Saturday, May 25, 2013



A while ago I did an image for bloodsports.  I had very little time and rushed it.  I wanted to go and visit that again but just as a straight forward concept.   It is a very literal take on the Minotaur and an exercise in rendering.

By the way this is my 300th blogpost since I started in December 2010.  
Thanks for dropping in and keeping me company!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

A Touch of Evil - Bloodsports 16 Final

A Touch of Evil - Bloodsports 16 Final
 This is the final image for Bloodsports 16- The Big Rig.  The Judas Priest track was 'A Touch of Evil'.  Did not really stick with the brief as it was to convey a mood-Not really a big part of this image.  I was not super happy with the alien design.  You can see the fiddle farting that went on with that bad boy in the gif.  I thought about going back and redesigning something a bit more reminiscent of Alien.  In the end I didn't and it ended up looking more like a homage to 1950s movie creature design. Kind of went with the image. Not quite what was required but I had some fun.  

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Underwater wreck - Study

Underwater wreck - Study

A speedpaint using a reference from  Lauren Lee on DA .  As ever limited to 2 hours.  First underwater image for me. 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Study Screen capture 3- Bloodsports 16

Screen capture study
Another screen capture study for bloodsports 16.   All of these from Black Hawk Down.  The refs were HD so all the detail was there to see.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Aviation Electrician's Mate - Study

Aviation Electrician's Mate

Trying out some different approaches to rendering stuff.  Trying to get as much describe with the least amount of fuss.  The reference for this was from Wikimedia Commons.  The description is 'carries tie-down chains to secure aircraft on the flight deck of the USS John C.Stennis'.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Study Screen capture 2- Bloodsports 16

Study Screen capture 2- Bloodsports 16
Another screen capture study for Bloodsports 16. 

Last day at my old job today.  Dreaming of it for a few years.  Glad to be moving on just have to find somewhere to live now!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Study Screen capture 1- Bloodsports 16

Screen Capture 1 Black Hawk Down
A screen capture study form Black Hawk down.  Done as part of Bloodsports 16.  Going for minimal amount of brushwork. 

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Portrait 7

Portrait 7

After doing some portrait practice in Photoshop I switched it up to oils.  Haven't worked with oils in a while.  I got all the kit together and spent two evenings doing this. 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Portrait practice 6

Portrait Practice 6

Some more portrait practice.  The reference was from vishstudio on DA.  

I mentioned a while back I was doing some job interviews.  I have been really fortunate and  have managed to secure a new Job.  I am really excited about the change.  I will be moving and the short term downside of this is the time I have to practice will be seriously reduced for a while as I set my life up in a new location. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Still life 1 fruits

Still life 1 - fruits

Still life speedpaint 2 hours effort.  The reference was from SanStock on DA.  Total indulgence - loved the colours.  Should do more of these from real life.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Wounded Eagle

Wounded Eagle

A 40 minute round during during Concept Worlds sketchathon- wounded eagle. 

Friday, May 3, 2013

Bloodsports 15 Final

Bloodsports 15 Final

Brought together the characters for the final.  I struggled to get this done in time and really only had about 6 hours to put everything together.  This is the first time I built things up separately and brought  them together at the end. It was not very satisfying.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Portrait Practice 5

portrait 5
Cant believe I haven't done any of these since last year.  Jumping back into it.  This was from a photo.  I did not set a time limit but I think it was about 2 hours.