Monday, September 30, 2013

Restaurant

Restaurant


Yip its a restaurant and I definitely knew that was what I was going for from the start. 

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Spaceship 1


Spaceship1


The Mig study was in response to this effort.  Started out as the value study below but I started carving into it and ended up with the image above.  





Thursday, September 26, 2013

MiG-31 study

Mikoyan MiG-31



Practice, practice, practice.  Did this one at the weekend the reference is here.  It is a Mikoyan MiG-31.  I am afraid my time available for doing this king of stuff is going to be in short supply in the next few months.  Big project in the offing at work and I don't think I am going to avoid massive overtime. I really would prefer to spend the time getting better but I will take the hit and keep doing as much as I can and make up for lost time afterwards. 









Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Urban Study 2

Urban  Study 2

Jasper in Canada on what I remember was a very wet day.  We were reliably informed that the surrounding mountains were spectacular bit we saw ne'er a one that day. 



Sunday, September 22, 2013

Landscape mountains 2

Landscape mountains 2
As promised here is the companion landscape to the previous post. Based on a mountain I see from my house but change up some. 

Friday, September 20, 2013

Landscape mountains 1

Landscape mountains
Tried out applying the earlier  landscape study.  I did two of these at the same time (other to follow).  Spent  about 2 hours or so.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Urban study 1

Urban study 1
Trying out some building studies. The building is in Bucharest.  I took some shots when I was there this time last year.  Having changed job this year I wont get a chance to get away this year.  I will have to content myself with  this. 






Monday, September 16, 2013

Dream

Dream
Playing around with a brush I made to put windows in buildings.  Decided to work on the image and resolve it a little bit .


Saturday, September 14, 2013

Canada landscape study 5


Canada landscape study 5
A landscape study just to try out getting useful marks down quickly.  This took about 75 minutes.  I livestreamed the work .  Last Canada landscape is here (2011!) .




Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Outrun


Outrun

 Another doodle that I kept on working on.  don't think I would have been brave enough to go for this out right.  really tough getting horses to approach recognisable. Will do a study next to recover. 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Sketches and studies

Sketches and studies


When I am doing the longer pieces I break it up doing some sketches and doodles and short studies .  I know I should be doing more of this but day work makes it really difficult to just do some loose stuff and I have wanted to do more finished work.  May try and flip those priorities  for a while. 

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Sketches 28

Sketches 28




Got a chance to do a few more screen caps.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Hunting the cave bear

cave bear hunt
Hunting the cave bear
For a change I started this image out with a line drawing working out most of the details. Then value.  The image below is where I was at before I went in with colour.    I changed some of the poses a bit later on.


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Expressions study

Expressions study






This was the next lesson of Suzanne Helmigh following on from the skulls. To be honest I would need a lot more practice at this but I can see how this would be really useful.  

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Goldfish speedpaint

Goldfish speedpaint


A second glass study.  The reference is from LemnosExplorer  on DA.
Just have to say these bowls are waaay too small for these fish.   Hope they went to a better home.