Sunday, August 19, 2018

Standby ...

At Industry Workshops this week. I will post an update on Monday.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Goliath Paladin

Goliath paladin  D&D
Goliath Paladin

Goliath paladin sketch 

Late posting cos this one was a battle.  The request was  for a Goliath paladin by grandbaby-buffalo.  The sketch was but the first step.  Spent a long time messing with the goat.  Could still be more menacing. 


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Swashbuckler

Swashbuckler
Barbarian Fairy 

Barbarian Fairy sketch
Swashbuckler sketch
 Still working on the characters. Barbarian fairy was done for vicar1492.  The sketches are done roughly in half an hour.  After that it lines flat colour and shading.  If I need to render further I would do a value pass - greyscale then colour and soft light layers. I may bring the swashbuckler character further but I still have a backlog of sketches.  For now I will keep working on this process. 


Tuesday, July 24, 2018

More D&D characters

Hedgehog Paladin

 Jakoby Stauss - Fighter


I worked on more D&D characters this week.  I am developing a bit of a backlog though.  I thought I would get through more work.  The hedgehog I worked on detailing and moving from flat colouring to rendering without lines takes quite a while but I think I can change the process to move things along.  This was done for vicar1492 . The fighter I stopped just before more  rendering. This was done for Tusklord
I will keep working on a few more of these. 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Borg the Orc

Borg the Orc
Borg the Orc

Took some of the sketches from last week and have being working them up.  I am working off prompts from Reddit . Sam Peterson used in in an earlier Art Posse challenge.  I didnt take part but the character prompts are great and there are lots to choose from.  I had hoped to have a second one finished by now but still needs some work.  
So this moved from traditional sketch to coloured lineart  then to a render in greyscale.  This character was from ChuddStudly. 

Borg sketch
Borg sketch 

Borg lines
Borg lines 
Borg greyscale
Borg greyscale

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

A lot of WIP

Aerial Attack - WIP
Aerial Attack - WIP

Aerial Attack-colour  WIP
Aerial Attack-colour  WIP

This week I am in the middle of a few projects.  The plan for the aerial attack is to complete it in oils on a 30 cm x 40 cm panel.  I did the roughs in Photoshop but this will be transferred to the panel.  When doing this I came across a really good visual development series CG World entry.JP by Ishiko Ito.  Its in Japanese but is readable with google translate if you have no Japanese.  It is the most comprehensive and well explained resource I have seen on building an image.  

The other challenge I have set my self is to design more characters - I will try to finish as many as I can and try a few different approaches.  These are 30 minute sketches.  So lots to complete.


small orc - sketch
small orc - sketch

brawler - sketch
brawler - sketch

druid -sketch
druid -sketch

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Remington Study

After Frederic Remington with the 10th cavalry
Another bad week for me with regard to work as I am still recovering.  Above is a study I completed of a Frederic Remington work With the 10th Cavalry.  I choose just to do the main figure.  I enjoyed the looseness of this.  It was serving as a study for another piece I did get to start.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

More Lines

Resting 
 Was sick this week so reduced output.  I did keep working with pen and ink trying some things out.  An eclectic mix.  




Portrait study 35 

Portrait study 35

People in chaos

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Lines

Apple blossom 1
Apple blossom 1 

Apple blossom 2
Apple blossom 2 

After Henriëtte_Ronner-Knip_
Lab
Lab




Lots of lines this week. It started out in photoshop where I just wanted to practice lines (Lab).  I then went back to pen and ink and played around with some hatching work.  They were studies from photos of apple blossoms.  Finished up practicing with washes from a painting after Henriëtte Ronner-Knip.  Will see where all these lines lead. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Masters studies -oils


After Rosa Bonheur The Wounded Eagle

After Rosa Bonheur Bull



These are the two copies in oils I started last week.  I think I have one more pass at each until they are finished.  I painted directly and then used some glazing.  I plan to do some streaming so I will be able to capture the process abit better than the stills. The eagle was a real challenge the best way to approach it was to layer the colours so I had at least to detail sessions after blocking in. There is no way I would have been able to approach a subject like that successfully without doing these kinds of studies.
Still doing the digital studies -  



Portrait study 33
After Ernest_Meissonier-A Game of Piquet
I also did some photo manipulation for a fun for a contest - came third but got a  write up  here

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Stormy landscapes

Stormy landscape

Spent the week doing some oil studies and some landscapes.  The one above started out with some photobashing then working to set mood.  The images below are some mapping of various paintings compositions and some studies in oil.  The images link out to the original images.   


After Rembrandt Christ in the Storm on the Lake of Galilee

After Ivan Shishkin, In the Wild North

After Turner  The Fifth Plague of Egypt

After Peder Monsted Woodland_Landscape_1907

After _Ruisdael
The Windmill at Wijk bij  

After Rosa Bonheur Bull
After Rosa Bonheur The Wounded Eagle

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Bringing it home

Bringing it home
Bringing it home
A landscape just to practice some processes.  Used some lighting ideas from  The Windmill at Wijk by  Jacob Van Ruisdael.  Other than that I have been working on some oils but they are in different stages of completion.   

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Roboworg - Hearthstone Fanart


Roboworg

Roboworg - howl

Roboworg-process

Created a worgen character for Anton Zemskovs  Hearthstone challenge .  This was a reimagining of the unpowered steambot.  Amazingly managed to get this one submitted in time and had a bit of fun because everything was layered.  Need to get into After effects to do a better job.  Spent the rest of the time cleaning up all the other recent work with an eye to updating my portfolio.  Plans are now to work on some landscapes and  master studies. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Stream

stream
Stream 

sheep
Sheep
Went back to oil painting this week.  Had some mixed results.  I plan to continue and try a few different approaches rather than the direct mostly wet in wet method.  The sheep is a mixture of watercolour and gouache.  

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Clew Bay - Landscape Studies 15

Clew Bay
Clew bay 

Forest walk
Forest walk 

Snowy mountain 


Changed gear and returned to landscape studies.  These were from photos.  I used one brush and tried to use the same approach if I were doing them in oil.  Just to practice planning and process - big shapes and values. I am working in oils this week. 

I did finish off the characters for the Wild West Challenge. I will try and put some more work into presentation.  


Barman
Barman

Judge
Judge

Gunslinger grandma
Gunslinger grandma

Gunslinger
Gunslinger

sherif
Sheriff

Native American and bear
Native American and bear