Thursday, December 13, 2018

War dog

war dog
War Dog
Finally manged to get this to some sort of finish.  The initial work on this went very quickly but other work took priority and I could only do bits and pieces of it until last week.  It would have been interesting to see how quickly I could have finished it.  The initial sketch did not require much modification.  I am finishing off one last large image you can see the progress over on Twitch. 


initial sketch

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Landscape for

Landscape for 
This was a sample landscape I did for a project. It was rejected. For me it was the first time I merged gouache with digital painting.  They did not want a digital look but my gouache skills are not up to knocking this out to high standard so I did half and half.  It was not totally successful but there are passages that had some interesting effects.  I will practice this a bit more to chase those effects.  
I am still working on a larger digital piece and streaming on Twitch .  Hope to finish it this week. 


Thursday, November 29, 2018

Cutie

Cutie
I have been doing a few different projects - the big ones for my portfolio and some commission work so I chopping and changing between diverse projects. I have the preliminary work for an oil painting.  I worked in stages including a dead layer.   For a larger portfolio piece which is an interior scene I did some quick value studies.  


I started that work and have started streaming on Twitch.  I am currently streaming between 9 pm and 11 pm  GMT weekdays.  Come by and say hello.

 Cutie was a break from all the serious stuff. 

oil painting lines

oil painting umber

oil painting dead layer





interior study 6

Interior study 7

interior study 8


interior study 9 
interior study 10

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Moving on

moving on
Moving on 
Been messing around with this image for quite a while.  I am going to accept where it is at and move on to something else.  The good is it was a challenge and I pushed it to learn as much as possible but I am into diminishing returns.  I have another larger piece that is in a similar phase so I am finishing it and moving on to another large image.  All are to update my portfolio.  

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Keg carrier

War dog sketch
 Decided to start another portfolio piece.  This is the sketch which I put together quite quickly.  I have kept working on it and am in final phase with this but I have been busy an have not had a chance to complete. 
Still doing the 30 minute sketches though they too have not had they attention they should have of late.  


Keg carrier 
Big gun

Joints


Thursday, November 8, 2018

Rat King

Rat King
Still working on larger pieces so more sketching fodder.  The rat king was playing around with a traditional feel in photoshop.  
The ship sketches are traditional.
Did the obligatory self portrait for Nov 1.  


Ship sketch 2
Ship sketch 3



Self portrait 2018

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Ship sketch

Ship Sketch 

Landing 
Did a ship sketch.  It fell out of some loose doodling.  It is in contrast to all the figure stuff I am doing at the moment so some contrast.  I decided to push it a little further.  Not much ink sketching this week which is ironic for inktober but it was nice to do some digital sketching for a change.  The second image is a work in progress.  Will finish it this week and get started on the next one.  The other mutifugure image I was working on got chewed up in a hard drive crash.  I will review and decide if I want to continue it.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Heloplane

 Heloplane

For those who are sticking through this diet of quick ink sketches - thanks.   I am working on other stuff but I cannot show it  and a lot of my bigger personal work pieces are taking a while to do.  I am trying to make a big push to the end of the year to get some regular work  so that has to be my priority.  In the mean time some inky breadcrumbs. .  . .

Ruins
 Actually used a ruler with this one - paper was not flat when I took the pic.  
Bike

Truck 

Bug
And for some colourful relief - a photo I took this week.  
Donegal 

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Dish

Dish
Dish
 A quick study.  Something I have not had time to do in a while.  I was really busy combined with a hard drive failure meant there is not a lot I have to share this week.  
Below are a smattering of character sketches I did during the character design sprint I did in August.  All were from D&D prompts.

scout

Dealer

Rat King 

Life cycle

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Scallion Maintenance

Scallion Maintenance 
Cannon

Cart

Mobile

Off road trike 

Moved over fully to the vehicle concepts.  I will do a few more of these then practice doing iterations of them.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Shipwreck


Shipwreck
Canyon

Tavern

Castle

Base

rocky landscape
Another week and more ink studies and its Inktober.  I am just about able to keep up with these so I am going to forgo the Inktober prompts and keep going with the themed studies. This is almost the last of the landscapes.  I am switching over to vehicles - my least practiced theme.  

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Hovertown

Hovertown
Hovertown
Temple
Temple

Fortress
Fortress

Casino
Casino

Town centre
Town centre

LArge hall
Large hall


Tree House
Tree House 
Still deep in bigger projects.  Progress is slow. Here are some more landscape sketches.  Sticking to routine of prompt and working on them for about 30 minutes.  Lots of buildings here.  Next task to practice cleaner lines when executing these.