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Sunday, 27 June 2010

Cave man update 2

I think im done... but when Im working on a piece for this long, I usually lose track of what im doing or how far to go :P

Friday, 25 June 2010

Paul the Neanderthal

Did my first master study in a good while, I pulled a brain muscle tryin to figure it out!
Figuring out a pose for my cave man character

Figuring out what he wears.

Now hes looking good :D
I really enjoyed all the research and different Ideas I had to come up with to get here, that makes me think even more that Illustration may be my path. But knowing me theres a chance I might get sick of it.. I have to get a handle on that soon! :P

Sketched up a quick background, I wanted it to be colorful and bright. But that may not suit the character Im putting across. He is a fierce warrior, but he is also ugly, and since this is aimed at a game featuring many characters of near equal strength, Id say hes more of a villian/ henchman type character.
But I already sketched the bg haha Now im getting lazy... It has been a long day... maybe tommorow il feel like changing it :S

Thursday, 24 June 2010


I was thinking of entering the CHOW (character of the week) this week on CA (conceptart.org). Which is to design a fighter character from any period in time, he just needs to look like a champion. For some reason I taught of a cave man, probably coz I think Im being original by going back as far as I can :P. So these are just some heads, trying to figure out who I want him to be. Sketching is so helpful, not only did it loosen me up but I narrowed so many things down. Unfortunatly the deadline for this is the 27th so maybe at this rate I wont be done in time.

A photo study of yours truly. I wanted to paint myself from another angle

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Ready for a barby

Took my time again, tomorow I want to try and keep my colors seperate so theres no bleed, that way I can put down all my colors quicker and also I think mixing my colors better and getting the right water to pigment solution is a better way of doing these sketches. Also I think Il try and finish it before dinner time maybe... maybe Il get some actual work done.... Good barbecue though.

The sun is up. The sky is blue.

Im always sooooo inspired by Hayao Miyazaki. His stories are amazingly imaginative and in depth and the animation in his films is stunning. But for some reason the thing about him that inspires me the most, like physically makes me get to work, is his little watercolor sketches. They show with few lines and colors so well what he wants to put across. And when you see all the concept work for his animations its amazing how real he makes his ideas seem. Thats basically what im after with this painting. Although it took me fucking agessssss. Im so out of practice this would have taken me around a half an hour a month ago. Im going to do more today but this time I want to keep the colors simpler again. If I dont get distracted by the scorching sun... or holly wanting more play.



Thursday, 17 June 2010

A Few Boobs n Bobs


I cannot fuckin draw today.
My head is just somewhere else :S

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

A few bits n bobs

First up is this imaginative painting ive been doing, its going to go through alot before its done. I may even scrap everything and redo it. Ive just gotten a fairly long crit on ConceptArt which I havent actually read yet but hopefully that will help because Ive been looking for some advice on composition. Also I think I might try making a fake brief and deadline for myself, why not right?

This was a 10 minute or so opener for an animation test I put up on youtube. It was a college project, to animate a character walking, front view. I chose to draw a frog man for some reason :P A funny thing about it is, when I was done. I started bobbing my head and I found myself humming stayin alive by the beegees, long story short I put it behind the animation. check it out : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuSwx-XEiDg

Sketches using references, just for fun. Drawing from life or ref is always so much more relaxing for me, I think its because I know the result will be ok at worst and I can make believe I created something :)

Cool exercise I tried following some ones advice on CA. I drew once from ref, and then from my head in a different position and adding to it. (click image to see bigger)
MEGA BOARD! Painting outside is annoying for me :P the tubes are everywhere, I have to hold up a board, its uncomfortable. And it just sucks basically. SO I need some board that has everything right there and its so sturdy all I need to worry about is getting the brush into the paint and then onto the page. When you gota hold the pallete as your taking paint and all that crap it just breaks the concentration.

Monday, 14 June 2010

photo study 19

I was at Paul McCartney on saturday!!! I saw a Beatle. .... Im still trying to come back to reality, I dont know what the fuck is going on. I thought a photo study might help. Rock on Paul, god damn hes still got it.

Monday, 7 June 2010