Tuesday, June 30, 2009
I spent longer than I intended but it was fun. It all started out as a quick sketch, then I got involved in trying different techniques for painting clouds. (yes I have custom cloud brushes) but when I do quick sketches I try and keep it down to a the default round brush and another where the roundness is adjusted to about 15%. Anyway I ended up screwing around in photoshop for the most part then I went in to painter to work a little more uhh "painterly"... Mostly sticking with Oils, a dry palette knife and a pen.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Twas my daughters birthday today so I didn't get much time to do anything creative and at this point... Well I'm spent. My goal however is to post something every day. Ideally it's a quick sketch followed by something else. That didn't happen so I went back and found something I started.. (there are lots of those apparently). Liked the initial direction and figure I'll post it to keep with at least my minimum "post 1 piece a day". it started in photoshop with some standard brushes then I used some custom ones. Not sure if you can see the rock texture on the fg elements but they do exist.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Worked on the toad a bit more today and and so far I'm liking it good enough. Of course, it's not as painterly as the earlier version but more accurate in terms of his perspective wise which is nice. (yeah I kinda botched that one in the drawing) no biggie it was all I needed to move on to the next phase. The render is working it's proc's off now, apparently another 23 minutes so I doubt I'll be able to show it tonight. In the meantime here's a painting I did for a book cover as I was working through some roughs. The ol' 3d & "traditional" photoshop paint over.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
started as a warm-up sketch from scratch this time... It's rough (as most of what's here is) but that's sort of the point of me doing this. Post work, don't censor and have fun. Even if it's awful. here are the results of 20-30 minutes of work.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Here's something I worked on a short while back...
It's a concept for an organic space ship. I started in guache & india ink then combined the results in photoshop. I also used photo reference of our thanksgiving turkey dinner. (specifically the turkey for some of it's textures.).
My wife says it looks a bit like a turd. Thanks honey...
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
This mornings warmup started as a means to capture last nights storm. It crazy... Thunder so loud it shook the house. I don't think I captured that very well, but it wanted to be something different.
and then there's this cave.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
a quick warm up sketch. Typically I dabble for a few minutes without much purpose. Dave showed me some of his warm up sketches and I was impressed to say the least. That said I thought I might benefit from the same sort of warm up techniques... With some sorta purpose. Here's my first, referencing a photo of a crescent beach in Florida as viewed through my sunglasses.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Finally home from what I can honestly say was the best work experience I've ever had. A special thanks to Dave, Eric and the N2050 crew (Anita, Gabriel, Geronimo, Mike, Michael & Rick... ). I'd be remiss if I didn't mention my leads and sup Mathew, Joeseph, Scott, Allen and Darren. So many people to thank for both their patience and support but a few stood out since I worked with them more, oh right, Mr. John Grot as well.
My kids (aged 1, 3 and 5.) have grown in both attitude and height but it was a joy to see them nonetheless. So happy to be at home though I'll miss the days of stereoscopic comping. I showed up on the day of my sons first birthday (the 5th of June) and today my 2 girls (Aniyah and Mara) drew a sweet card for me.