Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Somehow forgot to update since the end of my first term at LARA.Thoroughly enjoying it so far and constantly learning there. I even managed to get my a cast drawing onto their website! Anyway, here's the work produced in term 1, plus a refined version of that undead chap following some crits and advice:

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Update following a crit from Kingkostas on CA and some suggestions from tutors at LARA:

Monday, 19 November 2012

Here's an environment done for the environment challenge over on the Crimson Daggers forums:

Friday, 9 November 2012

Finished a 40 hour pose today at LARA. Quite happy with the results given that it's the first rendered (well, rendered to a recogniseable level) long pose I've completed. Also, here's an armoured Celt I've been working on over the last few nights:

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Ok, so I've moved to London and started at LARA. Here's my efforts from week one; the first being the very faint current stage of how far I've got in the first two week pose, and the block-in of my first cast. Also included is a knight who's a bit worse for wear, just blocked in colour so far, hoping to really push this one.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Some more quick studies and a quick sketch, need to start doing longer ones to actually start getting stuff out of them:

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

More enviro fun from today, a couple of quick studies and a sketch from imagination with the obligatory improbably standing stone... could do with a bit more contrast though..

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Here's some stuff (mostly studies) done since the last update, including some Bargues done in anticipation of starting at LARA in just over a week:

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Another robodog (obvious Aaron Beck influence) and some messy enviro sketches for fun experiments (crazy Dutch tilt happening in the second, gonna have to tilt you head to the left to make sense of it!).

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Just when I was getting motivated (especially about finishing that siege colossi piece), I fell ill. It's drained all energy and motivation, but I did manage to get a few bits and pieces done.

The spheres were just an exercise to try and familiarisse myself with certain material textures at a closer level, in particular metals. So, they're trying to represent; stained metal, polished metal (although it's a bit too mirror-like for what I wanted), matte grey paint, rusted metal (not rusted enough though), metallic blue paint (like that on a car) and flesh for good measure.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Inspired by the scale within some of the pieces Karl Kopinski produced for Warhammer 40k, I thought I'd have a rather ambitious go at making something out of those mechanical knight sketches from the previous post, so included is how it looks so far, just trying to block things in at the moment. Also included are some studies I thought would help:

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Sketches from today, some sort of chrome bot/alien, and some sketches of colossal mechanical knights:

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Worked up the Repin a bit more, to try push it further would be mostly an insane amount of very subtle colour and saturation tweaks. I'm still getting the hang of percieving the correct colour, more often than not here each time I selected a colour the colour I was aiming for was more saturated. Ah well, that will come in time I suppose, all a matter of learning.

Here's another sketchy B+W random char from the characterdriven generator, coincidentally, a viking again. The description went filthy, jolly, mentor, viking, and yes, I know horned helmets are wrong, but they are fun to draw!

Monday, 13 August 2012

Made a start at another Repin study, and here's another random character from today; brawny, cruel, Queen (Empress), Who may or may not be a: Viking (in retrospect I could have pushed the design a lot more):

Friday, 10 August 2012

Quick still-life and a photostudy, and a very quick sketch based on a random description:

Some legs from Hampton's book and quick still lives from today, gave up because I was getting distracted by how quick the sun was moving (i.e. how quick the shadow shapes were changing), another portrait study and a random character to this description from characterdriven: evil, nice, Shape-shifter (Spell-caster), Who may or may not be a: Elf :

Tuesday, 7 August 2012