Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Character Dev Take 2

Here is some more character work. The real purpose is to get a work flow for creating characters.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Character - Dev sheet

Here is some character work I've been developing. As you can see, this starts as a silohuette and I follow it through to a loose concept. The face started as a photo but I edited it heavily to make it fit and help 'sell' the design. It's not usually something I'd condone but there is no point reinventing the wheel.
Not sure what it is really, perhaps some kind of post apocalyptic oriental mash up?

Monday, November 15, 2010

'My Paint'

I recently discovered an open source paint program called My Paint. Essentially my paint is to Painter what Gimp is to photoshop. I used My Paint for this image, I did cheat a little and drop into Photoshop to boost up the colours using the blend modes. It's not perfect, its not meant to be, it just allowed me to try and new program with a sense of purpose

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

More Farm Tomfoolery

These will stop soon I promise. Im currently in a bit of a holding pattern in my life so I've not been getting in the 'zone' as it were. Something fresh soon no doubt.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Lil Gods levelled up!

Its been a few years since my last Lil Gods revamp so its about time for another. I really enjoyed this even though it took a while. It's rekindled my affection for this so hopefully I'll do some more Lil Gods related work in the form of layouts, beast designs etc...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Paris Apocalypse

By very sharp contrast here is another apocalypse image, probably the last one. About 45 mins work

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Little Red

Just a random piece, the idea seemed to just come to me, though I wouldn't be surprised if I ripped it off wholesale from somewhere on a subconcious level

A Reminder

Just a quick reminder for any newcomers to my little corner of the internet.

Nothing on this Blog should be taken as a representation of final quality. For that there is my homepage

I merely use this blog to experiment with styles, sketches and compositions that usually take a fraction of the time of anything that appears on my website. Often pieces are done in a lunchtime or two and sketches are literally seconds. The intention being that when I do longer more complete pieces I'm loose from doing smaller bits and bobs.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Safari Park Sketches

It was my Birthday on Saturday. I like to do some family stuff on my birthday so this year we went to our local safari park. It's mostly the type where you have to drive around so drawing isnt especially easy!

Also I think its worth hi fiving myself (so to speak) as according to my blog post count this has been my most productive year since I began! onwards and upwards and all that

Friday, September 24, 2010

Figure-ing it out

Bad puns aside - Just some doodles to try and get my figurative gestures stronger. Artists tend to almost have a signature like figure they use for scale or some such. These were done without reference but my recent sketchbook work has come in very handy for this

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

New York - Apocalypse

Another matte/speedpaint thingy.

EDIT - Added a few more elements. Sods law, you think of these thing just as you nod odd to sleep

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

London's Apocalyptic

Mixture of a speedpaint and matte paint

The morning after the night before

Okay, so I didnt recoil in horror at last nights effort. In an effort to keep the ball rolling here is my lunchtime offering. I guess the aim of these are to imply detail rather laboriously define it and try and make something more atmospheric.

Monday, September 20, 2010

like a one night stand

Ive boshed an image together forcing myself to rush it (less than an hour) and also forcing myself not to think too much and to keep loose. Im posting this up though I fear I will regret it in the morning when I look at it again. Artistically speaking this is 1.45 am and I'll be damned if Im going home alone. Lets hope I wont be too shamed in the morning.

EDIT - slight amendments that were pointed out but did niggle at me !!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Step by Step

Im not usually one for documenting my work process as A) I dont feel like Im an authority on it and B) it changes as I dont believe in a rigid approach (stop sniggering at the back) This was an exception as I was having to do it in bite size chunks i.e. 45 minutes at lunchtimes. The first are 45 min sessions and the final one was about 2-3 hours.. not quick looking at it like this but with numerous stop starts its bound to draw it out more than it should.
As a piece, Im rather ambivilant about it, it kind of tells me nothing and due to the extended authoring process some of the excitement was bound to subside. Still, its neat enough I guess.

Sunday, September 12, 2010


I've been quiet of late as Ive had other things on the go so this'll have to do at the minute. I've got to get back on it.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Victorian Sci Fi Mashup

Here is a random design idea I had, I may explore some more possibilties with this type of thing.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Mucha of a muchness

Another sketch/paint in a similar vain to the warrior one below. Definately evolved from what I was going for, but I went with it. I dont think it has the volume the warrior one has but the palette is quite nice I think. Has a Mucha art nouveu quality to it.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Character - Warrior painting/sketch

Recently I've taken stock of my work and for one reason or another I'm a little light on character work so in an affort to strengthen that aspect I'll be doing some! Im trying to find my style currently.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Giving a duck!

Ive neglected you of late..please accept these meagre offerings as way as a temporary apology. I do have a couple of character pieces on the go so hopefully they'll make an appearence soon.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wednesday, July 07, 2010


More of these I'm afraid. I'm starting to feel guilty about constantly posting this type of thing up yet again but they are all I have time to do at the minute and they keep my 'hand in' plus they are better than nothing I. oh and BTW that is a very creepy guy

Sunday, July 04, 2010

If you cant be stylized

Here's a couple more. One raw and one, well I was just tinkering about to see if I could do anything clever with.. no was the conclusion.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Nothing to see here

not been 'feeling it' this week but carried on regardless. I may give these a treatment at some point. I have nothing else to add..

Thursday, June 24, 2010


In the last couple of days I've been looking at more graphic design type inspiration. So rather than posting up another set of sketches I thought I'd give them a treatment of sorts. I think they look good considering the took all of a couple of minutes. Certainly wouldnt look out of place on the wall of your local Pizza Express :). I think we'll be seeing some more of this type thing.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Selected Zoo Efforts

Please excuse the lack of blurb to go with the sketches. In the last post I wrote a whole thing about studying a subject but blogger is rubbish and didnt allow me to copy and paste within itself so I lost it. Anyhooo.. here are a few more sketches from the zoo