Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Matte Paint - New York Jungle

A bit of a shift of gear here. I'd noticed that alot of concept art seem to make heavy use of photographic material so I thought I'd give it a whirl. Im a bit of a purist usually and like to paint everything but Im beginning to learn that its a results business and it's a legitimate way to create concepts without reinventing the wheel everytime.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Arcade Classic Reboot - Rolling Thunder

The other day a friend of mine and I were going on a little nostalgia trip thinking about old school arcade games. One game we both agreed on was Rolling Thunder. The problem was that when I googled it the character was nowhere near as badass as I remember or indeed as he deserved to be. So I thought it high time he has a make over. Also one of the key things I remembered was the pink and green palette, turns out this iconic colour scheme was reserved for the henchmen, so I thought I'd try and bring that to his sartorial redesign.

I really enjoyed this one, not only the character but the whole treatment. Got me thinking of other characters that were over due a reboot. Watch this space.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Zoo Sketches (Part 2)

Here is the last of the zoo sketches. I tried to 'get' the lemurs but a) they dont stand still and b) well there isnt really a 'b'. Doing these reminded me of the meercats I did September time, difference being I didnt manage to destill my sketches into simple elegant lines. My daughter, who was getting over chicken pox was tired and wanted to go home, next time time!!

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Zoo sketches (Part 1)

On Easter Sunday I visited another zoo which is pretty close to me, Whipsenade. So obviously I got my sketch on. the Hippo is my fave