Dec 27, 2014

Patronus charms for Christmas

Did some... I dunno, I guess matte painting?  Some photo manipulation, some painting. My sister and her three sons.  All accomplished wizards. Wicked cool Christmas present, imo.

Aug 7, 2014

Modular thumbnailing!

I was shown this video a while back, and I wanted to try my hand at it.  I wasn't sure which shapes that I would need so I tried to copy the shapes that Matt Kohr had made until I got a hand on what I used and what was needed. So here is my pre-made shapes, that I then assembled into the thumbnails below, where my class picked #11 to paint up, so I sketched it out into a more dynamic pose (befitting a steampunk golem pit-fighter), did a full line drawing (whew) and a rough value pass.  Also I stuck in a digital painting that I found a while back that had the right kind of colour pallet.  Should be painted up next week.

Apr 19, 2014

Sketching from class

Did some 5-minute pokemon-knockoffs and a whole batch of 60 - 90-second gestures.  Look really rough but I'm pretty sure if I keep knockin' them out I'll get better.  That's what I'm told.


Mar 10, 2014

New stuff!

  I don't usually do commissions, but when I do, I steal a seven year old internet meme to explain that I tried out vellum and a nib pen for the first time.  Used yesterday's tea to make the vellum yellow and gross. It is the blueprints for a World of Warcraft goblin zeppelin. A lot of inside jokes - slow work with the ink-dipping and no "undo" button, but I dig it.  Will try this kind of thing again.

Feb 10, 2014

Taking the Chris Oatley "Magic Box" course.

Take an old fancy portrait, study an animal, do some colour comps of the animal dressed up like the portrait-figure.   I give you a fancy tree kangaroo.

 Also some sketches from class - short studies of samurai and Kung Fu fighters.

Jan 13, 2014

Crazy rainbow pencil sketching.

I got a pencil that has a grid of red blue and yellow.  As you draw it is kinda hard to control what colour comes out.  Which is kinda magical and kinda tricky.  Good for frogs, fish, and magic little dragons.