Monday, March 23, 2009

Random enviro

Finished this pic earlier tonight. It went through quite a few idea changes - I just tried to feel my way through this one and see where it took me.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Speedy - Thundercats

'Puss in boots' is the current Character of the Week subject at, and we figured that was a bit meh for the weekly friday speedpaint. Instead, we kept the cat theme and went with the Thundercats cartoon.

Here's my take on Mumm-Ra.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Life drawing is back!

Here's a few sketches from today.

The first is a pic I drew in some down time at work. I'm having a hard time painting colour onto a greyscale thumb - not sure if the colour version of this works yet.

The second is some pen sketches of a life drawing model - life drawing has started up again, so expect more of these every fortnight. Huzzah!

Robots rule

How can you not have fun drawing robots?
I will call this one: 'Robot Man'. Painted while watching Transformers, funnily enough.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The start of...something.

Figured I'd start my own project tonight. Yup, you heard right!
I'm not even half sure where this idea is going, but isn't that how a lot of good things start?

All I know is I want to do something along the lines of Oddworld - maybe with a slightly darker tone? I had no idea where to begin so I figured a bunch of creatures that populate this place would be fun - here are the first bunch of thumbs.

I wanted these creatures to sit about halfway between comical/ridiculous and menacing/freaky. More tomorrow hopefully!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Who isn't watching the Watchmen?

You know when you get that feeling that you're overdoing something but you choose to keep pressing on anyway, hoping it will turn out ok...and it doesn't? Yep, that happened tonight. Our 30 minute speedpaint today was Watchmen inspired and I figured I'd paint a stylized version of one of the characters.

I was pretty happy with that speedpaint and thought it'd be cool to do a few more. I slowly realized that was not such a good idea - each subsequent pic turned out worse and I cared less and less, focusing more on just finishing and having this colourful-rainbow-design'ish-thing to show off. The two last characters in particular were so badly rushed that I've attached only a low LOW res version of them for you to see. Everything looks better when its shrunk down!

Too much of a good thing is never actually good.

In other news, we had a 'tremor' (ie. a freakin' EARTHQUAKE) earlier tonight in Melbourne. Crazy times!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

More speeeeeeed

Another speedy from tonight. The (new) plan is to try and do one of these a day. I haven't been too good with sticking to any plans, so I won't get too excited just yet.

This one took about an hour.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Don't make friends with this guy

A speedpaint I did at home tonight - this one took about 50 minutes.

This pic actually started off full colour and it was only right at the very end that I realized something wasn't sitting right. A few colour shifts later and - like a slap in the face - BAM!: Evil Maximus.

Before that he would've been the friendliest Samurai you ever did meet. With a sword. A bit of blood on his face... aaaand dead bodies all around him.