Thursday, May 29, 2014

studies and a sketch

Been attempting to do more studies and personal stuff. My time management skills are suck.  D:

Virtual plein air is pretty fun! Abstract thingies are also fun and relaxing.

Monday, May 5, 2014

bits and pieces

dropping off studies and wips
just trying to simplify shapes, that sort of thing.  The composition by Gerome is sooo good, wish I'd looked at it more while in school.

playing around with magical underpainting type things.. top one was inspired by fog of war mechanics and ... the lovely weather.  bottom one is a wip. Trying to get more mood into it, it's not doing it yet. 

Friday, April 25, 2014

final year project... with continuation

What I've done for my final year project with about 70% process work included because the rest are too scribbly or just plain lost. Plus I don't want to include too many random thumbnails. Recap from previous post... it's based on mining/trade economy and is inspired by blood diamonds and the eternal strife for resources in history. Planned to have various level of "classes" in society, didn't plan well enough to include more character/creature/props stuff. Going to expand on it further.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Thesis/project Ochroia

Thesis/project Ochroia. I was influenced by conflict minerals and the dwindling resources of rare earths regarding production of electronics when coming up with an idea. A certain planet has a rumoured organic mineral called Xyarch that is based in myth.Mercenaries and mining corporations arrive on this planet to find and harvest this crystal tree, along with other minerals. Certain members of its population gain mysterious powers due to ingesting high concentration of this mineral in the water and food. The higher the contamination the better the chances, hence these often happen to be the peasants, though the rich have reprooduced these results in very controlled conditions. The catch is that members of the population regard the tree/crystals as objects of worship and attirbute these powers as being blessed, while researchers, the corporations and most of the upper crust suspect its due to an isolated factor. Three main factions are warring between letting the mining corps to continue their exacavation of the planet, reserving the use and sale of various minerals for themselves or to minimise and halt harvesting of the minerals. 

It was going to be medieval/sci fi genre, which really means steampunk, but it ran away with itself.

uploading more soon

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

life break

Life painting break.  Still need big shape focus... and one thing I had trouble with was adjusting edges  @___@

Back to work!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

finally completed the layout from before. It's a mini cutaway for the diy armory belonging to the scrapped faction. Need to find a better name for these things...

Friday, March 7, 2014

Hey guys! Thanks so very much for watching - but most of my work will be moving to tumblr here:

I'll still be updating here as a milestone type of thing to track my own progress. Otherwise, everything is on tumblr. :D

Monday, February 24, 2014

More things. Ore collection plant + offplanet transport vessel