Monday, December 10, 2012

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Speed timing myself for characters as practise.   I think I could push the shapes more, but this isn't my strong point. Total time should be about 3.5 hr including research. Saw this stern looking foreman and decided to use him as the base for an "urban" barbarian. The choice of weapon is an ice axe... weirdly thin but effective.

Maybe I'll colour and tighten it up when there's time.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

figuring things out. Still easier to sketch on paper than digital. On the tablet everything is so slick and there's no friction.. maybe future models can simulate paper texture or have an add on.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

                Some  3D things for class.

First is a plant cell, which Sculptris keeps crashing. I still don't know my polycounts. 8D 

Objects. I care more about making them pretty.

Not enough time to render the scratches on one of the brown bottles + other minor things to fix.

Friday, November 16, 2012

today's sketch. Just trying to see if I can carry a theme/likeness thing.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

really like permanent mediums now.. think it helps me to simplify things a lot better and think before I draw.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

digital people

I'm finally doing some figures/females?  It's hard controlling b/w spaces.

Samurai sketch from one of the above. Blocking in and not worrying about cleaning up is bliss. :D 

Monday, November 5, 2012


 I wanted bubblegum for some reason. Bubblegum mountain is experiencing erosion due to excessive mining for export. They take the raw bubblegum material and sell it, or process it to make other flavours of bubblegum.

Some very random things. Have an incomplete walrus head.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

more naked old men

some trad. paintings that are really on/off.  Limited palette works better for me i think.


 watercolour studies for assignment

a couple of hilariously off life paintings.

Monday, October 22, 2012


Tried another method of doing things but not successful. It took too long to generate thumbnails for me.. or maybe I'm not used to it. Still trying to find an efficient way to get paintings to a "presentable" level.

So many problems, but ran out of time to fix. Plus, my elbow is sore from the cintiq.  D<

Monday, October 15, 2012

sundays are for sketching

Some sketches, had to get the giant head statues out of my brain, so there it went. Top 3 are from London still. I miss the sweets.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Sunday, September 23, 2012

first life painting of the year!

Tried out this new method of using acrylics and it looks alright?  Supposed to start with a watery layer and work upwards., sort of like oil's fat over lean rule. I found it difficult to control the brush shapes when I did this. An unexpected side effect was that the colours all look pretty cold until I got to the thicker layers. Haven't painted life figures at all during the summer, my brain needs to go back into processing shape, which I'm still depressingly poor at.  FINALLY gotten the rest of the sketches scanned in today.Whoop.

The entire process of getting ready for a flight is fascinating. And the interior of the plane itself is full of blending weird curves. Plus:  Häagen-Dazs  ice cream. Of which coffee is one of the 3 original flavours. :)

Saturday, September 22, 2012


Just did a few really quick studies of stuff, photo rights belongs to their original owners. Shape painting is something I'm currently interested in. In which you paint the shapes of the object to make it work? That was probably a very crappy explanation. But here's a link to help explain it better!  This guy's sketchbook enviros are pretty much what I am trying to get at.  I'm still short of a lot of sticks. and shape sense. Less is more!

Sunday, September 16, 2012


So i somehow lost all of my sketchbook scans, have to get them rescanned next week.   ><

Have these instead.

Sometimes random doodles churn into butter.  And then you can make cake.

Thursday, September 6, 2012


en route to Hilltop!

The man on the right caught me drawing and asked me to give him MORE HAIR.  HAIR, BEAR AND THE MAIDEN FAIR.

Top sketch was at a pub whilst waiting for the bus. We initially walked to our destination, but it was on the road itself and had absolutely no pedestrian path whatsoever, framed by bushes and trees and lovely flies. Why on earth do people build plenty of sharp bends on country roads? 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

scanner bliss

Finally I have access to a scanner. Therefore, commence posting of some sketches that I did over these few months.

Oldies on the bus