Monday, 1 September 2014

Batman



It's Batman! Did you guess? No? - That's why I wrote "Batman" on it. Just to be sure.

Something occurred to me a while back. Design sense counts two fold in every piece. First off, there is the design of the object which is being depicted. Secondly, there is the design of the overall piece. Personally (with my product design background) I have usually focused on the object being shown, and in my work this is important because the end user will never see your drawing. But, having done this piece (and the last one too) it was nice to relax about the actual character design and focus more on the drawing as an end product. Thus - Illustration... I guess.

Anywhoo, Batman. not as Art Deco as I remember or would like.


Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Half Life (3?) Fan Art



"Rise and shine, Mister Freeman. Rise and... shine. Not that I... wish to imply you have been sleeping on the job."

I always imagined Gordon Freeman to be pretty slender and light. Like he'd prefer to avoid a fight where possible, or just outsmart an enemy.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Jimmy "The Fists" McKanik


I took this bloke a little further than normal - Only went and did a bloody pose sheet! He started off as a splurge trying to get used to the smudge tool, and although he's not very resolved I think enough if the impression is there.

Did I mention I have a Cintiq and a new PC? No? Well, I do, and it's flipping great!


Also, I've decided to leave a signature, because I've seen a few images floating around on the interwebs which look a bit ownerless.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Car 7

Not put a vehicle up in a while. Here're some safety triangles (no corners).

Monday, 4 August 2014

Mini and Mo



A friend of mine, Jolanta (Check her blog), drew a couple of monkeys a while back. I really like them, they've got a nice dynamic, so I thought I'd do a bit of fan art.

I tried to keep all angles with Mini, and a bit more swoopy and long limbed with Mo to exaggerate the differences between the two.

I used this tutorial by Sam Nielson (genius) to do the rendering, then carried on noodling away until I was happy.

So, basically, none of the work is mine! All credit to Jolanta and Sam Nielson.

Update. Creepy space cat for Lisa >

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Destiny Fan Art



I had a play about on the Destiny Beta last weekend, and it's pretty lush. Also equally, if not more lush is the concept art from Bungie (obviously world class). I really love the painterly vibe that these pieces have, and this piece, and even the sketchy amazingness of these... They're all just so cool. I'm trying to learn a more painterly vibe, so this is where I got to. Pretty happy with the results, and I think it just about fits into this range...

Actual artyness for Destiny:
I'm pleased that destiny will open up a whole world to explore, visually, but also from a story/lore point of view. Not an easy thing to start a franchise - My biggest hope is that they have kept some weirdness and eccentricity in the universe, and that it isn't too generic for mass market appeal.

Anywhoo, I like Boarderlands and Mass Effect therefore from my angle Destiny looks pretty bloody good.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Dr. K.


That's enough drawing for today.

Friday, 18 July 2014

System Shock


I wish someone would make a new System Shock. Number 2 really is one of my favorite ever games. As far as space horror goes I think that Dead Space 1 and 2 got close, but there was just something about that game that got me. The story was fantastic, and obviously there is SHODAN the terrifying AI. Hearing her voice still gives me the heebe jeebies. Although the graphics are pretty dated, I think this is a great example of how an immersive world can suck you in, and your imagination just fills in the gaps. Well, mine did anyway.

"Look at you, hacker: a pathetic creature of meat and bone, panting and sweating as you run through my corridors. How can you challenge a perfect, immortal machine?"

Also, this: I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Photobash No. 2


Obviously Darren Bartley AKA fightPUNCH is the king of this kind of stuff. but seeing as the mech came out quite nicely I thought I'd give a character a try.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Photochop Robobot



I know it's been all the rage for a little while now, but I thought I'd do a near future photo-bashed mecha thing wearing a combat snood. I added the snood bit at the end - that's not actually so popular.

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