Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Ronin



Gary, my workmate, recommended that I read Frank Miller's Ronin. I'm pleased I did. Master-less samurai, robot arms, sketchy drawing - What's not to like?! Here's a bit of Ronin fan art.

Friday, 28 November 2014

Eerm..


I coloured in some sketches wot I done.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

DeWalt Pistol


Just been learning SketchUp. It's really nice once you get your head around the building mechanics.

I wanted to design something quite mechanical (which is what SketcchUp lends itself to), so I thought I'd do a hand gun.

As far as my thought process goes, I think we should always try and bring something new to a design style. A crossover is often a simple way of looking at a product in a new way, so a DeWalt handgun didn't seem a huge leap for the brand,

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Skull Study



Just had a go at this skull study tutorial by Chris Legapi. Really nice tutorial. Bit's of my piece work, and bits are horrid! Haha. Need to focus on edges and textures even when I'm not being told to.

Friday, 31 October 2014

Munition Drones and Picket Deployment Sys.




Drones. Obviously a highly controversial issue with the old society under surveillance stuff - very scary.

I think the reaction to them as a weapon system is rather futile - Much like the reaction to the longbow in the middle ages. Really, we should press home any strategic advantage in the theatre of war. Our overall strategy of "killing for peace" may actually be the problem which is fueling insurgencies.

In terms of weapon systems I think they will develop a lot more over the years. Basically we are still using them as glorified aircraft. Here is a group system which has a much larger surveillance and targeting ability. Effectively intelligent mines which work together and hunt people down... I kinda wish I could un-think of this.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

The Heliotech



I'm pretty nervous about posting this. It's a lot of experiments all rolled together but, in the name of progress and creativity: Fuck it.

1. I wrote something. This isn't particularly new, but I'm a  designer not a writer, so it feels weird putting it into the public realm.
2. I've decided to learn a bit of video editing, and experimented on this, so I needed a narrative illustration and a voice.
3. The illustration is loose, but narrative stuff is tricky for me. I much prefer drawing an object plonked in the center of a page!
4. I had to read! Out loud! Do I really sound like this? Shit.


Sunday, 12 October 2014

Neutrino Deadline


Here's a nice lady with some neutrino nunchaku. Or a "neutrino deadline" as it is know due to its inevitability of killing the user. (Trevor Claxton inspired style)

Self critique: I like the body and the general overall vibe, but I ran out of design a bit on the hands and legs. The white material came out of a plastic wrap filter on Photoshop, so not entirely from my material rendering skills. Going to park the drawing, and maybe save it for a later date.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Big Up 3D Printing


Partly inspired by Al Crutchley's massive machines, and partly just because I thought I'd better draw one before it becomes a popular uni project - an industrial 3D printing vehicle - Mainly used for building low cost housing in developing countries, possibly after earthquakes etc.

It should have a small drone to load the front plough material into the hopper too, but I need to go to bed.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Pirates


I'm not sure you're taking this pirate business very seriously. 

Friday, 5 September 2014

Light Modification


Just messing around a bit.

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