Sunday, February 15, 2015

40min Film Studies

So I've been doing this daily '40 min Film study' to increase my speed and improve my overall shape usage. I'm trying to be more decisive with the strokes. trying to get clean accurate edges to save me from having to clean them up later on which wastes so much time! also trying to hold back from doing details till the last 5-10mins. This is proving to be quite difficult tho :/ The time limit really highlights areas I need to work on, and to think before commiting to a stroke. I'm still colour picking which I would like to stop doing when I get a bit better the accuracy/proportions of my shapes. Here they are in chronological order.



Sunday, January 4, 2015

New Years in Dingle, Co.Kerry

Just back from spending an amazing New years in Dingle Co.Kerry with old friends. Definately one of the most serene locales I've had the pleasure of visiting. Took a couple of days off from painting so thought I get back into the swing of things with this little speedpaint to start off what will hopefully be a super productive 2015. Hope everyone had a good Christmas and a Happy New Year! PEACE (-_-)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Robotpencil Mentorship

So I've just fiished up a month long mentorship in 'Dynamic Lighting' with Anthony Jones. Needless to say, I've learned a hell of a lot. My head is still reeling as I try find the time to incorporate what ive learned into some new artwork. Here are the finished portfolio pieces from the mentorship along with other paintings I've done in between them. Hope you like them!
Piece 1, 'Red'

Piece 2, 'Gyo The Great'
Piece 3, 'Homeland Security'
Brainstorm Design Challenge: Steampunk Ironman

Artsource Illustration, titled 'Spawn'

Hunt and Gathers' Dead Celebrity Exhibition Submission: 'Amy'
Speedpainting, titled 'Outpost'

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

First post in a long time!

I've really been neglecting this blog! My Facebook page has taken over as my primary blog so if you want to know what I'm currently up to, heading there would be your best bet. I have a lot on my plate at the moment anyways, I've an exhibition in a weeks time, a mentorship with Anthony Jones, Commissions and a VFX Summit to look forward to. In the meantime, I thought I'd post a few bits I've been working on for the past couple of weeks. Enjoy!
Commisioned Illustration for Animated short Titled "Blood"

Environment speedpainting from a personal project

"Project Stellar", A Brainstorm Design Challenge

Samurai Orc

Commisioned Illustration Titled "Hannibal Ad Portas"

Speedpainting of Martian Landscape

Updated version of a previous piece, "Sunken Temple Mk2"

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Bridge To The Spirit World

'Bridge To The Spirit World', 1h30mins with 20mins of searching for good photos. Good practice as I'm trying to improve at matte painting

Time-lapse of process found HERE

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Journey Across The Kingdoms

2 hr Speedpainting

I started this sketch with the aim of improving my use of colours. Having started with no perliminary sketch i quickly ran into design problems and not long after with values. I reckon my brain can't tackle keeping track of  values, good design and colour theory all at once and eventually I ended up quite frustrated. Looking over the time-lapse highlights the importance of a solid drawing to provide structure and finialise a design and a value pass to establish the lighting so that colours can be dealt with once all the hard stuff is out of the way.