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.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Blood Wizard

Speedpaint for Super Speedpainting Funtimes Facebook Group

Real Time: 1hr 14mins

Went way over the 50min time limit. I decided on a major design change quite late into the sketch which cost me a lot of time. At 50mins it looked worse than at 20mins so had to try salvage what was left by goin over time. Hopefully I've learned for the next one. Heavily influenced by Anthony jones. His stuff is outrageously good.

Timelapse Video found HERE

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Sadness of Titans

 A painting done for the Super Speedpainting Funtimes Facebook group. This is my first post to the group. I spent too much time fiddling with the overall composition because I went into the painting with no planning and before I knew it, the time was up! I know better now for the next piece. These speedpaints are a great exercise for fine tuning your workflow. Ive also started to record all my paintings as it reveals patterns in my problem solving process that I need to work on.

Real time: 50mins

Friday, August 15, 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Brainstorm Design Challenge 4

Very bad for posts the last 2 weeks. Being kept busy with commissions but here is my entry for Brainstorm Design challenge 4. A mixture between a vampire squid and a bat.