Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

something different

This is a quick 20 min flyer design done as a free commission for a friend, who is  starting a club night at 'The Flying Duck'.. Some evidence that i can use photoshop for things other than digital painting

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Somni 451 Stage 3

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re-think of the helmet design, additional changes to clothing and attire notably the collar, which i have decided to opt for a less oppressive look.
More characters and illustrations from this project coming soon !!
definitely learned a lot from doing this piece,..

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Somni-451 Stage 2

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Here is stage two in the final design for character Somni 45-1 ... as you can see i have blocked in all the colours except for those in the belt and collar, and have developed the skin tones to a near final stage. From here i will tidy up the helmet, jacket, dress and shoes and overlay some textures.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Somni451 Stage 1

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College project, Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. character concept for Somni-451 Stage One

Monday, 27 September 2010

The beholding eye


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Quick study of an eye, painted entirely in photoshop with my graphics tablet.
Been teaching myself alot of techniques, so i thought i'd give this a try.
It was originally a more realistic skin colour, but after experimenting with a few adjustment filters I decided this colour gave a slightly eerie feel.
References - a mirror and an eye picture from google.
and some of my own custom texture brushes used aswell

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Soldier Character Concept: Tonal Speed Sketch

This quick half hour sketch lays out the values i will use for the finished piece. As hes in a desert environment, the background and sky is obviously very bright, and he ofcourse will draw contrast against that. The purpose of this is just to put some of the thoughts and images in my head down on screen to make the process a little easier, as this will be the first project ive attempted with the pen tablet/digital software.
The tonal values in this piece will hopefully help convey a sombre mood, which will match the story behind this character.
Keep eyes pealed for more sketches/the final piece !!

childrens book double page spread re-post

So I decided to try out my new dip pen

Relatively quick character concept for a personal project me and a friend are working on.
I only really did this so i had something to colour in with my amazing new graphics tablet and recently acquired photoshop.. but it gave me the chance to try out a dip pen I got for my 21st as well.. Really enjoyed using it, don't know why i've avoided getting one for so long!
Anyway.. this chaps a kind of post-apocalyptic take on a bedouin.. in the not so distant future he and his fellow nomadic peoples would be found travelling around the badlands of the middle east culling mutants and ambushing enemies with thanks to their in-depth knowledge of the landscape, with technology not too different to that found in these areas today.. except for one difference, due to excessive levels of radiation from a cataclysmic nuclear event (that will be explained in more detail in the future) : they have to wear gas masks

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Ajax's Final Soliloquy


This is a piece submitted for a college project on 'Ajax' by Sophocles it would be part of a double page spread in a feature-magazine for the London Times on 'The 100 Greatest Plays'
I had been looking at alot of Albrecht Durer and other renaissance engraver's work and tried to incorporate that into my own style for this image, using technical pens and photoshop to colour.
This is one of three colour variations, the others will follow...