Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Still not finished.

Another work in progress snapshot. I did a couple of hours over the weekend on this painting, adding some background first, then adding some more detail to the face and improving the contrast in the process. The scan as always has changed the white balance, so it's not entirely representative of the actual painting. In fact, it's not even a scan as my goddamn printer is broken. I have nothing witty to say. Leave now.

Sunday, 20 July 2008

Despite the new job, I've still managed to continue with a bit of painting and sketching in my free time.
The above is a work in progress attempt to paint my other cat, Lucy. It's early on, so lacking much detail or refinement. I'm finding her a lot harder to paint than Minnie however, I think mainly due to her having far fewer colours in her fur and markings. Also, the fact I've chosen to paint an image of her in which she's squinting, her eyes therefore not fully in view, is probably not helping. Eyes being a main focal point of a face, providing character and detail, etc.

Ho hum. Lesson learnt. Always have eyes.
Another copy of some existing concept art, again from Fable II. This time a big breasted woman, staple of the video game industry. THEY'RE BIGGER THAN HER HEAD! o_0
And a silly little Darth Vader doodle.

New Job...

Hello old friend. Once again I have neglected you. You should probably get used to it.

I started a new job a few months ago (hence lack of posts), doing CAD design. I now spend my days designing school classrooms, libraries, kitchens and offices, producing renders, quotes and sales packs for clients, and making life about as easy as it can be for ungrateful (and often incompetent) builders.

I sneakily sent myself a few renders of work I've done recently. Logic dictates that these are those renders: