Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Minotaur.

Minotaur! just over an hour on this one. Only one more now.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Day 21 - skeleton warrior.



Same as previous, here is the next one, skeleton warrior.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Day 20 - The harpy

Doing some monster sketches for a friend's film. Here is one... A harpy!


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Day 19 - Tauren town


Day 19

I used to raid heal lead wow (only a few will understand that sentence) years ago before I was doing career things and working in London a lot. Anyway my old raiding guild seem to be doing pretty well and I was nostalgic and did this tauren town doodle on my lunch break - 45mins.

Day 18 - bipedal mech


Day 18 - Oop, a few days behind in posting, I did this one after the thumbs, going to have to research joints more, i think that’s what sells these things, makes them look, solid and believable. Fun experiment.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Day 17 - Back to the studies - 1 hour study from a film still.


Day 17 - Back to the studies - 1 hour study from a film still.

Day 16 - Angular mechs.


Day 16 - Angular mechs,

Tried to leave my usual ashley wood realms and go a bit more angular. Playing outside of your comfort zone is hard… but interesting

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Day 14 - life drawing.



25 mins maybe? Pencils on simili japon.

Day 13 - Head doodles


Day 13 quick Head doodles, need to do more facial expressions.

If anyone has any suggestions for sketches feel free to tell me


Saturday, February 11, 2012

Day 10 - Sci fi girl



Yes I know I'm a day behind, I did do this on Friday, Today's sketches I need to scan, TOMORROW! sleepy now.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Day9 - Dragon!

Fire dragon!

Quick one from lunch hour, miles from my comfort zone, and DeeJ decreed the thing must be made mostly of fire... every tried to define something that is mostly light and movement as forms? Was good fun, not sure at all about the results, but happy given the time.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Day 8 - dressing room


Thought I'd see if i learnt anything from those film screens... More work needed I think, tomorrow back to fantasy and monsters to balance this, maybe A DRAGON.


I can tell you exactly what the problem is. Approaching an image without a clear enough visual idea of the central components and lighting leads to you working out too much on the canvas. The result in this case is too many things are drawn locally and not painted as they would be represented by the light source. Next time!

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Day 7- Studies

Screen study From Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge - 40 mins or so.


And some very quick gestures I squeezed in to the end of my lunch break.... From... will put the link in tomorrow!



Monday, February 06, 2012

Day 6 - Android walks the ruins.

Android walking the ruins of Earth. - about 1hr


Follows on from this and my very old attempt at a comic with robots and zombies.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Day 5 - Swampy Moorhen knight.

Learnt quite a lot about colour in this one.

Day 4 - black triangle hanger


Half study from an old photo I found somewhere on tumblr, gave it a twist.

I considered a vimana, but went for the classic black triangle UFO.

Friday, February 03, 2012

Day 3 - Sci fi

The materials tanker in the foreground is designed for shipment of needed materials from refinement posts to bases. It's delta-wing esk underside makes it able to perform fast atmospheric entry and exit, meaning it's a very versatile shipping option. This ship the 'Euphrates' often performs clandestine operations for seemingly innocent fronted consortiums for governments wishing to get logistics done on the quiet.

Inspired by Adam Baines and Yip yeoh to go sci fi!

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Day 2 - Magic Fran!



Day 2 - Magic fran,

My good friend Fran is feeeling a bit under the weather, hopefully this might help.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Daily sketch Feb - Day 1 - Urbanfox


OKAY, I’m going to do a sketch everyday this month, I’m sure I can manage… Here is day 1, the urbanfox, tried to redesign an old character design to feel a bit more individual... So it's patchwork cloak for this new costume sketch.