Monday, February 25, 2013

Saturday, February 23, 2013

The joys and travails of character painting.

Biting the bullet and putting in a foreground character.  Way outside my comfort zone ;)  Nowhere near finished yet, but nicely "in progress" at this point.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Pushing this iPad painting

Gave it another 60 minutes to start turning it from a colored drawing to a painting.

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iPad painting

Drawn on paper, then taken into Procreate on my iPad for coloring. Total time was about 90 minutes.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The story continues....

Based on feedback from CTN-Expo, I created a new painting based on the same scene as one from last year, moving it in time to show a change in story.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Possible banner

I'm working on my banner for Emerald City Comicon and Vancouver FanExpo.  I'd like to do something with imagery on it, but I don't want to feel like it is obsolete soon after it's done, so I'm hesitant to put paintings on it.

Final banner will be 36"x78" and pull up from the floor.

This is the first idea that I had, I'd love some feedback.

Here's a 2nd, for contrast.

Caricature of a friend.

I'd promised to do this MONTHS ago, and finally got to it.  My bad!

A bit of fan art.

Sometimes, you gotta do some fan art :)

Monday, February 18, 2013

Webcomic Character.

Starting to paint/colour my webcomic project.  Here's the main character.

warm up

20 minute warm-up painting.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Maybe getting close....

Starting to get that "almost done" feeling from this maybe I should put it away for a couple of days :)

The painting continues

Added some rendering to the guy and the FG, and tightened things up in general.  Decided I liked it flipped horizontally more, because now the guy is the payoff...and he seems less creepy too :)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Mailer rough

Spent the morning rendering one of the thumbnails and adjusting it a bit.

[EDIT] Update, not feeling like a new post's worth tho :)

Monday, February 11, 2013


Here are thumbnails for my "postcard mailer" for Professional Practices.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Elena Hunts - Now with Elena!

I think I like it more flipped this way, even though I started it out the mirror image.  Added in the figures and tightened up the BG a bit...oh, and some god-rays and general lighting FX ;)
Small update to lower the importance of the tree in the left side.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Juan enters the village

Tried my hand again at doing a 3D paintover.  I had done these before, and stopped because they were making me entirely too tight and stiff...I feel like I did better this time, but there is still much room for improvement.

This was about 4 hours in photoshop, after the 3D render was complete.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Elena Hunts - Blobs become forms

Working into the background, trying to turn some of the color blobs from last time into actual recognizable forms - mostly cliffs in this case.  Remembering to flip my canvas frequently to see things that I might have missed otherwise by getting too used to the composition.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Nueva Espana 3D ref build

Looking at "The Reward" and how they created their world, giving this a try.  Here's a very rough 3D model of the village for my VAST class.  The girl is just in there for scale.

Business Card

Logo :)

Ok, for my "Professional Practices" class, I had to make a logo design for my brand for business cards and such...

I admit it, I'm a smartass...

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Elena Hunts - Colours Blocked In.

Took the simple thumbnail and began adding more value and tone.  Tightened up perspective a little bit, although in a painting like this, that's not too big a deal.

Friday, February 1, 2013

next VAST painting - rough value study.

Based on my thumbs from last week, here's a very rough value study for my next painting, 'Elena hunts in foothills of the mountain.'

Never really done a bird's eye view composition before, so I'm giving it a shot.

Making Protest Posters for short film.

I'm working on some production art for the short film "Braindamage" in this year's "Crazy 8s" film festival.  Needed to make some very "lo-fi" protest posters.