Monday, August 31, 2015

Friday, August 28, 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Running Part 2

Re-did the rear arm and started adding the costume bits...

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Running Part 1...

... probably need to re-adjust that rear arm, put some bend in it...

Monday, August 24, 2015

Abandoned Cat Redux...

...tried different compositions, added a pump handle to get some more interesting shapes in there.  I think ultimately I like the middle one, pump big in the foreground with handle framing the cat...

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Abandoned Cat...

... in hindsight the gas pump is too big and dominating.  A good argument to put everything on separate layers.  would have been a much easier fix to re-size the pump if it wasnt all on one layer...oops!

On another note, my life has been too busy the past year to update this blog like I used to and I hate that.  Between a 3 hour commute and work hours and life in general I needed to find more time to make art.  Solution was to start my day with 30 minutes at the drawing table (or screen) to force myself to make some art and stop neglecting this blog.  So the last 20+ posts are all from the past 5 weeks of me holding to my resolution.  I now know that I can squeeze this into my schedule, and I now think it's safe to make the public proclamation!

Arm: Playing with the Blender Brush...

...silly me didn't even realize there was such a tool in photoshop.  Very cool and lots of fun, definitely a more painterly method of digital painting...

Stage 11 Logan, Done for Now...

...that was fun, total of 5 1/2 hours invested  at a pace of about 30 minutes per day ...

Stage 10 The Flip

...some people like to flip continuosly while they work on a piece.  I find that tends to pull some of the life out and flatten the image ...

New Workstation...

...set up my new workstation and location at work...

Oversized Robo-Arm...

...How would he lift that gauntlet, it looks too heavy...

Stage 09 Getting Closer

...Time to flip the canvas and look at all the problems...

Figure Sketches...

...I love doing figure sketches...

Stage 08 Eyebrows...

...and other details

Stage 07 More Detailing...

...when do I get eyebrows?

Big Turbin...

...not turbine...

Stage 06 Bit the Bullet...

...adding the eyes...

Stage 05 More Detail, Darkening and Stagefright......


Stage 04 More Darkening...


Ogre...


Stage 03 Darken and Detail...


Stage 02 Soft Rough WIP...

...so angry...

Stage 01 Soft Rough WIP...


Jet Concept...

Still playing with this technique...

Figure Scribbles and a Skull...


Weird Bug Ship Looking Concept...

Saw a new technique to make quick concepts and tried it out...