Rendered up this chap, learned a bit more about certain layer effects, the weapon is supposed to be a repeating crossbow with a miniature cannon mounted at the fore, akin to how a modern soldier would use an underslung grenade launcher on an assault rifle:
Thursday, 26 July 2012
At last some decent summer weather today, that meant a longer still-life study. Just about starting to crack some things now with regards to colour. Also, here's a quick couple of sketches from last night, trying to reverse engineer the modern soldier to medieval, I'll probably model that gun before progressing:
Wednesday, 25 July 2012
Tuesday, 24 July 2012
Tuesday, 17 July 2012
Monday, 16 July 2012
Saturday, 14 July 2012
Friday, 13 July 2012
Thursday, 12 July 2012
Been working hard on rendering faces today, working on 10min pencil portraits mostly so I won't bother uploading those until I build up a bunch. Though I've also been doing some digital drills inspired by conté on the CA forums, working with a wireframe drawn from a reference, then simplifying the rendering once from the reference, and then relighting the construction from imagination in several iterations.
Learned a valuable lesson in photoshop today, the hard way. PS crahsed on me just as I was finishing a sketch idea I had but hadn't saved. Ah well, cant do much about it. In the meantime I've decided to call it done on the mounted knight piece. Also a quick sketch loosely riffing off so many artists...
Wednesday, 11 July 2012
Sunday, 8 July 2012
Attended a life drawing workshop today, challenged myself to attempt to do a portrait of the model from memory afterwards. The likeness is close enough to the image in my head, but at the same time there was sufficient floundering about required to get there to mean that some serious study is in order to get better at imaginative portraits:
Saturday, 7 July 2012
Friday, 6 July 2012
Wanted to sketch today but it appears someone is borrowing my pencil... still life based on a Sackboy figure, with the pose and button eyes modified somewhat. Also, an armour study to help some pieces I'm currently working on, a quick alchemy sketch that may become an enviro painting sometime in the near future, and a quick capture of one of my iTunes playlists, people needed to see that!
Thursday, 5 July 2012
Some more studies, just looking at what I felt was of immediate importance for my COW challenge entry, notably simplifying silhouettes of background characters (the Baratheon / Lannister troops in the back of the GoT screenshot study - I'll actually continue working on this one as I'm enjoying it but also using it to investigate representing different materials) and the general palette and lighting of the elephant photo. Lastly a quick block-in over a sketch that I pulled together with a quick cheat from SketchUp to set up the camera angle and perspective (not that it's a demanding scene, just wanted to give it a try):