Saturday, 31 January 2015

Time for another update. It seems like it's been a while since the last post, I've been busy with some architecture stuff and otherwise I had been participating in the Star Wars Dark Side redesign challange for the Brainstorm Facebook group. The brief was simple enough, to redesign Darth Vader and/or Imperial Stormtroopers. Predictably I went for a dark fantasy version of Vader (which got an amazing reception of which I am extremely grateful), typically I got carried away and ended up redesigning my redesign... and finally I turned the Imperial Scout Trooper into a medieval/fantasy ranger:

Lord Vader

Process

Lord Vader (alt)

Imperial Ranger in the Endorian Forest


Otherwise, here's the usual ten 30 minute speedpaintings. All done to topics suggested in the Daily Spitpaint facebook group. Some are messier than usual, put that down to experimenting. It doesn't always get the same reception, but often yields results later.. all part of the process since my origainal goal starting this was to explore more in photoshop, not always sticking to the same approach:

"Warpaint"

"Warpaint" 2

"Ice Dragon"

"Undead Angel"

"Female Knight"

"Medieval Troll Hunt"

"Mermaid Hunter"

"Retro Robot" / "Zepplein Explosion"

"Claws and Fangs" 1

"Claws and Fangs" 2


Tuesday, 6 January 2015

More of the same... and something different. I've returned to portrait studies, which I haven't practiced in ages. However, rather than simply copy the photo I've attempted to edit elements for the composition and interest. I didn't exactly track the time but I believe this took around 3-4 hours.


As usual, here's the regular quota of ten, 30 minute speedpaintings based on topics from the "Daily Spitpaint" group:

"Dark Soul" & "Skeletal Wing" (shield)

"Merlin" & "Uprooted Tree"

"Merlin" & "Uprooted Tree" (2)

"Pharaoh's Chamber"

"Pharaoh's Chamber" process

"Pharaoh's Chamber" (guards)

"Pharaoh's Chamber" (guards) process

"Pharaoh's Chamber" (throne)

"Resurrection Spell" (still running with the undead pharaoh theme!)

"Resurrection Spell" (2)

"Dimensional Portal"

"Warmachine"