Saturday, 31 December 2011

Gauren Lightfoot - Poses

Starting a new portrait for a character called Gauren Lightfoot - Wood Elf herder turned ranging adventurer.  Here are some poses.  Will get drawing once the pose is approved by my client  :D

Ella Blackhart - Colour

'Ella Blackhart'
Tim Kings-Lynne 2011


Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Ella Blackhart

'Ella Blackhart'
Tim Kings-Lynne 2011


Tuesday, 13 December 2011


still sketching

Poses Doodling

starting to get back into it - been offline and out of practice for a while, so loosening up my hands and brain with some pose sketches.  Sigh lots of anatomy and pose drawing practice needed again...

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Snake - Colour

my first real attempt at properly colouring my concept design.  A few niggles here and there, but looking good!  learning quickly, thanks to those for their feedback.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Snake, Jaguar and Eagle

I took a weekend course of concept design with the White Cloud Worlds crew.  A short course, but it really helped me push my sketches and ideas further and helped me think about how i approach my designs.

The brief was to re-imagine Big Trouble in Little China.  Use some characters, environments or themes etc, re-invent them and re-work them.  You could set the film in space for example, or set the narrative inside a different cultural duality.  I chose the characters of the the Three Storms - The evil characters henchmen and supernatural beings that represent the power of lightning, rain and thunder.  I set my new world in the contemporary Miami/South American cartel underworld, and re-imagined the Three Storms as cartel henchmen in their contemporary form, and when reverting to full supernatural power, they represent the central american powers of the jaguar, eagle and snake.

..phew! pretty abstract i know, but it was mostly to get into a setting and draw, draw, draw!

So in one weekend, i didnt get around to completing all three characters, but decided to work up snake.  Here is my uncoloured piece (currently adding coloured rendering) and some WIP sketches to paint a good picture of the process.

The 'final' design board is presented with Snake in his raw form and his contemporary 'disguised' form.  The workshop really helped me push for more designa nd detail about costuming and props.  The image is 2K, so feel free to zoom in and have a look around :D

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Kala'Bossa Concept Sketch

Kala'Bossa - Character Dev

Early days with some concept art for the character of Kala'Bossa

Concept Art

Starting some concept artwork for my brother-in-law's open source, community driven computer game project.


Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Sun Priestess - yes, more WIP

gettin there, cleaned up the materials, working into the decorations on the hips, cleaning up some light dark balance.

Will try a version with full face mask, and one wiht more neck/face, even limb flesh - see if it softens it up a bit or looks better or worse.

want to get done with this one...  other sketches are waiting!


oooarrr you've been had by the vampirate captain 'ook