Thursday, December 6, 2012

Landscape WIP

Work in progress.

This is the start of an image for one of the briefs set by Simon Scales in his introductory digital painting class done through CDW Studios. The theme is fantasy Europe, with a castle and waterfalls being part of the brief.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

This is a sketch I am currently working on for fun around my other work - really enjoying the opportunity to play with colour and experiment a bit

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Colour environments

Here is some more recent work from the CDW Studios class I am taking with Simon Scales.
Starting to play with colour more in the thumbnail stage of the design process.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Intro to Digital Environment Painting

Last night marked the start of the Simon Scales course on digital painting run through his new school.
It was great to go back to basics and be limited to a single hard round Photoshop brush for use in grey-scale thumbnail studies - shockingly this made the blocking in process a lot easier and faster. I am looking forward to developing some more environment studies and creating more thumbnails to a brief in the coming weeks, but for now I will simply post the thumbnails I did last night during the demonstration.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

CDW Studios

I have started doing some courses via the new CDW Studio that Simon Scales has opened up here in Adelaide.
The first class was run by Tim Mcburnie and was a fantastic insight into some of the underlying skills and process behind his images.

Below is a tonal sketch portrait I sketched as he went over some of the underlying basics to drawing in Photoshop:

Above: a quick copy I did of Tim's character and composition he was working on as a demonstration in class. His process of drawing is very different to what I have been taught, so it was a great opportunity to sketch along and try and get a feel for the different approach!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Colour experimentation

Testing out a new digital colouring technique and trying to use brighter colours that I would usually avoid. Having fun just mucking about with it!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Mapping and book cover design

I recently set myself the challenge of designing a fantasy realm and constructing a map of the land, and environment paintings from two of the locations shown on the map. The results are below:


 As part of my uni work I got the opportunity to work on a cover concept for a as yet unpublished book, under the guidance of the Omnibus art director Patricia Howes. This was class exercise to develop skills and knowledge.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Overdue update of recent projects

So its been a while since I have posted on here, about time I updated with some of the stuff I have been working on!

I have been attending some local armored life drawing sessions, here is a sketch and a more worked up image from that:

Below are some posters I designed for a poster contest:

And finally, some concept character work for a children's story book that I have been writing:

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Quick digital experiment

Havnt uploaded anything for a while, so I thought its about time I threw something on here. This is just a quick experiment using Corel Painter alongside Adobe Photoshop. Isnt towards anything - the images are all grabbed from past projects. Trying to use some brighter colours!