Saturday, October 27, 2012

Never Forget

OK, you were right. Mick suggested I change the layout a bit and he was bang on. Worked up the lines in Flash, which while they were good for knocking out flats were definitely not worth it with Flash's teeny tiny colour selection palette.

Vive le Photoshop!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Best Viewed as Small as possible

So I was walking into town yeterday, and was getting a bit miffed that I couldn't do any colour studies on the fly, which was the final nail in the 'why don't I get an iPad?' coffin.

So I did, and after seeing what Jason got out of his with a lovely little app called Procreate, I swiftly downloaded it to give it a shot. I'm impressed. It's still taking a bit getting used to, but the sheer freedom is amazing. Plus, it's bigger than my sketchbook would be normally, so there's more breathing room in terms of drawing space. You lose out on pressure sensitivity, sure, but that's something I need to force myself not to depend on.

This one's from a Costa, looking out onto Dame St. I was actually a tiny bit too restrained with the colours, having snapped a photo afterwards, but at this stage I'm just experimenting with the program and checking it out.

Any apps you guys absolutely recommend me getting? There is SUCH a world of potential to this thing, I can't wait to play some more, and to make cool things with it.

 Stay cool,


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Colours and things

Have updated my colours portfolio over here mostly with pages I found online elsewhere and thus, I assume, safe to post.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Never Forget

So I went to the zoo yesterday, and the shape of the elephants' heads fascinated me. So I wanted to do something under a terrible pun based title of 'Never Forget'
Still a WIP, but taking it easy this weekend so not gonna wreck myself trying to get it finished. Even taking this break I've noticed a few things that need fixing, so that'll be on the schedule tomorrow evening :)
Decided to push the storytelling in this one and the final thing'll have a few more key elements to it to really sell the story.
For now though, a bit of process. Hope y'all digs :D

Friday, October 12, 2012

Red Riding through the Sky

Yesterday seemed hellbent of me not getting much painting done, but managed to doodle this skycycle thing. Not a finish pic by any stretch of the imagination, but hammered home a need to spend more time trying urban environments.

TODAY however, I wasn't gonna let a lack of internets get in my way and got to play around with the pic above. Work came a calling and had to shelve it for now, but it was the good kind of work so I was happy out. Add in Breaking Bad in the background and you have 11.45 with me still at my desk.

Should probably go to bed, I'm heading to the zoo tomorrow :3

Monday, October 8, 2012

Sunday, October 7, 2012

The thing about tutorials

Occasionally, when I am wont to do so, I watch painting tutorials on youtube. The imagineFX channel is PARTICULARLY good, but the overall thing I feel is that I would have stopped WAY earlier than the artists in the demos. with that, I've decided to keep working on this thing, until I'm sick to the gills of looking at it. So far, I'm still really enjoying it, and thankfully I still have enough layers that changing things like character scale isn't too taxing on the paint-time.

I've really found a favourite in the erodible square brush- JUST enough texture, and works out in a shape that's quite conducive to my line weights- which is sort of the point really, to match trad media

Anyways, I'm also limiting myself to not being on the computer after 10.30 on a schoolnight....and of course by schoolnight I mean work the next day. So I bid thee adieu, and if I get through my receipts tomorrow evening (ew!) I might have another update yet again.

Really interested to see if I overwork this and ruin the pic as a result, or if it pushes me to a new level. LET'S DO A SCIENCE!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A dose of Moonshine

So Graham brought in a copy of Moonshine today, and it inspired the hell outta me.

Topic is tangentially based on a suggestion by Adam :D

Getting the hang of PSCS6, and beginning to find some brushes that work for me. I could quite happily work back into this...I think it was about an hour's worth of noodling :) Kept it about a quarter of the size of my monitor for most of the painting, right up until the lantern appeared. Starting to really like that approach.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Some doodles from tonight and last night. The pandas, harbingers of the artblock. Rargle. First and last one there have the same background, just trying out two different approaches to abstract splotches.