Thursday, August 20, 2009
This book is by a Japanese author and I wanted to at least slightly reflect an Asian feel in the illustration (hopefully). The tree is really a cop out on my part, as I just didn't manage to achieve the look I wanted and would have liked a tree with much more detail and one that curled around in a beautiful shape... but it wasn't to be I guess.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Back to the book illustrations finally. Here's one for The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Not sure if I would recommend the book! It is all about the atmosphere really, so I wanted to do something very moody and tried to capture the bleak emptiness of everything.
Also, that's easier than doing anything definite that can be critiqued!
NOTE : this one looks a lot better in the bigger view.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Well, I managed to get one book illustration up before I got distracted!
I saw a nice bird on the grass on my way to work. Nothing unusual, but i just liked the look of it and the composition with the road. This is EXACTLY what I saw... colors look so much flatter at that time in the morning.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
I thought I might do some illustrations inspired by books that I am reading... makes it easy to think of an idea!
Not necessarily of a particular scene or theme, i'm using it VERY liberally, it's really just a starting point for me to think of something, anything.
Here's Brave New World.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Found a portrait on Flickr that I could reference for a painting (I'm trying to work on portraiture, I'd like to start doing it with actual friends/people). Then realised after a few minutes that I didn't feel like doing it. I kept going for a bit longer regardless, but the result is sloppy and very half-done. I find my paintings tend to look bad until the very end where they (hopefully!) come together... this definitely didn't get to that stage.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Was messing around in grayscale for a poster I was doing, and while I didn't end up using this, I liked how it was coming along so i just added a bit more today.
I like the feel of the top half, the bottom is the added bit, it needed SOMETHING to make it a bit more interesting but it doesn't work as well, i think.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
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Tuesday, March 31, 2009
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Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Soon I will be going to a non-chili party, which is for people who don't want to go to a chili party happening at the same time. And I felt like making a little picture for the facebook invite.
So just a few minutes in photoshop, nothing special but a nice little gimmick.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Been a LONG time since I put anything up here!
I got caught up in the job-hunting and -getting process, then since I have started work I haven't had a heap of spare energy to do this kind of thing. Having said that, I am doing some stuff, so maybe i just need to get in gear to put it up here.
Today's showing is two little pictures I digipainted... the statue was from a photo reference, I just liked it and wanted to attempt a rocky texture. The fireball is a doodle i did using a huge Cintiq tablet at work, just trying it out.