Thursday, February 26, 2015

Where the Gundams fell


Learning Z brush I made the Helmet as a study. And trying to work out the pipeline with Z brush, KeyShot, Modo. Made the full illustration.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

CHALLENGE 17 Facebook Brainstorm Group

 Vader with his induction Saber/Katana
Storm Trooper

Scout Trooper (Endor Trooper) 

 And the sketches for the initial ideas.


 Re-Design Starwars Vader and Storm Troppers

And for any one interested what the inspiration was and how I thought about it.

Long ago in a land far, far away...

I wanted to do a historical take. But not the regular Samurai Star Wars take. Those are great, but I wanted to play with my imagination more then just set them in feudal Japan.
I imagined how would costumes look in a ww1 like setting level of technology. For the Star Wars story.
If History had taken a different turn?
If samurai aesthetic would have advance to the wars of the early 20th century?
How would this affect armor and there weapons?
What if the Matchlock/Flintlock guns had progressed to be on par if not superior to ww1 era guns?
And how would a Saber/Katana work with a plausible tech that could have been developed in that time period? With the same benefits that the light sabers have in the source material?
Like I said I had a lot of fun with this, perhaps too much fun? It was fascinating to research the history of Japan. As well as induction technology, and Matchlock/Flintlock's. It was a fun rabbit hole to follow.

I'll post hi-res versions at my art station.

https://www.artstation.com/artist/robots

Also if interested the Ref I used for this Project"

http://www.pinterest.com/robertorobert4/brain-storm-sw/

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Closing out 2014





2014 was the year of studies. Looking at my folder for 2014 most of it was studies. It's telling how much time I did not have to do many big images for my own. Something that I have to figure out for 2015. Studies are fun because there a exercise in observation and not creation.  But having not created that much in 2014 has had a impact on my portfolio and my satisfaction and lack there of on my work. I am rarely happy with my work and if I am it's fleeting. If I have one resolution it is that, more creative work on my own. One lofty goal is to have enough to fill a small book full of work. But Goals are made to be achieved.  We will see where I am in a year.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Monday, August 4, 2014

Master and coulour studies

 Zorn! Anders Leonard Zorn so I had not heard of him until fairly recently. I heard of him on a podcast and after I picked up the pieces of my mind I needed to do a study.  His painting style like Sargent look effortless. But he also looks like he was having a lot of fun. I tried to replicate the brush strokes as best I could. The mastery of this man was something else.
 Some Mullins studies, I love the contrast in value on these. Seeing if I could capture it.
 Shaddy Safadi has a series of videos on Alla Prima digital painting,there quite good. Everyone should check them out on his YouTube page. Really interesting technique it involves a under painting of really rich complementary colours. A very methodical and step driven technique, and a lot more enjoyable them it would seem. I'll have to try what I learned with this on a couple of production paintings in the future. "it's about looking good, not being good" that quote has helped in more ways then I think he knows. Just form a physiological point of view.