Thursday, July 2, 2015

lighting


Learning how to light things in a painting using a base overcast painting as a starting point. Felt like my brain got bigger on this exercise.


Friday, May 22, 2015

RSF racers













till learning z brush so I modeled a race car (the wings nearly killed me) I concepted back in 2012. Then I kit-bashed it until it could not be kit-bashed no more. I used a couple of sets big thanks to the folks that made them. Adds a nice texture to the model. And made a poster and another  Nick Govacko: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/kit-bash
Vitaly Bulgarov: http://vitalybulgarov.com/3d-kitbash/
conceptOriginal concept

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

Working on somthing: PF



Learning Z brush trying to stay creative on the off time.