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.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Sketching and Ztuff

Time is a expensive commodity that I have had difficulty affording recently for the blog. I'm very inspired by the Gumroad work that artist have been selling. It's fun to learn, while sketching. I'll post more stuff soon. I have a couple of studies I've done and work stuff I'll be able show soon-ish.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Beyond the Dead iOS

 Back in May I started working at GREE Canada. It's a new Canadian studio. And our first game is beyond the dead.  It's a zombie survival RPG. And some really amazing artist worked on it. Really inspiring stuff, these are some of the paintings I've done for it. I'll post more stuff as it gets release as were always adding new things to the game. I did mainly the backgrounds but I got to dabble in the character a bit.
Check it out on the app store: Beyond the Dead
As always copyright: GREE 

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Daily Spitpaint on FB

Ancient woods
Heavy armor
dangerous Beach
White Moose
Giant Staircase
Strange visitors
Plasma rifle
Defense turrets
too high
Frozen Beach
 windy village
 Orbital weapon
 Plague winds
 purple valley

sky patrol
Sand Storm
Soul eater
Defense spell

 Disability robotics
Temple elder

 The daily speed paint group on Facebook. Simple rules, no photos, 30 min paintings. These are challenging and super fun. Some of these were over the allotted 30 min and some I never posted because they took well north of 40min.  And some were even taken down by the moderators of the group, rules are rules.  And as you can see some were more success then others. Also there is plenty that were attempted and never warranted to be saved because of how badly I failed. I've learned a lot about how I paint and what if any process I follow. In the future I'll try to post these on the month they were done because, this is a pig post.