Monday, March 31, 2008

Ashley the Archer

Considering I call myself an animator, I don't draw much that's animation-friendly (I don't animate much either, but that will be rectified before too long). I decided to play around with a single character in a few different poses. Kind of seems to be a strange lovechild of Wind Waker Zelda and Shadow of the Colossus...

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Monday, March 17, 2008

Music for Games

First image is a CD cover design I did for Little Pie Music in the US, as a sampler of Kurt Oldman's videogame music - I also put together a wallpaper version of the robot.
Some bad perspective in that supermarket couple picture, but I included it cus I liked it otherwise :P

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Don't Cry Red Tears

All from reference photos

My little sister at home in Kerikeri, complaining about having to hold the pose.

I'm so addicted to drawing faces, it isn't so good for my creative progression as I often neglect other stuff :O

A really terrible sketch with scribbles that turned out a heck of a lot better after mucking around with blending modes in photoshop and a quick texture.

My entry for the Pepper Project on DeviantArt.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Saturday, March 8, 2008


I have a tonne of pictures in my 'to blog' folder that I just haven't gotten around to putting up yet, so I'll dump a few of 'em now and more later.

The first is a Photoshop painting done using a reference photograph I took of my brother. I added a progress picture too - the first four frames show me playing with the photo to get the look I wanted and from there I started to sketch and colour the piece. The rest are speedpaints done in OpenCanvas - for the first I directly referenced the great Zhaoming Wu - his landscapes blow my mind completely.

What I really need to learn with colour is subtlety - pieces that really stand out to me are the ones that use small amounts of shifting colour effectively rather than bashing you over the head (like most of my sketches above). Again using Zhaoming Wu's landscapes as an example - his paintings of fog and fading light are just incredible.