Monday, December 29, 2008

Star Wars Animatic Pannels

So here was a great digital painting excersise. These are shots from The Empire Strikes Back which I painted frame for frame to create an animatic for my digital tools class. It neat to see the effect of painting a pannel out from a still screen shot. They kind of look like concept art.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Isle of Skye

Alright, so this is a new one I have been working on for a new book I am writing. I'm naming it "The Isle of Skye", after a place in scotland. It's completely digital, and it's the first time I have tried this way of painting (without real paints). It sould be interesting to see how it turns out. I'm excited about it, and I'll be posting some new digital paintings soon along with this one in its final form.

Bone Drawings

I had fun doing these drawings, even though studies can be a bit dry. If you want to be a good animator, you MUST MUST MUST, have a great understanding of how the human body is put together. It helps with character design, and animating. Hope you like em!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Alabaster Expressions

I love this guy! When thinking of a name for him, I thought of things that sounded pretty and fun. I thought of the name Alabaster and said to myself, "what does alabaster mean", because I knew it meant something. So I asked my mum, and she said, "the rock alabaster?". I smiled and said, "thats the one".

Monday, December 15, 2008

Mysterious Jungle

So finally my mood landscape painting is done. I'm quite happy with it actually. I think I was a bit worried that the final would turn out not as good as the two roughs, but I think I prevailed. I like how a stayed analogous in my colour scheme, almost to the point of being monochrome, but a managed to cool things down in the front to make things pop a bit more. Enjoy!