Monday, May 25, 2009

Lost City

Finally finished this mofo, I'm happy with my outcome in terms of the workflow, if I made a mistake I fixed it, was a really fun project, and took a pretty long time, haha!

Takecare guys!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Oh my.

No excuse this time guys, except for the usual laziness of course, but I seriously just forgot to update this bugger, I've been keeping my sketchbooks updated, though, somewhat xD

So check back there for anything you may have missed.

But in short, I've started matte painting, i've loved the stuff for years and have finally sat down and decided to do my own one, this is my latest one, wip/progress shots and base plate can be found at both sketchbooks :)

At the moment, water needs fixing, sky replacement needs to be done, and I'm still not happy with those buildings, *sigh*.  Around 3 days work so far, on and off, really want to get this polished to a high standard!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Not quite sure.

Hey guys, once again, sorry for being so lazy.. I just have been so strict on what I upload, quality wise anyway.

Heres a quick prac I did in photoshop because atm I am really considering going back to photoshop for painting, it is so far more superior to painter in so many ways, photoshop has its flaws, but not gaping flaws like painter.

Here ya go, was fun, found it really easy to add in blue hues for lighting and to blend out, something I was having difficulties with in painter.. :)

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Another alchemy image, I really like the laid back way the program makes me work, the randomness of all the shapes really lets you envision things, its amazing :)

Now I needa find a way to take these further..

Thanks for viewing, have a nice day!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Heres my random creation I dubbed 'Mechusa' a reinvention of Medusa.

I like it, just happy I finally got some productive out of Alchemy :)

Great open-source software by the way.

I may or may not continue this piece in Painter, stay tuned!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Samurai WIP

my samurai painting thus far, about 2-3 hours so far i think, ultimately decided to use artrage, so yeah, i'm off to bed, but will return to it tomorrow and it should be done by then, hopefully I can save those eyes before they end up looking any worse..

i'm happy with the skin tones they may need softening or perhaps some yellow or pink glazes, but ill get to that when I need too :)


God damn i've been lazy! 

Guys i'm sorry, i've been slacking off lately, and with the homework I've got atm, really just used it as an excuse to neglect my sketchbooks..

this latest was sketched from reference of a samurai stock image in art rage, i've been inspired by ancient japanese culture lately, and of course samurais, contempating whether to finish this off in art rage, or to run back to painter

The folds were a pain in the ass, still don't think I'll be able to pull them off come paint time.

Friday, May 8, 2009

light and perspective

oh, what a learning experience, something so simple in theory is actually really difficult to construct, a simple box with 1 and 4 point perspectives, lit correctly, with shadows, man i underestimated the value in doing these..

here you ago, invested a good 30-45 minutes in these, learning how to correctly map out my perspective and light the shapes, in art rage, i think i did alright :)


An update, yipyip.

Got inspired by a piece in a Painter discussion thread over at by Simon Dominic Brewer ( he's a really epic Painter artist, and decided to give art rage a spin, and pulled it off, so I booted up the dusty old art rage and painted this, no ref, about 15 minutes, just throwing strokes around, tried to be as abstract as possible :)

Have a good day :), if anyones interested, its 30 bucks, for a real quality painting tool, the community at the website is great, and there are some really great tutorials and resources there, so go check it out!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


i owe you guys an extra one for being so lazy and not updating..


some of the horizontal lines could be fixed, in hine sight, and its not really that readable, but i'm happy that i got the reference onto my canvas, with no colour picking and no tracing :)

have a great day!!


hey guys, sorry for the massive delay on the latest post, family went over the monthly bandwidth so the internet is temporarily and unbearably slow.

all will be fine on the 11th once we get reset, however, this sketch i wanted to share, and the net speed was acceptable so i decided to upload it :)


i'm happy with it, just wanted to see how i handled a structure on an angle, canvas was tiny around like 800 pixels i believe, so detail is vague

have a great day!