Thursday, February 25, 2010


A personal project of mine, working on some stuff Rare said at the career fair, making a character from a piece of concept art. Here is the concept art, a Pokemon called Carvanha. I chose this because I liked the simple shape and the fact that it had a really angry looking face! I wanted to go with more detail than the normal Pokemon style, which tends to be flat colours and cartoonish, so I added detail ideas from real fish. Might make it a fish tank/ bowl to display nicely in.
Texture is 1024 x 1024, tri count just under 1,700 (I was thinking Wii spec).


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Life Drawing

Last year I went to a life drawing session on Monday nights. I feel it was really good for me and I produced a lot of work. It was also really interesting getting to see the work of a wide variety of artists with their own personal styles and preferences, and I hope I can find some classes out in Canada.

So anyway, here's some of the stuff I did. A lot of the parcel paper ones didn't photograph very well, the colours came out very weirdly, but you get the idea.

This model was great, she was really angular and could hold some really great poses:

This is probably my favourite piece, I achieved what I try to go for, where you fill in a lot of the information yourself:

This one came out bright yellow when I tried to photograph it, so I've had to turn it dark to have it make any sense. It was going to be black and white, but after I did the white I found it made enough sense anyway and left it:

The guy actually fell asleep during this pose, but barely moved!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Speedpaint, 45 minutes.

The snow roll actually exists!

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Speedpaint. 45 minutes, although a lot of that was spent pursuing a different idea

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Speedpaint Lock/ loch

About an hour, the word was supplied by Tim and was either loch or lock, so I decided to combine the two

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Great Tits

Finally finished Woooo! *prepares herself for barrage of terrible jokes and comments*

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Life drawing

I've found a life drawing class near me and I went last night. It was a bit weird and frustrating at first, but then it was almost like I hadn't been away from it. Here's my piece from the 50 minute pose at the end.
I've even drawn the face! I've always had a weird mental block about drawing faces - I've always been paranoid I'll get it wrong or offend people or something, so I just haven't done it. And that in turn makes me think I can't do it and feel horribly self conscious and it becomes a vicious cycle. But weirdly I'm starting to get over that, without really having done anything about it.

When I progress in art, it seems to feel like the knowledge or ability of how to do that thing has always been there and that the walls are just falling away rather than learning a new block of information. Almost like there's more space in my head for stuff rather than less. Does anybody else get that?