Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sketch Book Dump

It has been a long while since my last post so here goes nuthin!What you will find here is a dump of recent pages from my sketchbook and an oldie that I never got around to scanning.

Asian Themed Page

Recent pages out of my sketchbook

A bunch of head shots of Eva Green.These were drawn on a Sheet of 11 x 17 Bristol board with a col Erase pencil.

A pencil sketch of Fred Williamson. This one is executed in Pencil

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Cell Shading 1

Hey Gang,

I know it has been a long time since I've made a post but that doesn't mean I haven't been busy. So, in the spirit of learning and growth, I've been working on my photo shop skills. Recently, I purchased " Master Art Works Metal Gear Solid 4" which basically is an awesome collection of production art and "making of" concept art for the video Game Metal Gear Solid 4. I'm sure all of you know that I am a Metal Gear fan right? Anyways, contained within this book are several examples of cell shading which I decided, I would emulate. The following image is the result of my efforts.

I spent most of my time simply playing around with camouflage patterns and I admit, I got a little carried away and created several " Variations" of this shooter character which you will find below.

I spent a lot of time digging around for various military camouflage patterns and I'd be a happy to share my resource files to anyone who is interested.
The following camo patterns you will find are. British DPM, British Desert DPM, German Flecktarn, US Woodland, CADPAT, Desert Tiger Stripe, Tiger Stripe, Urban, US 3 Color Desert and a couple of civilian pattens Mossy Oak and Real Tree. One that I am quite proud of is the Denison Smock pattern that was used by British Para Troopers during the 2nd World War. I've got quite a few more that I have not used as well.

Maybe in a follow up post, I'll include them all.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Calgary Comic Con 2010

Yes I know it has been awhile since my last posting but I am here to tell you that it was a success and Nick and I had a great time. Drop on by our blog to find out more.

For myself personally, I had an opportunity to meet ( albeit briefly) a personal Art Hero of min IAIN McCAIG! Wow what a great guy! He is every bit as sincere in real life as he is in his interviews and DVD's. I had attempted to meet him twice before but on both occasions he was backed up with lines of his fans and i was amazed to see him take the time to speak with each and every one of them and ask them questions about their show or the costumes or their art. He was doing sketches for people and he certainly wen above and beyond for them too. Most of the Guys I saw hacking out drawings at the show would do a quick torso or hero pose and then charge you an arm and a leg. I saw him complete full pencil illustrations for guys and he was not gouging fans either! So anyways, I had a booth to run and I could not keep leaving Nick alone so I basically had given up the hope of meeting him. The show ended and Nick and I had packed up and disassembled the booth when on the way out I spotted Iain McCaig was still at his table talking to fans and being a friendly guy. ( most of the guests had taken off at about 3pm and he was still there at 5:45!) So, i took my opportunity and he was gracious enough to chat with me for a few minutes. He Said that he would be coming to the show again next year and that he would be doing a demo over at ACAD sometime this year so who knows. Next time I'll try to talk to him a Little further but WOW, what a great guy and I'm very glad that i got to meet him.

I brought in one of my Gnomon DVD's that he had produced for him to sing and here she is... VOILA!

No this DVD is NOT for sale.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

DAR Fake Movie Trailer

Normally I'm not that big of a fan of fake movie trailers but since this is based on a project I worked on, what the heck! Check it out and enjoy " The beginning of the End"

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Riley Method

A while ago, I came across some of the tutorials over at Freshdesigner.com by Chris Legaspi.I was intrigued by the process (I too enjoy drawing with a ball point pen) and decided to take up the challenge by the author to do 1 drawing a day for 30 days. So, I did my 30 days and this is what I came up with. For more information about what I am referring to, follow the link above. Sorry for the brevity of my post here but something is better than nothing.
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

More Sketchbook Stuff and a Zombie!

Happy New Years!

I've a got a few images to share this month so here goes Nuthin!

This one is a warm up page from last weekend. Over at CA they have a thread going called " Draw What Everyone Else looks like" and this was my contribution.

A Zombie Burlesque Dancer

Zombie Burlesque Dancer Hunter!

And what post would be complete without a healthy does of MGS3?