Friday, 29 July 2011

Planet Corona Work: Character Design: - 'Wyman'

I took a detour from my Planet Cornona work recently. So here's a new character. The heavily scarred, Captain Wyman.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Tutorial Painting

Working at the University has been quite a weird experience. Within the space of a year I've gone from being on one side of the education system then thrown onto the other side without really realising it!
Since there hasn't been any students over the summer, we've been refining how the students will be taught next year. So I've been asked to set up a digital painting tutorial for next year teaching the pure basics of Illustrator and Photoshop, then building more skills and techniques on top of that. Was a bit of challenge since I've never wrote one before! But it was a good experience!
Anyway, these images are examples that will be shown to the students. The idea is to give them the template of this drawing, then teach them how to edit then paint it. I'm really curious to see how well they do!

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

"Cause and Effect..."

Well, I've finished off a scene from the book.'s not a scene from the book, BUT it's a scene set after a very specific event that happens to Lisbeth. I don't want to spoil anything for anyone who hasn't read the book, but hopefully those who have will know what I mean.
I might add some more minor details to the image, but I was quite happy with my day of binge painting and I was kinda excited to get it up here as quick as I could! (for a change!)
I was pondering whilst painting this image. I might paint Lisbeth's "scene of revenge" next. Not sure just yet, but what the hell...I might as well while it's all fresh in my brain!!

Monday, 11 July 2011

Lisbeth Salander

I recently finished readin Steig Larsson's 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' and I'm currently blasting my way through 'The Girl Who Played with Fire'. Have to say, it was probably one of the best books I've ever read and I loved the character of Lisbeth. So much so, it inspired me to paint this character sketch, and I'm starting to work up a painting inspired from a scene in the book. Hope this painting does Lisbeth justice!