Friday, 3 June 2011
Saturday, 28 May 2011
I'm currently reading Surface Detail by Iain M. Banks. It's the latest in a series of his that is based around a super advanced, space-faring civilisation called The Culture, a decadent people who many millennia ago developed giant sentient spacecraft called Minds. The Minds' are unfathomably intelligent and exist and think in more dimensions than the usual three. They are also in some cases huge, often housing billions upon billions of people in a space that could easily be mistaken for a natural environment as opposed to the interior of a man made ship (technically the ships are made by other ships rather than men, but I digress). It is a tiny segment of one of these craft that I have chosen as my environment.
Oh, look out for a traditional style flying saucer, a surf board attached to a kite, a diving bell, Da Vinci's helicopter, a beat up old car and a giant flying bottle of Irn Bru.
Friday, 27 May 2011
Wednesday, 25 May 2011
Saturday, 21 May 2011
I feel I should say... I don't like her much. She is pitiable, certainly - an anorexic, drug addicted, mentally unstable teenage werewolf. I feel sorry for her, but I just can't bring myself to like her. Who knows, maybe I'm being cold hearted. But anyway, I felt like drawing her. I would love to see these novels in graphic novel form (and I'd love even more if I got to draw them!)
Her arms are weird. I have discovered that drawing crossed arms can be tricky. Should have used reference.
Thursday, 19 May 2011
So maybe we could use it (individually) and draw something from it.
For example, "Johnny Turbo's Hippo World" or "Generic Barbarian - 3rd Strike".
Just keep clicking on "Make me another name!" until you find one you like. (The sillier the better)
Sunday, 15 May 2011
Apologies for this being about a month late, between having no A3 scanner and Blogger being down I felt like I would never get it up (WEEEEY). So yes, Lynsey - Super Villain - Fantasy. Fantasy was a difficult one. I kinda went half fantasy fantasy, with the horns and moon and such, and male fantasy with the sexy Super Villain comic book-esque super suit. Also, as a Super Villain I felt she needed her signature 'critic' pose. I have not a name for her though, any suggestions?
Hope you like it Lynsey :) x
Monday, 9 May 2011
(eg. The Lord of the Rings -> Rivendell or Harry Potter -> Dumbledore's office)
There can be characters in it if you like, but they should be secondary to their surroundings.
Don't be afraid to use films or existing illustrations etc. for reference and inspiration, but try to make it your own vision. (It would also be cool if you did use any sort of reference to feature it in your submission post!)
Deadline for this one is May 22nd (roughly - we remain easy-going in regards to deadlines ^_^ )
Sunday, 8 May 2011
I know, I'm super late with this. I spent most of Friday finishing off a commission and decided to just do a quick sketch on Saturday morning for Fan art Friday. Unfortunately, when I started the 'quick sketch', I actually really got into it and instead spent the whole day on it instead.
Saturday, 7 May 2011
Kieran Duncan was your average after effects obsessed animator boy, working long into the night rendering on his laptop. After an accident involving Irn Bru and curry spilling on his laptop during his later AE adventure, Kieran found himself fused with the laptop and transported thousands of years into the future. With his ability to shoot lens flares from his chest and travel speeds any motion blur would be jealous of, our hero LENS McFLARE is born!
Of course, our hero was lonely thousands of years in the future without a certain flatmate, so he made a companion robot to help him fight crime called Grossibot, modeled accurately to resemble his friend he left behind. Together our two heroes combat darkness, blinding all that is evil with his epic lens flares.
Some quick Fan art for the wonderful short series 10th Kingdom. I remember waiting and hoping for a second season to be produced, (as is promised in the final scene) but it never happened.
Time taken, about 2 chapters of Goblet of Fire read by Stephen Fry.
Stephen Fry as Severus Snape? Awesome
Friday, 6 May 2011
Been listening to the Harry Potter books as read in the deliciously dulcet tones of Stephen Fry the past week or so. Inevitably, started doodling the characters.
I hope it's somewhat obvious, but here's Hermione.
Thursday, 5 May 2011
That is one tiny unicorn.
This past week I've been trying to work on some commission work but I've had a major creative block since we broke up from uni. Decided to take a wee break from it and give this another go instead and it's really helped me get back on form, so thanks Fortnightly Themed Sketch Group!
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
Had to repost this cos the zoom wasnt working..
Had a lot of fun with this sketch, lessons learned this time round.. always save your work! My own fault. Also, posing in the mirror helps lol. Think her balance is a bit off in this but I'm quite happy with it. I want a dino dog!
Sunday, 1 May 2011
Friday, 29 April 2011
I know we've all had hand-ins, and the last thing we want to do is pile on extra work. But we need to keep it up. It's been over 2 weeks since the last theme, and the new one isn't decided yet. I don't want to let this die before it's really began.
So, the fortnightly theme is still on, but with added fan art content.
Saturday, 23 April 2011
Theme 4, which does begin tomorrow, will be something environment oriented, rather than character.
Friday, 15 April 2011
Age 10: I was constantly hyper and wore pink sometimes. Oh dear. I also received my first ever copy of Pokémon blue which would be the only game I would end up playing non stop for a very long time. I was obsessed with Pokémon and often drew comics about going on adventures with my Pokémon buddies.
Age 15: Halfway through high school.. I was that awkward teenager and quite chubby. I felt self conscious and unhappy (with those generic moments of happiness inbetween) and was one of those teenagers that'd go straight home and sit on the computer for endless hours. I also discovered photoshop and it's joys as well as read manga and watched craploads of cartoons, ate lots of junk food and generally was waddling through life, hopelessly acting like a fool and writing really bad stories.
Age 18: Started Uni. Even though I had shed most of the fur and the fleas, I still had a bit of that puppy fat on me D: I didn't have the best choice in clothing and I learnt so much from moving away from home. However I didn't learn about better dress sense until about now really..
Age 20: This is me now. Still unusual, still like some of the things I did when I was younger and doing a course I love :D but I still act like a complete kid.. and I've started using rucksacks again. I definitely have better clothes sense than I did before. I also don't wear glasses anymore, which was a big thing for me. Also manage to shed most of the puppy fat. Thank goodness. Student lifestyle has served me well.
Thursday, 14 April 2011
Age 5 - 8: I really MISS this stage. I was fit and healthy and very freckly. My hair was wild. My shoes lit up. My knees were scraped. That was the LIFE. I was also confident to the point of cocky - shyness was an affliction for other people as far as I was concerned. Also, I included here the result of me trying to cut my own fringe the night before school pictures with serrated scissors. Good times.
Age 12 - 14: Where did the cute me go? I was a right wee torn-face. My grey Vans were my prized item of clothing, with my baggy jeans coming a close second. Baggy shirts a must, preferably navy blue. I desperately wanted poker-straight hair, but a combination of bad hand-me-down straighteners, my lack of patientence/expertise and, oh yes, naturally curly hair resulted in a bit of a mess. The only feminine thing I did was wear eye make up - black eyeshadow, black eyeliner and black mascara. In copious amounts. My dad called me Chi Chi (after the panda). I stayed indoors most of the time, so was pale and spotty and pretty chubby. Very shy, quiet, withdrawn and moody. Not my best years.
Age 16-18: I was a bit happier, but not much. Still waiting to lose the puppy fat. Making attempts to look girlier. Cut all my long hair off, after the misguided belief that shorter hair was less fuss (for me, it isn't!). I wore what I know think was too much make up (foundation, bright green eyeshadow, blusher, etc.) I was still quite shy, but getting better.
Now (nearly 21): Animation student time! I think apart from my youngest stage here, I'm at my happiest and most content with life. I'm also starting to look a bit more like I did when I was younger (well, i think so anyway). Not much else to say =)
Age 9: The 'lovable scamp' phase. I've always been a 'function over fashion' kind of guy, but when I was young this mantra was taken to something of an extreme. I spent most of my time in garishly coloured jogging bottoms and strange, bright T-shirts. My excuse is that it was the 90s and that this kind of thing was practically encouraged. At 9 I was quiet and shy, but confident that when I hit ten I was going to receive my starter Pokémon from Professor Oak, leave Midgar, and travel across wonderful lands battling everyone and everything before saving The Planet from the evil clutches of either Sephiroth or the Elite Four, I forget which.
Monday, 11 April 2011
Age 7: I was young, brash, and foolish. I liked Football. I also collected girly trinkets like necklaces and key rings (but fortunately never wore either)
This was the most confident I would ever be, to the point of cockiness. Fortunately, my pituitary gland soon snuffed out all the self esteem I had.
I also had a talking football sidekick. He was my umbro.
Age 13: Addiction to mmorpg legend of mir successfully vanquishes talking football, exercise and social life. Also, acne. Pale and dark haired due to lack of sun. Hair gelled in a desperate attempt to raise attractiveness. Then, Anime Phase.
Age 23: Cannot wear anything that isn't blue. Shoes replaced once every 3 years at the earliest.
Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Monday, 28 March 2011
This Apple-Cat Pokémon evolves on happiness and it takes pride in the apple that sits on it's head. I liked the idea of it being a fire/grass and trying to perfect it's attack without bungling it up and setting fire to itself (which I imagine knowing me, would happen quite a lot by mistake.)
Sunday, 27 March 2011
Can't believe that I left this until last minute, like it was some kind of dirty essay. Anyway, this was done entirely in photoshop. Instead of evolving when reaching certain levels, I/he evolves right before a deadline (I'm getting better at this, honest)