Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Guy in Coffee Shop.. .

This is the first painting that I did on my iPad. I really like setting the painting in a real environment as it teaches me about lighting and coloring. I used a rubber tipped stylus and Art Studio. I love this programs.. .it's a lot like a paired down version of everything you would use in Photo Shop to paint.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Superman.. .

Just a lil' interpritation of the  man of steel. ..printed this one out for a frame and a walling somewhwere. Here are a couple of development versions for the line work. Fiddled the proportions, head shape and gave him bigger muscles. When I coloured this one I had a serious amount of layers.. .such a 'nob head' way of doing things.. .still, I know a little better now! :)

Monday, August 06, 2012

Tuono V4 Tank Grips.. .

I made some Tank Grips for my new bike and I thought that they came out rather spiffy so here is the pattern if anyone in interested. I styled them to fit with the lines of the bike (if you get them on in the right place) and I have a few options for the middle crotch grip - there's a split version (lower in the image) and a whole version (higher). You can also only use the lower half of the split version which I think looks the nicest because it lines up nicely with the lines on the left and right grips; however.. .it offers less protection so I used the separate upper which gives you good protection and the lines still work with the side grips - best of both  world. I made mine out of Tech Spec SS tank grip rubber, but you could make them out of anything.. .wool, hamsters, jelly.. .what ever works for you! :)


Friday, February 17, 2012

Video Pixie.. .

I Got this little project from a friend to design a Pixie character for a web tool called 'Video Pixie'. It was a cool project as it gave ma a chance to work with a client without pressure (because I was working for free) and a chance to improve on my ability to draw women characters (something that I have a lot of difficulty with). The end result is by no means a masterpiece of design, but I made a lot of improvements in these areas as well as being able to work on my 'design appeal' skills.

For what it's worth.. .here are some of the development designs.. .

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Toothless Melman

A friend of mine had a little accident recently.. .She bashed her front teeth out in some kind of falling over accident. She likes giraffes so I couldn't resist putting this little card together for her.. .get well soon!