Female Face Digital Painting Study With Two Light Sources

I’ve been studying the incredible art of Fenghua Zhong.  One of the things that I’ve learned is that he uses multiple light sources in his scenes.

Here’s a female face study where I’ve attempted multiple light sources.  A warmer light coming in from the left of the picture with a cooler light coming in from the right.


Mountain Landscape Digital Painting Study

I’ve been getting in some digital painting practice on mountain landscapes as I’m planning to put together a picture of a dark temple on a mountain for the first panel of my digital comic.

Here’s the final outcome:


And here are some in progress shots:

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Dieselpunk Architecture Concepts Part 3

This is another dieselpunk evil temple for my digital comic project.

It took me ages to work out how to get the Blender array modifier to do a circular duplication for the horns around the inner roof section.  I used an empty object but there were 2 secrets:

  1. It all depends on the relative positions of the object and the empty.
  2. In edit mode, shift the mesh away from the object centre.

Anyway here is the result:


Dieselpunk Architecture Concepts Part 1

I’ve been looking into some architecture concepts for my digital comic project.

I quite like the look of dieselpunk architecture which has a lot of art-deco elements.

Here’s a few sketches:

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Then to further develop my thoughts I did a 3D model in Blender:


Project ADC-1 Character Profile Sheet V3

I’ve updated my character profiles for my digital comic project and also included some pictures.


Sylen Benevolen V3

First name: Sylen
Middle names:
Family name: Benevolen
Height: 184cm
Weight: 80kg
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Micro Fiction: Umia Yulon Audio Journal 1

In an attempt to flesh out my comic book characters a bit more I’m going to write some quick micro fiction about them.

This piece is supposed to be an audio journal entry from Umia as she is out riding on Torina, her winged panther.

The Audio Journal Of Lady Umia Yulon

Date: Wutanday 17th Ortumum 7117

Time: 06:13 hours

“The sun rise is breath taking this morning.  I’m taking Torina out for our morning flight. “

“It’s silly but I’ve often dreamed of going all the way up through the atmosphere and touching those planetary rings above us.  Beautiful.”

“Anyway enough nonsense, back to the interval training.”

“We’ll warm up for another 10 minutes and then do the first sprint.”

“Wait … what was that?” 

“Someone’s shooting!”


“They’re coming for us Torina!  Fly like the wind girl!”


“No no no no!”