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Project JKF-1: The Bull In The Basement Book Cover

April 3, 2018

Digital Art

This book cover piece is for a John Fulton short story called “The Bull In The Basement”. For this one I experimented with a major change in my workflow, namely, I skipped the line drawing phase and went straight into painting shapes.

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Project JKF-1: The Whisperer Cover

March 31, 2018

Digital Art

This book cover is for a short story called The Whisperer by John Fulton. I tweaked my illustration workflow again here by putting more energy into doing more studies.  Each study focussing on one particular component of the illustration.

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Adding Tarnish with Blender Vertex Painting

October 15, 2015

Digital Art

Some of my mates suggested I tarnish my logo a little since that would be more steampunky so I wondered about using Vertex Painting in Blender. This Blender Manual page on Vertex Painting gave me a good overview but I also found out that for vertex painting to be most effective, I had to have a lot of vertices. It was no…

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Making Planetary Rings In Blender Experiment 2

September 28, 2015

Digital Art

Continuing from my Blender planetary ring experiments with the Wood texture type yesterday, I thought I’d try out the Blend texture type. I created a ring mesh by extrude-scaling a circle. It took me ages to understand the different Blend texture parameters but I’ve found the following settings yield good ring-like patterns: Progression = Spherical Mapping – Coordinates = Object (choose…

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Making Planetary Rings In Blender Experiment 1

September 27, 2015

Digital Art

I’m working on an environmental picture of the Dark Temple Of Mymosule.  It will be dusk and the planetary rings of Undomea are to be visible in the sky. I’ve decided that I cannot draw the perfect arcs of the planetary rings by hand so I’m breaking out the heavy machinery: 3D modelling in Blender. Firstly I created a sphere with a ring…

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Winged Panther Digital Painting 1E

September 8, 2015

Digital Art

I’m done with my winged panther digital painting.  The background was done using Manga Studio’s water colour brush set at a really big brush size.  I also tried out the snap to grid feature when drawing in the gold border.  The total time taken was 5 hours, less than half the time of my previous picture so I think I…

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Winged Panther Digital Painting 1D

September 7, 2015

Comics, Digital Art

I’ve given Iyeon the Winged Panther some more definition on his hind legs and also given him some armour.  The membrane of his wings now also has a redish tinge to it which I thought would look more natural – not sure when I last saw a winged panther in the wild though …

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Winged Panther Digital Painting 1C

September 6, 2015

Digital Art

I’ve been working on a winged panther digital painting.  Again I’m skipping the line drawing stage and going straight to painting.  Time spent is at around 3 hours so far in Manga Studio. Here he is, Iyeon the Winged Panther:

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eComic Concept Art: Sylen Benevolen 2F

August 24, 2015

Comics, Digital Art

After the blocking in of colour I’ve started adding in the shadows for my full body ecomic concept art picture of Benevolen. This picture has taken me 11 hours so far and has made me realise that my process is very inefficient.  I spent a lot of time adding details to the line drawing which is getting painted over anyway. I think what I…

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eComic Concept Art: Sylen Benevolen 2E

August 23, 2015

Comics, Digital Art

For this concept I’ve changed my technique slightly.  In Manga Studio, instead of having the line layer on top and the paint layer beneath, I’ve switched it so that the paint layer is on top.  This means that instead of having the line layer always visible it will now disappear as I paint over the top of it.  I feel that…

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