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Project JKF-1: Time For Tea Cover WIP 1

May 16, 2017

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I’m finally starting to get moving on the short story project with John Fulton. Here is an in progress update on the first book cover, I’m probably 50% of the way through it.  The colour block-ins are done, next come the details.

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Acrylic Painting 3: Rabbit Sitting Up

March 14, 2017

Digital Art

Here’s my third attempt with acrylics. I’m still using a monochromatic approach but this time using burnt umber paint (brown).

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Box Modelling An Anthropomorphic Rabbit In Blender

March 3, 2017

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I’ve been 3D modelling an anthropomorphic rabbit for my project with John Fulton. Here are a few process screenshots: I learned a couple of nifty tricks in Blender doing this: Edge Slide:  This allows you to select an edge loop and slide it along the geometry without affecting the overall shape.  Here’s the Blender documentation on it:  https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/dev/modeling/meshes/editing/edges.html Rip:  This…

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Acrylic Painting 2: Labrador Puppy

February 19, 2017

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Here’s my second painting in acrylics, a labrador puppy. I heard that at Watts Atelier, they have their students paint monochromatically to begin with so I thought I’d give that a go.

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My First Acrylic Painting: Rabbit In The Grass

February 10, 2017

Digital Art

I’ve been meaning to try my hand at painting using a traditional medium such as acrylic paint for some time now. I finally took the plunge and whilst I’m not completely happy with the result, I did really enjoy myself!I started with a medium grey background and then did an initial colour block-in. I then decided that my colours were completely…

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Project JKF-1: Rabbit Pencil Sketches on 2nd Feb 2017

February 7, 2017

Digital Art

I’ve been doing some more rabbit studies for my project with John Fulton. I had a quick look at the skeletal structure – I didn’t realise that a rabbit’s scapulae came so far round the side and forward to the front!  Every day’s a school day!

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Project JKF-1: Kettle Design Using 3D Modelling In Blender

January 21, 2017

Digital Art

After reading about how James Gurney uses miniature models to help him work out lighting, I thought I would try something similar in the digital realm. Here is a kettle design for a project with my author friend John Fulton. It was done as a 3D model in Blender using it’s ray tracing render engine (Cycles) which calculates how light rays…

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Project JKF-1: A Candle-Lit Shack

December 11, 2016

Digital Art

Here’s another study for my project with my friend and published author John Fulton winner of the Great War Dundee Children’s Book prize. The inside of a candle lit shack. For this I really tried to focus on the process of working from big shapes to small.

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Project JKF-1: Dog Painting Study

December 3, 2016

Digital Art

Another study for my project with my author friend John Fulton. For me studies like this are useful because you notice little things that can make all the difference – like the subtle tone variation in the white fur, the white hairs on the eye brows etc.

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Project JKF-1: Kettle Studies

November 27, 2016

Digital Art

The more I learn about, art the more I see the importance of using reference images and doing studies of them. For my first illustration in Project JKF-1, I need to paint a kettle so here are a few studies. I also took the opportunity to develop my painting process a bit further by using a hard brush to achieve…

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