Monday, 18 July 2011

Early background test

Here is a render of a test background, that I've been working on for a while for my film:

I like using Maya to plot out a background, as it feels like I'm building something in three dimensions. It helps me to get a better feel of the world I'm building.
This is just a rough version blocking in the main architecture - for the city scenes, I decided to go for a Art Deco design, as it works really well in CG.

I overlayed a few textures over it, to get the feel I want for the finished film ~ a sepia-toned city.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Fanart of Bygone Eras

Just some fanart I've done recently to stretch my digital painting muscles.
They feature two musical, animated girls from very different eras:

Outrageous 80's icon Jem. Her signature colour was pink, if you hadn't guessed.

Disney's Snow White, with elements of Vincent Valentine's costume {of Final Fantasy VII fame} - because as characters, they're quite alike... if you squint a little.

Monday, 4 July 2011

Portrait for Rachael

This is a portrait I did for my friend Rachael's 21st birthday:
Which is actually today, July 4th!

I sketched it roughly in pencil using photographs as reference, then scanned it, and painted digitally on Photoshop.

In the picture, Rachael's wearing her faux fur coat; it became a favourite of hers during the the harsh winter of 2010!