May 25, 2013

Studies, Sketches + Brush!

First off, here are two quick landscape studies, done to test out some brushes. You can watch the entire process of the second one somewhere towards the end of this recorded livestream.


This one was an exercise in brush economy, based on photo reference by kouma-stock. It was done in a little more than 4 hours over the course of ten days.




And finally, another quick ASoIaF character portrait, this time of Stannis Baratheon. You can download the the sketching brush I used for most of this one and The Old Bear from my deviantArt sta.sh !





May 6, 2013

IFX, LoC, ASoIaF

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of creating a workshop for ImagineFX magazine. In the article I give some insight into my process and share tips about painting fabric in motion. The issue is on sale right now - this is one here:


... and this is what the my workshop looks like:



You can watch a preview on Youtube and buy the issue here :)


On an unrelated matter, this is my first set of illustrations for Legend of the Cryptids, which recently got released. They were so much fun to work on!




And finally, a one-and-a-half hour warm-up sketch of Jeor Mormont, Lord Commander of the Night's Watch from A Song of Ice and Fire. I'm a huge fan of the books, so this guy is based on how I imagined him from the descriptions. I love the TV series as well though :)