Thursday, 28 June 2012

A couple of strawberries

Life drawing of some strawberries that were grown in my garden by my mum!

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Landscape study

A creature design process

The idea behind this creature design was to incorporate a scorpion, a quadruped such as a horse or lion, but I wanted to establish an overall arthropod look to it.It can climb hard surface terrain with its hard claws and it rears its prey or victims in with its expandable claw jaw.

The initial idea was this:

It then turned into this:

However, I wanted to change the colour to more of a yellow/orange, as it usually resides in cave/mountainous regions, but possibly in jungles.

This is what I came up with, but the proportions and perspective, as well as the overall design displeased me, thus I drew it out again, THIS time I used an outline sketch to make sure everything has believable proportions and the perspective was correct, as well as lay out a proper light source/direction.

I then tampered with the original outline shape a little and established a light source and direction.

Here is the finished piece!

A character


I branched off a first idea, then just went a bit crazy and produced variants. Number one is the initial idea, then developed to the finals 5 and 6.

I had to think about composition and focus points/areas. This was hard because I didn't plan this piece very much, it would help in the future if I started to plan out perspective, scale and rough ideas with line drawings first, even if it is very loose plans, it would at least help me to make a more convincing piece of art at the end of the day!





Final 1

Final 2

Sunday, 3 June 2012


Turned my friend into a decaying zombie! Maybe the nandos didn't go down too well for him...

Here's a quick environment for the MMO project for University, I wanted to achieve a cartoon-like appearance, similar to Professor Layton's style of art.

University project

I wouldn't normally post university work here, but this is an exception as I drew and designed a world map for a post hand-in project.

These are the initial stage designs:

Below is the developed design, I experimented with different artistic effects in Photoshop to try and get more of a traditional feel.

More experimenting and thinking about presentation:

Made a decision!