Tuesday, 15 December 2009


Hi, just trying to keep my ID stuff going. Its a constant balance between that, enviros and characters. So yeah I love wipeout....alot. I believe it really formed my design tastes when I was young. So I decided to try some anti-grav ships with some stylistic colour. Hope ya like em. I also recorded the detailing stage of the lower one.

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Monday, 7 December 2009


So heres something a bit different. I was playing around with brushes and just thought I'd resolve the shapes a bit more. I know its a bit weird but hopefully you'll find it visually interesting? Flipping and rotating the canvas did some nice things too so I included them too.

Thursday, 3 December 2009


Just some more visionaries characters. Still not really got a good process going yet for these :S Feryl turns into a wolf. Ectar turns into a Bear. Changed it from the cartoon where Ectar was the fox dude.

Sunday, 22 November 2009


Hi, thought I'd post my final project I did for my transport design degree. Always been meaning to post it but just never got round to it :S
Hope you like!

Its called the ElementalFRE. An exclusive limousine style car, designed for red carpet events.



Thursday, 19 November 2009


Hi, heres the start on my re-designing of the Visionaries, one of my favourite 80's cartoons. I thought I'd just post these as I'm doing them, otherwise it'd be an age for a blog update. This pic still has some important details to go in yet.


Saturday, 31 October 2009


Happy Halloween! Sorry I dont have any horror related art, just two more thumbnails :S
I promise to get some finished pieces done soon, ya can only look at so many sketches I think. I plan to re-design one of my favourite 80's cartoons next.

Sunday, 18 October 2009


Just some thumbnails for yas. Realised I really needed to go right back to basics. Was getting frustrated with what I've been producing latley, so had a read of alla prima by richard schmid (everyone should have that book!) and then did these quickies. Hope you like em, i plan to do more.


Heres a very quick step by step. Thought I'd show how I try to approach a piece. Think I sketched this thing in about half an hourish

CLICK for the big one :)

Tuesday, 13 October 2009


Hi, heres a pretty dodgy enviro speedpaint for the evenin. I really need to get some good enviros going. Amongst the billion other things @_@
I've been experimenting with getting the indicated detail into shapes and looking at ways to soften edges to add some atmosphere. I'm a waaay off yet, but I'm liking the results so far. And by all means, tell me if you think this is shite! :D

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

|Devil's Water

Just a quick sketch inspired by rennie foster's "Devil's Water".

Monday, 14 September 2009


Hey all. Heres a just finished image. It was born of the frustration I'm having of trying to render up a line drawing. I just cant seem to do it at all. I either do a dedicated line drawing, or a painterly mass'ed in image like this one. I may just have to keep them separate! If anyone's got any tips I'd be grateful.

Monday, 31 August 2009


OK! so its bank holiday monday and I'm bored to tears. So I thought i'd find something to do. I've been slowly trying to work out painterly looking techniques for a while now. And theres way more to it than just custom brushes! Heres some attempts I did yesterday and today. Sorry about the bad drawing, I think once I understand the technique better, I can focus on what I'm actually drawing.
Theres Al Simmons, Batman, and some detective guy.

Wednesday, 26 August 2009


Ok so I've been really meaning to do more personal work, but I started working at Crytek recently. So most of my time has been spent moving and getting setup again. Thought I'd get back int
o with some vehicle sketching.

I also need to redeem my character work after the previous fuck up :P

Tuesday, 28 July 2009


/update3 Yeah so I killed it dead. If i keep going i'll just be working it further into the ground. I'll cut my losses and try work out my structures more next time.

Ok, heres another dude from Nation, pretty generic, but I'm just trying to explore the visual direction of it. So anything goes right now :)

Also, some essential links!
Tron 2.0!!

Friday, 24 July 2009


Sorry for the lack of updates. I've got no internet at the moment, but hopefully when that gets sorted I can get back into my personal stuff. This guy is for my personal never-ending project called Nation. I'm really trying to get a decent lineart to painting workflow going. I hope to spend some more time on this guy. So any suggestions are very welcome!

Saturday, 27 June 2009


Did another one. I probably went waaay overboard with the detail and shapes.

Thursday, 25 June 2009


Another thumbnail taken a bit further. Trying to change the design for this one to a bit more of an alien/insect style. Theres sharper angles, more unusual shapes and surfaces. And some small classic giger repetitive shapes.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009


Just took the thumbnail to a further stage. Trying to keep the bold shapes whilst adding the fine details.


New favourite video.


Just messing with some shapes and lines.
I'll probably render one up next.