Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Back into it #2

Just apart from my australian mythical animals I need to continue
I started back into learning zbrush- but first a quick half finished headsphere. Sort of baby-man-child with a moustache...scary huh?
I'll go through the docs and watch the tutorial vids again- then maybe hit up friends who know what they're doing zbrush wise.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Come back arnie all is forgiven.

Well I just saw the new Conan film, and it is three things- inexplicable,incomprehensible and laughable.
I think the director and the writers need to be tied in a sack and thrown off a bridge....as a start to making the world a better place.
I also have to say also that arnie's acting towers over jason momoa- (who came across as a smirking, prancy, back sack and crack waxer).
And the bad guy was about as fearsome as a pensioner could be.
There was a dead giveaway bit where the baddie and his daughter huffed despairingly when conan jumped into the sea to get away. It was the "who writes this shit huff" for sure.
 At that point I too wished I could jump into the sea to get away also.

Also I think the action sequences were particularly badly edited or conceived, the music sucked, and sad to say so many shots were concept art cliches and each shot so contrived as a concept art money shot that there was no visual continuity whatsoever.
Who'd have thought saying " I slay . I love. (I act badly)" was such a leg opener?
And I don't know who was the health and safety cultist because they sure don't make evil temples(or bridges across lava filled crevasses) like they used to- a bit like the Holy grail or Jabberwocky or Sam Pekinpahs Salad Days in a lot of places.
Luckily though  Conan has super hearing so he can hear the purebloods faint cries whether it be in a forest miles away or a crumbling cave.


Quick dragony thing

Might try to do something unquick.
Is it alright to have a past mid years resolution?

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The alchemists

From a conceptart .org thingy- a gunslinging alchemist- 3 different quick takes.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Wombat ! !! Bad shots of a good book

Samples of "Wombat went a Walking " arrived.
A hard book is good to find.
Herewith my hasty photos of my first book with the good people at Hachette. Hope to do a bunch more with them soon.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Almost all over bar the shouting. A little left on p20 to go. Some page still need more love but as usual there wasn't time which is sort of odd to say because this book dragged out a bit due to a series of disasters.
Maybe might be able to add the extra love tonight and tomorrow and fix things. Anyway heres a few of the love needin' pages.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Quick and hairy

I'll say its not quite my idea- I went to a dr sketchy in Brisbane on tues night for an illustrators meet up and they had a girl dressed as a female faun (whats that called?)..

Truth be told I started doing the face then ran out of ideas.
then thought "oh go on give her hairy goat leg thingys",
as you do.
I don't like brazilians anyway, (neither does Elizabeth's rufous minge bat).

Fil Barlow has a blog! I tried leaving a praiseful comment but I am apparently persona non grata.

Still,-  imagine an imaginative  creative art evangelist  predating shaun tan by 20 yrs but never becoming a household name like shaun tan. An check him out those who don't know.