Posts Tagged 'illustration'

Watercolour Illustrations

So in the last 2 weeks I’ve been practicing with watercolours since I’ve never been that great with traditional media.  A couple of weeks back I asked a friend of mine (who is rather good at watercolours) to teach me how she does it.  After a  lesson of showing me techniques and what materials to use I haven’t stopped banging out these illustrations since.  Hopefully I’ll make these into a series and sell some prints once I get enough illustrations finished *crosses fingers*, here’s hoping :).  Just a short post this week on some illustration stuff which I haven’t posted about for a while, hope you enjoyed it and will see you next time (not literally) :).

Sketch Dump

Hi guys, so it’s been a while since I have uploaded any of my illustrations, it seems most of my posts consist of photo shoots or food hahaha.  These last 2 weeks I’ve been fervently banging out sketches and illustrations so without further adieu here they are.  Also if you’d like to see more sketches, photos and other what nots check out my tumblr site here.  Enjoy!

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Sketches, Tumblr and Headaches

Hi guys, so I’m a day late on my post (sorry about that) because I had a horrendous migrane yesterday and could barely function let alone write a blog post, so instead of trying to string together a whole bunch of words to mildly sound coherent I decided to spare you the pain.   I’ve recently  gotten back into Illustrating again because for the longest time I went through a dry spell and just didn’t bother picking up a pen in the last few months, but about 2 weeks ago lo and behold inspiration has come flooding back and if you don’t follow me on tumblr (btw I’m on tumblr) you would have seen the most recent illustrations I had done.  I should give you a heads up these aren’t finished illustrations merely concepts practising with colour lighting and speed.  So with out further ado here are some of my recent sketches. If you’d like to see more you can follow my tumblr page here at http://www.tumblr.com/blog/reclog where you can see me post illustrations, photo shoots and other random bits and bobs.  Enjoy!!

Game Master Exhibition

Last week I was invited by a friend to attend the Game Masters Exhibition here in Melbourne at the ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image).  The Game Masters exhibition focuses on the history and development of gaming, taking you from the very first console made to the latest in games, genre’s and creations coming from big name and indie companies.  For those that grew up with games I would highly recommend you visit this well worth exhibition, regardless of what age you are you will surely enjoy the experience along with an awesome history lesson that provides actual consoles and games from the 1970’s for you to interact and play with.  There is an array of rare concept art, scripts, development drawings and interviews with creators on how they developed the games and the obstacles that came their way providing a good insight into how much thought goes into these games.  My favourite part of the exhibition was one such interview with  ‘Fumito Ueda’, the head designer of one of my most memorable and favourite games of all time ‘ICO’ for playstation.  On a quick note, because this is a post on the exhibition itself and not a game review, I would highly recommend giving ‘ICO’ a go.  Although released some years ago the game play is amazing, A rather simple game with out any battle systems, ,level ups or item upgrades this game focuses on the one task of saving a girl with all that you’ve got (which is not much) and using your brain to solve the puzzles of the castle to escape.  Im giving a very simplified summary of this game but if you have the chance definitely give this game a go as it is truly a work of art.  Besides ‘ICO’ other contenders such as Sonic, Mario, World of Warcraft, Monkey Island, Guitar Hero, Metal Gear Solid, Shadow of the Colossus and many many more titles are all part of this exhibition.

Unfortunately there is no photography allowed so I couldn’t take pictures of this wonderful exhibition, instead I can only encourage anyone who loves games to check this exhibition out before it closes.  For more information about the exhibition and ticket pricing you can check out the ACMI website here with all the details.

Here’s ACMI’s you tube site and I’ve linked below some highlight videos along with some ICO art I illustrated over the week, ENJOY!


Winter sketches

So this weeks update is illustrations.  It’s been pretty busy the last few weeks but I managed to get some quick sketches done of some of the people in their lovely winter clothes.  I love winter clothes and the lovely people who wear them.  I’m still keen to take some street shots of people but I have still yet to aquire a sniper lense (long range lense), that or the actual courage to ask people if I can take their picture :S.  For now it’ll have to be admiration from afar, or just some slight stalking and some quick sketching.

The Legend of Korra speed painting

“The Legend of Korra”, the soon to be released animated series by Nickelodeon has been one of my most anticipated animated series of the year.  The Legend of Korra (TLOK) takes place after the original series Avatar: The Last Airbender (ATLA) and focuses on the protagonist “Korra” who is now the current Avatar.

(For more information about Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra be sure to check out these links ATLA, TLOK)

I won’t go into alot of detail but Avatar: The Last Airbender was an amazing series with a good plot, character development and brilliant animation, I highly recommend you take the time to check out this great series, the animated series and definitely not the movie >:(.  It’s still too early to tell but I’m highly looking forward to seeing what the creators do with The Legend of Korra as I was such a big fan of their previous series.  In anticipation to the official release I did a quick sketch of Korra which you’ll be able to see on my youtube channel here, or in the link below.

Sorry Guys!!

Hey guys, sorry for the late postings.  Been really flat out lately and haven’t caught up with all my blogging.  I will update soon again some time this week, in the mean time I’ll leave this little tit bit here for you 🙂 (for those who know why I’m drawing Zuko again, hell’s to the yeah RIGHT?!).  I promise this week I’ll update 3 times, OMG 3 times!!! to make up for my lateness.  Be sure to stay tuned guys!


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