Monday, 13 October 2014

Its Alive!!!

I call him MKII, but he answers to 'Blinky'!

The first movement test of the HumanIK rigged Mark II robot head, with additional facial / head bones.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

CGI Update-to-the-update...

Last-but-not-least of my CGI (slightly retro) robots, this is the Overseer robot; with classic 'evil' red colour scheme. 

He's not evil, he's just following orders!

Dark grey joints added.

Rear view.

Sometimes three eyes are better than two.

Sketching Update October 2014

Sketching Update September 2014

I thought that it was about time I updated my sketching work on the blog; so here are some of this years scribbles. As you can see I have finally started to use watercolours in my work and great fun that is too!

Victorian House entrance / porch; Denzell Gardens, Altrincham

Ancient Farmhouse, Gozo, Maltese Archipelago

Dilapidated dry stone building, The Burren, Ireland.

Adding line-work and aqua pencil shading after dark..
Typical Burren limestone rock and fauna...
A few weeks ago I got to go sketching in Salford Media City with the wonderful Manchester Urban Sketchers. Over a couple of hours on a very windy day I got a couple of sketchers done, the second one literally being blown out of my hands. Fortunately I caught the sketchbook before it was blown into the dock.

Media City , Salford Quays.

View of Salford Quays landscape; windswept!

Manchester Urban Sketching group sketchbooks.

A week in Dublin gave me the chance to do these nice urban sketches...

Small quick sketch of a Dublin House

Final larger sketch, with Monica in the window.