Thursday, October 02, 2014

Book Covers (fake): WIPs

Hey! Been working on some personal art, some fake sci-fi book covers. Here's the first 2:

The dark area shows the bleed. "R.J. McCann" is a made-up author name; apologies to all the real folks with that name!

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Lost Zeppelin: Discovery

The Lost Zeppelin: Discovery; digital, Copyright 2011 The Goodsery

Here's one I've been sitting on for a while, a client project for a friend pitching a screenplay. Had to wait until it was properly pitched out before posting. I built the zeppelin as a rough model in Blender (pre-modo days for me), rendered it with some lighting then brought it into Photoshop and painted the rest. Also used a Sketchup Library 3D model of a helicopter to paint over.

I'll update this post with progress images in a few days, don't have time today.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

This iPad thing is pretty cool

Super-fast sketch I did in Wacom's Bamboo Paper iPad app. Like, 10-15 minutes, maybe.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Spaceship Time, Berkey Style

Hi to all the space nuts from @NASASocial! It was really great to meet everyone and hang out at JPL with real life rocket scientists.

Here's a spaceship painting I did earlier this year in Procreate on my old iPad. It's a rough "master copy" of a painting by the incredible John Berkey that appears on page 44/45 of his collection Painted Space.  I was trying out Procreate while also trying to get a feel for Berkey's style and interesting, exciting color palette.

I just got a brand new iPad Air, which will let me work at much higher res than this image, and tomorrow my new Wacom Creative Stylus arrives. I'm hoping the new stylus lets me do production-level work on the iPad.

More to come soon, stay tuned!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Tyrant's Bride, Shot 01 (Personal) - Update 1

Hi! Been a while, huh? Well, I got a new job doing concept art at Blind Squirrel Games, so I've been a little busy, but hey, only about 2 months since last update, so I'm 67% faster! (Riiiiiiight.)

Had some time to work on my own stuff, so here's an update. After leaving it for a while, when I opened the image the first thing that hit me was that the parked fighters were looking odd and flat. So, reworked 'em:

Here's a detail of the left one before:

Here's after. Quite an improvement!

 Gotta add shadows under it, but it's looking way better than the sketch.

Because it's all about being a better painter, this is all just straight paint. I think I've unlocked the key to making my brain paint without freaking out (besides not using the word "paint"), which is to use only a 100% opacity brush almost all the time. Just lay in flat tone or color, and to detail uprez, zoom in, and use a smaller brush. Seems to be working, because I'm having fun.

More to come sooner than later!