August 26, 2011

BLAST "work in progress" double page

Here's the latest WIP double page for BLAST. It's pretty close really, just a few decisions to be made about the BG values in relation to the strength of the sky reflection on the canopy.

Neville suggested I add a detail of part of the ship. Here you go Neville.

August 23, 2011

Eight, 90 minute lectures at Red Engine Studios

The dates and lecture topics are now all set for my 2-day workshop at Red Engine Studios in downtown L.A. on October 8-9.

August 22, 2011

Collaboration with Industria Mechanika

Industria Mechanika will be offering one of my ships as a resin model kit in the future. Learn more on their blog and vote for what design to build in their forum.

August 21, 2011

BLAST "work in progress" Spaceport

This one has a long way to go but I thought I would share this in-progress peek. Most of the big values are close and the general lighting I like. I've very roughly placed a few photo textures over the foreground elements. I do this before I go back and make my last detailed design/rendering pass which is what is basically left for this big grinder of a rendering day! The background structures came from a quick model/rendering made in modo.

August 19, 2011

BLAST "work in progress" Orb ship

Based on what I'm reading on my FB page what about these new options. (the single images)

Any thoughts on which color palette works the best are most welcome.

And a big thanks to those of you who have already signed up for my Red Engine studios weekend workshop in October.

BLAST "work in progress" escorted arrival

This one started by building on a piece I had done for Lift Off. Not much remains from the original now but it was a fun way to get rolling. A few architectural elements were made in modo and then dropped in. The big ship started as a photo collage/mash up of one of my aerospace cars from DRIVE and the little one flying above it came from a little pencil thumbnail. It's sometimes fun to build scenes with various elements created using differing techniques before painting over it all to pull it together.

August 18, 2011

BLAST "work in progress" BR-75

Here's today's WIP for BLAST.

August 17, 2011

BLAST "work-in-progress" repairs

Aside from the hyper-drive engine work this one is getting up on the tail section I have a few more hours to spend on it before it makes it into the book.

August 16, 2011

BLAST "work-in-progress" tide pool

Here is the latest WIP effort for the book. The BG plate came from a trip to Mendocino, CA. The rest is Photoshop. I still need to finesse the vent things the crew have added to the ground where the mist/steam is rising from.

August 14, 2011

BLAST "work-in-progress"

This one was done mostly in modo. The foreground element was generated with a photo taken in Toronto. I want to include at least one image in the book with some photographic "depth of field" style. This is the latest in that attempt.

August 12, 2011

BLAST "work in progress"

One more sneak peek at a ship that's almost done. I still want to do and graphics and weathering pass before dropping it into the book.

BLAST single page sneak peek...

Here is another page from BLAST.
Still have few things to finish up before it goes in the book.

August 9, 2011

BLAST sneak peek "toxic pond"

And another BLAST "work in progress" piece for the book. Environment started as an experiment in modo and then I moved into Photoshop where the current detailing was done and the ship was added. Still a few tweaks to do to see if it makes the cut for the final book.

August 8, 2011

another BLAST "work in progress"

Here is another image for the book, BLAST. It's about 85% complete.

August 7, 2011

BLAST "work in progress"

Here's another WIP piece for our upcoming book, BLAST.
I've got one more refinement and detailing pass to go, I'm sure the finished piece will be different, hopefully better for the book.

August 5, 2011

random summer selects

Its been awhile since my last post so I went through a few folders of sketches and modo experiments I've done this summer for various personal projects yet to be announced. Here is what I found for the blog.