Justin Sweet Concept Art

[Justin Sweet concept image from his website of his work for Prince Caspian] Having just done the Concept Art course, I admire all the more work by the likes of Justin Sweet. I particularly like his…


Visual Impact Image Expo

We are looking at some upgrades for our student print services at FBE, so we were at the show on at Darling Harbour - the Visual Impact Image Expo. The expo was a great looking event, it was chock…


Concept Art Progress

I felt as though my journey through the concept art course (COFA0919) was one where I improved a fair bit, so I thought a single entry here showing that evolution would tell an interesting story. So…


Two more COFA courses complete

I really enjoyed both my COFA courses this session, the audio and concept art. They were very different in style and I dedicated alot of time to them and feel that I got a whole heap back in return.…


Ruins Concept Piece

This piece develops the concepts built by our team in my Concept Art course and took me plenty of hours to get done - plenty. Below is a set of WIP images that track the creation from the pencil…


Autodesk acquires Softimage

Yep, Autodesk are working through the acquisition of the Softimage suite with Avid. Though it increases some of their game-dev centric capability, it really concentrates 3D creation in their hands.…


Audiotomatons

Well, my Sound Construction project is coming along and is now in fully digestible form.The piece is an exploration of the Anthropomorhising via Audio of Cellular Automatons. The automata have no…


Ruin WIP

The creation of this piece is taking ages, but is lotsa fun. Creating each individual structure with its own colouring and effects, then all the blurry ones as well has been a challenge. I like the…


Concepting Away

I have been doing the prep work on my concept art ruin and because of all the little details, it is taking me ages to get all the base colours down on their layers. I am trying this method as in…


Covet the Dell Mobile Workstation

While looking at the gaming laptops I came across this mighty new machine from Dell. The Dell Precision M6400 Covet Mobile Workstation is a mighty piece of hardware indeed. This mighty beast, which…


A little look at laptop gaminess

With Apple releasing the nice new MacBook Pros, with their NVIDIA 96ooM GT cards, it seemed like a good time to have a little look around at the 15" gaming laptop environment. Oh and since I now have…


Ruins base sketch

I spent a bit of time creating another detailed sketch of the full Ruin concept art piece. This way if I want to use the pencils in the final I can and I cans see how much detail I will add using the…


Case Mods

I have started watching the NVISION 2008 videos, more on that later. At the same event there was an Ultimate Case Mod Challenge where people supped up their hardware. The coverage on the nvidia site…


Ruin Colour Tests

Here are some quick colour tests for the ruin image. Even though the moonlight feel is important, the slightly more vibrant pallet shifted to the blues seems to have the most appeal.


More Ruin Sketches

A few more ruin sketches to post up.The first is an exploration in more detail of the Moth Scout and her nature almost hippy aesthetic with the aeronaut goggles. I like how she is coming together and…


Typefaces

At COFA earlier in the week I was admiring the student work pinned up outside the lab where my Sound Construction course took place. There was a great little 'exhibit' consisting of posters by…


3D PDFs via Microstation

I haven't explored much of the new world of 3D PDFs in Acrobat as yet. I just came across these files available via the article on Bentley's site: BE Awards Nominee Rebuilds I-35W Bridge.The article…


Running the Numbers

Chris Jordan's artwork which is built around highlighting and demonstrating the excesses of the American culture are a fascinating take on some vast numbers. This is a great idea, representing some…


ILoveSketch

[ILoveSketch in action image from their official site] This is a very nifty demonstration of the work coming out of the Uni of Toronto for ILoveSketch. This piece of software allows for some flowing…


Octopodi

This is an awesome (and SIGGRAPH award winning) animation from the Paris animation school Gobelins. This bunch of students have created a wonderful piece for which CGSociety have a great article…