MvB Concept Sketch Compilation 6

Here are some more concept sketches further fleshing out the Moth and Butterfly bodies and equipment. I like the character of the bows here for example how their different approaches can both crate…


Demonhunter Speed Painting

[Demonhunter Image by Xia Taptara via his blog] The idrawgirls.blogspot.com site by Xia Taptara has a wealth of cool inspiration that I have looked at before. He has a new video up showing him…


MvB Quick Colour Concept

I decided tonight to dive in and grab this combined sketch and do a quick colour treatment under the pencils using a single layer and that's it. Here is where I got to - I kinda like the effect,…


The Monster Engine

Here is a fun idea well realised by Dave Devries that took a suite of children's sketches and then coloured/rendered versions of them into works of art using his style. The Monster Engine brings…


Hover Winners

[Ronen Bekerman HOVER challenge 1st runner up via the official site] A few days ago I was looking at the superb work of Benjamin Brosdau in taking out the Ronen Bekerman HOVER visualisation…


MvB Concept Sketch Compilation 5

More pencil sketches for the Moths vs Butterfly character world. Here I am playing some more with the body plan of both races and how the racial character of each is overlaid on top. Some more…


Law Abiding Engineer

Here is a superb adaptation of the Law Abiding Citizen trailer bringing the Team Fortress 2 characters into the fun: This wonderful piece of work is a real showcase for someone wanting to create…


Benjamin Brosdau visualisation

Here is a little look at the work of Benjamin Brosdau who was featured on CGSociety following his success in the HOVER Visualisation Challenge on RonenBekerman. Benjamin's wonderful grasp of material…


Techy Bits

As always there are nifty new hardware bits being released or announced that are intriguing even in our fast paced world. Here are a few that caught my eye: ASUS multi-touch all-in-one PC [ET2700…


Beyond Balck Mesa

This new short film, Beyond Black Mesa, is set in the world of Half Life 2 and does a super job of taking us back into this world in a live action way. With the settings, effects and sounds all…


Concept Artist: Thomas E. Pringle

[Thomas E. Pringle image via his site] Time to check out a concept artist, draw some inspiration. Thomas E. Pringle's site has a range of imagery including drawings and concept pieces to check out -…


MvB Concept Sketch Compilation 4

Here are some more Moths vs Butterflies concept pencils. You can see further exploration, particularly on the butterfly side with body and facial form, armour, jewels and more. I like how the faces…


Mixamo and Unity Training

I havent played with Unity for a little while now, but I have fond memories of the Cartographer project and the then upcoming Unity 3. With Unity 3 now doing great things, it is fun to see products…


Scary Moth

Here is a Yellow Moth photo I collected somewhere on the net (sorry for not recording this one). How huge, hairy and creepy does this fellow look. I can see several ways to bring this into Moths vs…


Tree Software

When I dove into Cryengine to do my first vegetation tests I had a poke around for software ready to bring in more trees, grass, vines, ferns and such. Getting into CryEngine may take some work, esp…


Comic Wings

Here is a quick scout around for some comic/cartoon inspiration for wings in reference to the ongoing concept work for Moths vs Butterflies. First up Pixie from the X-Men, who has fairy0like wings…


MvB DigiSketch

While I love pencil sketching (will post more of those soon) here is one that I did in photoshop from start to finish. This is another study for the Butterfly race, I was originally going to have a…


JSC Images

I liked J. Scott Campbells little story (on Twitter) about his Black Cat image (see below) was pulled from his Facebook page for being too sexual or raunchy or something - huh!Anyhow, looking it up I…


Dettmer book sculptures

[Work by Brian Dettmer via MyModernMet] Here are some wonderfully artistic pieces carved from old books by Brian Dettmer. The article on My Modern Met has these plus many more to inspire and a link…


realtime rendering and graphics cards

By way of a quick update on things in this arena, we have the announcements from Autodesk of the 2012 releases of things including 3dsMax 2012 (coming very soon). We get improvements in the viewport…