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I am the first to admit that my Masters of Digital Media hasn't just stalled, it is a cobweb-laden rusty heap on the side of the road. But that doesn't mean it isn't still much loved and with a…


Moth and Butterfly Character Sketches

Quite a while since I threw an armada of Moth v Butterfly sketches onto the blog, so here are 7 image compilations that show ideas and thinking for both races. Nothing too radical here from previous…


Board Game Mechanics and Kickstarter

Over the weekend I generated quite a few notes and schemas on possible game mechanics that could form part of Valley of Wings which not only impact gameplay but are also helping to flesh out the…


Valley of Wings - Board Game Inspiration List

With more and more thinking about how to translate the world and narrative of my Moth and Butterfly world to a board game - - I have been looking (too much) at a range of games that would…


Unity, Butterflies and Moths

The shiny new Unity 4 engine is poised to be released and we have the first demo of the new capabilities in the form of The Butterfly Effect short film. Passion Pictures have teamed up with Unity to…


Media Leviticity Scale

While I have been working through options and scenarios for a Valley of Wings board game (Moths vs Butterflies world) one of the key decisions is how light/comical the mood should be. This idea of a…


Moths, Butterflies and Board Game Destiny

Since I/we have been playing many more board games over the last two months and having a heap of fun doing so. I have been thinking about porting over the Moths vs Butterflies realm to a board game…


Moths Butterflies and Doodles

Whenever I have my little A5 sketchpad out (daily if possible at least briefly) doodles and concept thinking abound. Over the last few years there have been so many drawings of Moth and Butterfly…


Chrysalis Architecture

This concept for a chrysalis tree house restaurant was made back in 2008 by Pacific Environments Architects out of NZ for US Yellow Pages. Would have been nice if it could have been realised somehow,…


MvB Sketches

Watching the Olympics and at other moments the sketchbook grows, here are a couple more compilations from the A5 sketchbook. They are still dominated by concept doodles for Moths vs Butterflies which…


SEM SPL

I decided to do a search for some groovy Scanning Electron Microscope imagery of Moths and Butterflies and quickly cam upon the marvellous resource that is the SCIENCEphotoLIBRARY. Here…


BF Sketches

A couple more Butterfly Maiden concept sketches from the other day - again just pencil in a regular A5 sketchbook. After watching Snow White and the Huntsman I felt like putting a little more thought…


Butterfly Col

Here is a quick colouring of one of my recent Butterfly armoured maiden sketches. The basic sketch was pencil on paper which I scanned in then used photoshop to layer things up. I used some photos of…


Butterfly Concepts

Here are some sketches from the sketchbook of more Butterfly characters. I took a touch more time with the larger face in the image trying to work from many very light touches with the pencil. I like…


MVB Sketches and more

Here are some of the more recent concept sketches and doodles for Moths vs Butterflies. Most of them are just pencil on paper (rougher paper which makes scanning tricky) but I also has a play with a…


Lotsa Moth and Butterfly Concepts

I haven't posted any of the Moth and Butterfly concept sketches for quite a while now, so here is a larger collection of a fair number of them all together. Sometimes I would find myself doodling…


HP2760P and SketchBookPro

A little while ago now I finally got an HP 2760P to replace my iPad as the portable computer in my life. While the Star-Trekky coolness of the iPad was great, as an actual tool it was left wanting in…


Chesterfield Invasion Worsens

I am enjoying working through the CryENGINE 3 tutorials, in the cookbook at the moment rather than the online ones (at least for now). Various bits of my island have played host to little experiments…


MvB glimmering sketch

Ultra quick colouring of the sketch set of Butterfly structures showing the kind of glittering nature of the architecture a little better. Little bit on process for reference: Scans of sketchbook…


MvB Concept Sketch Compilation 9

First up some sketches showing more of the difference (primarily cultural) between the Moths and Butterflies. Note that the Butterfly jewellery is now much more geometric rather than swirly which…