Saturday, 29 October 2011

Hitman almost done

I've finally finished all the windows, and celebrated by painting the smoky bits! I've been itching to do them for a while, now. My camera still won't work, so its off to the camera shop tomorrow to see if it can be fixed, otherwise, guess what I'll be asking for for Christmas?

Here's a few shots of what I've done:

Whole image:

And here it is on the right:

And on the left:

I'm hoping to finish it in the next couple of days.

Friday, 28 October 2011

Professor Layton and the Last Spectre sky done

Again, further apologies for the use of my I-phone camera! I love drawing and painting Professor Layton images, even more than I like playing the games. I'm looking forward to this one coming out in the UK.

Here's the sky done:

I'll do some more over the weekend.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Hitman background continues

OK, first let me apologise: my camera, the trusty Kodak I've owned for years has suddenly decided not to take photos any more. I've replaced the batteries, taken out the SD card, tried all sorts, but it won't work. I've had to use my I-phone to take pictures. I'm sorry, I know they will be blurry, and low def, but its the best I can think of right now!

Any way, with that apology over, here's the second one: yesterday, I took my mum on an epic train journey around the north of England - it was for her birthday. Somehow, I damaged my right index finger, and currently can't bend or straighten it at all without horrid pain - its swollen and immobile. That has meant I have only been able to paint colour blocks, as I don't have sufficient fine motor control for detailed work. I've done most of the background of Hitman now, with the details to do, hopefully tomorrow if my finger is OK.

Phew, two apologies in one post!

Any way, here's a couple of blurry shots of where I'm up to:

I hadn't noticed in the past how rubbish the camera is in my phone, I'll try to get my camera sorted out as soon as I can!

Here's a close-up:

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Professor Layton and the Last Spectre inked in

So, I've carried on with the Professor Layton picture, doing the inking in. I prefer doing this straight after the pencil outline - I know I often have to repeat it when I've finished painting it, but I really like the definition it gives me. I use a Uniball fine permanent liner, as I like the sharp edge it gives.

I love drawing/painting the Professor Layton images - specially after having a challenging time, there's something about this style that leaves me feeling much calmer.

Here's where I'm up to :  

Close-up right:

Close-up left:

I'll be doing some more of Hitman next, then I'll start painting this.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Professor Layton and the Last Spectre

So, after being made a football widow tonight, I decided to start this for the Child's Play auction on December 8th. I can't paint in artificial light, as I've discovered to my cost, as I can't colour match effectively, so Hitman will have to wait for daylight.

I love the Professor Layton games - puzzle games in general, actually - and the Layton paintings I've done for Child's Play sell really well. It makes me chuckle how the US releases always have a different title to the UK releases - at least the box art is the same, though.

Here's the source image:

And here's my pencil outline:

I'll start painting it once I've done some more of Hitman.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Final Fantasy VII finally finished!

Here it is, finally done! It will be heading over to Boston some time in the next couple of days.

The whole thing:

Close-up right:

Close-up left:

Thank you for choosing this, MegaMan001, it was lovely to paint!

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Hitman continues

I've been working on Hitman today as well, and have got some more of the buildings done. One looks suspiciously like a TARDIS!

Here's where I'm up to:

Here's a close-up right:

And here's a close-up left:

I'm aiming to get some more done over the weekend.

Final Fantasy VII almost done!

I have had an utterly blissful day today, almost all I've done is paint!

I've almost finished the FF VII painting, having finished the Highwing/Highwind - people are calling it by different names, and I don't know which one is right!

Anyway, here it is:

And then finished:

I'm aiming to completely finish the painting tomorrow.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

More of FF VII done

So, I'm still painting the plane, its almost done now! I've painted for about 2 hours this afternoon, but there doesn't seem to be much to show for it - lots of detailed lining, so although it doesn't look that much different from the last post I made about it, if you look close, you can tell!

Even more Hitman buildings done

I think this is going to take me longer than I anticipated, as I've done another 2 hours of painting and don't seem to have made much progress. I'm pleased with what I've done so far, though.

Here's where I'm up to now:

Saturday, 8 October 2011

More Hitman buildings done

I've painted for 2 hours this afternoon - spent far to long stuck in traffic after visiting my friend's daughter's new house. Sometimes the M60 drives me scatty!

Anyway, here's what I've done:

And here's a close up:

I'll be doing some more tomorrow.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

FF VI even more of the Highwing painted

And here's a bit more done. I'm enjoying this, the colours are pretty, its a sharp contrast to the darkness of Hit Man!

I'll hopefully paint a little more later on.