Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Assassin's Creed

Its been a while since I posted anything - I've been ill and unable to paint. I'm starting to feel better, so I thought I'd post what I'll be painting next - its from Assassin's Creed, and is a screen shot looking out over Jerusalem:

I think this is a beautiful image, and hope I can do it real justice. I'm hoping to start drawing it tomorrow.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

VVVVVV is finished

I've spent all day painting spikes, til my eyes crossed and I had to have a break! I've finished, though, and thankfully before I lost the daylight - I hate painting in artificial light, as I struggle to match colours I've already done in daylight.

So, here it is; I came, I saw, I conquered:

Top half:

Bottom half:

Closer in:

This was fun to do, although the spikes may give me nightmares tonight! Its off to Seattle in the morning for the Child's Play auction in December.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

VVVVVV background finished

I've taken today off work as i have to work on Friday, so I decided to crack on with VVVVVV.

I've finished the background colours, and now have to decide what to do about the stripes. Once I've decided that, I'll be painting on the spikes - dreading that: there's so many of them and they need to be accurate. I've even thought about making a stencil, but that's cheating!

Anyway, here's the background done:

Whole thing:

Top, slightly chopped off (whoops):

Bottom half:

I'm going to play around with lining on some scrap paper before I decide about the lines, then its the spikes!!!

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Background of VVVVVV started

I've started colour blocking the background to Veni, Vidi, Vici in. I've not yet decided about the stripes - they are incredibly fine, and I may well end up inking them in instead of painting them, I'll have to see.

Here it is so far: 

Saturday, 12 November 2011

VVVVVV started

I totally forgot to post the pencil outline of this! Thanks go to LewieP from savygamer for playing the game to get the screen shots I needed, and thanks to Terry Cavanagh (the dev) for giving me permission to paint it!

Here's the source image I'm working from:

I forgot to take a picture of the pencil outline (oops) so here it is with the black part already started:  

Bottom half:

Top half: 

And yes, that's the messy painting area I work in! 

Here's the whole thing so far:

Just to give you an idea of the scale, really, as its such a tall image compared to its width.

Professor Layton and the Last Spectre is finished

Well, I completed the inking in last night, and so now its ready to be packed to go to Seattle, I just have to buy some more polystyrene to wrap in in.

Here's the whole thing: 

Close-up right: 

Close-up left:

Friday, 11 November 2011

Professor Layton and the Last Spectre almost done

I've painted again today - I'm trying to finish this so I can post it tomorrow, as it has to reach Seattle before 8th December.

Here's where I'm up to :

And here's the figures painted in: 

I'm planning on doing the inking in this evening, so I can post it off to Seattle in the morning.

If I do get it done, I'll upload another image.

More Prof. Layton and the Last Spectre done

I've painted a bit more of Prof. Layton. I'm trying to get this one done before the weekend so I can post it off to Seattle in time for the Child's Play auction on December 8th.

Here's the whole thing;

And a close-up:

I'll post more tomorrow.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Professor Layton and the Last Spectre buildings started

I've had some time to paint this afternoon, so I've made a start on the buildings. More will follow tomorrow!

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Hitman is finished

As I promised myself, I spent this morning painting, and I've finished Hitman. It was raining, so I couldn't go outside to take photos, so I've taken 3 with flash, and 3 without, see which you prefer.

The whole thing:

Close-up right:

Close-up left:

Then again, but without the flash:

Close-up right:

Close-up left:

Once its thoroughly dry, I'll be sending it off to Patrick.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Hitman almost complete

Yes! I've got my camera working again!!! 

I took it to Jessop's, and the very lovely man there told me I'd been using the wrong type of battery - for the last 5 years! I was using AA, but I apparently needed AA with a wrap around to stop them moving about in the camera - £12.50 later I have a fully functioning camera. 

This means I can update Hitman!

Close-up right:

Close-up left:

The flash has bounced all over the back of his jacket - I'll try to take an outdoors shot tomorrow if its not raining.

I expect I'll finish this tomorrow, as all I have left to do is the traffic to the right of Hitman and the railings.