Sunday, June 21, 2009
Hayao Miyazaki's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind has always been one of my favorite animated films growing up. Not only was Miyazaki a masterful visual storyteller, his works are often full of flights of the imaginative that are as endearing as they are beautiful. Nausicaä was a great example of this, and over the weekend I thought I would paint something of a fan art based on it for fun. The idea has been in my mind for a while and it was taken from a pivotal scene towards the end of the film.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
This one has been on my backburner for a while now, and last night I finally found the motivation to finish it. For those of you who know me, I am a big fan of the BBC tv show Top Gear, of which I regard as the finest automotive program in the known universe. This is just a fun caricature that I thought would be a humble tribute to the show's hilarious trio of hosts - Clarkson, May, and Hammond. Due to the lack of appropriate photo reference, it was a challenge getting the likeness right, as I had to repaint Clarkson three times. All in all, it was a fun project and I am mostly happy with the result ;)
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
A couple of sci-fi-vibe paintings that I want to add more detail and polish. I find that these days I can achieve what I have in mind more easily by dabbling between paintings, working on each for a short amount of time (half-an-hour at the most) rather than staring at the same one for long, continuous period. It's a useful trick to keep my mind moving at a swift pace, which really helps me in finding the solutions I am after.