Monday, March 18, 2013

Landscape Sketch: The Road

The weather is still cold and lousy, so I don't want to sit outside and sketch. This is a two-hour landscape/value study using a screenshot from the post-apocalyptic movie The Road as a reference. I'm a big fan of John Hillcoat's style involving raw, gritty environments and characters. This movie contains a lot of scenes of industrial decay and abandonment that stay with you for a while afterwards.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Iowa State University Pixel Town: Agronomy Hall

It's back! I decided for a change of pace I'd get back into my ISU pixel town project. I can see that this is going to be sort of an ongoing project for quite a while, seeing as this is the 7th building in a series of what will probably be 50 buildings, and I've already spent about 93 hours on the entire project. And I haven't even done any vegetation, people, vehicles, animals, etc. But anyway, here's Agronomy hall. Kind of a tough one, with that weird angle on the southwest wing. The greenhouse and glass staircase weren't exactly easy either. One good thing about pixel art is that once you make an object (lamp, trash bin, bike rack) all you need to do is copy/paste it. It's especially handy with all the junk on the roof that you don't think about but is part of the building.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

One Hour Speedpaint - EAI Pond

A one-hour digital plein air painting of the frozen pond outside the office and the buildings across the way.