This shows my great love of Steampunk . I initially got inspiration for this after watching the movie Sky Captain and the world of Tomorrow and i proceeded to add as many Steam punk clichés as i could think of.
I also experimented with multiple layers in Photoshop to get a wide variety of textures such as in the leather coat and the silk scarf.
Created in Photoshop from an initial charcoal sketch of the underside of a sheeps skull it eventually morphed into a Giger like image of a hibernating rodent creature .One of those pictures that appears from the subconcious, i guess.
Heres my latest work inspired by the old Vincent Price movie “The Abominable DR Phibes”. Ive added elements of steam punk and elaborated on some of the set design found in the film such as the motifs down the side of the picture. I worked this picture up from my original pencil sketch which i scanned into Photoshop and added detail and colour .
Finally finished the steampunk gun . A long and arduous task with lots of importing textures to and fro from Photoshop to Studio Max and back again ( computer only crashed twice with no loss of life) . Still i’m happy its done , another one for my portfolio .
Here’s something i made a few years ago for no reason other to than to paint a female character (the rose motif was just an excuse ) . I did a series of four and they were actually published in a certain magazine at the time .
Here’s the Yellow Rose , I will be putting the other three pics up on later blogs so watch this space .
Been a while since i put up a new blog as ive been exceptionally busy on my Bride of Frankenstein picture .
Heres a piece i did earlier for the Zodiac series , it’s quite apt as it s the sign for December and my birthday month (every year is getting shorter , never seem to find the time etc ) At least i,m younger than George Clooney and better looking .
New project in the offing . It all started with my Steampunk Metropolis robot , now it seems i’m obsessed with converting old movie imagery to Steampunk , they just cry out for it . My latest is to be a Steampunk version of the Bride of Frankenstein . One thing i’m not doing is just copying the imagery of the original film no matter how fantastic it or amazing it was , i’m just using the imagery it conjurs up for me personally . Anyway here’s my working sketch of the Bride and the work in progress so far which ive worked up in Photoshop , the background i still have to figure out .
This is the first of my Zodiac signs series which iv,e completed in Photoshop from my initial sketch. I altered the clothes slightly as you can see .
I’ve finished seven zodiac signs so far and I’ll put them out on future blogs .
I’m not actually a believer in horoscopes but any excuse to paint the female form and I’m there.
Here are two oil paintings i did a few years back .(i don’t produce many oil paintings as they take ages to paint). They are titled Mechagarden 1 and Mechagarden 2 and symbolise the encroachment of technology on the environment . The machines have no real functanality but they dominate the garden like gigantic iron trees and threaten to dominate and swallow the landscape.
Just thought i’d share my pic of the robot from Frtitz Langs Metropolis rendered in a Steampunk fashion. I tried to make it as close to the original in design so as not to upset the Lang purists amongst you . If you haven’t seen the movie then check it out , it was years ahead of it’s time in special effects .
Just completed my shop ad . I just had an overwhelming urge to do it in a 60′s Swinging London psychedelic style . It was a joy to use such a wild colour pallete, but i think it’s worked pretty groovy man .
My picture is finally complete ..yippee, it’s turned out slightly different from my original concept , but that what seems to happen when i work , the ideas seem to flow in stages , still i think it’s turned out pretty much as how i wanted it and i’m quite pleased with it .
Now i wonder what my next blog will be about? ..argg
Still plugging away at the old airship . I’ve made good progress on detailing the gondola and propellers but still loads to do yet . Looking forward to transferring the whole thing to the main picture .
Currently detailing my latest picture in Photoshop.(no title as yet , suggestions welcome) Not sure about the background content but probably going to feature some conceptual airships from the late 19th Century .
Here’s the initial sketch for the main character , the hat and the binoculars are the elements i’ve detailed so far.