The Forgotten King

•April 12, 2017 • 2 Comments

While working on Valerian, my mind started to deviate more to the French comic book palette from which it was born. I wound up doing a few pieces over that time that felt more European comic book than what I was used to creating. It gave me a chance to experiment with colours I normally wouldn’t use together. It also gave me a chance to jump back into Sketchbook Pro for the final graphic line.

The piece below started on the phone with Sketchbook and symmetry on. I then re-did the line work in Sketchbook Pro on my main computer and painted it up in Photoshop. Maybe if there is a second Valerian film, Luc Besson may give this guy a chance to be in it…

The Forgotten King

 

hic sunt dracones

•April 3, 2017 • Leave a Comment

At the edge of the world we shall find our greatest fears and freedoms….

Another piece that was finished up a couple of months back. It started off as pencil to paper and then digitally painted up in Photoshop and Painter.

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The Grindylow

•March 28, 2017 • 1 Comment

A few months ago, my son and I were watching Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire. He liked a bunch of the creatures in the film, so I decided to hit pause and do a quick sketch for one of them, the Grindylow. The sketch then sat around for a bit but as my son wanted to watch more Harry Potter, I decided to jump back on it, paint it up and do a print for him.

The piece started as pencil on paper and then digitally painted in Photoshop CC and Painter 12.

Drums_of_the_deep_child

 

It’s been a while…

•March 26, 2017 • 1 Comment

Hey there, I know it’s been a while since I posted anything. I have been busy plugging away on some projects at ol’ ILM. I took a quick stint at another studio (that shall not be named) and the short of it is, it didn’t work out.  All for the better, in the long run.

Over the last couple of years, I have had the opportunity to work with some great teams and do paint work/ look dev on Warcraft, The Revenant, Deep Water Horizon, Valerian: City of a Thousand Planets and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

I have also been working on some personal pieces as well as reworking one of my children’s books that I have procrastinated on for too long getting it on the apple/ google play store. I look forward to posting some new work in the coming months.

-R

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Children’s Book character test

•August 6, 2014 • Leave a Comment

A little while ago I was asked to do a quick test for a Children’s Book series that was coming out of retirement. They started as pencil sketches and were painted up in Photoshop. Who knows what will come of the book and whom the artist may be but it was good practice nonetheless.

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Tofino intermission

•August 5, 2014 • Leave a Comment

I had a chance to finally get back to basics and have a surf trip getaway over in beautiful Tofino, BC at the end of June. 5 days with good friends and many sessions of surfing on great waves surrounded by one of the oldest rainforests in the world. It doesn’t get much better than that.

Tofino

 

 

munny, oh munny

•April 28, 2014 • Leave a Comment

A while ago, when I had a little more time than I did now, I had the chance to jump into the world of painting and sculpting on Munnies. A Munny is a vinyl figure, created by Kid Robot, that you can paint and sculpt on. They can be a lot of fun to work with, especially if you have the time to add additions to the figure. It is also a great starting point to get into the process of dealing with different materials and how they interact with each other to get the desired look. I generally go with a more graphic approach for the paint and add some Super Sculpey to the figure to change it up from its original mold. It’s also best to prime it before painting as well as spray on a matte or glossy finish to protect the final product.

The images below are of  the Gandhi Zombie and ‘Alla Fini di Ogni Cosa’ Munnies that were part of two separate toy art shows in Vancouver. I also included an image of the original Gandhi Zombie concept and the tools that were used in the making of the Munnies.

Gandhi Zombie Munny

Ghandi Zombie pieces

gandhi zombie concept

 

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Alla Fini close

di Cosa

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