Final Characters - line up

I realize I haven't updated this blog much with character work and thats basically down to the fact that I just wasn't feeling it......but here they are lined up and partially shaded......turned out ok I think.

Eh Hem...this is the Final Temple Background

same background but had some colour correcting so that it matched the other backgrounds and added a little more texture to the sky.

Mia - Japanese Environment

well I did a couple more things to this environment....hopefully for the better. This environment is for a character called Mia from the film idea I have been developing an art of book for in uni. Because of how long backgrounds like this take I had to simplify the others leaving this one looking completely out of style but hopefully it's a nice enough background that it sits well on its own.

Polynesian Character Designs

Some designs for the Polynesian character in my story.....he will have tattoo's eventually but these were mainly to see if I liked the proportions and colour of the character......still not sure about this character...............yes the right peck is small.

Got a Bit Carried Away

I decided to finish working on this Background image today as I realized it was taking me an awful long time and it wasn't even in a style that I wanted my work to be in.....just got carried away with adding details. the mountains are still not finished and possibly the composition of the far right tree should change but I decided that I should move on and finish this at a later date if I have the time.

Town - Collab with Rhys

This is a second or third attempt at a background for Rhys Byfield's animated film.....still not completely sure on colours....may change again I feel.

Final Temple Background!!

Yet another version of the Temple background from Darren's film.....this is the final look that he is going for which is great. Glad we kept going with the style as I think that this is a vast improvement over the other Temple designs.

Rooftop Collaboration

This is another background for Darren Findlay's animated film. We're still experimenting with the style for these backgrounds but I think maybe that this is pretty close to what they will look like.
Darren's Line work and my colour work (as is the norm)

I've been struggling with my background design the last couple of days but this is the best of the worst. I like the sky and the leaves but I rushed the city and the islands as it was taking too long. I'm planning on adding an airship attacking the city once I have finalized a design for the airship.

Japanese Character Idea

I was experimenting with styles without an outline and came up with this design.....I like the style quite a lot although it was quickly drawn. may explore this style further to achieve a more dynamic look.

Tree Trunk Village

Spent some time on this background design for a village inside of a huge tree......don't really like it but there are elements I do like such as the details on the huts and the trunk sides. composition isn't very strong and all the colours are muddied.

Temple - Collab

Here's some more collaboration work I did for Darren Findlay.......again for his final student film. Two versions.....I think I like the second one more although I will probably do it again as the style isn't quite there.

Collab for mr. rhys byfield

This is part of a background I am doing in collaboration with Rhys Byfield for his final student film. He's designing the backgrounds and I will be colouring them for him. This is unfinished and is actually part of a much bigger image so doesn't have the finished lighting yet but I thought I'd upload it to see what people thought.

I uploaded two versions because we were unsure whether to keep the line on or lose it altogether. above is the one without which I personally prefer and below is the one with Rhys' lovely line.

Some Airships

some airship designs for my steampunk project, I kinday like these....will develop them further anyhow.

More Rough Backgrounds

here's some more rough concepts for my steampunk themed project, again just rough work to develop.

Character Styles

A few character ideas that I'm developing and trying to find new ways of shading/colouring.


completely forgot to add these thumbs for backgrounds for my university project.

concept ideas

I know they're similar but I'm just trying to get the tonal balance right.