As I continue to focus on my new books about robots, there hasn't been much time to dedicate to much else. I did do a little concept image just to take a short break from the robots over the last month:
This month I have been working on a new image and testing out some new workflows. The image is called Riverside Tank Battle and was done using various software. Zbrush was used for the modelling, Substance painter for the materials and Octane to render the scene out.
Below you can see the completed image and under that there are single shots of the Sneaky Soldier and the Scorpion and Spider Mechs.
isHappy new year! Another year has past with many ups and downs.
This year has been another time of great artwork that I have been inspired by from all over the world. Below is my small contribution to the artwork created around the world each day.
Two new characters from PTG, two new flying robots, an illustration of an armoured chicken, a new baby hero on a bike and to finish it off a ring design as a gift.
I've started a new collection of paintings which are related to the Copenhagen Monsters Collection. It is called The Knights of Copenhagen. The first one in the series is below.
This month we have a generous chicken and a panda, a solar farm in the clouds and a space captain with some great hair. Read more about each creation by clicking on the images below:
From an old character design from a few years ago I did this quick sculpt of this space captain character. She is from an old project that never got off the ground and I wanted to breath some new life into the design.
This is the latest painting in the Green City Collection. The idea behind this was a combination wind and solar farm that would provide double the power generation of just a wind farm or a solar farm on it's own. The tube balloons funnel the wind that somehow gets converted to electricity. At the same time the top of the balloons have a coating of thin and lightweight solar panels that generate maximum energy since they are above the cloud cover and get sunshine all day long. At the bottom of the cable would be a small relay station that pushes the generated electricity to the grid or stores it in a large battery.
This little chicken is part of The Gift Animals Collection. Accompanying him is a Black Cat, a White Cat and a Panda all with their own gifts. I hope to add more generous little animals to the collection in future.
This chicken and his friends make great little gifts for the that someone in your life that you want to show your generosity towards.
You can get your own little chicken custom made for you over at Shapeways with the magic of 3d printing. Check it out here:
Your own Gift Chicken
The Panda Medic below was the first print in the series. The print came out dusty with white powder still visible on the print but this was more than a year ago and Shapeways have made great improvements in their colored material finishing.
It still amazes me how 3d printing works. Not to mention 3d printing with colour. Even though I've had many of my little sculpted characters printed in the past it just doesn't seem to get old. The latest little edition to my collection is this Armoured Panda Tank. It stands about 50mm high and looks great with the colors from the multi-color material.
Take a look at it over at Shapeways: http://shpws.me/HUIO
Here is what the 3d model looks like that I send off to Shapeways:
This is an old model that I wanted to do a texture pass on for a long time. I wanted to skip the time consuming process of setting up UVs and redoing topology to get it ready for rendering so I tried a new workflow. The new workflow allows me to export the model to Octane and then just do a quick projection map in there. I rendered out a few different versions and the rest of the image was Photoshop painting and the final image below is the end result.
This little fellow is part of a set of two characters who were designed many years ago. I previously posted an image of the two together and wanted to spend a bit more time on just this character called the mule. So here he is with a new texture pass and new rendering.
Link to original post: http://www.willdutoit.com/blog/duet-demon-hydra-on-a-bike
The latest addition to the Copenhagen Monsters Collection, called Monster at The Lakes. This one has a gorilla-like beast with a turtle shell making his way slowly past the lakes in Osterbro, Copenhagen. So far the collection is 11 paintings strong with various parts of Copenhagen invaded by these large creatures. I have one more to do and then this collection will be complete.
I had this idea for a drag racer that had the look of a charging bull, with horns down and ready to charge at full speed. This was the result.
I am very pleased that a friend of mine, with impeccable taste in artwork, has used one of my artworks for her latest tattoo.
Here they are with the original on top and the tattoo below.
Continuing on from the previous posts about this character, I've finalized a character sheet for him.
I missed out on doing a retrospective last year so with my recent look back at 2014 I thought it was a good idea to take another look at all the artwork from 2013. So here it is for your viewing pleasure:
Another year has flown by. Looking back here are all the artworks that I have created over the last 12 months.
These are from my recent Croquis class, done with red charcoal. The one on the left is a 25 minutes portrait and one the right is a 2 minute sketch.
I'm working on a new character design at the moment and will be posting different sections as I complete them over the next few weeks. Here is the first part, the armored arm.
Inspired by a book I read recently, in which this scene plays out, I was inspired for to a quick sketch to visualize this world, so here it is.
This sketch is a new design for a series I am working on. He a fast moving scout which is mostly achieved by those little boosters bolted to the back of his legs.
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