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 revisiting some old models and reworking them in Substance Painter. All modeling done in Zbrush and materials in Substance Painter. Renders done in Iray.
First up is my engineering bot that has had a rework of the textures. I'm happy how it turned out and getting those dirty metallic surfaces looking just right is really great.
Next up is the space ship from the painting last month. I decided to add some more detail to it and refine the materials a bit more.
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 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 is the last monster from the Copenhagen Monsters collection, for real this time. I know I said the same thing about 2 paintings ago, but this time I mean it. As much fun as it is too paint these large critters I must move onto other things. As you can see this little guy is enjoying the sunshine near Copenhagen's Amalienborg Palace. Read more about the palace HERE.
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.
This is the second entry in the collection of future green cities. This one is a little larger than the last with many more solar collectors and rooftop gardens spread throughout the city. There are also large cargo airships delivering goods from and to other similar cities.
Another year has flown by. Looking back here are all the artworks that I have created over the last 12 months.
Happy new year to everyone. I hope you all had a restful festive season. I've started on a new collection of city paintings. Inspired by the many zero emission technologies available at present, this is an idea of what a small city could look like in the near future if it's infrastructure was designed with these technologies from the start.
The second images gives you a breakdown of the technologies being utilized.
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.
One more monster roaming around Copenhagen for all you monster fans out there. This one is interested in some culture and decided to visit the iconic Opera House situated on Holmen just across the water from the palace.
More monsters have been spotted in and around Copenhagen. Check out this painting of the big fella at the Aquarium.
After reading the classic Sci-fi novel Starship Troopers recently, I was inspired to do a concept about that universe. Until I read the book I really liked the movie but as with most book-to-screen adaptations Hollywood really didn't do the book justice. The exclusion of the armored suits alone is a real disappointment to me. If you haven't read the book I can highly recommend it. Here is the painting I did inspired by the world of Cap Troopers:
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