Feeling the need to explore old skills, but using the digital tools I have become so familiar with, I have been trying out a Cintiq 21UX from Wacom. This device works like any other Wacom pen tablet, but with the enormous advantage of also being a screen that you can draw and paint directly onto within the likes of Photoshop and Painter etc… … this thing really is stunning, and has had me so convinced that I am really painting again (after at least 10 years not doing it!), that I even tried to smudge the paint with my finger tip at one point, and blow away any dust (from pastel/pencil) on another! 😀 This is a crop of a full body portrait I have been wanting to paint for a number of years – still a work in progress, but the face & hair are mostly done now.
After quite a long haul, I completed a calendar of Anime inspired females for Cirrus Logic (digital audio processor giant). The calendar is to be circulated amongst the companies clients/retailers etc, and represents many of the sectors their company provides technology for. This ‘Rock Chick’ character was one of my favourites.
If you are out and about in London over the next couple of weeks, you’ll see some animated idents/poster ads I have done for Lee Evans new DVD ‘Live at the O2’. They will be in pretty much every tube station on the escalators, and also a very wide variant in Picadilly Circus adorning the ‘London Lite’ – a 2×23 metre screen system!!
I have added a new gallery for some of the work I have done in film and TV media. Just a smattering from Star Wars Revelations and Pitching Lucas at present, but more to follow. I am also trying out a different gallery display approach – what do you think?
Today I have added 2 new pages; Tutorials, and Press & Media, with numerous links to articles, interviews and tutorials I have done. I will add to these pages as I come across any more, and will also add links to pdfs of other magazine interviews I have done over the years.