Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Two-Faced Robot Angel

This was something that Kelsie came up with, the idea of a robot showing two different personalities with two different colour schemes and visual styles.

I haven't done anything with the 'glass energy' style of robot for a while, so I thought it would be something fun to blend with the more 'organic' robot style I have played around with a bit. Plus it provides it's own light source, making it very easy to use two different colour schemes.

Prints of this piece are available for purchase at this link. Also, take a look at my Facebook page for more of my work and other goodies.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Painting Process: Lounging Robots

It's been a while since I've done one of these painting process posts. As with all of the others, these are painted in Photoshop, RGB, 12"x18", at 300dpi.

I started with two photos of Lisa, both shot on the same bed. In fact, that pattern on the bedspread is based on the one her own bed has, as I liked how it went with the Victorian/Steampunk theme I was playing with here. I developed the background from several different sources of Victorian-era homes.

Flat colour layers laid down for the first Lisa robot. Note that the colours I use for these flat layers will not generally reflect the final colour choices I end up painting with, but are just handy to keep the various layers separated visually.

Flat colour layers laid down for the second Lisa robot.

Flat colour layers created for the various background elements.

Background painted. I went with very warm tones, indicating sunrise coming through the windows.

Bedspread painted. This was pretty complex, but I love the rich red tones I ended up with.

Second Lisa robot painted. This is all pretty straightforward traditional-style painting here, with no use of filters or textures, just hand-rendered painting.

First Lisa robot painted.

Various lighting effects and polishing painted over the figures and overall piece, giving even more of a sense of sunrise spilling over the two figures.

The final piece can be seen (and prints purchased) at this link. Also, be sure to check out my work on my Facebook page, if you are so inclined.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Winged Robot On A Spaceship

A few months ago, I had decided that I wanted to focus more on steampunk-style robots in my paintings. What actually happened were more paintings of cyberpunk-style robots in space!

That's just how it goes, sometimes, when you are working on a project that is just following your own inspirations. Oh, there will be more steampunk robots coming (in fact, I'll be doing a photoshoot early next week based around that idea. Well, mostly.), but I'm also developing more and more work with a space setting, like this one I just finished with Luna.

Prints of this piece are available for purchase at this link. You can also follow me on Twitter and stuff.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Robot Angel and Giant Robot Woman

The attack of the Erins!

This entire painting was a result of thinking of the glowing eyes far off in the fog. Everything was built around that idea.

When going through my model photography for the two figures, I went with Erin B for the giant robot (which fits, as we've done a lot of pieces like that in the past) and Laydee Erin for the winged robot. They contrast very nicely with each other.

Prints of this piece are available for purchase at this link.


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Monday, November 17, 2014

Victorian Steampunk Robot Desktop Wallpaper

Here's another of my robot paintings made available for free download as a desktop wallpaper.

One of my favourite paintings that I've done of Emily.

You can see (and purchase prints of) the original piece at this link.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Retro Robot and Spaceship

There is a whole lot of Raygun Gothic going on in this painting.

I'm thinking that Monique is some sort of alien cyborg here. Unless the gas being pumped into the helmet to keep her breathing is changing the colour of her skin. It isn't just tinting the colour of everything inside, as it isn't affecting the colour of the ringed planet behind her visible through the bubble.

Prints of this piece are available for purchase at this link. Not to mention t-shirts, phone cases, laptop stickers, mugs, travel cups, and pillow cases. Redbubble really is trying a bunch of different products.

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Industrial Robot Angel

Trying a new variation of the 'glass energy' effects on the wings on this one.

This is my second painting with the lovely Laydee Erin, and I am very pleased with it. The glass energy effects on this one really had me stumped for a while, as I tried at least three different variations on it before settling on this design, but I think it really came together.

Prints of this piece are available for purchase at this link. Also, check out my Facebook page for more of my work, details about upcoming shows and appearances, that sort of thing.