Part 11 of my composition series on youtube, this time discussing Focal Points and Visual Paths. Learn a bunch of tips on how to lead the eye around a painting.
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Art Director & Senior Concept Designer in Film, Games, Books. Scifi Environments, Robots and Vehicles. Professional work: Pixar, Blur, WarnerMedia, ++
Wednesday, May 31, 2023
New Tutorial: Focal Points and Visual Paths
Tuesday, May 30, 2023
May's Ink Doodles
Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Lightbox Expo 2023
Will be at lightboxexpo2023 No table this year, so no books or prints for sale, but I will be doing Portfolio Reviews and may participate in a panel or two. More details closer to the date. In the meantime, tickets are on sale! https://2023.lightboxexpo.com
Monday, May 22, 2023
Monday, May 15, 2023
While Earth is certainly not flat, that wouldn’t stop people from potentially building a Discworld, a flat, cylindrical surface that would float out in space. Gravity on a disc would be the most complicated problem to solve. If you were standing in the center of the disc, gravity would point straight downward, as usual. But as you approached the disc’s edges, gravity would continue to point toward the center of the disc. You would feel like you were walking up a steep hill. You could try and solve the problem by varying the mass along the radius of the disc to compensate for the change in gravity (less mass at the center, more out toward the edges).
Learn more about it in the Digital Edition of "Megastructures: The Visual Encyclopedia"
Monday, May 8, 2023
Quick alien environment painting. Decided to push myself out of my comfort zone and brought the saturation of the colors to 11.
Thursday, May 4, 2023
May The Fourth By With You!
When I was 4 years old, I grabbed a hammer and a screwdriver (used as a chisel) from my dad's tools, and carved this AT-AT from memory on a piece of wood. I think that was the moment it was obvious I was going to be in the arts.
Monday, May 1, 2023
Part 10 of my composition series on youtube, this time discussing various common composition types like the circle, the cross, rule of thirds, X Arrangement, radial, etc
Sunday, April 30, 2023
Composition in Art
So I've been posting various art composition related videos over the years. I think the final series will be 12 episodes, and I'll be posting Ep 10 tomorrow. In the meantime, feel free to check out the currently posted episodes if so inclined: