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Christian Activity Book

I have recently been hired to do some activity books for United Methodist Publishers and would love to share my latest work. These particular samples were Christian themed, from Jonah and the fish to Elijah's altar, to Esther's crown. Turns out that I really enjoy working…

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Lady in the Tub

Hi there!I've just finished this new illustration and I thought I´d let you know about it – you know while I'm still happy with it.   It's about one week old, so yeah, we're in a hurry here.   You see, I've always loved good colour combinations.…

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Colouring in Illustration - Values First, Hues Later

I love this Illustration, and from what I could tell, a lot of people love it too. I find it funny that they do, because this was my first attempt at something that I haven't tried before. Instead of choosing the palette and painting under and over the line work, as I…

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Chipotle - A Love Story

Over the last year or so have had the distinct pleasure of being a part of the creative team behind the recently released animated short film 'A Love Story' for Chipotle. I was originally brought on to help with the early character designs, and then again once production…

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Starting a Journey

Shifting into second gear is easy in a car. For an illustrator getting your career into second gear can feel like getting out and pushing (even downhill). I took me a while to realise that my competition would be the best in the world and everyone who’s nipping at…

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Product 3D modeling and rendering case study

The client was not able to provide cad data or good reference photography but due to tight deadline we had to do our best with what we were provided. (Always give plenty of notice if you require a product modeling! You can supply either the technical plans to work from or…

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Motorway Full CGI 3D Environment case Study

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CGI Room set Bedroom Case Study

The following room set was created using 3ds max and vray there are no photography elements composited into the image. This is a pure 3d render with minimal colour correction in Photoshop. The room set could be rendered from additional angles if the client required it or…

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CGI Kitchen Breakdown / Case Study

1. Using 3DS Max we create a digital set as shown in the above viewport sceengrab.   2. The set is polygon modelled any additional details will be added in textures.   3. A camera is established in chalk for the client to sign off. 4.Materials,…

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Comic book rework

OK, so I've received feedback to my comic book that has been in the cook pot for years. I've learnt no matter how good the illustration work if the reader doesn't identify with the character, you've lost. So it's literally back to the drawing board, or should I say…

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