Thursday, March 13, 2014

Prop Modelling

Prop modelling based on concept art from Ark Lineage II. The art book for Lineage II boasts some seriously strong concept art  especially the character concepts and armor. I used Zbrush alphas to add detail and paint the texture. Modelled and UV'd in Maya, Multipass rendering using Mental Ray and comp in Photoshop

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Longswords have straight and double edged blades and are characterized by their cruciform hilt.

Had two consecutive non-productive and blocksy days so decided to speed model a prop and just have fun with it. Modelling & UV in Maya, Texture in Photoshop, rendered with Mental Ray

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Bat Creature - Fan art

One more observational study before I stop procrastinating on completing some original concept work. It's based on the bat creature sculpt by Aris Kolokontes. I kind of slipped into painting it after oggling at the details in the sculpt and paint work. 

Image ref used with permission of artist. Thank you Aris!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Environment Modelling

Left: Concept art of the Alkalai Dam Doorway in X- Men2  by Mark Goerner || 
Right: Texture and Light blocked render test 

I picked this concept art for X Men 2 by Mark Goerner to do a model to render study of an interior environment scene. His concept art pieces are so incredibly detailed and well thought out!
Though I need to do a lot more of these before I really get the hang of it, I totally enjoyed working on it. I've finished modelling and UVing the scene and blocked out the textures, shaders and lighting. More fixes, polishing and render tests before I can call it done.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Mastercopy: L'italienne au tambourin

Another value study of  a painting by William Bouguereau. I blocked it out in sketchbook pro on my iPad and decided to continue the study in PS & ended up starting over from scratch for the most part. I normally don't enjoy revisiting older paintings but I had Indian election & political scandals to keep me entertained through the study this time around :)

Monday, January 27, 2014

Figure Study

Wanted to keep these studies quick and loose. Had a tough time calling it done. Cannot seem to paint hair for the life of me. Will probably tackle Rapunzel fan art next ;)

Edit: Image ref used from one of the core shadows set over at