Thursday, February 28, 2008


More doodling on Kong last night...still not too sure about it.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Keyframes Update - Battle and Shipwreck

These two got the airbrush pass last night, now all they need is a another quick value/detail pass and they are ready for color.

The rescue one started to get airbrushed, but I was losing detail, so I guess isn't quite ready for that just yet...

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Something to work on while I wait. I got my Comic Con Pro Mailer this week, and they have this big book that they give away every year, which is full of fan and pro art. King Kong is one of the themes for this year, so I'm thinking about sending something in. Not too focused on it, but I need to fiddle with something...

Today the compressor is unboxed, so I should be able to do that a/b pass on the keyframes tonight!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Keyframes Update - Shipwreck02.

Here's the grays for the shipwreck scene. As with the others, it awaits an airbrush pass, and then a final value pass. I'll probably do all the airbrushing in one sitting, sometime soon.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Keyframes Update - Shipwreck.

Here's the beginning of the Shipwreck scene, the final of the first three keyframes to be thumbed out. It's mostly just a preview, just the front end of the ship...

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Keyframes Update - Battle

So here's the final battle scene, it needs an airbrush pass, and then another quick value pass to tighten things up before it goes to color. Since my compressor is still buried, I'll get the Rescue scene up to this level next.

The layout for the Shipwreck scene is also laid out, so that will also get started before any color shows up on these...

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Machtimus Prime

I changed with the background, and added some graphics...I think this one's officially done. Made it more like a character sheet. I also cut down the 'bullet chain' to show the whole door behind the gun, seemed to tighten up the gun arm a little more.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Keyframes Update.

Where the hell has Ken been!?!

My office is covered in drop cloths and plastic sheets; mold removal from a roof leak in full swing! I've been able to get extra work in here and there, but it's been hard enough just to get to my $ projects, that's why the posts haven't been so much in the last couple of weeks.

Anyways, here's where the first two key frames are, mostly penciled in, and just now starting the second 'value' passes, to start pushing/pulling elements in the compositions. My airbrush compressor is packed away somewhere, so I'll probably be started on the third frame before these two get the final a/b pass.

It's a pain...

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Rescue Key - Pencils 01

Here's the beginning of the Rescue key frame, just laying in the elements with some light markers and #2 pencil. I'm moving kind of quick on this, and then doing the tightening up when I do the value pass after the whole thing is drawn in.

These will be in a widescreen format, in real life the measurements are 16.5x7 inches.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Keyframe Thumbs

Here's the next three key frames I'm working on, starting in on the chopper one first, I think.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Transformer Final!

Here it is! So I threw in some metal-y background with a shadow. I might do something a little more fancy before it goes in the portfolio/site. But for now it gets the job done as a character design.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Transformer 14 - Almost done!

I decided to do an under-grip kind of thing for the gun. So, it's just about done; I want to add some scuff marks, and tighten up the lighting a little bit, also add some effects and highlights. Then I'll put some Transformer-y metal background and framing to complete the piece.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Transformer 13 - Under Armor

So here's all the armor blocked in, and all the black backing frame has been given form with color. So...still that gun arm lingers, that is my next mission, finish that off, and then the pieces will all be in place. The next and final step will be just highlights and textures.

He should be done this week!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Transformer 12 - Outer Armor

Here's the outer armor blocked in, still needs highlights and textures. I'll put in the under armor first, so that's the next step.

Apparently I'm still trying to figure out the gun.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Transformer 11 - Clean Up complete

All right, so now all the 'real' car elements are in there, cleaned up and shaded. Now on to step 3, filling in the ambiguous black backing, and adding armor. In the movie style, it's basically big chunks of metal.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Transformer 10 - Clean Up

Here's the progress on the cleanup, the whole top torso (except the neck) and current non-gun arm are done, moving on to the lower torso.

I added temp glow to the eyes, though technically that's a final lighting pass, (which is why there's no blue highlights around the face) but hey, why not?