January 8, 2019

In this video, I finish off my plan using Keyshot and Photoshop.

At the start I thought I would be able to render all of my sculptures in ZBrush, adding different materials and lighting. If I was doing something simple that would be possible.

But I never go for simple.


January 8, 2019

Finally things are starting to take shape.

In this video, I get some colour on to the sculpture. And it was fun. 

While ZBrush isn't the most extensive painting app, putting some colour on to a sculpture is extremely satisfying. This is where I was able to see the possi...

January 8, 2019

In this video, I continue to plan an acrylic painting in ZBrush. 

I think that this is the moment where I realise that I may have bitten off more than I can chew. What I thought was a simple creature design is actually a bit of a nightmare to create in ZBrush. Moving ar...

January 8, 2019

Last week I talked about doing something scary. Well, I'm going to continue scaring myself now as I attempt to plan my next acrylic painting using ZBrush.

I like things to be user friendly. I like things to do what I expect them to do. ZBrush is a mixed bag in this re...

January 8, 2019

Why is it important to do something that scares you, especially when you're trying to learn a new skill? If you do something scary you will learn a lot faster, that's why.

Sticking within your comfort zone will allow you to practise old skills, but you're not going to l...

December 12, 2018

Starting new things can be daunting. Starting new things of which you have no experience can be stunningly daunting. 

ZBrush is one of those things.

Everything about ZBrush was alien to me. Just navigating around a 3-D object was very tricky.

And yet it's so much fun.


December 12, 2018

In this video I look in detail at how to use free association to plan a painting. The Surrealists also used free association in their work. I've developed my own way of using this process and I've used it in The Seven Gates series and my new series, Guardians:

The basis...

December 12, 2018

In this video, I actually start to plan my new painting. This is always a fun time for me because I'm never sure where the painting is going to go. It's a real voyage of discovery. It sometimes feels as though the painting has always existed and I've just got to find i...

December 12, 2018

Earlier this year I decided to make some short vlogs to document the process of how I created my latest painting. This is the first of those vlogs where I bought a new PC specifically for the purpose of using it to run ZBrush, a digital sculpting app.

I wanted to use Z...

December 12, 2018

If you missed the first instalment of this colour mixing series, Click Here.

Now that you've learned how to mix the primary colours to get secondary colours, it's time to find out how to mix tints of colours.

Tints are made by adding white paint to a colour. That doesn't...

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