Traditional Art

New products on there way

Posted by on Mar 2, 2013 in traditional Art | Comments Off on New products on there way

New products on there way

Its been a while, but then I have been very busy. I’ve set up a new company called vizworx, www.vizworx.co.uk, with a couple of collegues after being made redundant from my last job, so not so stressed out these days :). Thought I would give an update of what I have been doing in my own time, that is creating a set of products based on my past work that you can read about on this site. Its taking everything I have learnt over the last 18 months and applying it to a design that hopefully will be marketed and put up for sale in various...

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My First Bronze Casting

Posted by on Oct 29, 2012 in My grumpyArt, traditional Art | Comments Off on My First Bronze Casting

My First Bronze Casting

Hi All, Its been a while, sorry about that, but loads been happening, and this is a little insight into what I have been up to in the last 2 months. Bronze Casting, Its been a bit of an ambition of mine to do some traditional bronze casting and I have finally accomplished it, although on a small scale, nevertheless I have succeeded in producing a little coin/token sculpture from a digital sculpt to a 3d print, from there I produced a mold and then a wax casting, this was then coated in a ceramic shell and finally the wax was ‘burnt...

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Horse Mould

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 in 3D, traditional Art | Comments Off on Horse Mould

Horse Mould

Well I abondened the first attempt of the horse mould as it was going to prove very difficult to keep the parts together, so I went for a block silicon mold in 2 parts. I buried one half of the horse in oil based clay, this included half of each leg, sculpting the oil based clay carefully so the the horse could be released in one piece when cast. I enclosed the the whole thing in a melamine case using a hot melt glue gun to hold it together. The silicon was poured in a thin steady stream on one side so it flows around the model so to rid the...

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Modern to Traditional

Posted by on Aug 7, 2012 in 3D, CG Art, traditional Art | Comments Off on Modern to Traditional

Modern to Traditional

Hello all, Its been a while and I apologise, but I have been rather busy. I have been working on some new techniques for converting digital models to physical replicas, and so far its going quite well. Although I would regard myself as a traditional sculptor its been quite some time since I have actual done anything  with clay. Its now time to combine my past with what I have been concentrating on for the last ten years or so, to combine digital technologies with traditional techniques. So far I have had a couple of digital models printed...

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Drawing

Posted by on Apr 17, 2012 in traditional Art | 0 comments

Drawing

Thought I would post an update on a project I mentioned some time ago. Its a drawing of a fictional bar scene in pencil on paper, size is approx 1.5m x 50 cms and I have put in roughly 80 hours on it. I want to spend another 10 hours or so on it before I have to wrap it up. I am stopping only because there is a deadline as I could probably continue with a drawing for ever, rubbing out and re-doing is all part of the process and I dont think a drawing is ever completed. The photo does not realy do it justice and  I may have to call upon a...

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Here is a question. What is good drawing

Posted by on Mar 6, 2012 in My grumpyArt, traditional Art | 2 comments

Here is a question. What is good drawing

I have recently started a large drawing, in pencil and on paper. This is something I haven’t tackled for a while. I did the usual stuff to begin with, thumbnails, sketches,  and played with compositional ideas. After a couple of weeks I had decided on a drawing, what my aims where and what I thought I was going to achieve.  It took me another week to actually cut the paper and tape it to my drawing board, this lay blank for another few days. I think you may be getting  the idea.. I was a bit apprehensive to say the least. So I have...

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Tate Liverpool, Oh dear!

Posted by on Feb 25, 2012 in My grumpyArt, traditional Art | 1 comment

Tate Liverpool, Oh dear!

Well, after a few weeks of quite intense work, I had the pleasure of a couple of days in Liverpool with my wife and a couple of friends. We went to the Maritime Museum, which has an excellent display of Liverpool’s past shipping connection, well worth it if you are in the area. We had a couple of hours to spare, so we decided to pop into the Liverpool Tate Gallery. What a disappointment, I am have quite an open mind when it comes to art and artist’s works, however on this occasion, and I think  it’s happening all over to be...

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Commission

Posted by on Feb 20, 2012 in CG Art, My grumpyArt, traditional Art | 1 comment

Commission

Commissioned over Christmas to do a couple of pet portraits, not really my thing but thought I would give it a whirl, they turned out ok, but I always tend to think the client wants chocolatebox, so tend to conform a bit rather than doing stuff I would like. [Show as slideshow]

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Shadow Colour

Posted by on Jan 26, 2012 in CG Art, My grumpyArt, traditional Art | 0 comments

Shadow Colour

Had a play with photoshop to experiment with some colour and shadow values. I created a simple image using vibrant block colours. Primaru colours were chosen for the main forms and floor, I added a yellow background later. The question you need to ask yourself is what colours do the shadows seem to be, are they all the same colour, no matter what its cast on, The light in this case is a simple white light, no need to complicate things. An area that is hidden from light does not mean it does not have colour. Shadowed area can contain many...

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Concept Art Cover

Posted by on Jan 25, 2012 in CG Art, My grumpyArt, slider Category, traditional Art | 1 comment

Concept Art Cover

Things moving along at work recently, and looks like we will be heading in a new direction. So decided to do some concept art work, basically to see  what I could come up with. The drawing is based on a model created by a colleague (Guy) that he used in a little test project. I simple scroller shooter game (I am no games player so not sure of exact terminology), a traditional looking shooter really. The look I was aiming for was a bit of 50’s/60’s comic book, looking into the future type feel. I needed to depict a look of speed...

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