Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Big news

So I've got some pretty big news.

First off, I have had a tutorial published. I created a tutorial all about using adobe illustrator to draw in perspective. You can find the tutorial on the website vectortuts.com or just jump too.
http://vectortuts.com/illustration/using-adobe-illustrator-to-draw-in-perspective/
I've been getting some very positive feedback which is great. And VectorTuts has asked me to be a monthly writer, so I'm pretty happy about that. The next tutorial I'm working on for them will be the first part of a two parter all about Isometrics so stay tuned. It should be up at the end of November.

Second, I'm moving! It's all happening very quickly. I got a job at a company that specializes in biomedical communications. My job will be to create vector medical illustration and animate them in flash. So I'm off to Montreal. I guess I have to go buy a Canadian's jersey.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Saturday, August 30, 2008

The big one.

So I have a tendency to take on massive projects, and this definitely falls into that category.
I think if I could I would do architectural illustration to scale, but sadly illustrator has limits... which I've found working on this.
I'm going to do my best to keep it under wraps until it's finished.
but here as a special treat for those who read my blog.
I give you a sneak peek.
This is just a small portion of the whole.
The image is called 35hours... because well I'm 35hours in.
thanks for watching.

Cody

Monday, August 25, 2008

Site update! Vanishingpointstudio 2.0

Hey everyone!

I've just finished updating my website!

http://www.vanishingpointstudio.net/

If you have a look you can find lots of samples of my illustrations and my sketches.
The new version of vanishing point studio is much more simplistic so hopefully I can update it more often. The version I've just replaced was done in Flash so it was a real problem to keep up to date.

If you'd like to take a look back in time, this is the site I just replaced. I think I'm still in 3rd year according to this site.
http://www.vanishingpointstudio.net/index.swf

A new additions to VPS 2.0
I have added a sample of work from my time at Autodesk. that can be found under "Icon Design"
in the portfolio section.

I hope everyone likes the new site.
Let me know if you have any comments or critiques.
thanks for watching.


Cody

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

New locations.

I've been working on some new locations for the Butchers Block storyline. The first image is the first look at the palace and some thumbnails. Next is inside the Butchers Block, and the last the the Artists studio with thumbnail. The last two are on there way to photoshop.



Thursday, June 12, 2008

Ponte-Vecchio 500 years ago.


More Butchers Block concept work


Friday, May 23, 2008

The Butchers Block




Continuing with my 15th century Florence design package, I'm getting a little closer to some polished location design. Next stop photoshop.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

More 15th century Florence.



So I'm still working away on this cool old Florence story. I'll put it all up when it's finished, but that's still a long way off.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

416 walk









I went on a little walk to take some pictures today.
Four of us walked the back ally's along queen between Bathurst and Spadina. This area is well known for the 416 Graffiti festival that happens at the end of the summer.
Some of these may be ending up over on My roommates blog... er sorry e-zine

http://birdstootiredtofly.blogspot.com

Monday, May 5, 2008

....sigh

So at first I KNEW this was photoshopped. but after a little looking around I found this is a REAL product, that's right people actually ride this thing!

Question... "HOW DOES IT STOP!!?

The clear answer..... Lasers


OK part 2 of this post: To see if anyone is reading my blog I'll buy the first person to comment on this post a beer next time I see you..... soooooo GO! the race is on.

New concept art.


This is a concept sketch of Ponte-Vecchio (a very old bridge in Florence) as seen in the 1500's for a story I'm working on about the Medici (a powerful and influential Florentine family from the 13th to 17th century.)


Some quick florence sketches.



More quick sketches but getting more SciFi now

Cargo Ship, PNG4560


This is a smaller "fighter" version of the larger cargo ship in earlier drawings. I'm trying to create a consistent look of ships that belong to the same group. This is the PNG2260

So I gave 4 point (warped) perspective a shot, this was the cheating way I know, I should have used a grid to do it properly. But it still looks kinda cool. My biggest problem with this one is the main center tower lines up with the closest tower creating lots of awkward tangents right on the horizon. That was just poor planning on my end.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Pixel Art

I found some really cool pixel art over at
http://www.superbrothers.ca
and was inspired to give it a shot.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

New stuff!!

So I've been working on my quick concept sketches recently. They are starting to come along. A few more weeks of practice and I'll try bringing a few through to full finished renderings. I'm really enjoying these quick drawings, but I'm finding myself caught somewhere between thumbnails and roughs. Too many ruled lines to be a thumbnail not enough detail/ not thought out enough to be a rough. I'm sure I'll work it out.




I like this one a lot. my only beef is there's too much open space in the bottom left. I did not really notice while I was working on it, but now it's killing me. I need to fill it up with engines being repaired or something cool.

It's been a while since I've posted about the Suitcase Walker CD I've been working on. This is the final (if you take away the underline under Suitcase Walker) of the CD booklet. it's off being printed right now. Should see it hot off the presses in about a week. if anyone would be interested in picking up a copy drop me an email.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Catacombs

Working on my concept art, mixing photo's with digital painting. not done yet.. or even close to done.

I forgot my tablet at work, this is all mouse.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

matte painting roughs





So I've been wanting to do up a big crazy matte painting for some time now.
these are some sketches I did for a different project that didn't work out. but I think they would translate well into a big crazy project that I'll never finish...... hmm.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Thursday, February 28, 2008

88MPH "The speed which is required to travel through time"


Some quick sketches and one finished marker render. I need to get the Mattel hover board in there somewhere.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Concept Art!

So I was introduced to a very cool website today. I think I may have seen it before but tonight was the first time I really sat down and looked around. I'm entirely inspired this site is awesome.
The DVD's are really expensive but just the links to portfolio's and message board are worth a visit.

http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Lost Luggage



I've been working on a CD package design. The line work is almost done, colour to come soon.

Lets get this started.

It's taken me forever to actually get this blog going. Now that I have I'm going to try my best to updated as often as I can.






I've been trying to get back into life drawing after a very long break. I did these before Christmas at our weekly life drawing sessions at work.

They might be poping up on aliasdesign.autodesk.com

Cody