Monday, 8 November 2010

Modbook Fun

I've been really enjoying my modbook recently, combined with Sketchbook Pro it becomes a great digital sketch book. Here's some sheets of heads and pose maniac studies using the setup.

I've had a few people ask me about the modbook so if I get time and people are interested I'll do a little review.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Modbook life drawing

More Life drawing using my Modbook, I think its one of my favorite uses of it...though there is one problem, last life drawing session I forgot to take a my Wacom pen ...Doh...I think I need to order a spare pen.

Thursday, 26 August 2010


Its been a busy old time recently for me with lots of different projects, one of which has been using watercolours for some outdoor landscape paintings. Using a traditional medium is always a challenge when your use to digital but its very rewarding and I'd definitely recommend using watercolours.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Dr Sketchy

The last Dr Sketchy Nottingham was great fun and I even won twice! As much fun as it was I felt my work from the previous meet up was far superior so I've posted up two from that session instead.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Traditional Life Drawing

Here are some more traditional life drawings done with a simple pencil......ok a mechanical pencil so not that simple.

Friday, 18 June 2010

Dragon Hunter Mini Project

Here's the start of a little mini project I've been toying with. I really enjoy doing these and I'm working on more already.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Two Different Life Drawing approaches

Heres some more life drawings, the first two were done with a china graph pencil in my sketchbook and the the next two were done on my tablet mac....yes i know, digital life drawing! I'm such a philistine!

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Photos from a fancy camera

I've got a bit of a love of cameras particularly the old polaroids and cheap plastic fantastic ones but for a long time now I've been feeling the urge to get a fancy DSLR but I've always thought they're just too big and beefy and not retro enough for my tastes. So i resined myself to the thought of no fancy camera for me....then I saw the sexy retro Olympus pen range. I've now had an E-P1 glued to my hand for the past few days and I love it...well as my rule for this blog is "less talk, more pictures" here are a few from today.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Sketches from Dr Sketchy Nottingham

Hi, the blogs been lacking posts recently, I've been away from my normal computer set up but that doesn't mean I have been sitting around. My sketch book has been getting alot more love and I've been really enjoying life drawing including going to...Dr Sketchy Nottingham
which has another event coming up this weekend on the 19th of June.

Here are a few of my favorites from previous sessions.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010


Here's another batch of the studies, hopefully i can internalize the information i've picked up whilst doing these and use it in my personal work.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010


I’ve been doing a far amount of studies recently....up until i hit DIY hell...and I thought I’d post some up here to log my progress, and push myself to get back to them now I'm through the DIY and have a bit more time, they're a mixture of photo studies and still life’s

Monday, 12 April 2010

Life Drawing

I've really enjoy life drawing recently and was pleased with this one from my last session. I'm trying to get better proportions and a more solid form at the moment so I've slowed down a lot but I think it's worth it.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Here Be Dragons

Just finished tweaking this the other day so I thought I’d post it up. I had a great time working on it so I plan on more in the same style soon.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Sketch Gang

I had a great time sketching at the weekend with Aidan, Jake and Mya.

Here’s a few environments sketches I did whilst enjoying there company, I’m eager to work one or two of these up soon with some new approaches I’d like to try.

Featured on CGHUB

What a way to start the day! I'm featured on the front page of the top row!
It's a great website with such a high calibre on work and artists on it that it's a real treat to get featured. Thanks CGHUB. Here's the link to my CGHUB page if you would like to have a look around...ME ON CGHUB

EDIT: The kind people of CGHUB also just gave my pic a Gold award. Cheers Guys.

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Website Sneak Preview

I’m just putting the finishing touches to my Portfolio website, which will feature some of my concept from the games I’ve worked on over the years and should be up soon. In the mean time I’ll post a few images from it as a sneak preview to get the art ball rolling. The first one was for Viva Piñata, its called Piñata Cascade and won me a place in “Into The Pixel“ 2007. Next is a Christmas card that I did for work (RARE) whist working on “Banjo-Kazooie Nuts & Bolts” which leads on to the last image from the same game.

Lets Get Started

Hi my name’s Ryan and I’m a concept artist. I’ve worked on a ton of games the most well-known of these is the Viva Piñata franchise which was a blast to create. This blog is a place for me to put all those images that normally never get to see the light of day, hope you’ll find it interesting.