Bored at Uni

Bored at Uni

Love the way the sun casts a rim light onto the clouds in the top photo and then less than an hour later sets the sky ablaze.

Audrey Tautou portrait sketch, pencil and watercolour.
Photo reference source here
Photoshop brushes by Kyle Webster

Audrey Tautou portrait sketch, pencil and watercolour.

Photo reference source here

Photoshop brushes by Kyle Webster

Putting Photoshop on my Surface Pro 2 to the test. Quite happy with its flexibility. It’s so nice to be able to see the tip of the pen rather than trying to guess where it might be under the stylus on my iPad.
Pencil Brush by Kyle Webster

Putting Photoshop on my Surface Pro 2 to the test. Quite happy with its flexibility. It’s so nice to be able to see the tip of the pen rather than trying to guess where it might be under the stylus on my iPad.

Pencil Brush by Kyle Webster

First there was thunder and lightning! Then the sun came out again :)

Tonight’s sunset from my balcony

Tonight’s sunset from my balcony

Bought myself a Surface Pro 2 a little over a week ago and have been having an awesome time playing around with the sculpting tools in Blender. There’s something about sculpting with a pressure sensitive pen straight onto the screen that just works for me, I never really enjoyed drawing or _attempting_ to sculpt using my old Intuos 3 on PC, but with this I can’t put the pen down!

**Please excuse my feeble sculpting ability, I’ve only started trying to do this stuff in the last couple of weeks, the last time I attempted to sculpt a head was 13 years ago in my final year of high school.**


Back to talking about the SP2…it is so damn nice to have a PC/tablet to work on. As much as I’ve enjoyed my iPad and Paper and Procreate, the SP2 has a billion times (okay maybe a few million less than a billion) more functionality and possible uses, it’s super flexible and allows me to use it in any way _I_ want. And if I feel like it I can even install OSX on a separate partition…not that I have any use for it but cool none the less.

Overall, if you’re thinking of getting one as a portable workstation for a bit of ‘on-the-road’ work then it totally fits the bill. It’s a bit under powered compared to my 2-3 yr old desktop but for a tablet/laptop/ultrabook replacement it is great. Hopefully MS will give the SP3 a bump in CPU and GPU power next year because if they do I’ll be lining up for another one straight away.

Bought myself a Surface Pro 2 a little over a week ago and have been having an awesome time playing around with the sculpting tools in Blender. There’s something about sculpting with a pressure sensitive pen straight onto the screen that just works for me, I never really enjoyed drawing or _attempting_ to sculpt using my old Intuos 3 on PC, but with this I can’t put the pen down!

**Please excuse my feeble sculpting ability, I’ve only started trying to do this stuff in the last couple of weeks, the last time I attempted to sculpt a head was 13 years ago in my final year of high school.**

Back to talking about the SP2…it is so damn nice to have a PC/tablet to work on. As much as I’ve enjoyed my iPad and Paper and Procreate, the SP2 has a billion times (okay maybe a few million less than a billion) more functionality and possible uses, it’s super flexible and allows me to use it in any way _I_ want. And if I feel like it I can even install OSX on a separate partition…not that I have any use for it but cool none the less.

Overall, if you’re thinking of getting one as a portable workstation for a bit of ‘on-the-road’ work then it totally fits the bill. It’s a bit under powered compared to my 2-3 yr old desktop but for a tablet/laptop/ultrabook replacement it is great. Hopefully MS will give the SP3 a bump in CPU and GPU power next year because if they do I’ll be lining up for another one straight away.

anime-backgrounds:

The Illusionist / L’Illusionniste. Directed by Sylvain Chomet. Created by Pathé and Django Films

The Illusionist (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)

I don’t normally reblog stuff but these backgrounds are just stunning.

(via animationtidbits)

Quick colour study

Quick colour study

Currently reading through Alla Prima by Richard Schmid. Very inspiring and insightful. I’d love to be able to paint portraits like he does. So this is me starting along that road with a value study.

Currently reading through Alla Prima by Richard Schmid. Very inspiring and insightful. I’d love to be able to paint portraits like he does. So this is me starting along that road with a value study.

The original photograph at the top was taken of someone else’s typography work that was hanging at my aunty’s place, no idea whose work it is. The other two images are the result of the designs I created using ‘Fragment’ for iOS. Very fun app with many great possibilities.

'Fragmented Fruit'

Messing around with ‘Fragment’ on iOS

'Fragmented Fruit'

Messing around with ‘Fragment’ on iOS

Back home on the farm for the Christmas/New Year break