23 June

“Overload” – Fan art

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“Overload” – Fan art

I am currently obsessed with a computer game called ‘Overload‘. The game uses a unique mechanic which is rarely seen these days, essentially involving a spaceship that you fly through tunnels and caves, using ‘6 degrees of freedom’ (meaning you can fly the ship in any direction). Below is some fan art I am entering […]

4 January

Material studies

Material studies

A series of round objects (texture studies and material studies). Each is digitally painted in Photoshop using a Wacom Cintiq Pro 16. Note: the image is quite large so may take a while to show.

10 December

Floating islands

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Floating islands

Just a couple of islands floatin’ around.

12 February

Donald trump, Red bird, Marbles

Donald trump, Red bird, Marbles

A few recent paintings. The trump picture was drawn without looking at the page then painted, just a bit of fun 😛

7 December

Hype is the new Flash?

Hype is the new Flash?

What tools do you use to create interactive learning objects? Adobe Captivate is a useful tool which benefits from a shallow learning curve, however it tends to rely heavily on imported content for anything beyond basic interactions (drag and drop, slide navigation, media display). There are some promising cloud based solutions however these tend to […]

5 May

Noah Stop Motion

Noah Stop Motion

Poem, art & animation by my son Noah:

11 April

Making music on iPad

I have been experimenting with making electronic music on the iPad. For the tune below I used a pattern sequencer app called “iSequence”. Recommended listening configuration: Headphones and a beer. SoundCloud / Raph Roberts – via Iframely

17 March

Game art

Game art

When I was 15 I was addicted to a computer game called “Descent”. In the game, you flew a ship around in underground tunnels shooting robots, it was enormously good fun. The makers of the original game are now creating a spiritual successor, known as “Overload“, and it will likely ship with a custom level editor. […]

7 July

3d printed stop-motion head – Yarra the mother

3d printed stop-motion head – Yarra the mother

Todays post details the creation of a bust for the other adult character in the film – Yarra the mother. As with the other characters, I begin work by creating 3d geometry over the top of a front and side photo view, using Blender3d. Here is the progress after blocking out the basic geometry.Due to […]

19 June

Stop motion puppet – Painting and Mohair

Stop motion puppet – Painting and Mohair

I have started looking at painting and adding hair to my 3d-printed character heads. I watched a very useful tutorial (link) in which an artist uses “adhesion promoter” as an undercoat. This seems to remove some of the print lines, reducing (somewhat) the need to sand or acetone bathe the models. Below is a 3d print as […]