Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Life and stuff

Wow I haven't posted here in a looong time! Not that it's a good thing, but I guess that means I've been really busy, which is usually positive.

Indeed, the few months since I last posted this summer have been incredibly full, and fulfilling. I started an internship as a 3D artist back in June at Raynault VFX (, which then evolved into a part time job, and recently into an offer to remain on their core team in 2014 after our current project is over. I'm super excited to continue my experience there in the upcoming year, and I look forward to new projects, and more opportunities to learn and improve both as a 3D artist and a matte painter. I've been able to take on more and more matte painting duties over these last couple of months, which rocks! ^__^

So that along with schoolwork has been keeping me pretty busy, but I thought I'd share a few things here with you today, seeing how this blog's been so desolated lately.

A couple 30 mins speedpaints I did for the Speedpaint group on Facebook (

Daily theme: Flying House

Daily theme: Strange Visitors

I might take that floating house concept to a final illustration eventually. I'm hoping to be able to squeeze in some more of these speedpaints in my schedule. They're definitely a good exercise.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Life of Pi Challenge - SHOT 006 - WIP

I won't have time to work on this further until the weekend, so I figured I'd post a little work in progress of shot 006 from my Life of Pi painting challenge. Zebras (or horses) are hard man...But I'm starting to feel more comfortable with the general proportions of things after doing these first five shots, which is encouraging. Also the painting process is feeling more and more natural, yay!

Come back in a few days for the "finished" painting.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Life of Pi Challenge - Shot 005

Life of Pi Challenge - SHOT 005

Still from the movie :

Study :

Environment masters: The Art of Alex Tooth

Taking a little break from my Life of Pi paintings to bring you a new artist I discovered which I thought was worth sharing. Alex Tooth is a freelancer based in the UK, and he does wonderful paintings of abstracted landscapes. His colors are absolutely fantastic and his treatment relies heavily on well defined values. I find his work really brings you back to the basics of creating a powerful image. It just goes to show that you don't always need a ton of photorealistic details to create a strong mood.

You can check out more of his work HERE.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Life of Pi Challenge - Shot 002

Life of Pi Challenge - SHOT 002

Still from the movie :

Study :

I went a bit over my time limit with this one. I was having too much fun painting that little guy. Might have been an hour and half.