Painter 2015 test. My FX-6300 might be adequate after all, but the performance settings needed tweaked. It still needs more RAM, of course.

Painter 2015 test. My FX-6300 might be adequate after all, but the performance settings needed tweaked. It still needs more RAM, of course.

Trying out a new technique, or rather a refinement of an old technique, on a section of the next painting.

Trying out a new technique, or rather a refinement of an old technique, on a section of the next painting.

A quick painterly sketch of an industrial robot I did to try out Painter 2015. It runs really well on my i7 2600K but my FX-6300 at home… sucks. =/
I might try more RAM, but I think it’s the lack of hyper threading that’s killing me here. Truth be told, this really isn’t my chosen workflow, anyhow. I find myself using physical media more and more, and actually sat down to paint for the first time in nearly a decade.
I can attest to the performance improvements in 2015 over X3 though, so it looks like a good upgrade if Corel Painter is your chosen tool.

A quick painterly sketch of an industrial robot I did to try out Painter 2015. It runs really well on my i7 2600K but my FX-6300 at home… sucks. =/

I might try more RAM, but I think it’s the lack of hyper threading that’s killing me here. Truth be told, this really isn’t my chosen workflow, anyhow. I find myself using physical media more and more, and actually sat down to paint for the first time in nearly a decade.

I can attest to the performance improvements in 2015 over X3 though, so it looks like a good upgrade if Corel Painter is your chosen tool.

Silver wings turn to gold in the sunlight. The American fleet gathers in orbit above Venus, spring 1922. The USS St. Louis is seen here following her conversion to a monitor, and below her is an unidentified carrier of the Longstreet class. Curtiss JTN rocket bombers were commonly used as orbital pickets late in the war. This was both because of their suitability for trans atmospheric work as well as a dearth of suitable targets from the end of 1920 onwards.

Silver wings turn to gold in the sunlight. The American fleet gathers in orbit above Venus, spring 1922. The USS St. Louis is seen here following her conversion to a monitor, and below her is an unidentified carrier of the Longstreet class. Curtiss JTN rocket bombers were commonly used as orbital pickets late in the war. This was both because of their suitability for trans atmospheric work as well as a dearth of suitable targets from the end of 1920 onwards.

Some thumbnail exploration of forms related to ‘Spacecraft of the First World War.’ Currently listening to Laibach’s ‘Macbeth’ soundtrack and contemplating the various ruses that may be employed to turn a man into a god.
I’ll be at the service entrance to the dominion of the sword if you need me.

Some thumbnail exploration of forms related to ‘Spacecraft of the First World War.’ Currently listening to Laibach’s ‘Macbeth’ soundtrack and contemplating the various ruses that may be employed to turn a man into a god.

I’ll be at the service entrance to the dominion of the sword if you need me.

Inset detail illustration on the HMS Phobos page spread. Ideally, each spread will have one painting and a couple small illustrations like this. Still working on the paper. I like the idea of ‘Spacecraft of the First World War’ being a facsimile edition of an older work, but I don’t want it to look like it was printed on paper towels, either.

Inset detail illustration on the HMS Phobos page spread. Ideally, each spread will have one painting and a couple small illustrations like this. Still working on the paper. I like the idea of ‘Spacecraft of the First World War’ being a facsimile edition of an older work, but I don’t want it to look like it was printed on paper towels, either.

WIP it good. I certainly haven’t given up on digital painting, but working with dry media again has refreshed my perspective. I had locked myself so tightly into getting the light right that I was losing my grasp on form and what makes these vessels interesting to look at.
Basically, I need to draw on these paintings more. Linework may be a symbolic representation of form, but it’s a useful one.

WIP it good. I certainly haven’t given up on digital painting, but working with dry media again has refreshed my perspective. I had locked myself so tightly into getting the light right that I was losing my grasp on form and what makes these vessels interesting to look at.

Basically, I need to draw on these paintings more. Linework may be a symbolic representation of form, but it’s a useful one.

I finished up a pencil sketch from a few months ago. I probably won’t take it any further, but there were a couple of ideas I wanted to finish before I doubled down on the book.

I finished up a pencil sketch from a few months ago. I probably won’t take it any further, but there were a couple of ideas I wanted to finish before I doubled down on the book.

The ‘Empire Marigold’, an example of the ubiquitous ‘Flower’ class reworked into a more specialized role.
I think I’m zeroing in on the aesthetic.

The ‘Empire Marigold’, an example of the ubiquitous ‘Flower’ class reworked into a more specialized role.

I think I’m zeroing in on the aesthetic.

Scan and basic cleanup of a heavily-modified utility vessel for my ‘Spacecraft of the First World War’ book. The final version will be muted colors on a white background. Most of the detail and secondary illustrations will be like this.

Scan and basic cleanup of a heavily-modified utility vessel for my ‘Spacecraft of the First World War’ book. The final version will be muted colors on a white background. Most of the detail and secondary illustrations will be like this.