Monday, 24 August 2015

Plein Air Painting trip in Langres, France!

Last weekend I impulsively went painting in Langres, France with a few artist friends for a weekend. We painted 1 full day because driving there from the Netherlands takes 16 hours in total back and forth...


First painting of the day. A watercolor painting in the
backyard of the house I stayed at. Moleskine watercolor
sketchbook. Location: Montlandon

We went to Langres and painted at a parking lot behind
the gate. The shadows on the roof were really tricky
because of the cool nearly purple shadows. Gouache
 painting in watercolor sketchbook.

A gouache painting of the church in Langres. The sun creeped up to me while painting.
That resulted in a sweaty late afternoon with no motivation to add any more detail.
Important notice: the subject had waaaaay more detail than this sketch.

Back in Montlandon backyard where I saw a nice
house with the light of the setting sun hitting the
trees in the background. Watercolor and gouache.

Last painting of the trip. I prepared a nice composition for this; some sheep chilling
in the sun behind a fence. In the background a small formation of trees. Unfortunately
the Sunday storm hit us after about 45 minutes. Watercolor painting.

I like to sketch other people when I take a break. Using a 0.5 mmSteadtler fineliner
in my mini-sketchbook (A6-sized I believe).


C.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Jordi aka Kwebbelkop's birthday gift

Every time I think back how he grew from 20k subscribers to 1.5million on Youtube in the few years that I know him still amazes me.. Happy 20th Birthday and keep on rocking!!



C.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

I handed in my Graduation!

Hey all,

So the recent half year was a hell of a ride, there were big ups and downs regarding my motivation when working on it. My project's final delivery consisted of 5 finished character illustration pieces being used as promotional artwork for a non-existing game. I will post the illustrations in the next blogs, together with their development pieces.

Normally, graduation can only be done after all the courses are met. But I started doing Graduation with one retake still undone.

So now I'm in LA for E3, because our game Fru is doing really well; it got in the ID@XBOX programme. And in this week where I'm supposed to have fun, I'm still working on school... GREAT!

I also got a mail from the Board of Examiners saying that I can hand in my Graduation project a week later than planned, which is super awesome... But I already handed it in before I went to LA, so that means jack. I was told however that all the grades need to be handed in a week after submission date, so that means that I got a week extension for my retake course... RIGHT???

Anyways, next blogs: my shtuff

Cheers,
C

gotta love Blogger's layout -_-'

Tinkles: the Tinkerer

Tinkles looks like a rat-human because he was close to the Accident when it happened. The radioactive clouds were mild, but affected his body: he now has larger ears and a tail. He was a mechanic before the Accident, so he likes to tinker with things. Most of the weapons the team use were made or modified by him.

Tinkles is an engineer type character. He has a melee attack (Wrench) and a long range attack (Drone). His specialty is setting traps on the field. His traps inflict various conditions, such as Assault, Immobilize, Poison, etc. 









Happy: the Gunnergirl

Happy was born after the Accident occurred; she is the only post-apocalyptic child of the team. Because of that she does not know what the world was like before the Accident. As a result, she treats activities such as killing, surviving, and scavenging as normal.

Happy is a long range type character. She has a long distance attack (Long Shot) and a medium distance attack (Shot). Her specialty is standing in the rear line while covering the front line, where her attacks will do double damage. 





Kana: the Swordswoman

Kana lost her memories after the Accident. She has an energy blade that used to be just a traditional Katana. Engraved in the katana are the initials R.K. Kana wants to find out what it means, and believes that while travelling with the group she has a higher chance to regain her memory.

Kana is a short range type character. She has a melee energy weapon (Blade) and can perform a medium attack (Slice). Her specialty lies in her evasiveness and agility; she has no problem fighting in the front line where all the action is.