“LIGHT YEARS” : BLENDER ANIMATICS + PHOTOSHOP DIGITAL PAINTING TEST

“LIGHT YEARS” – ANIMATIC

What follows is an animatic and some concept art, out of what started as a regular project but now has also become a portfolio piece for me. It´s the first time I use a 3D software to create the base for illustrations and in this case I used Blender from Blender.org to create the next animation.
Unfortunately my old 2011 hardware is no match for the current rendering requirements out of these programs and so instead of a fully complete high res detailed model animation I was only able to do the  rough animatics which you can see below.
Nevertheless the idea was mostly to give some depth to the original 2D work I did out of the first Blender model work and so for now it´s enough for my objective here. Enjoy.

Each 12 seconds of this simple animatic took me about 18 hours to render and this was in low res, so you can guess how old my 2011 hardware now has become. It´s good for traditional digital painting but I know that if I want to continue with this animation experiments I will need to get a new computer soon.

LIGHT YEARS : CONCEPT ART
(BLENDER + PHOTOSHOP)

Next you can see some of the 2D concept artwork created out of the original Blender files with aditional painting work done in Photoshop.

LIGHT-YEARS CONCEPTART - MOON 01B

LIGHT-YEARS CONCEPTART - ORBITAL 01

LIGHT-YEARS CONCEPTART - ORBITAL 02

LIGHT-YEARS CONCEPTART - ORBITAL 03

LIGHT-YEARS CONCEPTART - ORBITAL 04

LIGHT-YEARS CONCEPTART - YATH SAIL 01

LIGHT-YEARS CONCEPTART - Sailship 01

LIGHT-YEARS - MOONRING 01

LIGHT-YEARS CONCEPTART - LUNA 03

LIGHT-YEARS CONCEPTART - DOME GARDEN

LIGHT-YEARS CONCEPTART - LUNA 02

LIGHT-YEARS CONCEPTART - DOMES 01

LIGHT-YEARS CONCEPTART - LUNA 04

LIGHT-YEARS CONCEPTART - YATH SAIL 02

LIGHT-YEARS CONCEPTART - CORSAIR 01

LIGHT-YEARS CONCEPTART - SpaceCity 01

LIGHT-YEARS CONCEPTART - FanShip 02

LIGHT-YEARS CONCEPTART - Station 01

LIGHT-YEARS CONCEPTART - FanShip 01

LIGHT-YEARS CONCEPTART - FanShip 03

LIGHT-YEARS CONCEPTART - Station 02

Of course these types of pics can reach the level we want but for me this was a test and so let´s see how this goes when related to future projects using these same techniques.

You can get a free copy of BLENDER at www.blender.org

My animatic was edited using the fantastic HitFilm 4 Express.
You can get a free copy of HitFilm 4 Express at https://hitfilm.com/express

 

“O CARVOEIRO” : Illustration for a short story.

I would like to be able to update this site more often but because most of my work needs to stay confidential for contract reasons sometimes it´s hard to come by with new illustrations to show. This has been a really busy year for me but most of the pics I did in 2017 I still cannot display them here. Nevertheless here´s some images for a short story I did a few months ago which will now be a part of a book to be published here in Portugal next year.
These images illustrate a legend about the origin of the coast town of “Carvoeiro” (“Coal Miner”) here in the south of Portugal located in the western side of the Algarve region. As our past is extremely connected to the Arab presence several centuries ago, this story is no exception.

PIC 00 - CAPA DA FRENTE

PIC 01 - PIRA

PIC 02 - GRUTA

PIC 03 - MONGE

PIC 04 - NA PRAIA

PIC 05 - LUTA COM PIRATAS

PIC 06 - REMA NAS GALES

PIC 07 - CHEGA A CONSTANTINOPLA

PIC 08 PATIO

PIC 09 - PRINCESAS OBSERVAM

PIC 10 - DESENHOS NA CELA

PIC 11 - VENCEDOR

PIC 12 - PRICIPE E LUIS DESENHOS

PIC 13 - FRENTE AO SULTAO

PIC 14 - ESPETO

PIC 15 - ANJO

PIC 16 - COMBATE COM O NUMIDIA

PIC 17 - SALTA PARA O MAR

PIC 18 - NA SANTA INQUISICAO

PIC 19 - NAU CASTELO FERRAGUDO

PIC 20 - NAS FONTES ESTOMBAR

PIC 21 - VE LUZIA NA FALESIA

PIC 22 - OUVE CONVERSA

PIC 23 - CASEBRE ILUMINADO

PIC 24 - DESENCONTRO

PIC 25 - CAPTURADO

PIC 26 - CAVALEIROS COM ESPADAS

PIC 27 - SALVO - CHOVE

PIC 28 - ADAMASTOR

PIC 29 - ENGOLIDA ADAMASTOR

PIC 30 - SALTO DA FALESIA

PIC 31 - NA IMENSIDAO DO MAR

PIC 32 - CASAMENTO

PIC 33 - REFERENCIA - CAPELA

PIC 34 - REFERENCIA - FAROL - The End

PIC 35 - CAPA DE TRAS

This loose sketch rough style is something that I do not create often so this was actualy fun to do and I decided to leave all the imperfections on it also so the images could feel as spontaneous as they were created.
All illustrations were sketched on the Ipad using the Procreate app and then colored on my IMac using Photoshop.