Friday, 29 October 2010

Ten Lies You’ll Hear Before Pursuing Your Dream

I'm currently preparing for my first symposium presentation for my Masters so excuse the lack of posts, but here's something which you might enjoy.

Monday, 25 October 2010

New Paint over by Iella, who's next?

It's turning into something very... Japanese don't you think? :)

Friday, 22 October 2010

Wednesday, 20 October 2010


Hey guys just some quick updates,

First of all, Daniela Attard (a.k.a Iella) has agreed to do the third paint-over, so that will be interesting to see how it's going to turn up!

Second, I have started my Masters in Digital Arts last week (finally). I'm researching and producing an interactive audiovisual online space. My Masters blog can be viewed here however I will still be posting some collages and experiments that I'm doing for my MA on Electronic Sketchbook!

Finally, on the 16th of November I will be exhibiting with Ruth Ancilleri and a bunch of other talented artists for an exhibition held by the Front Against Censorship. I'm really excited about the collaboration Ms Ancilleri and I are doing, especially since it's going to be something in 3D (actual 3D not digital) rather than just an illustration.

That's it for now, will keep you posted with new stuff and new projects!
Btw have you see the new MacBook Air? What do you think?

Sunday, 17 October 2010

The Super 8 and Reel-to-reel

Sometime in May I had posted a tutorial on how to create a Super 8mm film effect in After Effects, today I want to share with you some pictures that I took yesterday of a Super 8mm film and a Reel-to-reel tape. I didn't even know I had them, until my mum said their engagement was filmed on a Super 8 film, and their wedding on the reel-to-reel tape. Now they are both combined on a video tape which is on its way to become a DVD! Hah! Now if only I had someway of watching them :)

The Super 8mm
Reel-to-Reel Tape

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Paint Overs Part 2

Well it looks like I'm not going to have time to do more on my paint over so I might as well post it here for someone else to carry on and refine the work.

I must say I found it quite difficult to paint over as I had to adapt to the style - perhaps next time I will try to use my own style, but for now I think it will do. The subject matter is also something I don't usually work with, I usually illustrate street, floral/psychedelic and quirky stuff so again this was a great challenge and something I haven't done for a long time - it was great to practice though and I'm looking forward to see what this will turn into.

So who's next? :)

The top one is the original and the bottom is what I have done so far:

As you can see the boy is still very much unfinished!
Download the layered psd from here

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Paint Overs - Part 1

Members, I thought to start something hopefully interesting here. I was thinking of an exercise and some fun stuff for everyone over here. How about we make paint overs.....

I have posted a painting here which is at the very initial stage... Grab it, and feel free to tweak, add, render, and have fun (no wipe outs and starting from beginning though!). I want that all of you members put part of yourselves in it, and when its finished I will do the last changes to it - this way it would make a whole turn.

I recommend that we set up some sort of list with who'll be first, second etc to paint. This way we'll avoid any inconveniences.

Lets see where we'll end up with this one!

ps. since school started and maybe some are busy, I was thinking that every artist would have a whole week to work - this way s/he can take the required time.



Friday, 1 October 2010

Maltese Knight

Hope you Electronic Sketchbook-ers are well, haven't seen any of your artworks lately here, so I decided to send one of my knights for you - he will bring you to my palace in no time and you'll have to give me a good reason why you haven't posted any art!

haha! Hope you like it. :)

No Maltese Cross Version