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Kettering Comic-Con

Posted in Conventions, News, Promotion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2017 by seedydeedee

kettering comic con

The first ever Kettering Comic-Con is coming up on 11th and 12th February 2017, and I’ll be taking my artwork along as 3D Fantasy Art. It looks set to be a blinder of a weekend – more details below and at the link here. Come along if you’re in the area!

Special Guests:

Chris Rankin – Harry Potter – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0710242/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

Nick Moran – Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels & Harry Potter –http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0602941/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

Juliet Aubrey – Primeval – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0041411/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

Comic Guests and Authors:

James McInerney – Author – https://www.facebook.com/jamesmcinerneypoetry/

Dark Pond Creations – Comic Book Creators – https://www.facebook.com/DarkPondCreations/

Sam Palmer – Comic Colourist – https://www.facebook.com/sampalmercolours/

Lee Bradley – Comic Illustrator – http://www.leebradley.com/

Activities and Exhibitions:

Life-size Hulk and Iron Man – great photo opportunity

Giant Inflatable Stay-Puft – outside ready for photos

The shooting Range – See how good you will be during a zombie apocalypse – https://www.facebook.com/theshootingrange/?hc_ref=SEARCH

The Wackey faces – face painting for all ages – https://www.facebook.com/thewackyfaces/?fref=ts

Creation Station – great for kids to create something to take home.

Silver Sabres – They will be putting on 2 shows a day (times to be confirmed) and free lightsabre fighting classes – https://www.facebook.com/SilverSabresCombatAcademy/

Martin’s Games Gaming Area – wide range of gaming (retro through to modern day) and 2 competitions a day – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxeXUVtamGrEb2k7_fuwfkA

Wild Pigeon Stop Motion – Very talented local stop motion animation –https://www.facebook.com/Wild-Pigeon-Stop-Motions-1755632491423832/

Cosplay:

Tasha – Cosplay artists and judge – https://www.facebook.com/TashaCosplayMackenzie/?fref=ts

Paper Roses – Cosplay artists and judge – https://www.facebook.com/PaperRosesCosplay/?fref=ts

Cosplay competition – Each day there will be a cosplay competition

Reaper Squad: –

Reaper Squad will be attending all week, with a screen for photo opportunities with them, star wars props to look at and maybe a chance to see them working on an outfit.

Silent Auction:

All weekend there will be a silent auction taking place for some amazing items – signed Funko Pops, Cinema Poster, Batman Bear etc

Dorothy House table: – https://www.facebook.com/ImperialReaperSquad/?fref=ts

Dorothy House Hospice care will be getting at least 50% of the profits from this event, there will be a table set up for you go and find out more, plus a tombola / raffle to take part in. They really are a great team and do an amazing job.

Competition Prizes:

All the competitions being run will have prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. The prizes will be “Con Credit”, this will be in the form of a voucher you can spend anywhere in the con. Meaning you can get something you want! There will be no change given, so use every penny – you have earned it!

Latest Artwork and Plans

Posted in Artwork, Commissions, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 26, 2015 by seedydeedee

 

 

 

 

I’m aware I’ve been a little remiss lately in updating my blog, so here’s a quick update. I made the below this weekend as a bit of practice. I may also produce it as a print to sell at Cons.

lighting-angel-forDA

 

 

I’ve also done these two commissions for a private commissioner, and am working on some artwork for a trading card game.

brandon_jones_brynja_fod_da evan_poser_render2_11042015V11 for da

While browsing around Renderosity this morning, I also found this model.  Oooo the possibilities!

iron throne

Fire Elf – Picture of the Week

Posted in Artwork with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 1, 2014 by seedydeedee

I’ve been really busy with the day-job in the last few months, but I made some time for fun renders the other week and made this image.  It’s since been awarded Picture of the Week on Dreamslayer Artworks. 🙂

firewomanro

Finished Role Play Group Commission

Posted in Commissions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 3, 2013 by seedydeedee

I’ve recently finished one of my most ambitious pictures so far. This was a picture commissioned by an individual of the characters in his role play group. The figures were set up in Poser then exported to Vue for rendering. I had to turn all the figures to bounding boxes to interact with the scene, and the final render took 10 hrs.

Role play picture

My next piece will have more characters and probably take a darn sight longer. I’ll also have to render it in 2 bits, as Vue is just not happy with me having so many characters in the scene!

Bring on that 6-core i7!

Current Commission and Gnomes in 3D

Posted in Commissions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2013 by seedydeedee

I’m busily working away on my latest commission piece, which is without a doubt one of the most complex and challenging pieces I’ve ever attempted.  It’s a role-play based picture and has  5 non-human characters, including 2 gnomes, and a bunch of humans hanging around in the background.  It’s going to have 9-10 characters in it by the time it’s finished, which I think is topped only by number of figures (11) in the cover art I did with Dan Galli for Zombidays.  12 if you count the head.

zombidays cover

I’m really hoping Vue is going to cope with that many figures, but suspect I may need to render it in 2 halves – the main characters in one, and the humans in another.  I think my main challenge however is going to come in the form of the gnomes. I’m not sure whether to make them full-size and shrink them down, giving them gnome-like proportions, or whether to use some shorter characters (although I would probably be scratching around in my Runtimes for suitable outfits then).

Any advice on gnome-rendering much appreciated. 😀

FREE Poser Webinar for Beginners

Posted in tutorials, Webinars with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2013 by seedydeedee

poser logo

GETTING STARTED IN 3D WITH POSER

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 11:00AM PST

Interested in learning 3D but don’t know where to start? Poser is the easy answer. Join Steve Cooper, Poser product manager, in this 1-hour webinar for beginners. Don’t know a wireframe from a keyframe? Steve will cover the basics to give you a better understanding of how to find your way around Poser and its 3D environment. The following fundamentals will be covered in an easy to follow, minimum jargon fashion:

1. Interface Orientation – what do all of those dials and widgets actually do? Take a tour of the controls and learn the basics of what you will need when first starting to work on Poser. Posing controls, lights, cameras, and where to find the library will also be discussed.

2. Simple Scene Creation – using figures and props from Poser’s library, Steve will show you how to set up your first basic scene.

3. Render Your First Illustration – using Poser’s Firefly engine. Learn how rendering transforms a 3D scene into a 2D picture, and in the process create your first illustration.

To register for this free online event click here.

Free Manga Studio Webinar – 5th February

Posted in Software, tutorials, Webinars with tags , , , , , , , on January 25, 2013 by seedydeedee

Manga studio

Smith Micro are hosting a FREE Manga Studio Webinar – What’s New in Manga Studio 5.

Presented By:  Doug Hills, comic book artist
Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Time:  3:00PM PST

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