Saturday, 9 December 2017

Line Sketches, and the next Twitch Stream

Playing around with some line sketches of figures from myth:

And tomorrow I'll return to streaming, having missed a week due to illness:

Why not hop on over to Twitch, look for midnightillustration, and click 'Follow'?
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 26 November 2017

The Laughter of Dragons Cover

Part 2 of TotD is on the way (promise), but my cover for The Laughter of Dragons got revealed and it'd be a shame not to put that up right now :)

This is the full painting:

And here, the final image as it will appear in print, with graphic design by Paul Bourne:

Images © 2017 Sophisticated Games and Cubicle 7 Entertainment
Middle-earth, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks or registered trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises and are used under license by Sophisticated Games Ltd and their respective licensees.

Oh! I'm also going to be streaming some more art again tonight, at 7.30pm UK time. It's the usual address - Why not drop by and hang out for a bit?

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Twitch Stream - Graffiti Thumbnails

I said the next post would be Terror of the Darklords part 2, didn't I? I have it ready, but then it feels more pertinent to put up recordings of livestreams pretty soon after they take place, and I did this one yesterday evening.

The idea is to begin exploring ideas for my next graffiti piece, and that means thumbnailing. I've changed how I edit streams once they're done, so rather than auto-uploading to Youtube in 15-min sections, I download and then upload longer sessions. Given that, I'll try embedding Youtube videos of the streams, rather than linking to them on Twitch (it seems easier to do that in Blogger right now):

Part 1, up to the tea break:

Part 2, until I hit connection issues:

Part 3, when I could bring the connection back up and finish the stream:

Thanks for looking, and I (probably) will be back with some TotD pieces for the next update :)

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Terror of the Darklords, pt1

With pt2 as the next update on this blog, here's some of the work I did for this supplement to the Lone Wolf Adventure Game, from C7:

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Pumpkin Skull vs OBS Issues

Part 2, or perhaps more accurately round 2 - issues of a different kind mean I don't have a video to link to this time, but at least I have the sketch to show!

I'm fairly sure I've ironed out all the problems, though, so I should be good to go, no tech troubles, next time :)

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Twitch: Pumpkin Skull vs Bad Connection

I tried to stream this afternoon, but it didn't go that well. The art went fine, but my internet connection was... sub-par would be the polite term.

That said, I've got something to work on next time I can get everything set up. Choppy visuals notwithstanding, here's what I did:

Thanks for looking!

Monday, 9 October 2017

Twitch: Hard-Edge Limited-Tone Sketching

My stream from last night - I said in the last post that I wanted to try working live on some of the hard-edge sketching, and this is what happened.
Thanks for looking, and if you enjoyed it just go and click 'follow' over on Twitch to catch me next time I'm live (no schedule yet... but I'm working on it). And hey, while you're at it, you can find me on various social media sites if you follow the links at the top-right of this page :)