Archive | November 2011

a zombielicious Monday

Another Monday and some more sketches from the creative labyrinth that is the studio. We have also decided to give workshops in working digitally, for the folks who are interested. These will be topic based and will span the range from composition to colour theory to sketching analogue and rendering in programs. The details are still being worked out, but give us your input on the subject and it’s form so we can create a format that works.

First sketch is a 15 minute pen on paper sketch/study. Pirates of the Caribbean inspired, since zombies are the new vampires according to sources.











Sketch number two is for the 40K lovers out there: a necron for your pleasure! Well mayhap not much pleasure and enjoyment but the Games Workshop crowd might appreciate it for what it is: zombies in space.


It’s not easy to please me

Wednesdays are a bit tricky really,

On one hand, they are not Mondays, and as such not really that chaotic and filled with workstress. At the same time they are not the end of the week and relaxation neither.

Currently, David has found himself working on an unusual job. It’s a cover, which is not something unusual, but it is also contemporary. This is both exiting and challenging at the same time since almost all illustrations we have done so far have either been Sci-fi or Fantasy. For some more info on this head over to this place:

The illustration is seing completion this week and then we will see how long it takes before we can display it.

One of the things that has been asked alot is to show progress and/or doing tutorials.

Whilst this is something great and definately something worth doing, there are such a great number of tutorials out there that we first need to sit down and consider what we want to achieve with a tutorial.

The first one will most likely be a walkthrough rather then an actual tutorial.

David has a set idea on how to work, but usually all of this is just tossed out the window once the work begins. In reality what happends is normally what works. Sometimes it works to paint blobs of colour and go from there, sometimes a refined pencilsketch is the best and sometimes it is the usage of photo’s for interesting textures.

So look out for next wednesday when a little walkthrough will be posted of a personal piece in it’s beginning stages.

In the meanwhile, here are some WiP’s of current paintings and a sketch that was made at FACTS but that we didn’t have any photos of ourself. Courtesy of Alexjodo’s blog. Follow the link below.


The task of art today is to bring chaos into order.

A Composition for a painting, a WiP of the same and a headsketch study of a Zombie. Mondays are sometimes chaotic.

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The quest of the minotaur

The image attached here is showing the different steps and processes involved into getting an image ready. In this particular case the composition and details of both the Minotaur and Centaur have been changed. The finished product will probably not at all look like this, but one never knows since the last image is a detail of the current version.

This shows the different processes that are behind making a digital illustration.

Stages in the process of painting

And the winner is…

First of all, our gratulations to the two winners of the F.A.C.T.S.-raffle.
For those of you who do not know, David held a raffle each day of FACTS this year.
The winners where Charles from France and Jerry from Belgium who will be receiving their tubes with posters soon.

And how about an illustration?
Ahsoka all grown up…for all you Star Wars and Clone Wars fans out there. After DA decided to remove this image from David´s page, due to some obscure illogical rule, several requests were made to put the image up on the studio webpage.  Who were we to deny these requests? So to all: Thank you for the support!


Monday Sketch

Another Monday, a few sketches and stuff.

Digital 15min sketch

Working on my Marker skills; 15-20min/sketch, copic markers 2, 4 and Special Black.

As I have said earlier, should you be interested in the pen&paper sketches I do they are available for €8 + shipping unless otherwise stated.  Just send your inquiry to

WiP. I worked on this quite a while back, then lost the workfile in a HDcrash. Screengrabbed the previous wip from the deviantart scrapbook and began anew. I’m a bit further then this but this is the preview you get now.

Till Wednesday for some written updates.