Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Corrupted Knight - Monsters on Toned Paper

I have for you today the second piece of a much larger personal project. On Monday I shared with you the first piece, the Gray Wanderer, and it was received very well. Like the Gray Wanderer I finished this up awhile back and am just now sharing it. This piece was finished just prior to Illuxcon and went home with another artist (seeing a trend). I present you with the Corrupted Knight...

Corrupted Knight
9 x 12
Pencil on paper
© 2014 Christopher Burdett
Original - SOLD

Further details on this piece, like all of these personal monster on toned paper will have to wait for another day and hopefully a different type of information interface. Fear naught, all will be revealed in the fullness of time. As an added bonus here are some images of the piece as I worked on it...

All images © 2014 Christopher Burdett

As an added added bonus here are some video clips I captured while working on the drawing as well. One is a normal speed while the other two are time lapse...

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Process videos for all your process video needs.

That is all for another exciting Wednesday on the blog, see you back here on Friday! Until then...

For more samples of my work or to contact me regarding my availability head over to my website: www.christopherburdett.com

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

BLACK FRIDAY SALE!

Starting this Friday, November 28th, and running thought Friday, December 5th I will be running a sale on my store! Just in time for the holidays. Get Grandma something she will really enjoy, a monster!

I will be offering a 15% discount off all sales and the first 10 transactions of $50 or more will receive a free gift! Just use the discount code: RAWR! (all caps with the exclamation point) to receive your discount.

http://christopher-burdett.myshopify.com/
Black Friday sale - 15% off all sales
Discount Code: RAWR!

Again, use the discount code: RAWR! on my web store to receive your discount. Loads of original art, prints, shirts, and books to choose from. Don't let this opportunity get away!

That is all for today, see you back here on Wednesday! Until then...

For more samples of my work or to contact me regarding my availability head over to my website: www.christopherburdett.com

Monday, November 24, 2014

Gray Wanderer - Monsters on Toned Paper

I am a little behind in sharing some of my personal work here on the blog. With all the client work and related content I have waiting to post my personal work sometimes take a back seat. Let's see if I can remedy that!

Here is the first piece of a larger personal project I am currently working on. You may remember seeing process images of this a few months back. In fact this piece was done prior to Gen Con and went home with a fellow artist at Gen Con. I present you with the Gray Wanderer...

Gray Wanderer
9 x 12
Pencil on paper
© 2014 Christopher Burdett
Original - SOLD

I have spoken a little about this piece, but to be to the point it is a mixing of Cthulhu and Norse mythos. I will leave it at that for now, there will be plenty of time and better places to go into detail. As an added bonus here are some images of the piece as I worked on it...

All images © 2014 Christopher Burdett

 That is all for another exciting Monday on that blog, see you back here on Wednesday! Until then...

For more samples of my work or to contact me regarding my availability head over to my website: www.christopherburdett.com

Friday, November 21, 2014

Pusbubble - Blood Bowl: Fowl Play - PROCESS

Finishing off a week of traditional painting posts on the blog today with the process that went into Pusbubble! You might remember Pusbubble from back in June when I first shared him to you. Pusbubble is from the Foul Play expansion for Blood Bowl and was my first traditionally painted piece for Fantasy Flight Games. Here is a look at the final before we get into the process...

Pusbubble
8 x 10
Acrylic and pencil on board
© 2014 Fantasy Flight Games
Original - SOLD

Pusbubble was described as a very small very excited Nurgling that wore home made gear and armor and just wanted to be part of the game. Oh, and he needed to be dripping with goo and filth, killing everything around it. I started things off with some thumbnails as I got my head around this cute little guy...

Pusbubble - Thumbnails
© 2014 Fantasy Flight Games

Option 'C' was the winner. Looking back now it seems like a not brainer, but at the time I was really up in the air on which was my preferred thumbnail. There may have been some mention in the assignment about the ball being a little too big to carry or Pusbubble was having trouble lifting it I think 'C' better conveys that. Now that I had a thumbnail  is was time to work up the final drawing...

Pusbubble
12 x9
Pencil on paper
© 2014 Fantasy Flight Games


The drawing was approved without comment. You might notice that the aspect ratio changed from the thumbnail to the drawing. I wanted to paint on a standard size board so I extended the background horizontally to allow me to work on an 8 x 10 surface. With that squared away it was time to paint. Here some images of the piece coming together...

Pusbubble - Process
© 2014 Fantasy Flight Games

I was (am) still figuring out this traditional painting stuff. In Pusbubble especially there was a lot of experimentation and just trying things out to see if it would work. I was also trying some new medium and different types of combinations of medium. Some of the experiments have led to processes I continue today while others have been abandoned. Still very much learning and figuring this all out on this piece. Here is a little animated process progression thing that better show the piece coming together...

Pusbubble - Animated process thing
© 2014 Fantasy Flight Games

Pusbubble was the first of what has lead to many more, but more on that later. Here again is the final painting and the corresponding card that this piece was created for...

Pusbubble
8 x 10
Acrylic and pencil on board
© 2014 Fantasy Flight Games

Pusbubble in handy card form.

That is all for another exciting week on the blog, see you back here on Monday! Until then...

For more samples of my work or to contact me regarding my availability head over to my website: www.christopherburdett.com

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Self Portrait 1: Pucker Up

On Monday I shared with you a traditional painting from back in January, the Uber Grotesque, today I have for you something a little more recent. This piece was completed early October and should better show what my current traditional work looks like and how much it has changed since January. Here is the first of a series of self portraits I am working on...

Self Portrait 1: Pucker Up
5 x 7
  Acrylic, pencil, and gouache on board
© 2014 Christopher Burdett

There is a corresponding drawing to this painting, of course. As with some of my other smaller paintings the drawing is bigger then the painting. Here is the drawing for the self portrait...

Self Portrait 1: Pucker Up
9 x 12
  Pencil onpaper
© 2014 Christopher Burdett

As I am want to do I documented this painting coming together so that I could share it here on the blog. Here are a series of photos of the this painting taking shape. You can see what has changed and long the way. If you keep going till the end you will also see an little animated gif of the painting process to get a better feel for the steps...

Self Portrait 1: Pucker Up - Process
 All images © 2014 Christopher Burdett

Self Portrait 1: Pucker Up - Animated process thing
 © 2014 Christopher Burdett

As an added bonus here is a little video of me painting sped up with the Hyperlapse app. Sorry that it is vertical rather then horizontal, I was holding my phone while I recorded and cropped out a square of it for use on Instagram...

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Hyperlapse process movie for all your Hyperlapse process movie needs!

That is all for another exciting Wednesday on the blog, see you back here on Friday! Until then...

For more samples of my work or to contact me regarding my availability head over to my website: www.christopherburdett.com

Monday, November 17, 2014

Uber Grotesque - Warhammer 40K Conquest: The Howl of Blackmane

At the end of last week I noticed a new piece of my work has popped up on the internet. This means I can now share it with you! This is a piece done for the first expansion for Warhammer 40K - Conquest, The Howl of Blackmane. I created this back in January and it is the second piece that I created traditionally for Fantasy Flight Games. Before I go too much into this piece, here is now the final turned out...

Uber Grotesque
12 x 9
  Acrylic and pencil on board
© 2014 Fantasy Flight Games

A lot has happened and changed with my traditional work since January. So it is a little weird to be showing this off now while I know what the future holds. Enough about that for now!

I will go into more detail about this piece when I share the process in the near future when the expansion is officially released. For now though I will show how the piece ultimately turned out. While I did this piece traditionally there was sizable modification requested for this piece once I had completed the painting that required a digital fix. Here is how the final modified piece turned out that was used in the game...

Uber Grotesque
 Digital alter of final painting
© 2014 Fantasy Flight Games

As I said, I will be going into more detail about this piece and the process that went into creating it here on the blog once the card is officially released. In the meantime, here is a small watermarked look at what the final card will look like...

Uber Grotesque in handy dandy card form (RAWR)

That is all for another exciting Monday on the blog, see you back here on Wednesday! Until then...

For more samples of my work or to contact me regarding my availability head over to my website: www.christopherburdett.com

Friday, November 14, 2014

Oviraptor - #DrawDinovember

Having missed out on Inktober completely I knew I needed to make a determined effort to not miss out on DrawDinovember. To that end I recently made the time and work up a very surprised Oviraptor portrait (RAWR!)...

Oviraptor - Drawing
9 x 12
Pencil on Paper
© 2014 Christopher Burdett

Not sure if November will allow me anymore dinosaur time, but at least I managed to get one in. As an added bonus here is a single image of the drawing from right in the middle of things...

The lone Oviraptor process image just as rendering began on the line drawing.
© 2014 Christopher Burdett

That is all for another exciting week on the blog, see you back here on Monday! Until then...

For more samples of my work or to contact me regarding my availability head over to my website: www.christopherburdett.com