Part of a warmup/master copy. Trying out a few new brushes. Watched this film again recently and was pleasantly surprised with how graphic and iconic a lot of the shots were. Also enjoyed the constant blue/orange color palette…I think there were a lot of really smart visual decisions that made this such a successful picture. I’ll never forget my uncle letting me watch this for the first time back when I was six. I loved it.
Lance Corporal Speers, Callen E., Ceres HQ
Platoon morale has been on edge lately, what with the recent lost patrols and that eight ball NCO caught leaking intel to the natives. I hate to lose anyone, but I’m glad he’s gone. The machine has to stay oiled, prepared, ready. Out here, there’s nothing else. Just each other. The old man has been keen on keeping everyone as informed as he can, so I guess that’s something.
Muldoon’s distress signal began to fade some time yesterday, well before I could reach his last GPS location. I never found a body, just a few scattered pieces of gear half buried in the ice. Another fruitless chore, I thought, until I saw the prism. At first glance it looked quite beautiful there, hovering amidst rolling pockets of clouds, but impressions of awe quickly gave way to apprehension, then fear.
I realize that I haven’t posted much the past couple of months. I’ve been busy working on some stuff that is under NDA, so unfortunately I cannot share it with everyone. However, I’ll be working on some projects soon that I’ll be posting on here. To begin, this is a portrait speedpaint that I did for a warm up the past two mornings. I tried to keep it loose and quick, just concentrating on painting, not drawing…shape, instead of line. I always love doing portraits.
More to come!