“Gaur 2.0” In Living Color

"Gaur 2.0." Digital Illustration. (c) 2015 Michael J. Barnes.

“Gaur 2.0.” Digital Illustration. (c) 2015 Michael J. Barnes. (click to view larger image)

I have added texture and material to the 3D sculpt I am creating in ZBrush. This is Gaur – a human/alien/cyborg hybrid, and a really bad guy. He is still a work in progress, but I did want to take a break to create this headshot. Hope you like it.

 

“Gaur 2.0” – WIPping In More Detail

Gaur 2.0 Skullcap Detail - (c) 2015 Michael J. Barnes.

Gaur 2.0 Skullcap Detail – (c) 2015 Michael J. Barnes. (click to view enlarged image)

Continuing with my Gaur 2.0 sculpt, I added a little more detail to the cybernetic skullcap implant with the hope that it would add a bit more visual interest. As before, I have recorded the process, and this can be viewed on my Videos page. As with all of my sculpts, I am creating this in ZBrush.

 

WIP: “Gaur 2.0”

Gaur 2.0 Skullcap Detail. (c) 2015 Michael J. Barnes.

Gaur 2.0 Skullcap Detail. (c) 2015 Michael J. Barnes.

I decided to share a new work-in-progress. This is Gaur 2.0. This is my newest sculpt I am creating in ZBrush. The reason it is called Gaur 2.0, because I wanted to update a character I previously completed. I learned some new techniques, and how to apply them to my work.

Gaur 2.0 - Back of skullcap detail. (c) 2015 Michael J. Barnes.

Gaur 2.0 – Back of skullcap detail. (c) 2015 Michael J. Barnes.

As I progress through this creation, I will post new updates. Also, you can view time-lapse videos of my progress on my Videos Page. Let me know what you think.

 

Radio Rocket Flyers — Digital Illustration

"Radio Rocket Flyers." (c) 2015 Michael J. Barnes.

“Radio Rocket Flyers.” (c) 2015 Michael J. Barnes. (click image to view larger picture)

Radio Rocket Flyers is the second image in a series of illustrations I have dubbed the Gang of 8.

 

“Gang of 8: Petal Power”

"Petal Power." (c) 2015 Michael J. Barnes.

“Petal Power.” (c) 2015 Michael J. Barnes. (click to view full sized image)

To my regular followers, I know, I posted a similar image last year. I made a decision to redo this image. I decided to brighten it up, push in more color, and basically give it a more “painted” appearance. Petal Power is the first of a series of images I am developing that I have called the Gang of 8.

Promoting Imagination

Here’s the story: I’ve decided to create a series of images involving ultimately eight child characters (five boys and three girls). These child characters will live in the same neighborhood, and decided to form their own group named “The Gang of 8.” Their mascot, a friendly purple octopus named Fred. Through this, and future images, The Gang of 8 will go on a series of adventures – both real and imaginary. It is my hope that these images will help promote imagination, If anything, it’s helping me reconnect with my imagination.

In this image, a little girl (who I have named “Jenny”) is simply taking her puppy and dolly for a bike ride.

I am currently in the process of reworking the second image of this series, Radio Rocket Flyers, and will post it later this week.  Keep a lookout for future illustration in this series as I will be releasing them as soon a I complete them.

Thanks for your time.

 

“Colonial Home” A Digital Illustration

"Colonial Home," (c) 2015 Michael J. Barnes.

“Colonial Home,” (c) 2015 Michael J. Barnes. (Click to view larger image)

My latest illustration is a bit of a departure from what I have been posting recently. I was searching through the Internet recently when I came upon a photo that caught my eye. I decided I wanted to draw it up.

This 12″ x 18″ digital illustration is of a recently renovated 19th century home located in Pennsylvania. As I wrote previously, the original photo of this house just caught my eye. What caught my eye was the colorful roof tiles, and shape of the house… not to mention the overall shape of the house… I just felt that this would be a fun piece to draw.

Full size detail. (c) 2015 Michael J. Barnes.

Full size detail. (c) 2015 Michael J. Barnes.

I also figured that by drawing this up, it may open up a new avenue to pursue in marketing my work. So, if you’d like a similar illustration of your home, building, office, whatever, please contact me.

Full size detail. (c) 2015 Michael J. Barnes.

Full size detail. (c) 2015 Michael J. Barnes.

The above two images display the full resolution of this piece. My idea was to create an image with a more “painterly” feel. As final touch, I added a canvas/varnish layer effect to create a “painting” piece.  You can view the original photo I based this image on here. So, this is my latest piece. Let me know what you think.