Inspiration and painting…

From time to time I have felt the need to break the cycle on either my graphic design work or with my digital painting.  My newest tactic has been to paint with acrylic on canvass.  The newest piece I have been working on is an underwater plane for my girl.  She is a scuba geek!

Here are a few pictures, mainly of some of the fixes I did recently.

Scuba painting, Ryan BerryScuba Painting, Ryan BerryScuba Painting, Ryan Berry

Quick note, the white lines are conte, mostly marks of where and how I want to add color, or tweak lines.

Scuba Painting, Ryan Berry

Quick Note, I need to figure out how to Photograph my paintings, more soon!


Tank Girl/Ride to End AIDS

A little behind on posting, as the painting is just about done, but I have some time so here is the first of a few posts showing my progress.

After taking the original thumbnail and finding the right sized canvass I needed.  I did a bit more research, covered my walls in print outs of Tank Girl, the Gorillas, and mountain bikes.  I watched Tank Girl, and then Sucker Punch, just to get more of a solid concept.

Then I hit my sketch book and went nuts.  Stylistically Tank Girl is not really my standard style of art, so I struggled a bit and the sketches here are only two of the sketches I liked enough to move forward with.

Tank Girl, Ryan Berry

In this first sketch I decide on a few elements.  The World War 2 Machine gun, the smoking cigarette..

Tank Girl, Ryan Berry

Largely inspired by sucker punch I added a few more elements, mainly the Rice Hat, and the added Tank Girl flair of the band-aids.


New Painting

Some friends are involved with AIDS LifeCycle here in San Diego, and sent out a blast on Facebook to get as many of us involved as they could!  As part of the event there is a raffle that will be taking place on March 31st, so I offered my hands as a painter.

Being that my style is normally pretty dark, I decided I would try something a bit different but still stick inside my favorite genre: post-apocalyptic.  Here is the first glimpse of my Tank Girl inspired painting for the event:

Ride to end AIDS

I will be doing both a acrylic on canvass and digital painting for this piece, make sure to watch my blog to follow some step by step updates!


City 7 Poster 1, Updates…

Nothing can be as rewarding as finally smashing your way through a huge chunk of freelance work, freeing up a few hours of the night, and sitting down to paint.

To be completely honest, I had painting in my plans for the last 2 weeks, but Minecraft is a sweet, seductive, and very time consuming mistress… However Most of this weekend went into a few projects I have been working on, so when it came time to do some painting I decided to keep the ball rolling and get back to work finishing the City7 Posters.

(After all the deadline is approaching so I need to get to it..)

I could go into massive detail on what I did here, but it is not really that exciting and I didn’t have the fore-thought to make a good play by play.  Basically I dragged the painting into photoshop, chopped it up a bit, re-sized here and there, erased about half, and then made it look like a zombie again.  I was really harsh on the piece as a whole, really tearing apart my work to get the look I wanted, rather than the look I was getting.

Here is another look, a bit farther along, and as you can see I have started to really add a lot of detail and color into the mix.  Next few steps will deal a lot with continuing to texture, detail and hone the image.  On this piece, unlike a few I have shown in the past I have not gone with a pre-canned texture, instead I have be working on all those small details myself.

This poster, along with two others are being worked on to support Digital Raven’s first film City7.  If you are interested in getting you hands on a signed copy of this poster(when it’s finished of course!) head on over to our Indiegogo page and check us out!