Archive for July, 2010

The Big Bang

Posted in Architecture, conceptart, Sketches, Speedpainting with tags , , , , , on July 22, 2010 by alexpkaiser

Here are a couple more image based around an entropic project I’m playing with at the moment. They are not as aggressive as they look! – More an issue with exploring dynamics within space, how to navigate around it – and of course being particularly liberal with the laws of physics…….

These are mainly thumbnails that will (hopefully soon) get developed into more full scale paintings, I’ll be a bit more desctiptive about the idea and the spatial relationships once they are better illustrated!

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Concept Bike

Posted in conceptart, illustration with tags , , , , , on July 14, 2010 by alexpkaiser

Been working on this bike for a couple of days now. It’s a concept bike! The main idea behind it is the way it’s driven, one could say it’s driven like a horse. By this I mean you use your legs to stear as well as accelerate. The front wheel are turned by the “reins” while the back wheels by your feet (perhaps this is also interchangeable). The front wheel has a large turning circle due to the axis being so low and to the rear, but this is compensated by the back wheel having the ability to turn also.  The body is semi-ridged, most likely a series of hinges covered with a cladding,  alowing the whole thing to twist with the movements of the bike, (some of this idea came from the snakeboard that used to be big a couple of years ago). These series of hinges is then connected to a tensioned suspension cage. The small body is to allow this twist, therefore the idea is to move the engine into the wheel, front and back, with only the fuel coming from the body. (the original idea was to have the whole engine in the front, essentially dragging the back wheel through the tension cables.)  I can image it would be quite tricky to ride with perhaps a lot of balance issues!

This as you can guess is super in development. Quite fun too. I’ll post some progress sketches in the next couple of days. Going to start working on a 3d model also (I hope) in line with the sketches and paintings to try clarify how it may work!

Portrait Practice

Posted in illustration, Portraits, Sketches with tags , , , , on July 12, 2010 by alexpkaiser

Starting to play with more portrait work.  Mainly stylized rather than pure realism.  This first one is a self-portrait, analyzing some elements of the face in more detail. The other 4 have a more  playful/quick approach – trying to catch a little dynamism within the poses. Some are the beginning of an attempt to work graphics/line work into painterly setting. Experimenting is fun!

Playing with Weirdness

Posted in illustration, Sketches with tags , , on July 12, 2010 by alexpkaiser