Friday, 29 April 2016


Another kid. Quite enjoying these.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Space Truck Thingie

Here'a a space truck. I'm not that happy with the presentation. Portrait doens't lend itself to vehicles, but I'm tired and not about to re-jig things.

There's a large universal joint in the center so it can drive over rough terrain and the moon and shit. The space between the rear wheels would be for various modular bits, which would be lifted in via magic (or cranes).

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Kid Doodle

It's a doodle! Of a kid!

Monday, 11 April 2016

Doodle and a Bike

Trying to colour and break my habits. Not really sure what I was aiming for, but I didn't quite get to what I wanted. I'm pleased with the face though, and bits of the shading.

Here's a tank design idea I did for my friend Paul!

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Life Drawing

I went life drawing last night. Had a really good time like normal. There's something so cathartic about the whole process.

I just googled "cathartic" to make sure it meant what I thought it did, and the definition was far more accurate and meaningful than I imagined!

The model was great. Good poses and fun shapes in her body.

The texture on the charcoal drawing is too much for me, but the pencils don't hit the range of value that I like. I'll have to try and find something in the middle next time.

Monday, 4 April 2016

Woven: 48 Hour Film Challenge

Woven from Ben Witt on Vimeo.

This weekend a group of us made a short film for the London Sci-fi Film Festival!

It was an huge learning experience for me, and I'm amazed at what we achieved (actually in 36 hours from brief to upload)

The briefing took place at the BFI here in London. From there, we were given four randomised cue cards as a brief which related to:

Title: Woven
Theme: In a world where people have AI assistants, can they be trusted to be an alibi?
Specific dialogue: "Wake up. Please clear the designated sleeping area."
Specific action: An unmarked container is removed from a fridge.

Nothing was prepared. So, everything in the film was conceived and executed in the short space of time allowed. The film's not perfect by any means, but I'm pleased with what we've done as this is the first time I've been quite so involved in a project like this. I'm usually just a part of the front end.

Massive props to the other members of the team: Holly Churches, Ben Witt, Phil Ormrod and Jon Fenton all of whom were pivotal to the project. 

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

2312 Terrarium: Capability Brown

In the novel 2312, a 'terrarium' is an artificially created ecosystem living in the cylindrically shaped hollow interior of an asteroid.

Robinson writes about the infinite possibilities for terraria ecosystems, e.g. savannas, water worlds etc.

The Capability Brown (not in the book) is the epitome of an English country garden.

Monday, 7 March 2016

Kiwi Tank

I've seen some really cool cute tanks recently, and wanted to do my own take on one. It's based on a robotic kiwi drivetrain - three omni-directional wheels in a triangular formation. It can move in any direction at any time. Weird.
Also, special mention: Christian Pierce's omni wheel tank. Brian Shray's Metal Slug Tank. And all of Ricardo Chamizo's drawings! Brill!

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Life Drawing

Not too upset with these. I haven't been for ages so am a bit rusty!