Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Life Drawing

Went life drawing. Good model and good poses, but we did a lot of 1 and 2 minute poses, and a 40 minute at the end. I would have preferred a couple of 20 mins in there. Just used a pencil!

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Caracal Robot/Drone

It's a robot! Probably from the same world as the Hunter Killer team below, but who knows. The tail was a last minute addition, and possibly interferes with the gun.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Hunter Killer Team

Inspired by watching this. Absolutely terrifying. (ignore the cheesy music)

Monday, 9 May 2016

Colour Practice

Been following this step by step by Johannes Helgeson:

I hate colour normally, but his breakdown of what is going on is lovely. Practice makes perfect: I'll have to do this quite a few times before I fully understand what is going on.

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.