Friday, 26 April 2013

Monday, 24 September 2012

Life Drawing 05

More portraits this week. The first three are continuous line drawings and a mass drawing. The second two are my first foray into charcoal since college. Unfortunately the left hand one got smudged in storage which is a shame :(

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Life drawing 04

We were doing contour portraits this week. These were all 10 minute poses:

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Recovery Tractor

This was a little side project I was running with my colleague Marco. The brief was to come up with some kind of industrial vehicle through a process of discussion and elimination from a large group of rough designs.
With input from Marco I went with a tractor style design and although I settled on the cab section fairly easily  it took a moment of inspiration from Marco who basically suggested I tried the cab on the tracks from a separate vehicle, and hey-presto the final design was agreed. We thought that the vehicle had a lot of character and so was deserving of pursuing further. The next step was to then construct a basic outline for the vehicle in Maya and then work over the resulting occlusion render. I have included the render to show how basic the model was. I then took the render into Photoshop and lined over the top adding all the detail.
I will definitely be doing more like this and may even take one of the other designs from the group and work on that. I will however, probably opt for one without tracks as they were a pig to design and render ;p

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Daily facial study 02

Number two in the series:

Life Drawing 03

Some images from our latest life drawing session. The first lot are 2 minute 'mass and line' sketches. The first minute is used to block out mass and the second to refine with line over the top. The second image is two 15 minute poses with the time broken down into defined categories. These were: Gesture (1mins), shapes (1mins), boxing in (1mins), shape refinement (3mins), tone (4mins), and tone consolidation (5mins).

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Daily facial study 01

Here is the first in a group of relatively quick facial studies I will hopefully be doing daily. The object of the exercise is to study and practice facial structure and expression. As with the earlier self portraits I will be hooking a small mirror over the frame of my cintiq so as to reduce head movements. All I have to do then is pull the same dumb expression while I work. Some people will no doubt think this is a task I am quite well suited to ;p

Friday, 6 July 2012

More vehicle thumbnails

Here are a few more vehicle thumbs from the little side project I have going on. More to follow:

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Digital Portfolio is go!

Hello everyone. My digital portfolio is finally ready to be unleashed on an unsuspecting internet community. You can check it out now by following this link: Bryn Williams: Digital Portfolio or by using the Portfolio tab on this page's header.

Friday, 1 June 2012


A few years ago I decided to create a couple of comic style panels for a personal project. I have always loved the work of World War 2 cartoonist Bill Maudlin ( Gallery link ) and I fancied doing something similar. It was also a great excuse to draw some more tanks, something I never shy away from. Not sure how successful they are but I had a great time doing them. Anyway, I stumbled upon them the other day so I thought I'd post them up: