Happy 2020 everyone.
The first draft of my first novel (typed from my notebooks)
I’ll leave it for a couple of weeks before doing the mountainous first revision of character, plot and setting. It feels good doing the first draft but there is so much more rewriting and editing to do.
My inspiration has come from multiple sources but guiltly I have to admit that E.L James of Fifty Shades was the driving force in me creating my first novel. Has anyone seen ‘YOU’ the TV series? Oh my God! That was both unsettling and fascinating to watch, there was like this little war raging in my head about – Oh! What he’s doing is bad – and on the other side I was rooting for the killer/stalker to get the girl. I was conflicted but I have to admit its been the best TV series I’ve seen so far. It’s given me inspiration to build my serial killer character that’s been silently growing over many years of contemplation and reflection.
Happy 2020 everyone.
Ideas for Insect and Arachnid races in WarHammer 40K
Sketches for WarHammer 40K – Orks and Grots (goblins) I jotted down ideas for fleshing out a break-away Grot faction, The Bankers Guild – their only premise is to make money (market makers) and profit from legitimate financial dealings(The Galactic Charter) to more extreme and immoral methods, war for profit (sell weapons and armies to clients) sell extortionate medicines to suffering worlds and seize and annex property due to late and outstanding fees. To the most despicable and darker black markets using embezzlement, fraud, kidnapping and ransom, to raising a private army to collect outstanding debts (To ‘collect’ being an ambiguous term receiving payment using threats and warnings to armed force) The Collector approaches the subject, “I’m here to collect, thats my final warning.” He also charges an appearance fee.
Three additional images, Cyclops Champion, Cyclops Soldier and the Cyclops War Machine, all concept drawings, biro on paper.
4 Monster Concepts in coloured biro. Rose Thorn monster, Tree monster, Rock monster and Spider Titan with root feet monster.
A NEW character and the arch villain, The Evil Aye in the future game Chameleon Swing 2. ‘I SEE YOU! I can see into your soul, its like an open book.’
UNLIMITED POWER!!! – Do you know how much I sacrificed.
Ming the Merciless
The power, reach and influence of the Catholic Church (Middle Ages to 17th century)
Darth Sidious, Darth Vader, Count Dooku
El Greco religious paintings
Ingres paintings – Napoleon and Zeus
The Cardinal in the Three Musketeers
The authority of the Church in ‘Elizabeth’
The new Chameleon Swing Icon for the game with some ongoing 3D Cyclops sculpting
Two recent updates this weekend, creating the new Chameleon Swing icon for the game and reworking the cyclops statue still hanging around inside my computer. Still alot of refining and muscle definition to do but it’s taking shape.
Man@Arms still sculpting away – The armour is taking ages refining and polishing. Hardsurface and ZBrush
Demons, ghosts, ghouls and of course the devil for a special Halloween 2017
Hi All! Here is an outline of myself (how I’m feeling!) and undertaking Cory Huff’s art course, The Abundant Artist – lets see what happens (gulp!)
My name is Kier Eyles and I’m an artist based in the UK. I have the background and techniques in drawing, fine art, live art, filmmaking, 2D & 3D animation and game art, but now I need to promote, market and sell biro drawings effectively. I’m a bit of a hybrid artist with my attention currently focused on Chameleon Swing, a 2D mobile game drawn in biros and playable for the Android (www.firetwin.com + www.kiereyles.com ), and a 3D digital sculptor using Blender and ZBrush.
But the Work I find the most enjoyable, uneasy and more difficult to share with others is my fine art biro drawings – this is the work I would like to brand, promote and sell. Currently I have no sales at the moment because I have this question, who would buy it? It’s possibly too personal, weird and strange (or people call too stylised?) so finding my market and selling would be a huge plus!
I’ve started to create a new body of biro work, 8 pieces focused on the human form both mental and physical which I’m hoping to submit 3 for the Jerwood Drawing Prize in June, but also I want to sell, brand and promote the work
The two images above are part of an eight part series, LoveHate and PowerTrip – biro on A4 paper
And the background for these pieces can be seen in my behance portfolio – https://www.behance.net/gallery/2536011/Portfolio
It feels good to get this all out there!
This is to explore film language for a cinematic idea – OK this is a personal animatic/storyboard piece to tie the characters together, Man-At-Arm (the good guy) and Modulok (the evil alien) part of the Master of the Universe story.
Apologies readers(if any!!) about the long delay in blogging a post of recent updates. I really have to be more consistent instead of going off on an art journey without you keen folk following me, just me i’m just bad at chasing up and building rapport over social media. – Anyway after the new year and the Trump becoming president I thought I share some recent arty, game asset updates for Chameleon Swing. We are well underway in finishing the special abilities to help people swing through the Madagascan jungle I have provided some of the (yawn, bore, grunt work, clean up – devil in the detail, final polish) sprite sheets the Chameleon( Were also in the process of changing Camill’s name – not catchy enough, it’s a good thing he hasn’t been Christened yet) with his horns and the suit of armour with our ace programmer adding extra spice with particle effect armour – ooohhhh! I know right!
In addition here are some extra art bits we will use for marketing, and that ugly word that everyone avoids but I like, Sell, Sell, Sell! So the first pic (Pic 1) is a pencil drawing and a complete line clean up in Gimp and the next stage will be biro inside the clean outline, rescanned, and cleaned – hopefully a new experimental piece and process in using traditional media, texture with the digital. (Pic 2) ZBrush 3D sculpt of Camill Chameleon – watch this space (Pic 3 & 4) Chameleon with horns and Chameleon in a suit of armour.
So folks that is it. Hope you like the delayyyyyed updates! Take care and a Happy New Year, Cheers
Wishing All A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! – first class delivery from The Elf Factory, North Pole.
Yippeeee!!! Another 3D model pose sheet of our main hero in Camil Chameleon. The fastest long tongue in Madagascar.
All-Seeeing Aye, key poses for the mobile game Chameleon Swing. Read his character blog for more juicy info about this wacky creature! http://www.moddb.com/games/chameleon-swing/news/the-all-seeeing-aye
Here is the new cover art for our new mobile game, Chameleon Swing – sign up for the beta and be one of our testers! http://www.moddb.com/games/chameleon-swing
Chameleon Swing is the endless tongue flinger for Mobile.
Swing through the Madagascan rainforest– NOT with rope, NOT with vines, BUT WITH TONGUE!
Guide Camill Chameleon from branch to branch, clocking up metres and snacking on bugs to gain new powers. Meanwhile, you must desperately avoid falling too low or soaring too high, for the cunning croc and the crazed eagle lie in wait. Let’s not forget those pesky lemurs, who knows what mood they’ll be in. Stay clear or prepare to be chucked into the jaws of death!
Roll Up! Roll up! Chameleon Swing Beta is coming out very, very, soon! We need some keen gamers to sign up and play our game – go to our blog, sign up and subscribe. We also need your valuable feedback to help iron out any problems and improve the game!
Chameleon Swing – mobile game, August 2016
‘LOOKS LIKE A BUG WAS IN HIS BRAIN, SIR!’ – Johnny Rico
(I can’t help thinking Starship Troopers when talking about ‘BUGS’)
Thinking bugs, naturally chameleons eat bugs so we needed to have something for Camil to collect on his travels through the rainforest. I strolled into the the children’s section in the local library, and grabbed all the available books for inspiration and reference. Going through each one I learnt new quick-fire facts and consumed a barrage of bright colourful images to stir those creative thoughts.
A new day a new Camil Chameleon profile pic! (A shift from flat 2D to 3D…perhaps??)
Are hero and friend swinging through the Madagascan rainforest in the mobile game, Chameleon Swing – coming soon on a phone near you!
A Chameleon doesn’t leave one tree until he’s sure of another – Arabian Proverb
(Here is an additional concept board of numerous trees from the beginnings (left) and the final look (right) I must of lost count of how many drawings there were – that branch is too short, too long, too many leaves, not enough leaves, the trunk is too short, it needs variation…and so on. I think we got there in the end
Been busy at EGXRezzed promoting and showing our mobile game Chameleon Swing all drawn in Bic biro pen. Still lots to draw and sort out . Hopefully at sometime I can finish the Man-At-Arms sculpt?
Evolution of the character Camil Chameleon from A – Z
Drawing Exercise 2 – Use a bean to create dynamic pose finding offsets and overlaps.
Drawing Exercise 1, being quick and fluid with line (under 50 mins) Use a bean, limb lines and icons as a structure to find offsets and define the human form.
Training and library exercises in Unleash Anatomy ... more to follow
Deep in the underworld Osiris and Anubis playing poker with people's souls and Ammit sleeping. Idea and image flashed in my mind part of a future animation. (Bic biro on paper)