Reworking old piece

Ever have an old artwork that you just kept meaning to get back to and refine? I had this older piece that I had put together for my matte painting class. There were aspects of it that still bugged me that I wish I had fixed. Today I took an hour to re-hash it some.

Original image I started with


I created the buildings using Vitaly Bulgarov’s Sci-fi Megastructure kitbash set. (thanks Vitaly these are awesome).

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This is the painting I had done for my class


Now this is today’s re-worked piece


There’s still elements I could change and refine, but for now this piece no longer bugs me. On to new pieces and new challenges

Using the Ipad Pro with Procreate

Well, I’ve been using my Ipad Pro for a month and I have to say I really enjoying having a full size Ipad again. I’ve had an ipad mini for several years now. I originally got the Ipad Pro primarily as a sketching tablet, but I’m finding myself using it for everything. Some of the upgrades I got for the Ipad Pro was the Apple keyboard, which works amazing for typing. It’s super sturdy. I got a screen protector for it and it gives some “tooth” when I draw. I recommend a matte finish. I also got a magnetic grip for the pencil. This works great for two reasons; it allows me some grip when drawing and it allows the pencil to attach magnetically top my ipad cover. A win win.

Procreate is awesome to sketch with. I am delving into more of the commands in using it. I’ll have more drawings to share but here’s one of my first sketches on the Ipad.


Have to say a major thanks to my wife, Tamiko. What an amazing birthday gift. I’m loving it!