Sunday, April 20, 2014

My very first watercolor painting!!!

Postcard size (4.5" x 6")

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Crayola watercolor marker fun.

"Aidaara" plant for my project.

Crayola watercolor marker fun.

Samakina plant for one of my projects. Thanks for having a look!!!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Crayola watercolor marker fun/work

For one of my projects... (Wooohoooo!)

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Letraset Warm Grays - doodling

Fun with Letraset "Warm Grays" markers. Total time: 2.5 hrs., while watching "Ben Hur".

SKETCH FUN!!!

Done jez fer the Heck of it... A practice piece... :-D

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Android Tablet Project

I'm using Autodesk's Sketchbook software on this 'lil booger!!! Check back soon for the finished piece.

Gonna give each plateau a waterfall or two...

Monday, July 11, 2011

"GUATAA'S LEGACY" - Concept Art 1001

"The Tianaans" - Great beasts of the Naniatuuvian Mountains that surrounds the jungles where Guataa's village hides from Saur hunting parties.

"Guataa's Legacy" & "The Tianaans" © 2011 William "Mac" McDonald Jr.


Saturday, July 9, 2011

"GUATAA'S LEGACY" - Concept Art 0001

"Saur Battle Mech with Saurian Driver". Part traditional materials (acrylic on illustration board, background only) and Photoshop. Fun, fun, fun...

Don't worry, it won't bite (unless it wants your strawberry shortcake ice cream cone...!)

"Guataa's Legacy" & "Saur Battle Mech" © 2011 William "Mac" McDonald Jr.


Monday, May 30, 2011

Art Update 2

More art from gigs & personal projects.

Thanks for having a look!


Art Update

Pics to view (for those who wish to view). Some are from gigs, some are personal projects, & others are practice pieces (from tutorials via my d'Artiste books).

Have a great day!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Traditional Art Piece

As much as I love doing art in a digital medium, I always enjoy doing an occasional painting in traditional mediums. This painting, of a Peregrine Falcon, was painted in acrylic on a special art board from Dick Blick Art Supplies ( www.dickblick.com ). Thanks for stopping by to have a look!
- William McDonald

Sunday, October 31, 2010

SKETCH TO PAINTING - trial

Fun in taking it to the next level. More? Perhaps later.

Even MORE practice - HAPPY HALLOWEEN II



"Excuse me! I think I'm lost!"

MORE SKETCH & PAINT PRACTICE - HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! :-o


"TRICK OR TREAT!"

Saturday, October 30, 2010

NEW SKETCHES - HALLOWEEN FUN








A bit of fun in creature sketching.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

"CHARACTERS & CREATURES" - Concept Art Studies

"Creature Concept -0001a"

"All Hallows Eve - Character Concept -0002b"

I love thinking about and creating creatures and characters. On my characters, I use Poser 6 to establish the "blocking in" of the characters, then embellish them in Photoshop CS2 using digital painting techniques. On my creatures, I usually start off with a rough pencil sketch, scan it into CS2, then paint away on it until OCD subsides...

ALL ARTWORK DISPLAYED IN THIS BLOG ©2008 WILLIAM D. "MAC" MCDONALD JR.

"ENVIRONMENTAL ART" - Concept Art Studies

"Swamp"

"B&W Study"

"Alien Music Store"

"Floating Upside Down City"

"U.S.S. Erhardt"

"The Dock"

"Art Crusades - River Guardian"

All of these pieces are "Digital Art" created in Photoshop CS2, and some were submissions to contests at ConceptArt.org ...

ALL ARTWORK DISPLAYED IN THIS BLOG ©2008 WILLIAM D. "MAC" MCDONALD JR.

3D Modeling - CGSphere Submission

"The Time Machine"

CGSphere.com has an activity whre the 3d artists are presented with a project file comprised of a simple sphere, and a "cyc" background. Users are allowed to create anything they wish from the sphere, but are not allowed to change the size or position of any element in the original scene file. This was my submission, a construct of the time machiine in the 2000 remake of "The Time Machine". Everything seen was created/adapted from the simple sphere, with the only exception being the main character Alexander Hartdegen, played by Actor Guy Peirce, and was one of the "Poser 6 Bussinessmen" adapted to fit the period and look of the actor.

"PASSAGE TO ATLANTIS" - Concept Art

"Kronos Discovered"

"At The Base of Kronos"

"Atlantean Halls"

"Atlantean Citadel"



These are the first of hopefully many concept designs for my project "Passage to Atlantis". I'll do a graphic novel first, then adapt the writings to a screenplay...

"PASSAGE TO ATLANTIS" & ALL ARTWORK DISPLAYED IN THIS BLOG ©2008 WILLIAM D. "MAC" MCDONALD JR.

"WARBOTS" - Concept Art







These are concept art pieces, for a project I'm putting together (graphic novel, then screenplay + production concept art). My story will tentatively be called "Warbots", and I have high hopes for it.

"WARBOTS" & ALL ARTWORK DISPLAYED IN THIS BLOG ©2008 WILLIAM D. "MAC" MCDONALD JR.