December 4, 2012

Interview with Bobby Chiu of Schoolism.

Here is an interview I did a few weeks ago with Bobby Chiu. We chatted about drawing, rendering, design and the online course I'm currently teaching at Schoolism.

November 27, 2012

Facebook images

Here are a couple of images I uploaded to my FB page yesterday.  These are quick colorizing and weathering tutorials for my Schoolism course. To learn why the yellow one says BRoba design check out my FB page.

FREE lectures

I've just posted another FREE design lecture on how to improve your visual library. Parts 1 and 2 out of 3 are now up. Watch for part 3 next week. Link to lectures.

November 12, 2012

A few higher resolution

Here are 11 of the 114 sketches I did while on the East coast the last couple of weeks. I was asked if I would share some of them at a higher resolution than what I was able to do via my iPhone with Instagram last week. By the way the largest sketch, in the upper left, on this page measures ~4" in width within my sketchbook. These are all ballpoint pen sketches. Some with a Copic marker T-0 block-in to get me started. I hope you enjoy them.

November 9, 2012

render time

I had to take a break from all the sketching and throw down some value on one of them. Done in Photoshop.

November 8, 2012

a bunch of fresh new sketches!

This week as I've been here on the East coast I've had time to work on new content for my "How to Draw" book. I've been sharing these new marker and pen sketches via my Instagram account (scoro5) and then onto my FB page. Next week when back in LA I'll scan a few pages from my sketchbook and post them here at a higher resolution. In the meantime if you are interested you can see the sketches in this FB photo album.

November 2, 2012

Copic marker - environment thumbnails

Here are the full sketch pages I selected from for my latest Instagrams.

Tools used: Jimnie Light ballpoint pen, Pilot hi-tec .025, Copic markers, black and white gouache all sketched within a Strathmore hardcover sketchbook.

October 19, 2012

Orb ship has landed!

Michael over Industria Mechanika just sent this over to me. My Orb ship has arrived and looks to find the time to build it! Maybe during the holidays?

BTW only 6 left for sale now in the first run, as of 5pm LA time on Oct. 20th!

And now they are all sold out! They might be back in stock in a few months.

October 16, 2012

Just for fun!

Can't forget to just have fun now and again. Original sketch is on some very old, not so good vellum and the one with the dark background is a quick Photoshop paint over of the original.

October 15, 2012

more instagram

For the live feed and to see all of my images find me on Instagram as scoro5.

Mech rendering tutorial part 2!

Here is part 2 of the mech rendering tutorial I posted to my You Tube channel last week.

October 8, 2012

Freebie HD tutorial

Just posted a tutorial on using custom brushes in Photoshop to help you generate ideas and new directions for your design studies.


new You Tube videos

Just posted a few videos last Friday in promotion of my upcoming studio workshop on October 21st. Hope to see you here. If you cannot make it, please enjoy the new videos at least.


October 1, 2012

scoro5 Instagraming

Just started to have fun in Instagram while waiting in lines or on lunch breaks etc... Here are a few examples. You can see the rest and follow along into the future by searching for me as scoro5 on Instagram.

September 25, 2012

9-lecture online rendering course!

Finally, I have decided to offer an online course. I will be teaming up with Schoolism to offer a 9-lecture rendering course over 14 weeks with a focus on rendering reflective surfaces and material indication in Photoshop. Space is limited to 15 students. A self taught version of the course will be offered as well after the conclusion of the 9-lecture one. Hope you can join me for this exclusive experience.


September 18, 2012

Workshop preview notes/images

Just added a few teaching examples I'm busy compiling for this Sunday's workshop. Click here for the sneak peek. We still have some space left for the workshop so if you need help understanding reflections and how to go about rendering them in Photoshop check out the workshop website.

September 16, 2012

Cad Junkie interview

Last week I had a nice chat with Adam and Josh over at Cad Junkie. Listen here.

September 13, 2012

SR Workshop number 2!

Announcing my next workshop, Drawing and Sketching on Sunday October 21st here at my studio. Also I imagine remaining open spots will start to disappear quickly now as we get closer to the first workshop on the 23rd, Rendering Reflective Surfaces so book a seat before they are gone.

September 3, 2012

Orb Ship model kit now open for pre-orders!

Get in on the fun and pre-order my Orb Ship model kit from Industria Mechanika.
Limited numbers available. 

August 27, 2012

Announcing SR Studio Workshops!

I'm excited to announce I'll be teaching monthly workshops on drawing, rendering, design and inspiration out of my recently remodeled studio space. There should be be some great learning and networking going on at these special events. For more details click here.

Hope to see you here at a workshop!


July 8, 2012

BLAST Orb ship model kit progress...

Here is a quick snapshot of the Orb ship model kit from my book BLAST, page 103. I'm doing this in collaboration with Industria Mechanika. Michael Fichtenmayer is now adding the last details as I'm not a great 3D digital modeler and I did not have the time or patience to add them in the digital modo model. You can see by the image that it's a healthy size and I think it will look great all painted up. I'm eager to see it in person and how Michael will finish it up. His other works are fabulous and I'm sure this one will be as well. The Orb and the front blade are both hollowed out so adding an interior and interior lights should be much easier for anyone wanted to do a little extra work to sweeten the build. We will also be adding a figure to the model like in the illustration. More images as the model nears completion.

June 29, 2012

tutorial: "modo materials" used for sci-fi suit concepts

Here is a little tutorial I provided to 3D Artist magazine for the current issue, #43. Pick up a copy and check it out. Any questions for me post them in a comment to this post. 3D Artist on Facebook.

May 31, 2012

digital quick sketch demo

Today I recorded a quick digital sketch starting with a few custom brushes. Then a little refining of the head for phase 2. This one might make it into the rendering book as an example of another technique to use when quick sketching digitally.

May 29, 2012

Photoshop bot rendering demo 1

I just recorded the entire rendering of this bot this afternoon for our upcoming iPad app. It could of course get more detailing etc. but it accomplished the educational goal I was shooting for. The base sketch is three images back near the middle of the page. A written step-by-step will most likely find its way into my educational rendering book also being done this summer.

weekend sketches

Here are some sketches from my first weekend of sketching in 2012. Only took me five months!