Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Domain name change

Just a quick note. what used to is now

Monday, September 21, 2009

the Red Right Hand

This piece I did for for their Character of the Week(CHOW) thread. Based in a fictional WWII theme, this is a depiction of a Soviet super hero, the Red Right Hand. You can find this in the CHOW #173 thread. Done in photoshop.

I uploaded some High Definition videos showing the full process from sketch to final touches. I apologize for the necessity of commitment if interested as the first and last are about 10 min. each with part 2 being a full 25 min. I sped them up as fast as i could (1000 times their original speed) but regardless it's still a hefty investment. feel free to skip ahead or what not if so desired. If you have any questions about the process and what I'm doing in their feel free to shoot me a message.
-cheers, Denman

the Red Right Hand: part 1- sketch from Denman Rooke on Vimeo.

the Red Right Hand: part 2- grayscale from Denman Rooke on Vimeo.

the Red Right Hand: part 3- color from Denman Rooke on Vimeo.

Here are some of the reference photos I used. I used these references mainly for uniform styles and overall soviet tone. But it's also important to get anatomy references, I use a mirror for most projects when dealing with male anatomy, but I've used plenty of photo reference when needed as well. As long as you can get an understanding on how the muscles and other tissue fall over the bones of the body you're in the clear.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Spinning on my corner of the Web

well I just finished up the front page over at so you should go check it out. I also just downloaded and briefly learned a screen recording program called Camtasia and uploaded the sketch to final illustration video i put together. I produced it in High-Definition so I recommend viewing it in that resolution. You'll get to see a little bit how i work and fumble with ideas on the screen. sometimes silly ideas come out, and you know what that's ok. It's like brainstorming on a page, or screen in this case. anyway I got work in the morning so I'm a getting to bed. Let me know what you guys think.

In the Blood Tattoo website sketch from Denman Rooke on Vimeo.

Music- Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros: Minstrel Boy

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Workingclass Satyrs

Here are the final renditions of the Satyrs I created for's character of the week project and poll.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Stop being so Hostle!

^(yes i know it's supposed to be hostile, it's a pun)
This here is the process in developing the Satyr Hostler.

I still have some minor tweaks and such to do on all three, and I'll post them as soon as they're complete.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

When in Roam

Here's the process to creating what i call the Satyr Roamer.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

General Labor

Here's the development of the first of three characters based off the base model Satyr I created. This is a Satyr Laborer.

Denman's dream is alive and well!

So there's this art community forum website called that I frequently visit, and I just realized the other day that they have weekly contests of sorts pertaining to creating concept art. they have categories like Character of the Week, Environment of the Week, Creature of the Week.. etc. and I decided to go with the contest this week. So with no further delay here's the start of my take on creating NPC (non playable characters) concepts for a video game. and they all have to be based on the same base model with at least 3 variations.

For a better view of the images go to my post on the thread HERE

Monday, September 7, 2009

Working hard for the clampdown!

This here is the start of a small personal animation project I'll be working on. here's a basic 2D character animation as I'm learning After Effects and it's abilities. I'm only using some basic tween animations right now and I'll be moving on to developing some frame by frame animations soon. So i guess we'll see how that pans out within the next week or two.

So here you have it. our Steel Worker on a slightly cold day.

Steel Worker animation from Denman Rooke on Vimeo.

This video here is the character design from start to finish.

Steel Worker process from Denman Rooke on Vimeo.