Tuesday, January 15, 2013

30 min doodle-024

30 min doodle-024, originally uploaded by gordontarpley.

Sky study done using photo reference I took from my rooftop recently.

30 min doodle-025

30 min doodle-025, originally uploaded by gordontarpley.
I went over the time limit on this one. Probably closer to 45-60 minutes.

Livestream Doodle 001

Livestream Doodle 001, originally uploaded by gordontarpley.

Quick sketch done on livestream..

30 min doodle-021

30 min doodle-021, originally uploaded by gordontarpley.

Late-night noodling before i go to sleep.

30 min doodle-022

30 min doodle-022, originally uploaded by gordontarpley.

30 minute study of the Grand Tetons.

30 min doodle-18

30 min doodle-18, originally uploaded by gordontarpley.

Forgot to set my timer on this one and went over my 30 minutes but still less than an hour.

30 min doodle-019

Quickie painting before bed.

30 min doodle-020

30 min doodle-020, originally uploaded by gordontarpley.

Braveheart inspired sketch

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Star Wars Christmas Story Leg Lamp

Whoa! Been having some serious response due to this...


I'll may make a few more. If anyone is interested follow my progress thread on the Replica Prop Forum...


Thursday, August 30, 2012

Been BUSY!

Sorry I've been away for so long. Had a few projects I'll be able to post here soon. Also been putting lots of time into finishing the protocol droid. If you want to know more about the droid build, check out my other blog. IamC3PO.blogspot.com




Sunday, February 12, 2012

Dropship Landing

Dropship Landing, originally uploaded by gordontarpley.

Not sure how I forgot to post this.
These are some frames from my entry for cgchannel.com "Star Ship Troopers" themed matte painting challenge from last July.
Background photo was supplied by the challenge moderator, Jonathan Berube.
The 3d dropship was started with an existing model then more detail and texture was added.
The bases on the ground were modeled by me based on photos of some of the actual models used in the film.

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Scribblescrabble, originally uploaded by gordontarpley.

A couple half-way-done concepts for some matte paitings. Wanted to save a version before I change them more of a night time look

Deus Ex-Adam Jensen Costume

Deus Ex Costume I just finished work on. It's being use in this..

As soon as I have a chance I'll update this post with a link to a work-in-progress page, probably on the replica prop forum.

Moe Charif, all suited up!
Deus Ex Adam Jensen Costume






Friday, December 23, 2011

Knight Doodle V1

Knight Doodle V1, originally uploaded by gordontarpley.

Noodling around in Photoshop for the first time in a while. I'd like to do a little more to this so there may be an update in the future if time permits.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Sorry for the hiatus. I've been nerding-out and building an Iron Man 2 "War Machine" costume. Now that Halloween past and the mad-rush to get the suit to a wearable level is out of the way I'll be posting some more art.
My wife got me an iPad and I'm learning some of the drawing/painting apps right now and they seem really fun so expect updates on that.

War Machine Guavaween 2011

If anyone wants to know more about how I built the costume, I'm documenting the process over on the replica prop forum. --click the link!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Photoshop doodle, Mountain Study 4

Mountain Study 4, originally uploaded by gordontarpley.

Photoshop doodle/ quick study from reference photo. Drawn in photoshop cs5 with the wacom

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

2011 Demo Reel

I put some of my clips together here.
I'll add a shot list soon.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

LEGO Star Wars III - "CHARGE" TV Spot

This is a Lego Star Wars III commercial I got to work on.
Being that I am a HUGE Star Wars fan this has been one of my favorite projects.
Thanks to Chris and Chad from The Core LA for hiring me for the job and David Luong for recommending me. Also, thanks to LucasArts for posting this on youtube! 

BTW, looks better set to HD and full screen! 

For this project I did the matte painting, projection mapping and environment modeling.

Star Wars Charge Spot

Here are a few photos I took while working on the project

I'll updated this post with some making-of and some screen shots ASAP.


Desk-Star Wars Lego In-Progress


Droid Army Desert Matte V1