Brian Pedley Artist Blog

I started using Maya

February 23rd, 2014

So far I’ve managed to keep to my mission of producing some new artwork and music in 2014! The plan has been to get up at 6am every morning – 6am to 8am every day is my time! The first project for me has been to start using Maya on the Mac. I’ve spent the best part of 2 weeks working through online tutorials (thank you Lynda.com!) It’s not a million miles away from using Studio Max but again it had been a while since I used that – almost 10 years! It shocks me how quickly time flies by. Anyway, my first animation is now online. I’ve called it Wood World Zero, because it’s simple polygonal shapes, texture mapped with various wood textures,¬† colour treated in Photoshop. The Zero is because it’s got floaty bits like zero gravity.¬† Okay I’m rubbish at names! I’m already planning my next project which will be based around machines and experimenting with short looped sequences. Please click the image below for Wood World Zero.
Wood World Zero 1st Maya Animation

My Sci-Fi Fantasy Art Blog!

January 10th, 2014

This Is Cool Sci-Fi Fantasy and Horror WebsiteThis Is Cool started out as a test project for me to learn how to use WordPress. Now some 16 months later, it’s still going! My geek refuge after a long day creating builders and electricians websites. If you get a chance please visit – www.this-is-cool.co.uk and also pop onto the this-is-cool facebook page and drop me a like!

I’ve always loved science fiction, fantasy and horror art and now I’m addicted and just can’t stop posting on it. Over the last year and a half I’ve featured over a hundred great sci-fi, fantasy and horror artists, designers, photographers and cosplayers and it’s been totally inspiring. It’s a real pleasure as a designer to work with the great imagery of sci-fi and horror movies and this-is-cool has been the ticket to do just that. Alongside the fantastic artwork featured on the site I include trailers and other sci-fi, fantasy and horror news. There’s also my extremely short reviews of movies which is my excuse to talk about the films I’ve caught at the cinema or at home on DVD.

As this has taken up a lot of my spare time and I love it, I feel it should be part of brianpedley.com and I’ve added a link to the footer of the site. You’ll also notice I always refer to myself as we and us…that’s because there’s a whole team of us working away in my head!

Scream Horror Website

January 3rd, 2014

The Scream Horror website project came directly from the www.this-is-cool.co.uk website. Luckily for me the editor of the excellent Scream Horror Magazine, Richard Cooper, got in touch after seeing it. It was and still is one of my favourite web projects and probably everything to do with the subject matter – horror movies! The website itself is built using WordPress and is essentially a blog with some simple e-commerce functionality. Please checkout – www.screamhorrormag.com

I’m always looking for new and exciting web projects to work on, especially if it’s a bit arty or better still sci-fi, horror and fantasy related. I hope that doesn’t make me sound ungrateful for the constant incoming flow of business websites – Keep ’em coming!

The all NEW brianpedley.com

January 1st, 2014

Okay, well it’s not quite a brand new brianpedley.com but it’s the new WordPress version – complete with all the old stuff! A lot has changed over the last couple of years with Pedleyonline now taking over almost everything which doesn’t leave a lot of time for arty pursuits. As with every new year I have big plans for 2014 and I’m on a mission to create some fresh new digital artwork, some Maya based 3d animation and some new music. Well that’s the plan, whether it will lose momentum remains to be seen!