bernie walsh drawon

bernie walsh drawon

Monday, December 31, 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Thursday, December 27, 2012

nullarbor racer concept

The last post inspired me to create another nullarbor racer...here is a quick layout for an image....maybe it will inspire you

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Thunderbirds are go

Sad to hear today of the passing of one of the creators of science fiction and what the future could be like that started me on my future career.
Gerry Anderson .....
He and his wife Sylvia inspired millions of us kids around the world. I was only about 8 when I first made a model of Thunderbird 2, created by Gerry and designed by Derek Meddings see some of his original sketches....unlike thunderbird 3 thunderbird 2 was really unique and very creative for its design concept even influencing the concept  design for the prometheus ship.Gerry created such series as UFO, Fireball XL5, Supercar, Space 1999, Captain Scarlet, Thunderbirds and my favourite feature film when I was a kid Doppelganger
Gerry you were one the first futurist incredibly creative your mind will be missed ...Cheers Bernie Walsh




Friday, December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas carbodydesign

Once again I'm honoured to have my image on carbodydesign's site this time its their Christmas message I share with Oliver Gamiette. I have been privileged to have my tutorials feature regularly on the site.Thanks Marco

carbodydesign "For this special occasion, in addition to our own greeting card, we include two Christmas-themed images created by our friends Bernie Walsh and Olivier Gamiette."

If you haven't seen the site you should have a look.I think it is the best combined automotive and industrial design content and news on the net.




Sunday, December 16, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all my drawon followers have a wonderful time with your families and a very happy new year.And thank you for all your support,my audience has grown immensely over the year.
I can't send you all a Christmas card so this screen background is the next best thing.
I have modified the old spitfire into a personal sled for Santa to get around the north pole quickly
Cheers Bernie

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Sketchbook character sketch



I wasn't happy with my previous effort at character sketching so with my Sunday afternoon sketch time I have had another go this time with a typical Bernie Walsh quick loose style sketch.....much happier

Friday, December 14, 2012

storm sky

We are very lucky here on our mountain when a storm comes in nature always puts on a great show,....excellent background sketching reference.



Thursday, December 13, 2012

Transparency colour texture bombing in sketchbook pro


Most of you would be familiar with texture bombing in a 3D program. Well its really easy in sketchbook pro when you use the layer transparency lock. I shot this classic Hills Hoist in a Melbourne last night and thought it would be a bit of fun to use the colour and texture on the nullabor tractor. I will do a demo and explain how next week.... so keep posted.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Science Fiction

It's good to see science fiction is alive and well, keeps us all motivated to stretch our creative skills.Some of the best are here some are coming and some are a bit quirky but all created by some of the best creative concept designers.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

nullarbor racers... Sketchbook pro

Back on the nullarbor racers for my Sunday afternoon Sketchbook pro speed sketch,this ones based loosely on the old traction engines

Monday, December 3, 2012

Kookaburra sketchbook pro speedketch

 From the reference shots I had enough to put together this sketch






Reference photos

Spring is always a great time up here on the mountain to see the birds which can always be a great source of reference




Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Liquid form speed sketch

Just a very quick sketch to loosen up and explore a different style. The idea is to throw it down quickly ...you can clean it up in the next sketch.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

MADA Monash Industrial Design Exhibition

I visited the Monash Industrial Design Exhibition this week and was very pleased to see some excellent creativity and impressive models. Congratulations to Mike Chester from GM Design, Mike lectures in the Clay Modelling Studio and the outstanding skills and techniques developed in the studio are evident in the final project models on display in the graduate exhibition. I was very fortunate to work with Mike on many occasions he was my chief modeler at Nissan design Australia, we both started our automotive careers at GMH Design in melbourne when Tom Matano was Senior designer in the Torana studio.
Both myself and Tom regard Mike as one of the best Creative Modelers in the world




Bernie Walsh and Ian Wong review a model.

Mike Chester reviews one of his students work.

Monday, November 19, 2012

The pencil

I found these the other day while looking through some old folders from when I was at RMIT University...Its my 1st year drawing class exercises.
Using different pencils from 2h to 6b to achieve different tones.






Speed sketch with sketchbook pro

A very quick speed sketch using Sketchbook pro
to demonstrate using and creating custom brushes.