Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Christmas Beard

Christmas Beard

Nollaig Beard

Hey Guys and Gals!
Here is a brand new Illustration for christmas!  I wanted to make a Christmas Card and test out some new brushes I bought for the first time online and I love them! Link to the brushes down below!  I wanted to do something different, something more classical with a twist on it.  So I have seen the christmas decorated beards and thought it would be cute to see a sleepy grampa and his gran kids decorating him with stuff from the tree while he sleeps.

so If you like the illustrations or christmas beards buy one or share it with friends :)

anyway lets get into the breakdown!

1. Rough

I started off with rough and used default brush, and just worked out the basic shapes.

2. Line and shape

After I finished the rough I started using the new gouche brushes to make the shapes and a small bit of line art for extra detail.  I also made a couple custome  brushes for the tinsel on the tree and for the candy cane to make it look more like real tinsel.

4. Texture and Shading

Once the shapes and line were done I worked on texturing the grampa's beard, the tinsel and the tree leaves etc.  I added a little blush to the characters skin to very the skin color and finally added some shading and little highlights .  After that I added a tinsel boarder and a merry christmas text I also made an english and Irish version just for the sake of it :)

anyway I hope you all enjoyed this break down, if you like please share it around with friends and check out my other sites.

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If you like the brush and want really good texture brushes for your own buy the here!  I nver usually buy brushes but I though I might give it a try and (lazyness and frustration on making my own)  I will probably buy more cause there really good and really cheap.  the ones I bought were the Gouche Brushes, hope this helps.

Thanks so much again for checking out my work :)

Thursday, 10 November 2016

They call me Daddy

Hey Guys and Gals.
Hope you all getting on well.  Eirtakon is over and I am still recovering lol It was a very long week but I was so happy to see so many of you and I selling a fair few posters.  I will be looking into being at more cons so if there are any in your area let me know.  Anyway this is one of my favorite illustrations I did for the con.  Its "Daddy 76"!! Now I have played alot of overwatch, almost religiously since it came out.  I love the characters and there personalities, the jokes and memes and the beautiful fan art I see online.  So I chose to do the Daddy 76, if you listen to soldier 76 audio clips he's a really dad or grumpy old man.  I wanted to illustrate the idea that he is the a stone cold serious character but also the best dad ever so under his Jacket I gave him a number one dad shirt and his kids all over him, including a baby gremlin D.VA and a nuaghty Junkrat toldler.  I think is cute and hilarious but anyway  here is a quick break down of how I made the illustration.

1.  Rough

 So I started off by doing alot of different roughs of the character but the one here I though turned out the best.  Some of the other angles I had didn't display the shirt big enough so I stuck with this one.  I used a default brush and just tried to may a rough guide and ad as much detail as I could for later on.
2. Line Art

After the rough I worked on the line art and added all the tiny details.  I also did the line with for the baby D.VA and kid Junkrat later on but added them in here si you can see what it looks like.  Hardest Part was making baby diva look like herself , cute and not too cartoony.

3.  Color Art

After finishing the line work I made a base shape for the three characters.  After making the shapes, I clipped layers to add all the color, each color has a different layer to keep it clean.  It really started looking great and after this i started added shading and highlights to create more volume.

4.  Shading and Highlights

Once I started adding the shading it really started to pop.  I kepts it very simply with a white highlight to the left and a pink tint to the right.  Also the shading was a dark blue color.  I wanted to make it change.  I really think it turned out great and will hopefully do more like this.  Just for fun.

Anyway thanks so much for all the love and support.  if you want to see more follow me here :

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thanks so much again for all the support.  keep an eye out for more very soon, theres atleast 6 or more new illustrations comming.

Friday, 28 October 2016

Eirtakon 2016

For the first time ever, I will be part of the Artist Alley in Eirtakon this year!! and I will be selling my fnaf art as posters and 3 new illustrations that will Debut at the con :) Its on the 13th to 15th of November!  So if you like anime and or are living in Ireland, check it out! I’ll be there everyday of the con.  Also thank you so much for all the support

Monday, 22 August 2016

Human Coffee

Hey Guys and Gals.  Its been a while, I have been busy with work and a personal secret project.  but I finally got some free time so a made this illustration of a mug drink a fresh cup of HUMAN! I have been drink a lot of fraps recently and I'm sure a lot of people need that morning coffee or tea.  well so do the mugs and cups lol.  if you want a copy of this for yourself follow the links below please ;)




Now lets get to the break down.


Here is the rough version of the image,  I went through a few different versions of the image, couple of them had the cup with a human cartoon body, which didn't make sense.  I used the default brush in photoshop and just made a rough sketch.


After the rough I worked on building up all the shapes of the character with a little bit of shade here and there, mostly flat.


Once all the shapes were done I started adding a little bit of texture to the cup and the milk foam on top of the mug, so he's not so clean and give it more character.  I also added the proper text and added a little bit extra texture to make it stand out.  I really wanted the word human to pop so I made it bigger and a really vibrant red, Same as the blood in the cup its holding.


 After the texturing and text were finished up I worked on the a little shading so the character isn't so flat.  I started with an over all light, and used the eraser tool to remove the shad around the top of the mug and I added a little bit of pure white highlights for that little extra pop.

anyway thanks so much for checking out the break down, if you wanna see more check out my links below, I usually post there first. ;)



Thanks so much again, see you next time.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Skater moon

Hey guys and gal's, here is my latest illustration.  Its really a submission for Eirtakon 2016 and hopefully we can get in. Its skater moon!! Its a parody/ pop culture image of the sailor moon characters geared up for a roller derby match.  I have some friends who are on some roller derby teams and it looks really cool.  I wanted to do a few anime parodies with a cool twist on it. Sailor moon popped up in my head and I thought it would be pretty funny to see the Sailor Scouts in a roller derby, looking bad ass and tough.

also if you like this illustration and would like it for yourself the check out the links below.

anyway lets get down to the break down.

1. Rough

For the first part I worked on Sailor Moon, Mars and Mercury, I was originally only going to do 3 of them but thought it would look more interesting with a character line up.  I used a default brush in Photoshop and kept it rough and scribbly for the most part.

2. Vector Shapes

After the characters were all done a started making vector to build up the characters on by one.  As you can see here in the picture above I kept the characters as flat a possible.

3. full character shapes

I made each for the character full and each has a bit of a variation so you can tell them apart.  I left the background and the facial details till very last to I didn't make any mistakes on the characters.

4. final version

After finishing all the characters I worked on all the characters faces and line work.  Once the Line work was all done I made a nice pop looking logo and added a simple looker room background.  Here are some close up crops of the full resolution version.  The version I do put online is only 100.  the normal resolution is 300.

Anyway thanks so much again check out the blog, also let me know what you think :)

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Bebop & RockSteady

if you like it and wanted it for yourself check it out here

Hey Guys and Gals!  Today I present you with my illustration of Bebop and RockSteady! This also the second submission for eirtakon.  I love the older Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and was a bit confused when Bebop and RockSteady were not put in the second film.  I am really happy to see that there apart of the new tmnt 2 film.  the first one was garbage but I'm praying the second one will be a good watch and if its great.  Lets just pretend that first one didn't happen.  The Next thing I'll work on will be anime themed so watch out for that ;) Now back to the break down.

1. Rough

I started to with a rough the was the last rough I worked on for like 5.  I was trying to get Rocksteady's pose to look like the actor WWE Sheamus, he poses with his arms spread like a cross. But I couldn't get it to look nice.  But its fine, for Bebop I posed him as if he's  spiking up his fabulous Mohawk.

2. Flat color

After the rough was done I build up all the shapes for the colors so a had a bulk of the color done.

3. Background sign

After finishing the colour I worked on extra detail and added Line on the inside of the characters.  Also worked on a logo behind the characters.  I simply a cool neon coloured sign of Bebop and Rocksteady's name also put the foot clan symbol in between the names.  I also added dirt because there both bad ass and I was close to making Rocksteady's name made out of stone, but it blended to well with the Characters Skin.  I really wanted to purple and yellow to really stand out as much as possible.

4. Final Render

Finally I added some extra lighting to both the characters from the light of the Sign.  I also added more shine to bebops hair and glasses and sparkles to the mohawk.  Also added the spikes and the line art with done mostly freehand, hours and hours waisted getting it just rite, but I'm supper happy how well it turned out.  I might make another with the turtles themselves later on.

Anyway thanks so much again for checking out the break down, stay tuned for more random art here or on the links below.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Niall Byrne Showreel 2016

Niall Byrne Showreel 2016 from Niall Byrne on Vimeo.

Here is my newest Showreel showing off the best of the stuff I worked on the last few years.  I haven't done a Showreel in ages and its about time I did one. So anyway here it is. I have gotten to work on lots of different projects and this shows off my favorite bits,  there is a little label on the bottom left so you can see what I worked on.  also if you want me you work on any freelance animation or illustrations feel free to contact me with this email aaniallbyrne@gmail.com

Thanks again,

So much for watching.

Saturday, 2 April 2016

We Love SpringTrap

Hey Guys and Gals today I present you "We Love SpringTrap" its is My fanart illustraton of SpringTrap from Five Nights at Freddy's 3 game.  At Eirtakon I was asked for afew more of the other characters that people Love and SpringTrap was the most asked out of all of them lol so I spent the last 3 months working n my spare time of this one.  This was by far the hardest character to get looking right.  I spent a lot of time getting a Nice mix between stills and the jumscares them selves.
here is a small breakdown of the illustration.

1.  Rough
I started with a really scribbley version of the character,  In SpringTraps back story the audio says he was found in one of the old abandoned restaurants behind a brick wall.  So I wanted to do the pick like they were breaking down the wall and find SpringTrap learing out of the broken wall. covered in little easter eggs from the game.


 After finishing the rough I wourked on making a full version of SpringTraps body for possibly another animation maybe. and also maybe an alternative version of of the design where you can see the full body.  Each body part is separated into different folders and in each folders there broken up into all the different shapes.  I made the characters folder a little see through so u can see the layers underneath.

3. Final Render.

After I had finished the character I worked on masking springtrap behind the brick wall and I added a Banner and the Paper Plate in front as the easter egg, Im not too sure but I think that that this paper plate kinda represents Springtrap so it would make sense it would be close to where springtrap is hiding.  I also added a greenish tint shading to the character and a strong yellow light to make him look more golden.  I wanted the colour palette to  be mostly Yellow, green, Red and Purple.  The purple represents the purple guy how is possibly the killer in the game and the red is danger and also just flesh to show there is more to SpringTrap the you see.

anyway thank you all for checking out the break down there will be another illustration coming out very soon. So please stay tuned :)

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Sunday, 14 February 2016

Love is Blind 2013

Hey guys and gals.

HappyValentines Day, this is my final year film Love is Blind.  I did it back in 2013 and have been letting it go out to a few festivals over the last couple years but now its finished going around and has found a happy home here :).  What a better time to share it than Valentines Day, so if you like a silly romantic comedy you found it.

thanks so much for watching :)

Monday, 4 January 2016

Five Nights at Freddy's after effects animation

Hey Guys and Gal's.  This is a little test I did in after effects.  I wanted to do a little animation gif in after effects so I used the photoshop files of the fnaf characters to I made in the Illustrations.  I built up there layers and added extra pieces and body parts to the characters.  the most work was building Chica because I could really only use her head, I didn't build a full body for it so I built it using shapes and duplicated parts of Bonnie and Freddy.  I also added a couple spark effects to make the characters look more broken.  I kept the animation really stiff because there animatronic, I'd imagine they would have moved.  I also did a quick brick back ground in photoshop so the characters would fit in more. I also added a lot of shading and tints to the characters to make them look more menacing.

It was an interesting test just to see what I could do with after effects and photoshop.  I might do another one with foxy and mangle in pirate cove.  but we'll see :)

if you like the animation check out the fnaf illustrations to see what they looked like before.

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thanks again, for check out the blog :D