About Robert Smith

I  r e a l l y  hate CVs and CV writing. Nailing yourself to a page of A4 would be simpler and more effective. So in a bid to put off rewriting mine for the 900th time I just did a picture that I'm strongly considering sending to prospective employers instead...

Medium: Digital (Photoshop)

Calliope: Inks

Calliope exploring an old pirate cove. Awaiting colouring. Colouring that will happen at some point in the future...!

Medium: Digital (Photoshop / Painter)


Here's a coupla bits of promotional work I did for a film project called P.E.S.T. It was about zombies so I couldn't really refuse..!

Logo & Poster

Medium: Digital (Photoshop & Illustrator)

Japanese Ryu

Just a little Japanese Ryu. Been following Sketch Dailies for ages and thought I'd have a stab at some of the topics they suggest...

Might try this design out in 3D...

Medium: Digital (Painter)

WIP: Abel Watts – Character

WIP of a character called Abel Watts that I'm making. More bio details / concept stuff will follow when he's finished!

WIP: Bolt-action Rifle

Just a WIP of a rifle I'm making as part of the next character... mmhm, a thinly veiled excuse to make GUNS. It's closely based on a Winchester Model 70.


Calliope Marchand

OK, bit of a whopper of a post this time round... I thought I'd put down some of the ideas I had about the character and her back story when creating her...

This is Calliope Marchand, a young girl who stole away from her wealthy but tyrannical merchant parents to become a pirate captain, only to build her reputation up enough to incite her crew to mutiny, whereby she was keel-hauled and left to drown.

Shortly before expiring, she is saved in the clutches of mermaids, who deliver her to Poseidon, God of the Sea. Poseidon is hell-bent on recapturing the lands that humans have been pillaging for countless years. It is with this view he transforms Calliope into a sea creature with the ability to swim without need of breath in water, and walk unfettered on land, so that he might amass an army to wage stealthy war on those of above the waves.

Upon her metamorphosis, Calliope's face becomes a pearlescent mask of her old visage, her skin becomes a coarse blue like that of a shark and her hair becomes the tentacles of an octopus. She is granted unparalleled swimming ability, incredible camouflage and a mouth that conceals horrifying beak-like teeth.

Her main method of attack is to attract unwary pirates by way of singing in the night (Calliope means beautiful voice in Greek), skin camouflage and an alluring scent-cloud that is exhaled through glands in her hair. The pink mist hypnotises her prey to the point that when they have ambled in love-struck, it is too late, and they are mauled in particularly gory fashion...

Below is some of the concept art I did whilst developing the character...

[Initial Sketches]

[Cal's flag design]

[Some pose ideas]

[Attack style]

There'll be a turnaround video + wireframe coming up soon...