Yesterday I hit about a 10 minute streak of "free-time" while at work, so I did a speed paint of the Christus. The point of the exercise was to get as close as possible without using the color picker or starting with a traced outline or sketch of any kind. I essentially just started painting. I used the square charcoal brush found in the CS5, CS6, and CC 2015 versions of Photoshop. I may try experimenting with other brushes to see if there’s one I like better, but that one was excellent. Fun exercise. I recommend it highly.
22 November 2014
This is a design style that I was experimenting with at work yesterday. I enjoyed stretching far out of my typical style to find this gem hiding in my pencil (actually, the original was within a ballpoint pen. Oh well.)
Here's the original:
And here is a sketch I did of the orthographic views. I think I'll actually streamline the side view a bit more to be cleaner, and may play with the mustache a bit, too. I think I'll also tweak the beard shape so as to feel more consistent with the feeling I get from the side view--I like it better.
Anyhoo, that's all I've got for right now. I'm planning on getting into more character design work, particularly in ZBrush. I've been following a personal project that Dylan Ekren from Disney has been working on for presentation at CTN today. I wish I could have been there. That would have been beyond excellent!
At any rate, the moral of the story is to find inspiration and act on it :-)
18 November 2014
09 November 2014
02 September 2014
I've started working on the sign today. I have a long way to go before I feel like I can say it's done, but I'll likely be moving on to other things in the meantime. Eventually I'll be getting into tweaking colors and materials, but I would love your feedback on anything that you see that I could tweak to better match Renee's original design. I totally love it, so I want to uphold the original's integrity the best that I can. I hope you like it! Cheers!
07 August 2014
17 July 2014
10 July 2014
She’s finished. I’ve sent her through to render, and it will go onto my demo reel before too long (no, it will not be presented exactly like this on my reel—more likely over black or dark grey … ) I’d love to hear your thoughts. Everything is designed, modeled, and posed by yours truly.
Stay tuned, and I'll add my demo reel on to the end with the updates.
08 July 2014
05 July 2014
I thought I'd share the progress I've made on this little tyke. She's been a lot of fun to build. I haven't gotten a ton of time to put into her, and I've made a few other changes since I made this gif a few days ago, but I thought I'd share regardless. I'll get another image up once I've posed her and such. I'd strongly encourage and appreciate feedback. She's just for personal growth while I wait for my full-time position to start up at the end of the summer. Details when all is finalized.