25 November 2014

Speed Painting

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

Character Design Again

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 :-)

Cheers!

09 November 2014

Character Designs

Sorry for dropping off the face of the planet.  I had to rescue the citizens of space sector 34.  Comet crisis.  Anyway, here is some art.


02 September 2014

Neon Lights

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

Sketchbook

I posted these a little while ago on my Instagram, but totally spaced it when I wanted to post them on here, so here we are!





17 July 2014

Sketchbooking

Just having some fun in the sketchbook.  Thought I'd update people on my sketch stuff.  Cheers!






10 July 2014

Finished Maquette


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

Swing

Built the swing today in my spare-time.  I've also fixed the eyes on the little girl, and will begin to pose her into a maquette within the next short while.  More to come.



05 July 2014

Making progress

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.



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