Sunday, December 30, 2012

Movie Screenshot Study - Sucker Punch

Haven't done a movie screenshot study in a long time. I think the last one I did was in May. So I did one from Sucker Punch (I like the designs in the movie, but I never watched it).




Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sci-Fi Tonals

This is the final layout assignment for the semester, heavily inspired by Mass Effect and Halo 4.


Thursday, December 06, 2012

Monday, December 03, 2012

Digi Paint Study - Back

Yesterday I did my first digi paint study in months. I used to do a lot of these studies back in the day, but with school and learning 3D animation I didn't have time to study painting as much. But now I feel like getting back in the groove.

1.5 hour study using Marcus Ranum's stock photo as reference (http://mjranum-stock.deviantart.com and www.ranum.com)


Steps:



Caricatures from Video

In character design class we learned to study character types from real people and apply them to our designs. This is a collection of some of the caricature studies I did from Youtube videos.







Friday, November 23, 2012

Painting Interior

The painted version of a layout I did a while ago. I love the simplicity of traditional Japanese architecture, so it was fun researching for this assignment.


Drawing Exercises

Drawing practice in layout class. The composition was created by the teacher and I had to take the drawing to a higher level of finish.

Much better than the previous 3 layout exercises because my teacher showed a good technique for painting values.



Friday, October 26, 2012

Layouts and Exercises

Layout class is still a lot of fun, but it's really challenging because my teacher makes us draw difficult stuff. I didn't realize until now I've been avoiding seated figures in my drawings. And dragons, trees, clouds, cars, ugh so much stuff to study...

Yeaaaah,the 5th-7th drawings with the jester, horse and dragon are based on my teacher's composition. We have to take his roughs to a more finished level. After those are my layout exercises. And the first few are exterior/interior layouts for painting (plus one of the final paintings).

Neeeeed to study more.... less animation more drawing for reals...









Zbrush Model

Some of the few screenshots I took while modeling my first Zbrush character. I still have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to digital sculpting, haha... Jerome says it looks disgusting.

At least it sorta worked out in the end.





Sunday, October 21, 2012

3D Animation - Lift and Toss

 Just some 3D animation I've been working on for the past 2 weeks. Taught myself Zbrush, rigging and animating pose to pose in Maya. I key animated the lift and toss segment, but the dance was some mocap file in Maya, haha. I just added it in as extra since people think it's hilarious. Also had to resort to an autorig script because the initial rig I was working on was too time consuming to finish the assignment on time. At least I learned a lot from this assignment, so future 3D work will be faster to produce and I was focus more on quality rather than learning the software. I got the Spheal model from a guy at school who also helped a lot with my animation.

So yeah, I've been busy since school started which is why I made no blog posts, but I may post some more art and 3D wip later. Me and a buddy from school plan to do more Zbrush modeling, so hopefully I'll improve a lot in that area of production.



Wednesday, April 18, 2012