Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Again with the painting!

Again, I wanted to practise my speed paint technique so I took a few photos of my greyhound, Ria, and sat down with my trusty wacom.

This is the picture I chose:

And here are a series of WIP's:

I think i've clocked up around 8hrs on this so far... I intend to get it finished in time for Christmas to give to my parents as a present! But I haven't worked on it since the beginning of September because uni has taken over. I'll keep you posted.

Pokemon Paintings

So over the summer I did a series of 2hr digital paintings of 5th gen Pokemon. I had a lot of fun with them, I wanted to practise speed painting and followed a couple of tutorials from deviantart to help me.





Friday, 26 October 2012

Maya/Mudbox Hand Project

So for our project these couple weeks we had to model our own hand low poly in maya - then transfer and sculpt/texture in mudbox, before transferring back to maya to render out in Mental Ray.


So here is my end result!

(With displacement map, rendered in Maya with Mental Ray):

Low Poly Wireframe:

And here are photos for reference:

I have to say, I had a lot of fun working in Mudbox. I painted the texture on myself using just the mudbox brushes rather than using a stencil of my own hand as the texture (which was what most of my classmates chose to do... I think I ended up giving myself more work) but I wanted to experiment with painting the texture. 

Here are a few more stills of my sculpt:


I decided I need to update my blog more. I know i've had this revelation before, but this time I really mean it. So here is a dump of sketches that i've compiled over September/October. I'll scan all my sketches and update once a month I think rather than just leaving them in my sketchbook. 

The first page is mainly fan art of Digimon/Pokemon with some quick pigeon studies in the bottom right (went to London on a trip - there are a lot of pigeons).

Second are a couple of character designs (stag creature, four legged creature with skull) and fanart of Bunnymund from Rise of the Guardians. Very excited for that movie.

Third are a series of 1 minute/30 sec gesture drawings from our visual studies class.