Sunday, May 31, 2009

Wippy WIP

In my spare time I have been working on a female model and I thought I would make some renders to show my progress on my blog. Eventually she will be fully clothed and posed. I have decided on this project to only use Maya for the modeling and detail as a way to practice techniques in good edge flow modeling. Still a lot of refinement to go.

I'm glad I took the time to make some renders as it has pointed me to some areas that really need some refinement in the modeling. I've set the body modeling on hold while I've been working on some of the clothing that she will be wearing. I should have an update on that pretty soon here. If anybody might be interested in seeing any of the wire frames I would be happy to post some as well.

Friday, May 29, 2009


Last night I was finally able to attend one of the PAGDIG (Portland Game Developer Interest Group) meetings here in Portland. This one happened to be held at my alma mater the Art Institute of Portland.

A Gentleman by the name of Corvus Elrod (Man Bytes Blog) was speaking, and I of course had my sketch book in hand as I listened to his presentation and life experience regarding the ins and outs of networking. A large focus of his speaking was aimed at blogging and the networking available through that medium. His, being a story teller I can easily see how blogging would be an effective method of displaying his talents. Of course this rings double true for us in the visual arts as well.

So when I got home last night I decided to make some art to blog. So here is my representation of Elrod from last night. I was playing again with the method of using color pencil and swiping it with an alcohol swab to get some nice texture and blending. This time I swiped it a couple of times, once after the initial black pencil drawing, and again after the color block in. I then grabbed some white liquid tempura and painted in some highlights and brightened it up. Finishing it off with a black ink pen.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Monkey Boy

An art card I made last night. Trying to experiment a little with a technique I saw a while back on a gnomon DVD. I started with a blank card and a black color pencil and scribbled about till some forms started to appear.

I thought maybe some crazy alien nutso beastly thing would start to come about. But nope, just Monkey Boy. After I got some forms sketched in I took some alcohol swabs and smeared the pencil all over, then touched up with eraser, color pencil, more black pencil, and some ink.