Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Cortana sketch update.

Had some time on my lunch, so I tweaked the sketch a little more.

Textures and Cortana

I did a bit of a texture test over my lunch, just to see what I might want to do with this thing.

If any of you were following me on twitter last night, you know that before I went to sleep I decided to start a female from a sphere, well I passed out last night haha, and ended up doing the rest of the model now, I turned it into a Cortana sketch, I have hair sculpted but I'm holding off because I'm not happy with it. But yea a quick little doodle, I decided to take some liberties with here, especially when it came to suit design, because frankly Im grouchy in the evening and who the hell wants to paint lines on a model? So I took the suit design from a few of the titles (I must admit I don't play halo) and the pose was inspired by a piece done by scott fisher (modified heavily though, I dont like using other artists concepts for reference when I don't have to)

About a little less than 2.5 hours from sphere to textured image (mainly because of that damned suit) I might add some stuff and render her out,


I was playing with BPR and the best I got was this, so I'm going to have to keep playing around until I'm satisfied. Perhaps take it into mental ray.


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Quick animal sculpt

I've been busy teaching a course for the past two weeks, so I haven't really been able to do much, though on a road trip I took yesterday I drew sketch on my cellphone (I love that we are at that point in technology) of a fictional creature.

From that I took an hour to quickly block it out from a sphere:


And heres one without shadow just to show form.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Facebook Page

Hey all I just wanted to draw attention to my new facebook page I started a few days ago:

Facebook Page  <== link

It would be great if you could hit that "like" button.

Also be sure to hit the "click me" part of the page to see a fancy little mini portfolio hosted right on facebook :)

another live show

this time I decided to tackle a bird creature of my own mind.  The live sculpt went well, with no audio hand ups or sound problems, so overall I'm pretty happy.

And here is the full two hour live feed in which I go over ideas such as composition in 3D and using reference

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Live sculpting results and fun all around :)

So I just did a live sculpt on youtube, and it went well, minus some very poor microphone issues.  They were resolved towards the end of the video, I am buying a new one though.  If you didn't catch it, I did a quick sketch from a sphere:

I also began texturing my viking

All in all it was a very positive experience and will be something I definitely continue to do.  I might make this a daily thing.  

oh and before I forget here is the full two hour live stream, please excuse the audio :/

Saturday, August 4, 2012

hawkman update

just a small update on hawkman, more of a concept of what I might want to do with it. Idk If I'm gonna do wings, trying to figure out a decent replacement.