Sunday, April 27, 2014

7 Days remain!

This is what I accomplished yesterday. Hopefully today will yield even more fruitful finishing Taluun's texture. I wish I had more time but I'm really in a crunch now!

Saturday, April 26, 2014


I am a whirlwind of excitement and fear. Only 8 days until my thesis is completed. I am so unbelievably burnt out on it and quite frankly wanted nothing to do with it...then I got Substance Designer.

This program is amazing and though I've only played around with it for a bit, I love what it can do and the non destructive texturing it's capable of! I used it for this sword and I will be using it to finish texturing Taluun and the rest of the environment, which should be a breeze. The time is ever so near and I am so ready to start a new project!!! I have it planned out and am working on some concepts. I learned my lesson from my thesis that my characters need much more planning before diving into them. Granted, Senvenku was fun but he wasn't supposed to be a serious character. This next project will be and I am beside myself with excitement to start it!

Anyways, here's textured Elia and the sword she discovered, Fallahar.

The normals are a bit messed up on the sword and I plan to fix them. Right now it's super late and I'd like to go to bed. Until next time!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

3 weeks remain!

Yes, there are only 3 weeks until I graduate and let me tell you things have been HECTIC. I've been working on tons of projects, random sculpts, networking, job seeking, and apartment hunting like mad. I've changed my website and resume to no longer say student and have taken the time to mourn CGHub by complaining about all other 3d image sites. My past few weeks have been crazy, and without further ado, here are some things I've done:

Thesis work~ Low poly Elia and textures

Portfolio Piece~ Man Ray

Portfolio Piece~ Senvenku

Random Cute thing~ Calavera Whale Shark

Small Sculpting project~ Hypno concept by Cryptid-Creations

Most of this stuff can be seen on my website which has also been updated! Anyways, as you can see, my life has been insanely busy, but I've done the best I can with what I've got. Have a good one and until next time, I hope you enjoy my art!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Thesis...and Gamagoori!

Kill la Kill, a fantastic anime in my opinion, has officially-ish ended recently. It was a ton of fun to watch and reminded me of how great Gurren Lagann was (and still is). So what do I have to show for it? Anything. I'm an artist, of course I have something to show for it!

I wanted to improve my texturing/color/value skills by doing a paintover of a scene from Kill la Kill and I wanted to get that practice while having fun! Here is the original shot:

I DID NOT MAKE THIS. This is the original shot from the anime. What I have done, however, it start by doing an ambient occlusion pass and am now adding color to the shot. I don't have any of the other people or anything because I want to work on Gamagoori first, and do the rest bits at a time. Anyways, here's MY paintover progress:

I'm pretty satisfied with it so far, but naturally will keep working diligently on it. 

Also, it is fast approaching the time when I must complete my thesis and graduate! (GASP), but no fear for I am a complete idiot and wanted to redo my main character (yay)! Either way, I think it was a good decision on my part as I've learned a lot since I first began the project and wanted to improve on my skills. Even to this day I learn more and more, but must look forward and not spend forever on this...mostly because it's due.

These are just lo-res grabs from Zbrush of the clothing so far. I'm working on a neat chest plate for her now to lay over that sweater area. Gotta protect the heart, not the boobs, ya know? I figure extra plating over the middle of the chest never hurt anyone. Her jacket right now is BLINDING but it's alright because it'll probably be half that saturation by the time I'm done with it. So yeah. 

Here's her without the hood...mostly to show her face better. I am dedicating very little time to her hair as she will be mostly wearing the hood and it wont matter. Right now her eyes are a bit spooooky but that will change in due time. 

Anyways, that's essentially all I have to show for today! The only other news is I am going to sit down and really spend a good portion of this coming weekend actually finishing a few of my smaller projects and putting them into my portfolio. But Ryan, your thesis and that paintover are the only new projects your working on? Hah.hah.hah. Oh you wish >:) Until next time, look forward to what I will show you. Muwahaha


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