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...you wish >:) Until next time, look forward to what I will show you. Muwahaha


Check out my twitter, cghub, and facebook page for some all new branding stuff! And yes, I will be changing this blog soon enough!!!