Wednesday, June 30, 2010

House WIP

For Modeling 2, the goal is to learn architecture modelling. Here's a house I'm working on, still in the rough stages. No textures yet!

Here it is next to the concept I'm modeling it from. I'm getting there!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Just a silly thing I did because I'm incapable of making an actual illustration! Overlaid a lot of photos and started editing them. 

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Everything in Moderation (Especially Moderation)

Been feeling a little discouraged about art lately. I attribute that to the fact that I've been doing environments (which I stink at) almost exclusively. Today I opened up my traditional sketchbook for the first time in months and started sketching some figures from reference. I enjoyed it for 2 reasons:
1. I improved significantly. (how, I'm not sure, but... I'll take it!)
2. It was extremely relaxing.
Definitely going to be sketching with pencil a lot more.  I'd like to get some mid-tone paper and start sketching with conte/charcoal as well.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Creepy Face

Well, I'm trying to make a habit of drawing more. It relieves my stress and I get better at the same time - double positives. 
Tonight, I was doodling funny over-exaggerated faces, and then for some reason I created this out of one of them. It kind of freaks me out. I also did a couple environment thumbs but my computer crashed and I wasn't able to salvage them.

I'm also trying to think something up for an illustration that's due in a week. When I asked my friend, he said it should be a penguin with a butterfly knife. For some reason the quick doodle I did for him makes me laugh a lot, so here it is:

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I Stink at Composition

Well, today in class Horia talked about sketching environments with a purpose. I tried that, got frustrated, and then did the opposite, which failed epicly. :(

Horia's attempt to show me how to have not completely horrible composition (with a mouse!)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Metal Forest

Since I haven't actually posted anything I've done for 3d modeling... Here's the start to a redwood forest I'm working on. There will eventually be ruins, proper lighting, etc. Everything is mostly placeholders for now.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


Today's lesson was on silhouettes. I'd like to finish this guy sometime.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Presidential Portrait

Today we were supposed to work on quick sketches. Composition is my weakest point so it was hard for me. Here are some presidential portrait thumbnails. Towards the end you can tell I was running out of ideas.

And one I decided to expand on a bit... (5 mins)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Today was the first day of digital painting at FuturePoly!! Here are some quick thumbs I did.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Meet Franklin, the dog belonging to the friend whose boyfriend's dog I drew yesterday. He came out okay. I'm learning so much about color, shading, etc. with all of these.