Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Quick Colour Mess

 Yeah, light obviously doesn't work like this... Just experimenting a bit.

Monday, 16 June 2014

End-Year Exam Animation

It's hard to believe this is already the last assignment we have in our second year. Time sure flew by!

This one has been challenging to work on because it's just a character acting, no props, no sets, no shiny things to distract, but it's really forced me to focus on the essentials, which is always good.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Getting explosive!

I've kind of neglected my blog ever since starting 3D. I'll have to put up some of the stuff I did since!

Here's my current obsession: effects animation! So far I've only tackled explosions but they're fun and surprisingly relaxing to do.

Some things I've done so far, in the order I've done them:

 My first ever explosion!

 More of a burst of steam than a proper explosion, to warm up.

 Something between a magical tentacle plant thing and a cloud puff? Or something?

And some concepts I did for our current short film project, though we ended up going with different designs. (Layout by Rune Hansen.)

Can't wait to tackle more effects!

Friday, 20 September 2013

16-09-2013 Croquis

Some of my sketches from Monday. The model had some really lovely poses!

Saturday, 7 September 2013

07.09.2013 Gestures

Ah, I've gotten rusty over the holidays. It's fun getting back together with my friends for these though!

Friday, 26 July 2013

Monday, 22 July 2013

A is for Aardvark

    Here are the results of day one, letter A, of my animal alphabet. 

    I love aardvarks! In fact, one of my novels features an animal sidekick, Ignazio the aardvark, best friends with Babou the robot monkey. Good times.

     Ah well. Definitely working on those drawing skills.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

A wild Bananaluga has appeared!

Do you...
a) fight?
b) try to catch it?
c) run away?

It's organic, don't worry.

    I'm trying out Sydney Padua's A to Zoo daily sketch exercise, asking people everyday for a random animal all the way along the alphabet. This is what happens when I'm asked for both banana animal and beluga whale.

   The other animals will follow... eventually :-)

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Blingy Pig

    This started out as one of those "hey, it's midnight, let's draw a pig with bling!" things. The result is still pretty sketchy, but hey. What can I say, I love mah piggies.

     Sloppy outlines: TVPaint. Colour: Photoshop.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Introduction to Maya

    Our three last days at school were rather relaxed as we were introduced to Maya software by Magnus Møller, who also taught our very first course of the year. He was as fun as ever!

    The first assignment we got with the words, "Now you guys know how to make shapes like cylinders and circles and deform them a bit... You're gonna go and make a character. You have, um... one hour. GO!" Lots of weird and funny results! This is mine.

Charming, isn't she?

    Tuesday and Wednesday we spent making full illustrations. Whew! Quite a challenge! I wasn't there during the lighting lecture because I had my end-year review, but I made do with shading with surface shaders, plus a few details in Photoshop.

 Damn, why are my wings so stubby?

     Not a masterpiece, but hey, I only just started. So far, Maya isn't as scary as I thought it would be.