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Saturday, 30 March 2013
Wednesday, 13 March 2013
This one was quite a fun one to do. I was inspired to do this by a lot of YouTube videos about indigo, star & super psychic children with awesome and intriguing abilities. Blind kids and teens who can use their tongues for echo location. Kids who can see perfectly well in the dark, without the need for lights. Young spiritual kids being connected to 'source' 'god' whatever you want to call it. Remembering who or what they were before being born. Really cool stuff.
I started this project a while ago, though at the time never thought I'd be able to draw/paint what was in my head. After some improvement in digital painting, I found the file again and decided to finish it. I think it looks cool :D
Original sketch. A few things from the line art changed in the final painting i.e. the right hand of the little girl and her stuffed Teddy Bear. The size of one or two characters eyes.
Friday, 25 January 2013
Key frame animation done in Maya. Took me a short while to do this. I hadn't animated for a bit so I thought it'd be fun. Not the best looking piece of animation body mechanics, though I didn't use any reference... a bad habit of mine that needs to be amended.
Rig provided here SPACE MARINE RIG
Rig provided here SPACE MARINE RIG
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
Thursday, 1 November 2012
Friday, 19 October 2012
I see her only at night... A Blue Centaur.
Another one from the head, yet again. This time around it was a lot more difficult and at times frustrating. Not due to the detail, however. I've been banging on about drawing from the mind's eye, recently. Though with this drawing I rather feel like I'd fallen back into old habits, at the start. Which is to say that at first I jumped straight in. Without any regard for the inner Artist I have talked about in posts prior to this one.
Catching myself falling back to this old habit. I became... creatively frustrated, to say the least. As a result, getting from frustration to satisfaction took a whole lot longer than I had anticipated. I had fun drawing a Centaur for the first time, in the past. Though admittedly that was done using the body of a Horse as reference.
Here however, I find myself drawing solely from the head again. After a lot of back and fourth brush strokes, erasing & re-doing brush strokes over and over again. I was finally satisfied. Ultimately, up to 98% of what was in my head is what's represented in the final image above. Generally the body and face turned out the way I had imagined. Though, I couldn't quite muster the artistic prowess to push the mouth shape and expression that I wanted. So instead settled for something rather simple. I feel I achieved much better detail in the eyes, hair, face and overall feminine figure. The front legs aren't as thin as you'd see on a Horse. However, in merging Horse and female Human anatomy I wanted to place emphasis of curvaceousness.
On an additional note, as hinted above and in previous posts. I did not start this with the same level of trust in myself (mind's eye) as I did with the other drawings. Despite this one having soo much more detail than that of the others. I don't feel as artistically... proud. It's the best way I can describe my feeling.
Though, on a more positive note. Whilst placing a few brush strokes hither and thither. It dawned on my that I should think of every brush stroke, as an alteration to a 3D Sculpture, a Maquette. An interesting method I should certainly apply to all of my future artworks. I can only get better at this stuff, right :D
Sunday, 14 October 2012
From the mind's eye again. This one was a little more difficult. I kept having to close my eyes, to try and see the Elephants in my head. Got frustrated after a short while, hard time seeing the Elephant in my mind's eye. I first started with the Mother. She proved very difficult to capture upon my initial attempt.
Took a break for a while, and came back to the drawing with fresh eyes. More importantly with a fresher (mind's eye) I was able to see much more clearly where I wanted to place my brush strokes. Especially when it came to the Elephant Calf. I could almost see it on the canvas, before drawing it. To my own surprise I did the calf quite quickly.
... after having looked at images of Elephants, it came to my attention that female Elephants tend to have smaller Tusks.
Done without reference
Saturday, 13 October 2012
I've drawn a few decent things in the past. Though, the method I applied here in order to get this done, to me was rather profound. Why did I ever not trust myself this much, in the past. It wasn't easy doing this from mind, though I'm certain I'll get better with time. I'd like to be able to see what I want to draw, long before the Brush hits the Canvas.
Ultimately I'd love for my drawings to tell stories.