Monday, May 18, 2015

Albionest: This Was A Learning Experience

I modeled and textured a waterwheel house from the Albion town of Brightlodge from the game Fable!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Tiny Retired Incognito Monsters!

Class zine! My monster is Mrs. Genevieve Stauffer, and she is a sea monster who paints cups as a hobby in her retirement (mostly of scenes from her past).

Here are my roughs:



And here's my final!:

Playlist: Elizabeth and the Catapult, Coconut Records

Friday, March 20, 2015

Chartreuse Parr

Last semester, I designed a character who would fit in the world of The Incredibles. My character was Mr. Incredible's niece, Chartreuse Parr, and she has the ability to attack things with vocal sound waves because she is a very talkative girl. This semester, I modeled her in Maya and in ZBrush!
Here's her model sheet, which was updated slightly this semester:
This is Chartreuse painted into a frame from The Incredibles. Her belt and some coloring got updated in the model:
Here are her basic wireframes:
 And here's the final model!:
And a turnaround!:
video

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Knit Picking

At Family Night at church, I knit a mug warmer for my roommate! Now I've got a whole skein of wool and a need to knit, just in time for warm weather...

Friday, March 6, 2015

Crew of You

I'll update this as the project moves forward, but here is some of what's been done for the Crew of You project!  We came up with characters (mine takes place in the McMurdo Research Station in Antarctica) first. I drew mine on black paper with Prismacolor:
Then we designed sets, which we built and lit in class! My set is of a dorm room that Vlaypo and Fimbul stay in (much to Vlaypo's dismay):
 
Here's the line drawing:
We then did color comps. Even though my photos were very blue and cold, I liked the feeling of the red color comp in the lower left:
And it became this!:
Playlist: House of Cards Season 3, Rilo Kiley, Jenny Lewis

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

More Music

I posted this on my Instagram, but I didn't post this here! 

This piece is called "Music," because I love music!

I wanted to make some artwork for myself and did this outside of class (although I sat in on some classes to use the Cintiqs whenever I seemed to have freetime!) This was done in the a similar sort of style as "Grief," which I posted about earlier
I've been getting really into mixing mediums and collaging lately, so I had one of my roommates (a music major) bring home extra sheet music she didn't need, then tore it up and scanned it, and painstakingly digitally composed them into the swirls. I added real textures to all of the instruments (the guitar texture is from my guitar, and the French horn texture is even from a friend's french horn!) For cloth, I used the free texture site, Lost and Taken. For the girl's hair shine, I used an edited screenshot of sound waves I recorded in Garageband of me playing guitar--long process, and probably unnecessary, but I think it's cool and meaningful.
I drew the girl's dress to have music symbols (the top line is guitar frets, second is piano keys, third is drum siding, fourth is violin f holes).

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Painting For Fun!

Here's a painting I did last night! It was nice having acrylic paint on my hands again. I used colored pencil for the leaves. This is based off of a Valentino outfit from Pinterest and inspired by Paper Fashion!

Here's a slideshow of the process! Music is "Different Colors" by Walk the Moon.
video

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

2015 Winter Figure Drawing Marathon Conclusion!

Scanned the rest!  These are 95% from the last day of the figure drawing marathon, when Stephen Silver guest lectured!  I learned so much and I am now trying to apply Stephen's techniques more and more to my sketches.

Gestures:
Exaggerating and caricaturing figures:
Longer poses:
I thought of someone like Jeeves from
the Ask Jeeves website for the chef :-)
Faces from around the classroom:
Weird things:
I think I've seen a cartoon like the little IRS-aphobic
girl I drew but I don't know where from. Her fear is
something I thought would just be weird, though.