Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Princess and the Egg

A really fun and refreshing piece for me to do! The last time I did a fully-rendered piece was when I was in high school and working on my college-entry portfolio, and ironically I was only able to this time because I was waiting for some things in Maya to render out.

Something different I did this time was use a technique I picked up from Andrew Theophilopoulos, who came to demo at our school a few weeks ago. You can see how it works on his blog, but basically you overlay a bunch of pre-existing images over each other and draw what you see. In my case, I grabbed some fashion photos from an online store and a photo of some mountains and ended up with a completely different result. It was definitely a lot of fun, and I'm glad that it let me get back into really painting again which I missed a lot. I'll try to do more of these in the future, since i'm working on a portfolio right now anyway.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Robot Cowboys in Space

Looks like I was DIPSY-famous again!

Though admittingly, there wasn't really much competition. Maybe about 4-5 other people? Still a lot of fun, though! I tried to experiment a bit with textured brushes and the lasso tool. Fun stuff!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Dangit, Jim!

FINALLY, the lip sync is done. Wow, this killed me. I don't remember ever spending so much time just re-drawing keys over and over and over again... But I'm glad it's over!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Death by Eddie

I've had this done for a while now, but only just realized that I never put it up! The video rendered out much darker than it was intended to be, though... Which is a bit frustrating.

Anyway, I nicknamed the lil' guy Eddie but he doesn't really have a formal name or anything. I don't really have any neat model sheets or cool process work as he was kind of an on-the-spot design. But, I do have a work-in-progress GIF I made of him:

There's something kinda charming about the stepped animation and his rig showing, don't you think? I can't quite put my finger on what, though.

On a somewhat-related note, here's a little pixel animation I did of Plop last week while procrastinating. I ended up pulling an all-nighter that night to finish my homework.... Worth it? Probably not. But it'd been several years since I tried pixeling and I wanted to give it another go!

Actually, I lied. I drew a strange comic about Eddie and Plop being a couple and Ant was their baby, but I'm not uploading that here, hahaha!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Plop's Pantomime

Annnnnd here's my pantomime! I had it done a while back, but I forgot to upload it. I usually don't design characters like this, so he was a lot of fun to work with.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A Moment Alone

I wanted to re-draw this picture that I did a little less than a year ago... Of course, that was a 2-hour speedpaint started in dipsy while this was a drawing I've been working on over the past few weeks, but hey! It felt nice to finally spend a lot of time on a painting.