Wednesday, April 27, 2011

American Indian WIP

Still a WIP and changed from my original concept for sake of time.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

Initial Sketch

Initial quick sketch. Indian spirit walker w/familiar.

Dino WIP

It's about 90% done.

Base Mesh:

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Old man smiling


Ear Sketches!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Just a little Christmas greeting I whipped up for you. Made in Flash.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Up North Summer 2009!

I'm going to be posting images from my trip up north with my family. There's a lot I want to show you, so keep checking the blog as I update!

Look at that clear Lake Huron water!

GAL rigging

The main character of GAL was originally one piece, as you can see with earlier posts. When I got to the weight mapping stage, however, I ran into some problems. Pictured below is a black hole sucking up all the geometry.
The team decided we should just use a rigid body character to minimize the pain caused by weight mapping. So, I cut up the geometry of the character and sewed in some end caps. There's still some soft body rigging, but as you can see below, the major limbs are separate pieces.

Notice the odd bones attached where the femur connects to the hip? Those are there to help deform the character's cloth garment.
Below is the same image as above, but with the bones hidden. The curves are all the controls I made for animating. I prefer forward kinematics for the arms and inverse kinematics for the legs.
That's probably the last you'll see of GAL for awhile. Our team members, including myself, are all attending school right now. I actually plan on remodeling the main character so that I can get better flow and paint the weight maps properly. I've watched a few tutorials and I think I can minimize weight mapping pains for the future. This was the first character I ever seriously had to weight map.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A New Year!

It's been two weeks since the start of my junior year at CCS. I've gotten a better taste of my classes, and things are going to start moving fast! I'm a little scared, but mostly excited for the year to come. I welcome you to my world!


Monday, August 10, 2009

GaL Items first step!

Left to right: walking stick, sharpened stick, femur, large femur, healing salve, gold, banana, bone dagger, stone knife, stone hammer

Gods and Legends Main Char further done

Further along the way with the main character for Gods and Legends.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Gods and Legends Main Char

The first stages of creating the main character that will inevitably be turned into sprites for a game I'm working on. These are just a few screen shots.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Light Painting!

This is a cool picture I took about two years ago when I first got my camera. It makes a sweet desktop.

Halloween Pumpkins

This is a photo I took of the pumpkins I carved at CCS freshman year for Halloween. Unfortunately, this is the only picture I could get because my batteries died right after this picture. We weren't allowed to use candles to illuminate the insides of the jackolanterns so I took my light box and covered it with a yellow bag from the school store and the result was what you see. Heehee.

Ultimate Frisbee

This a sweet pic taken of me by Dave freshman year. Our styles in composition are complete opposites. I like to use more classical, full figure, or portrait compositions. He likes use more contemporary, zoomed in, cropped compositions. But who cares?! This pic is awesome!

Green Giant

Class: Drawing II
Instructor: Elena Arnautova

Blue Man

Class: Drawing II
Instructor: Elena Arnautova

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Ron Standing

This is a drawing of Ron I did. I was under a time restraint and was also sick at the time.
Class: Drawing II
Instructor: Elena Arnautova

Through the Wall!

This was my first full palette drawing. It was hard.
Class: Drawing II
Instructor: Elena Arnautova

Adam Shadow Clone Jutsu

A quick little thing I whipped up for my brother. If he could, he would.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Sarah never sat still...

...Now she's immortalized in a drawing.
Class: Drawing II
Instructor: Elena Arnautova
"Chubby model make better drawing."

The Nose Knows

It's a nose eat nose world out there...So get ta chewin'!
Class: Drawing II
Instructor: Elena Arnautova

Eyes, Lips, Etc.

Class: Drawing II
Instructor: Elena Arnautova