Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Stu "Rotgut" Bogey Walk

I know, I've been pretty much non-existent the past few weeks. I do apologize - I got sucked into the life-eating vortex that is finals at CCS. I'm nearly past the brunt of it though, thank goodness, and will be updating in mass soon enough. (And throughout the summer, at that) This here is actually my final assignment for Traditional Tech 1 for the year.... and boy do I like it a great deal better then the walk cycle we were assigned at the beginning of the semester! It feels so good to know that I really have improved looking from then to now. Huzzah for hard work (and an awesome professor's guidance) paying off.

My concept-in-training Caravan's Stu "Rotgut" Bogey, in all of his jaunty, slightly inebriated glory ;)

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Drako Maquette WIP

Here's a preview of the third and final maquette I'm working on for this semester's character maquette sculpting class. It's of Drako, a long-standing original character of mine. I'll post the results as soon as he's done. :D Thanks to Tavis for snapping the photo!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Penguin Slip & Fall Test

A quick test for Tech 1. Steve wanted us to create a rough animation where a character walks in, slips on something, and falls, within the timespan of exactly 2 seconds. Poor 'Guin got to play guinea pig again. I really do need to give the poor little guy a cookie for his troubles.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Zensei "Bank" Coloration

The "Bank" half of my latest Environments and Characters assignment. The Zensei tribe in this series live and die by the drive to accumulate wealth and profit. They maintain a stronghold on their society's core trading market as a result - often seen as the inevitable go to guys needed to get whatever one needs.... particularly where gold, or less 'proper' acquisitions are concerned. Amidst the nomadic tribes' perpetually moving tent towns, large tents are set up and used for the sole purpose of presenting, storing and swapping various forms of fortune.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Zensei "Bus Stop" Coloration

So this particular project for Environments and Characters called for us to draw a bus stop and a bank environment, both having a joining theme. I decided to use the Zensei clan from a prehistoric plotline personal project of mine - the nomadic tribe of their people, who utilize massive, rather beastly mammals as their mode of transportation. Seen here, early in the morning, the clan pack up and gear to move on from their over night encampment.

Now on to coloring the "bank". After I hit up some chinese food, that is. Also! Many thanks to folks who have been dropping by and commenting on my art blog here. I really do appreciate it!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Kayo Expressions

Facial expressions for Characters and Environments. I really enjoyed doing this one quite a bit - it gave me the opportunity to draw Kayo once again; one of my oldest and most favored original characters. Above, the finished sheet. Below, the rough sketch and clean line art stages for some of the busts, to give you an look at my process of working.