Year 2 - Now with pooping robots... (Updated 18th March)
Well after a long hiatus I finally have internet access again and I'm back at uni with some work to show, so show it I shall...
There will be a mix of things in here as my course covers a broad range of briefs and disciplines, so expect all sorts of weirdness.
I'll start with a small dump of some stills from some 3D animation, and Flash animation respectively then move onto some illustration work.
The illustrations are from a series of zodiac greetings cards which had to maintain a consistent style and theme throughout. I was originally going to model them all to create 3D illustrations but my PC didn't have enough horsepower to get the level of detail I would have required so I opted for a more traditional approach. All are inked with brush to maintain a loose sketchy style which hopefully works. My inking got noticeably better by the time I got to the last one though so there's hope for me yet.
Finally, some new shit.
Does Pete constantly walk around kissing your ass or what? Those are fucking great!
Cancer is my favourite of the 3, great detail work and the colours are sweet. 2nd one is looking a little flat.
How you can ink with a brush is beyond me, but keep doing it!
Looking forward to more,
Beautiful sketch and nice cartoonish rendering.
They look most impressive in colour. I like the Pisces (the one with a small one jumping high) the most. The Crab looks great too. Please post some more.
Dan :Yes finally some new goodies. I apologise for it taking so long, but I had no internet for almost two months, it went down just after I'd promised an update
As to Pete I've no idea, it's undeserved if he does. He's always quite critical of my work with me (though perhaps not as much as I am), but I wouldn't learn a lot if he just patted me on the back and said well done. Though on a side note, while I agree with you and like Cancer best and find Libra a bit flat, Pete liked Libra best and Cancer least.
As to the inking I did these in an attempt to regain some control with a brush (I'd not done any in almost 6 years since I trashed my hand in a bike accident) so I used the same large brush for all of the inking as it forced me to stay in control. I felt as though I improved over the course of the three pictures and would be curious if you could tell which order they were done in.
There's a prize if you can get it right.
Yogamit: Cheers. Keep visiting, I'll be updating as the month goes on.
Here is some character design work for 2D animation work hence the flat colour (though I'll probably end up making him in 3D). He is a robotic gentleman thief named Rapscalion, and I'll update when his model is completed. In the meantime enjoy his turnaround and pose sheet.
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Nice work, man. Is this for a vidya game? Does that robot poop? (Not that I need to know XD)
In this one I think you could improve the illusion of depth by playing with subtler value and color contrasts. Each character sort of comes off as its own entity and doesn't relate to the others in contrast or value, so it looks like a page with stickers on it instead of a picture with entities living in it.
Much of it is well executed; with better value/color contrast relationships, it could really come alive.