Eiffel Tower of Pisa

“Look, it’s the Eiffel tower of Pisa!”

-Creative Action participant, 2019

Modeling Baba Yaga’s Lair no. 1

Not really a doodle, but just wanted to announce that I’ve finally come to a stopping point with this fireplace asset. It’s the first asset I’ve done so far for a 3d model of Baba Yaga’s Lair, based on concept art by Leia Ham.

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This took way longer than I expected (half a month, with work and classes and one other graphic design project I have going on right now). Also I think it’s one of the most complex assets in the scene, so hopefully the rest will be a breeze, or at least, breezier. But it was good modeling exercise. I also discovered a trick to uprezing all the stones, assuming they are copies of each other. Instead of the transfering option from a blendshape, I just deleted the history on the blendshape and everything transferred. But I’m still  trying to figure out why you should UV everything as you go along. So far, I’ve just been selecting everything in my nice organized outliner, and using roadkill. Seems to work fine for now. Long after this class, I may texture this one day, and perhaps then I’ll discover how I should have UVed.

All that junk around the fireplace will be modeled as separate assets, and then they will be assembled all together in one big giant happy scene! Here is the link to see the rest of the concept art by Leia Ham.

2017 Inktober – Second half

 

My 2017 Inktobers for the second half of the month:

Day 16 – Fat:

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Day 21 – Furious:

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Day 22 – Trail:

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Day 23 – Juicy:

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Day 24 – Blind:

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Day 25 – Ship:

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Day 26 – Squeak:26-72

 

Day 30 – Found:

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All of these drawings were at least started on the date of the actual prompt. The ones scrawled in the drawings are probably when I actually finished them. Except for the last one. That definitely took three work lunch breaks to complete.

Now on to No-ink November!

Semi-guided Life Drawing Session no. 1

Oh boy, Inktober is coming up! Get ready for a bunch of posts. I work inside an art school now. The life drawing class is right next to my studio and they let me come in to draw whenever I want… how nice. The instructor will even give me tips (in a different language that I don’t understand 100%). It’s a little weird, having never been to a guided life drawing session before. I feel more pressure to follow the style that he teaches instead of doing whatever I want (as I would in unguided life drawing sessions), but it’s a new experience… Here’s what happened. He had said the neck and shoulder connection needed to be more clear. Then he took my book and drew over it.

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