Monday, April 21, 2008

More Updates

Its been about a month, and I haven't had a cigarette.

That's so weird.

There are times when I think i'd like one, but then, I don't.

I've been working out pretty regularly, doing good things for myself that have been long overdue, and getting into new things as well. I've gotten into digital sculpting (which really is an offshoot of 3D) and painting more. I went kayaking for the first time (thanks KS for the pix!) and I LOVED it.

Good things are happening, I can feel it.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Maja update / 3D Coat Magnifying Glass

Small update here, been painting (and now 3D sculpting) like a fiend now. I'm feeling better and better with the painting, as its feeling more like what I want it to feel like.

On the other hand, there's this one, a magnifying glass modeled in lightwave and detailed in 3d coat (a cheap alternative to the more expensive Zbrush or Mudbox), and while I feel this is amaturish at best, I think i'm getting the hang of it.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008


So, this was something that i've been working on, based on a photo of someone that's been on my mind for a while now.

I'm trying to capture that warmth that people have, and that bit of imperfection that so many cg artists miss. Of course, this isn't CG, but i'm also trying to focus on the correct highlights and shadows that appear with regular lighting.

I like how warm this one is, I purposely chose a warm canvas (the reddish brown background) instead of a cooler color like green or blue or something neutral like grey.

I like how all the tones are kinda the same flavor as the background. I'm a little worried about the hair, because hair is so hard to paint, but i'll cross that bridge when I get to it.