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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Face time

So this Sculpture has gotten the most face time on my humble blog, but I do like it a lot. It's first appearance was in may of 2008. the second appearance showed improvements in May as well, 10 days after it's predecessor. now I bring you his final version, which is still unfinished. unfortunately during the time between may 2008 and now the clay actually hardened slightly and is difficult to work with. especially on areas like the horns (I don't understand why the horns are so hard to work with, his ear didn't give me any issue). maybe one day I will throw new clay on the horns and truly finish this sculpture, but I think it is time for me to move on.



Tuesday, November 22, 2011

humans

more Alchemy doodles. I really am enjoying playing with this program. now I need to take these sketches into GIMP or something and make something fantastic. 

Alchemy Raven

Alchemy Raven
I'm slowly getting the hang of this new program. I've learned that I enjoy using the mirror option, though I feel more creative without it on. I enjoy birds, and feathers are something fairly easy to render in Alchemy. here is something I did tonight rather quickly.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Alchemy


I was introduced to something awesome the other night by my friend Will, (you can find his blog linked to the right). It's called Alchemy, and it's wonderful. I'm still learning how to use it and getting used to the controls, which in reality is just an excuse for my lack of skill in this area. the first image is what came out of alchemy in a minute or so, which I then took into the gimp and sketched over quickly. I see a lot of potential with this program. including custom brushes.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

just old light

I've tried drawing a lot of different things today. but I haven't had any motivation, no umph. and very little friction to get started. today hasn't been good. let's just leave it at that. in any case, I managed to do a simple sketch of my left hand. fantastic. it's like I could only manage a pile of crap that is shiny or something, and I am supposed to be happy about it.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Jaw bone animation test


video
here is a video update. this is a project I have had to delay finishing... simply because of a lack of knowledge, and time. however, it will be finished. hopefully in time for next halloween. haha, yeah...

Saturday, October 29, 2011

demon

still on a halloween drawing kick! LOVING IT! this is still a quick sketch, but I had fun with it, and it is a little creepy. but cool. simple gray sketch with an overlay layer on top.

pumpkington!

as requested by a friend on facebook, here is pumpkington! just a quick sketch with color, and a simple background. enjoy!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

scarecrow

back on the boat again. my ipod is broken, and I can't listen to my audio books away from the computer, and I can't understand them if I'm doing anything that requires words to be read or written. so drawing comes naturally. good thing too.
here's what I have been messing around with.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Fox logo

I've been drawing and doing some 3D lately. it's been great! I love drawing, but not talking as much, so I'll just post a logo I did for my woodbadge patrol. it's called a totem, if you're in the know. I was in Fox patrol. look to http://blenderusergrouputah.blogspot.com/ to see the logo animation I'm working on (it's basically done, I may tweak it though.) in the hopefully near future.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

3D airplane


I drew an airplane while we were doing the blender 3D usergroup last night, and today I modeled it in blender! I would have modeled it last night during the usergroup, but my little brother was using my computer. I'll put a shameless plug in right now for anyone that is interested in learning blender, the usergroup is open, and we would like to help! send me an e-mail expressing your interest and we'll get you the info you're looking for. So here is the sketch, and the 3D model so far. I would like to give it a rig, including the mouth and moving eyes... but at the moment my knowledge of blender (or any 3D program) is limiting my ability to do so. we'll figure it out, I am certain, but until then, I will just have to keep modeling it and such. I am quite excited for it.


Saturday, August 27, 2011

back again, back again!


alright, maybe something every day was a little bit ambitious of me, especially since what I want to be doing is art that is more... good. fully rendered rather than just sketches. anyway, after a long break from my blog, I am back. and while I cannot promise an update everyday, I am now giving myself projects, and deadlines to reach. thanks to my friend, Will, I am back into the 3D field using Blender. I am enjoying it quite a bit now that I am actually into it again! here's what I've been working on today.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

errors

trying to do a late entry, but my program crashed as I was about 33% done. It's still frozen right now, and I can't figure out why, nor do I really want to figure it out right now. I'll have to draw double tomorrow or something, even if it means I need to do it in a sketchpad and take a picture of it.
sorry about this!

Friday, May 27, 2011

shading practice
























so, I decided I needed to try out a new blending technique for digital painting. I like it a lot, but it took me a while to figure it out. crazy! I give credit to my friend for showing this to me, but I forgot exactly how he did it, so I had to experiment a lot more than would have been necessary had I paid better attention in the first place.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

dragon!


I like dragons. I like them a lot. so here is a picture of a dragon, I had a difficult time figuring out where the hind legs would go when I started it... but here it is anyway. you can find another drawing done during draw night on the drawnightgroup.blogspot.com blog. congratulations!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

even if it's this bad.


so, even if the drawing is this bad, I've got to make deadline. so I'm posting it. I feel like a bad artist right now, but how am I supposed to get better if I won't show my work to the world? this is motivation to not suck this bad ever again. however, it is going to take time.

it was supposed to be a silhouette, but it isn't very good. better art will follow.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

fantastic cow

so, the draw night trio got together tonight, because apparently once a week just isn't enough. :) we're all way excited about thursday, so much that we couldn't wait.

this is a portion of what I drew tonight. I enjoyed doing it, thinking it a sort of cattle for a fantasy world.

Monday, May 23, 2011

DANGIT I'M AN IDIOT!!!!!


oh, I am mad at myself right now.
I totally forgot to save the .xcf file of this, so now all I have is the .jpg, which doesn't have the layers I want, and need.

well, this is a lot more lame because I have to start over tomorrow, sort of. blah.

it's a dragon by the way.

garlic!

well, this isn't the greatest post, but at least I am not using a cop-out again. this is something I drew today, a few minutes ago, and it's not terrible. it's just a sketch though. I need to start doing more detail work though...

Sunday, May 22, 2011

it's the end of the world as we know it.

well, I was kind of hoping the end of the world would happen, I didn't get anything new drawn today, and I need some sleep. so I just took a picture of one of the drawings I did on my mission.
I hope that you enjoy it even if it's not new.










and yes, I know that I am breaking my own rules. sorry about that.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

robot sketch

I am NOT going to fall behind again! except possibly tomorrow, since I know that I have an 11+ hour shift and so forth... blah. I'll at least post something tomorrow that I drew while I was on my mission.

Friday, May 20, 2011

monkey

awesome! we had a draw night and I loved it! it was great to get to sit down and draw for a few hours... although I must admit I did do a bit of talking as well. I drew a monkey! I loved being able to get critiques and learn from other artists in the area.

we're actually going to be doing this draw night weekly, and it should be fun. it will be open to those who are interested, especially if we have met with you before the event. there will be a blog specifically devoted to this draw night, and it will be awesome!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

sculpture

I'm really glad I was able to sculpt for the first time since I got home, but it is not finished yet, obviously. I am excited about it, and hope to continue working on it. it should be a little while before it's finished I am sure.


Sunday, May 15, 2011

technical difficulties

sorry about not posting for a few days, blogger was in read-only mode, so I couldn't physically post my drawings. I learned in that time that I really am not good at perspective. so, that's something I need to work on. but, here's a picture to keep me satisfied. just random objects.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

sci-fi

here's today's post! early even! it's sci-fi theme today... I tried doing some space ships and such, but I'm not the greatest at drawing inorganics... I guess I need to practice. so when I post some up, please don't make fun of me. constructive critisism is always welcome however.



late!


I'm late for my cool today! I had a late night at work and haven't been home until now! I feel so terrible about that! I'll get to work fixing it ASAP!

obviously, this was rushed... sorry about that, but I'm still doing this cool thing everyday stuff! I promise!

Monday, May 9, 2011

western

today's rule was western... coming up with restrictions is probably the hardest part of my quest to "make something cool everyday". after the restrictions are in place, drawing is easy... relatively. It's enjoyable too! here it is!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

do something cool, everyday

okay, so I was led by a friend (not using his name for privacy reasons) to a lecture about "filling the creative gap". it can be found here: http://psd.tutsplus.com/articles/theory/the-creative-gap/

so, I watched it, and it's helped me overcome my "I'm such a bad artist" syndrome. true, I'm not that great, but I won't get better if I dwell on it, so I'm making rules for myself. I'm going to make something cool everyday, taking the advice of the lecture... I am really excited for it, I'm happy that I can and will begin moving forward again.

so this is my entry for tonight.


this is inspired by something my brother said, inadvertently this night. I forget the circumstances, but someone mentioned their weight, while my brother was playing a game and without knowing what was happening, he blurted out "new hi score!". it tickled me.

so yeah, check up each night, I can't guarantee that they will be awesome, but I will be posting nightly.

:D

Friday, April 29, 2011



this is me drawing again! I'm so excited that I started once more... it's for the shirt.woot derby this week. be sure and vote for it when you see it! (it'll be late)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

I'm back, but not drawing quite yet

so yeah, I"m back from my mission now. I'm still trying to figure out everything, but expect that updates will come sooner or later. hopefully sooner.