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
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Saturday, November 19, 2011
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011
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Monday, October 31, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
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.
here's what I have been messing around with.
Posted by Ryan at 10:39 PM
Saturday, September 24, 2011
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.
Posted by Ryan at 9:41 PM
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
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
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
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!
Posted by Ryan at 12:48 AM
Friday, May 27, 2011
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.
Posted by Ryan at 11:27 PM
Thursday, May 26, 2011
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!
Posted by Ryan at 10:51 PM
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
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.
Posted by Ryan at 11:24 PM
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
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.
Posted by Ryan at 11:17 PM
Monday, May 23, 2011
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.
Posted by Ryan at 11:49 PM
Sunday, May 22, 2011
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.
Posted by Ryan at 12:29 AM
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
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
Sunday, May 15, 2011
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.
Posted by Ryan at 4:45 PM
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
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.
Monday, May 9, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
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:
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.
Posted by Ryan at 10:06 PM