Thursday, August 27, 2015

Another update on...puppy! Oops!

Wasn’t going to work on the pup so soon, but since my ship was having technical issues with 3D Coat, I figured I’d spend the time working on this.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Another puppy render!

At a perspective that is closer to what it will look like in the game.

BTW, I started up a Tumblr to spread my visibility a little bit more, and keep a watch on the artists that are currently there!

Join me there if you prefer that kind of blogging!

Not sure if there will be any differences in my content from here to there, but I'll do my best to keep it consistent! 

More puppy texturing...comes with a rendering!

1st iteration of the puppy standing next to my finished cannon. 

Still need better rendering, but for now I will be moving back to the ship model as I practice on rendering fur.

Here are so sketches I did as I worked on the pup:

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Puppy texture progress!

WIP texture. I am realizing how HARD it is to make fur.

Concept of the Pup Crewmen.

Just for fun! What the game will eventually contain. Pups, a captain, and a freakishly happy sun.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Puppy Puppy Puppy Puppy

Puppy, puppy, puppy, puppy, puppy, puppy.... I dont need/want sleep.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Puppy progress!

I have my base sculpt for the puppies!
Ears are not modeled onto the model so that I can change them around for the different breeds!
Next step will be to make a low poly over this and start to texture that.

I had a great weekend talking about the puppy pirates with my partner on this project. What came out of that talk was that I should sketch out ideas about the life of these puppies. What do they eat? What do they do for fun? How would they make their food? Fun questions like that which would possibly inspire ideas for what to make in their world.

So, expect to see sketches here soon!

I was listening to Tyson Murphy's interview about art and his process.

Part of what helped me get the puppy fleshed out was Murphy's comment about not worrying about things, and telling myself this is just the first pass.

Also, I bought Kevin Tan's fur painting tutorial, and I look forward to using the techniques I learned from his video on my pups!

To end this post, I will leave you with a Lava Corgi from World of Warcraft, which will stand as a reference while I work on these characters.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Calebrimbor from Shadows of Mordor!

Had a lot of fun playing Shadows of Mordor over the weekend! I actually finished the game, and started playing the DLC. I enjoyed sneaking around soooo much! Calebrimbor is a blacksmith who forged the rings that pretty much caused the events of Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit. It seems that he was corrupted by the "One Ring" when he tried to fight against Sauron. So his actions were innocent at first, but now, maybe not so much anymore. I am super curious to see what happened to him and how he turned into a wraith.

As for the painting. Wanted to do SOMETHING that involved Calebrimbor. I had an image in my head that was asking to come out, and this is exactly what I thinking. 

Humble beginnings.