Sunday, January 30, 2011

I ♥ red fundoshi!

This drawing is dedicated to the most passionate red fundoshi proponent ever. Check out their fabulous video!

red fundoshi + megane FTW!
PaintTool SAI 1.01

This is what happens when Joyce gets fed up with rendering kidney tubules and staring at dots for her info visualization project (more on those later). 8D;;

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Transverse section of the eye

This is my first fully textured Maya model! I actually finished this back in December, but didn't get a chance to blog about it. :)

Still image:transverse section of the eye
Autodesk Maya 2011

Turntable animation (compiled in Adobe After Effects CS5)

Reference image (drawn in Adobe Illustrator + Photoshop CS4):

The most difficult aspect of this model was making the layers fit snugly. Starting with an accurate reference drawing was key. To create the most anatomically accurate eye possible, I followed the steps provided in Basic Anatomy of the Human Eye for Artists by Linda A. Warren (Journal of Biocommunication), an excellent resource that goes in great depth of the measurements of the eye!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Kickin' off the year with Maya...

I must admit, I hit a new low this New Year's Eve. I entered the new year with my favourite gal, Maya... The fruits of my labour:

I have never worked so hard during winter break in my entire life. Last year, my holiday was wrought with gradient mesh, but that seriously pales in comparison to what a holiday with Maya entails lol! Well, we did ask for an extension... /endrant

This model was surprisingly difficult and extremely time consuming (6 days++?! I stopped counting because it got too depressing...). Bones are always a lot harder to model than I think, especially small bones that are rather amorphous (i.e. carpal bones omg).

Anyway I'll wait until the final textured and rigged version to render out the mesh and stuff. I plan on texturing in MudBox or ZBrush (more programs to learn!).

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

paint sketches!

My aunt and uncle bought me a 5x7" Robert Batement sketchbook for Christmas, and they're expecting it to be filled by next Christmas! I decided to get cracking before the start of school. I've taken a real liking to the pen and watercolour combination (or more accurately, water-soluble pencils). I expanded my water-soluble pencil set recently so hopefully I'll have time to do more of these later on!

page 2 (doodled while brewing teas in Professor Layton and Pandora's Box 8D;;)

page 5

sakura microns + steadtler water-soluble pencils

I'm not sure what I'll fill this sketchbook with yet (only 2.5 pages/50 so far!) but I might go with a cute OD theme for the whole thing. :)