Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Another Ship and Me Dressed As Deckard

First up, another ship classicaly rendered.

Second, me dressed as Rick Deckard for Hallowe'en including the gun made for it and the ID badge

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Deckards gun and badge for hallowe'en

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Ship renderings, ROM drawings, body worlds drawings and a quick idea

From top to bottom, we have a classicaly rendered drawing of a ship I designed for another 2D layout I'm working on. No computers were used in the creation of this drawing and render aside from scanning and cropping the image. There were no rulers either surprisingly enough.

Next is a flop of the old-school render; it was drawn traditionally and then scanned and painted in photoshop. Its a fairly rough design and its nothing too creative, just a quick first rough pass.

Onto more realistic things. This next drawing is a rough ink drawing of a large Buddha at the ROM as well as two other designs of Egyptian Re-Animators (based upon the imagery presented by the band Nile's "The Essential Salts")

And finally, onto the Body Worlds drawings: from top to bottom we have the archer (the same one seen in some ads for Body Worlds). I did this as one large drawing on 14X17 and brought it into photoshop to better seperate the muscle groups from the tendons/ligaments. After that, is a gesture of the same piece (Body Worlds seemed more like works of art rather than anatomical presentations) and then two other drawings of a man that had skin still on it (a rarity at this event) and a woman holding a ball from a trapeze poll.

This is a sketch I did to better illustrate my thoughts on Nile's song "The Essential Salts". It depicts three Necromancers of Giza as part of the cult of re-animators over a body ready to be brought back to life. The hood ornaments are based upon Egyptian Gods and are in half skeletal and flesh form. The garb is completely made up and the entire image is very loosely based upon Egyptian drawings and folklore.

Thoughts - Rough painting idea for State of Mind

This is a rather rough drawing I did for Dan Warry-Smith from the band State of Mind. I actually completed it during one of their live shows at Lee's Palace about a month ago, but never got around to scanning it. More on the way

Thursday, September 10, 2009

State Of Mind logos

Hey all. I finally got around to watermarking some logo designs I did for a neighbor and friend's band called (as if it weren't already obvious) "State Of Mind". I collaborated with frontman and vocalist Dan Warry-Smith (I know he's the vocalist, so Dan if I missed anything let me know) and together we came up with some unique and I'd say interesting logo designs. Now, I don't own the designs anymore hence the watermarking but the band has a MySpace page here: where you can check out the band, info, all that other myspace stuff and of course, their MUSIC!!!

Anyway, without more fluff, heres the stuff:

Monday, June 29, 2009

Zoo Trip: Summer 2009

The first of hopefully many Zoo trips this summer. Sinse I'm not working yet I'm trying to get out more and be more active as well as work on things at home. These are some drawings I did last Friday (the 26th)

That little triangle on the Rhino was actually a bird that sat first on his back like ive drawn, then on his larger horn, facing him where they had a staring competition for a while. Unfortunetaly the Rhino left view after I had drawn him for a bit so this is fairly incomplete and knowing me thats the way itll stay

I'm not actually sure if that Rhino is a male or not. Anyone have a clue?

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Gladiator Pit

Heres something new I've been working away at and sort of struggling with. I'm not used to painting with photoshop outside of making textures, so I gave this a try. Its part of a larger portfolio piece, so no more hints about that.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Quick Flip Book Animation

I did a quick little piece of animation based off of a few characters from the Excel commercial. Its just something quick and simple that I created for someone special in my life right now and I'm hopefully going to turn the frames into an actual flip book that they can have. Enjoy!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Demo Reel 2009

I'ts finally done! After a few months, all of the renderings finished, the video editings complete and all of the videos are on youtube as well as being DVD ready.
In order, we have:
The actual demo reel, which showcases the better pieces of my demo reel

My new 3-D demo reel, which focuses on just the 3-D aspects of my reel

The 2-D portion of my reel, which consists of Dex Hamilton Layouts as well as some older layouts.

*PLEASE NOTE* The Dex Hamilton Layouts on this demo reel as well as any others on my blog were never actually used for the show. They are new clean versions from the original roughs I took home with me at the end of my contract.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

More Tunnel Renders

Now with Strutts!!!

I decided to try and minimize the ammount of shaders/textures I would have to make for the strutts by making them as a group and shading them randomly. Theres still alot of tweeking left to be done and the lighting really doesnt help. I don't want to start using more dynamic lights untill all of the new Geo is in the scene and they're all properly textured. More to come...

Monday, February 16, 2009

Tunnel Test Renders

I've been keeping myself overly burdened and busy with the re-doing of the tunnel from my previous demo reel. This time around, I actually know what to do so I've been attempting to do it correctly.

The tunnel, even just for this shot, had to be broken into 8 pieces so that I could properly UV and texture them. There are still a few things that need tweaking and obviously theres alot of detail missing from the shots (beams, clutter, tools, rocks etc) but I found that the end result of the tunnel so far already looks far better than the old tunnel. I've also been playing around with depth of field. We'll see if I keep it though.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

I went to the zoo...

And drew some aminals.

Some stuff I've kept away for a while

This is something I was working on over the past summer. I finished it sometime around July but never got around to posting it, probably because it was supposed to go up with some other things I'm still working away at.

As you can see, it looks pretty evil; theres alot more to it then that, but I don't really remember all of it and I would rather not spoil the 'surprise'. I wouldn't call this finished, but I would say I'm done working on it, mainly because I've deemed other things I'm working on right now more important.

Dex Backgrounds

Well, been away for a while again, this time actually working.
The images below are all from working on a show called Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist. I did these during my time at March Entertainment for about four months. It was nice stepping away from 3D for a while, although I did occasionally miss it.

All of these images have been placed in the order of their rough copies to the clean versions, omitting a few that didn't have much for the rough stage. None of THESE clean layouts were actually used, they were based off of the roughs. The original cleans are property of March Entertainment, I just re-did my own cleans from my original roughs.

All of these will be included in my new demo reel (once I can get Final Cut working, or cave and use Premiere again) and there is also a multi-plane pan en route. Stay tuned..