Wednesday, 30 November 2011

New Project- Hugh Laurie as House MD

Hello blog! It's been a while.

This is just a short post about my new project- it's a character modelling in mudbox project. As I want to do a lot of realistic stuff this year I decided to model Hugh Laurie as House MD from the popular TV Show.
It's proving a bit of a challenge but I'm enjoying it so far.

This is only my second character I've ever modelled, I keep trying to remind myself of that when things go wrong.

Here's some research and a screenshot of what its looking like in mudbox at the moment. I'll upload my turnarounds and pre-viz at a later date.

(I have a ton more research but I won't bore you all with pictures of Hugh Laurie.) 

This is what it's looking like at the moment. I've done a bit more since taking this screenshot. I'm hoping to get some textures on tomorrow and render out my normal map by friday. Needs quite a bit more work! 

I'm really enjoying this project and I think I will continue to model famous people in my "Spare time' for practice.

On a major project note, I have decided to change some of my ideas.
Instead of doing a commercial, I'm going to use my horse model and put it in a live action field for my compositing project. I want to do two environments and some characters, so unfortunately I won't have time for everything. I still want to try and fit in some compositing though. My environments are now going to be a Western Saloon Bar, and an Old victorian house/Street (Think Sherlock Holmes Robert Downey Movie.) I want to get everything looking as real as I can so I have my work cut out for me!

Short post is short, I promise I will have more work to show next week!

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Concept Drawings- Izmarians and the forge of light

I've been working on some collab work, I'm designing a series of characters which can be put into a crowd simulator for a VFX film. I'm really enjoying it at the moment, I plan on doing a couple more sketches before we choose one. I like the most recent one. (First sketch below)

We decided that we didn't really like the middle sketch or the colour one at the end (Green jacket, brown boots and blue scarf) but Joe liked the first drawing, but wanted tighter fitted trousers. So I took that and came up with the second design (which is the first picture above.) I attempted adding some colour to the clothing (mainly greens and yellows) but in my final previz I think I'm gonna try and add some blue in there too.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011


It's been ages since I've drawn fan art, so I thought I'd upload some.

Flynn Ryder- Tangled

Anton Ego- Work In progress (Ratatoullie)

I decided that I *really* needed to practice my none existant photoshop skills. I reckon I can finnish this painting off tomorrow, with any luck. I have just discovered the joys of painting with opacity. If anyone can give me some constructive Critisicm on my artwork I would really appreciate any input :)

Ego is probably one of my favourite Disney Pixar Villains, because of how complex he is. He isn't your run of the mill villain. And I love his design, Props to Pixar for this character. I hope to do some more fanart in the future.

(The next post will be about uni work, promise)