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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Weekly Painting Challenge - untitled

Here is my submission for a weekly painting challenge I am participating in with some classmates. This week there was no theme given, so I decided to just put down this idea I had floating in my head. This painting was done without reference in order to get my idea down as quickly as possible.

From Paintings

Friday, January 30, 2009

Life Drawing Jan 27 and Jan 28, 2009

Here are some more life drawings from a couple of life drawing sessions.

From Jan 28 2009

From Jan 28 2009

From Jan 28 2009

From Jan 28 2009

From Jan 28 2009

From Jan 28 2009

From Jan 28 2009

From Jan 28 2009

From Jan 28 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

If my maquette was a concept painting...

I was taking a break from work and decided I wanted to change my desktop background. I ended up taking a couple of my maquette pictures and fooling around with them in Photoshop and the painting filters resulting in the images below.

From backgrounds


From backgrounds

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Life Drawing Marathon - January 17, 2009

In an attempt to get back into things with life drawing I participated in the life drawing marathon going on at Seneca @ York this weekend. I had some fun and was able to pull off a few drawings I'm happy with (pictured below).

From Life Drawing Jan 17 2009


From Life Drawing Jan 17 2009


From Life Drawing Jan 17 2009


From Life Drawing Jan 17 2009


From Life Drawing Jan 17 2009


From Life Drawing Jan 17 2009


From Life Drawing Jan 17 2009


From Life Drawing Jan 17 2009

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Maquette - Final

I have finally finished my maquette...yay! In the end, the maquette wasn't developed or finished to the level that I had originally envisioned, but I'm satisfied with the end product and I am definitely ready to move on. I have learned a lot from this project and look forward to making my next Maquette (hopefully in the not too distant future). Here are some pictures:

From Maquette - Final


From Maquette - Final


From Maquette - Final


From Maquette - Final


From Maquette - Final

Final Character Assignment - Model Sheets

Along with the maquette, I was required to create model sheets for the characters that I designed for my final character assignment. The characters were designed to be "animatable" (the word they use at school for a character to be animation friendly) and thus look very different from the maquette.

From Final Character Assignment - Model Sheets


From Final Character Assignment - Model Sheets


From Final Character Assignment - Model Sheets

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Maquette Update

Here's a quick update on my maquette. I had some setbacks during the recent stages of development and have been scrambling to make up for the lost time. I think I have it under control now and I'm on to the painting stages of the process. I am determined to see how far I can take this paint job with acrylic paints and brushes alone. I was hesitant to even apply paint at first due to the hard work and time I have put into the sculpt so far, but slowly I am beginning to remember how exciting it is to experiment with mediums and the excitement is spurring me on to go further with it. I also realized that creating an additive sculpture in sculpty requires nowhere near the same attention to scoring and proper technique as when using clay. The only thing that matters is keeping the thickness of the overall sculpture down to account for the variable heating and cooling time of the inner and outer portions of the sculpty. Given all that, my next maquette can built in a fraction of the time (lesson learned).

As always, please feel free to lay down a crit.

From Maquette - prebake


This is the maquette right before baking ( I almost didn't even want to bake it, I found the unbaked sculpty gave the maquettte a fleshy sort of feel that I liked )

From Maquette - prebake


I was watching intently when this thing was baking and praying at the same time that it would not blow up or crack.

From Maquette - prebake


From Maquette - prebake


It didn't blow up, but I didn't get away scot-free.

From Maquette - prebake


Started the repairs, which turned out to quite difficult. I probably should have used crazy glue. Next time I guess.

From Maquette - post bake


After the repairs.

From 120CANON


After the base coat ( was tempted to leave it at this stage (aside from the teeth, finger nails, toes, and spine for the final ).

From Maquette - detailing musculature


From Maquette - detailing musculature


Where I am right now (had to stop to finish the model sheets).