Saturday, January 30, 2010

"I see dead people"

So last Thursday we went to the University of Toronto's medical faculty to draw muscles from life. That is it say... we drew real cadavers! It was quite the experience. Although the majority of the specimens were in the museum area in glass cases, we actually lucked out and got to use the embalming room as well, where we could literally sit close and examine preserved but unbound pieces of the human body. That's where I did my drawing from, and these are the two drawings I got out of this rather interesting trip.



The human body is really quite fascinating.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Here we go again!

Semester two has seemed pretty busy so far, even though the projects are not really overwhelming. Maybe just getting back into the swing of school.

Anyway, here's my lip sync animation. This projects took a while and several frustrations to get started, but in the end it wasn't so hard to accomplish. Enjoy!

video

Also, here are some quick 3D models done in class. Simple, nothing extravagant. I'm not used to 3D modeling in Maya, so I don't have any know-how when it comes to the program. But I'm sure I'll get used to it soon enough.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Lineage

Hello all. So I've spend the good part of my free time since the start of the semester notably NOT doing homework in hopes of completing a personal photohop painting for practice in digital artwork. I chose for my first of a series of fan-like art to do a homage to the Assassin's Creed series.



I really like how this turned out, especially for my second official photoshop "painting." I think at this point I've gotten used to the program and honestly, even though I still prefer traditional art, I find that photoshop is forgiving enough to allow for major practice and application and is still a great art medium. Sweet!

Now... BACK TO DOING REAL WORK!

Monday, January 11, 2010

2010!

Hello all! Back to school today after a long break. First break in a while where I was busy for reasons other than work (of which I am currently low on cash...). For the most part, I spent the break ACTUALLY doing artwork of sort. Digital painting i a practice that has been lost on me so far, but I managed to create some digital work, majority of which were Christmas and New Years gifts for friends.

So here be some of my digital paintings the made for a busy busy break.

These first two are Christmas/New Years gifts made for Stephen Good and Ashley Lane



This one was a secret santa I did for someone in another class. This was my first real attempt at painting more realistically (and with a painting style) in photoshop. Not what I would consider a success, but I learned quite a bit about the program doing it.


Here's to a rockin' 2010 that HOPEFULLY won't suck! Woo!