Friday, July 21, 2017

New Dragon

Well, only the head and neck of one. This is the start, basic Zsperes to get the rough shape.

Hit the adaptive skin button and now I can mess with the base, add bulk, detail or cut into the model.

I forgot to save a few steps, but here I changed the model material from the basic red to a matte modelling material and you can change the colour to pretty much what you want but I tends to leave it either white or grey, works better for me when working.

Side view, adding basic teeth and spikes. Building up the model's basic shapes before I hit the divide button which increases the number of polygons in the model.

I have hit the divide button here and you can see the different look, much smoother, and more polygons. I can go back and forth along the subdivision levels and can work on any of those levels as needed.

I still plan on doing a small tutorial on Low Poly art but probably not going to for 3d work since there is so much to teach and there is already a lot of good tutorials online that are easy to follow and get started with. Maybe do a very brief over view of what software is out there to use tho and I will make sure to mention the free ones lol

(edit, actually I might make a simple tutorial for zbrush because I do like teaching people how to do things)

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Robin Red Breast

Two types of Robins for todays left handed sketches. A European Robin, tiny and angry at everything but so cute you just laugh at the grumpy little things, (unless you are getting dive bombed by one and then you wish you had a giant flyswatter).

And an American Robin, much bigger and I find not as angry as their tiny relatives.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Scribble Picnic- Lady Bug

This weeks Scribble Picnic theme is lady bug/lady bird so I just made up a cute confused looking lady bug for this week.

When ever I think of lady bugs I think of Asian beetles because I remember one year in Ontario where the house was invaded by them and they bite. You think they are innocent lady bugs and go to get it out of the house and then it bites you :/

Of course I made up a simple pattern of the bugs together.

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Our world Tuesday

The weather the last 2 days has been gorgeous, sunny, hot and clear blue skies. Yes I live in Scotland and yes it is often grey and rains a lot, but not usually as much as it has been lately. Not much of a summer, so took advantage of the sun to get some reading done, but now look like a boiled lobster lol

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Adding Colour

I've had a few friends say to me I should try adding colour to some of my left hand sketches, so I did lol

This is a Hyacinth Macaw, (#142). I wanted a very loose watercolour feel to it. basic colours so the lines don't get lost.

A different, even more loose watercolour style for a Kingfisher (#143). I like both styles, and it would depend on the bird to which one I would use. A more flashy bird would obvs. get more colour to it.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Weekly Book Wrap Up

Joseph Müller-Brockman, Pioneer of Swiss Graphic Design Joseph Müller-Brockman, Pioneer of Swiss Graphic Design by Lars Müller
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Good basic overview of his working life and the book does a great job showcasing his work and how it changes through his career. There are books out there that do go into more detail of his life but I find this one works well giving you the basics and worth keeping just for the images alone.

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Jennifer's bookshelf: currently-reading

The Lie Tree
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In Cold Blood
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War and Peace
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2017 Reading Challenge

2017 Reading Challenge
Jennifer has read 22 books toward her goal of 40 books.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Falcon #2

More work done on the Falcon etching. Still lots to do, there are a lot of feathers on this to etch and I need to darken the eye but might leave that until more is done. I forgot how long this takes, this was about 6-7 hours work lol I like doing these but just wish they didn't take so long, if I had a laser cutter I could do etching with it and save a lot of time but they are not cheap.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Low Poly Toucan

A very bright Low Poly Toucan. I love these birds, always look like they are smiling, but as I have said before, don't make good pets. Very Demanding and very very messy. But they make for great art with their brightly coloured beaks.

A close up of the eye. I really just wanted the orange beak to be the focus so paid more attention making that part stand out.

Left Handed Sketches #137 & #138

A lilac-breasted roller for #137, very pretty colourful birds. And a tiny, tiny Eurasian pygmy owl for #138, looks a little too catoony here but its cute lol

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Scribble Picnic-fill in the blank

This weeks Scribble Picnic theme was fill in the blank with a provided image, a dot with a dash. I had no idea what to do with it or even if I had the time, but managed a quick less than 5 minute sketch lol I took the dot and dash and used it for a dragon eye. Its very simple but if I have time I will try to develop the sketch further.

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Left Handed Sketches #135 & #136

A red-tailed black cockatoo for sketch #135. I've only seen them in zoos since they are an Australian bird.

I ran out of paper to draw on for sketch #136 and its a bird I had never heard of before, a hamerkop.

Working on too many things at once, so none of them is getting done but hopefully have something finished soon.