27 September, 2008

And now for something completely different (ha! I am witty)

So one of the four classes I'm taking this semester is a ten week crash course on digital modeling using FormZ. It is QUITE POSSIBLY the hardest thing I've ever done. Our assignment this week was to make something organic (though it didn't have to be an identifiable object), so I decided to try and make a fishy.

It was super hard and it's not at ALL what I set out to make, but I felt I'd share anyway. I learned a lot which I suppose is the most important thing, haha.

It was initially going to be a koi, but I could not get the dang body to move right. So it's just a pill fish. Or torpedo fish, if you want. It's also probably hard to see (the lighting effects are agony), but all the fins curl a lot. That was the hardest to do, actually, and what I'm most pleased with even though they're still pretty stiff.

I'll post something with substance eventually, but I want to show off the torpedo fish since I'm pretty proud of myself for finishing it without throwing my computer out a window. :D

23 September, 2008

Happy Autumn! 8D

...Yuuuup. >_>

Kama. He's a jackass who really would wear that shirt... and then push people down the stairs all day. He basically just loves his boyfriend. Though he'd probably push him down the stairs, too. Japan teaches me about healthy relationships! 8D

I adore him. I've been drawing him in various situations all day. D:

16 September, 2008

Septembermas Terror 08...??

Hahahahahahaha... So this happened today. >_>

(even bigger better version here)

In case you missed it every other year, it's a demi-sequel to this - part one (NSFW), part two and part three.

Nooo, I'm not actually letting my Christmas-loving alter-ego run free just quite yet. The deal was November. Today was just an isolated incident (mostly Stars's fault). Lets see if I can hold out till Turkey Day. >_>

09 September, 2008

A couple of things~

First off I wanted to share Magnetosphere, which is a huuuuuge file, so be patient. It's a beautiful video, though. Puts me in a trance. :D

Then I wanted to give you links to the texture sites I use for my digital work. Mayang's Free Texture Library was my main one, but they're down right now and don't look like they're coming back any time soon. Keep an eye on them, though, because the textures they have are great. The other one is CG Textures, a huge library with images in a variety of resolutions. Totally worth hitting up.

Also, the place I use most for reference images and textures..? Deviantart. I know, I know, it's a horrible trolling ground for tweens who think they can draw anime, but it's also a great resource for stock images and has surprisingly been a huge help when looking for references. It's a bit easier to navigate now, too, which is a plus.

Anyway, on to arts! Make sure you click to see 'em bigger. :D

A birthday gift for my very best friend Rini, who turned 20 on Sunday. :3 It has gold all over it IRL and is really shiney.

Here be my comic homework from this week. I was really surprised with how well it was received. o.O I didn't think it was that great at all... but I really appreciated all the compliments. :3 The characters are very loosely Adelle and Wyatt, but I don't think they'd ever be this, um.. cute? Either way I was in the mood to draw them.

04 September, 2008

Aang Commission

Whoo, today I feel the chill of autumn! Huzzah!

So here we have a commission for a friend of mine. ...Started this one in December and only just finished it. >_> ....There was a lot going on..

I'm only vaguely happy with it. The drawing itself, as well as the colouring for Aang and the sheep, is from December. There are a number of issues overall, but the full size image is like 6000x8000 or something obscene like that and my computer can't process it that well. I eventually lost the will to fight. D: It's so large because she wanted a big poster of it. ^^'

Also, all the green of this illustration hurts my eyes against the red of the layout... I'm sorry if you have the same problem.. >.<

03 September, 2008

Something New I Found

Uuunnngg, I have some things from summer to upload but I'm too lazy to scan them (and am busy with a commission right now).

So until then, here's Gunnerkrieg Court, a webcomic by Tom Siddell. Absoloutly fantastic, go check it out!

My list of costumes is growing, but I don't have a sewing machine yet... Still, it's really fantastic when I figure out how to go about something (in terms of making my own patterns, that is). Problem solving is my fave; I should have been a scientist. D:

Speaking of new things, Sam and I discovered Bounen no Xamdou (or X'amd: Lost Memories), a new anime that's animated by the same people who did the Fullmetal Alchemist series. The animation alone is fantastic, but the story is mesmerizing. Very melancholy, but worth a download. They're only on episode seven thusfar.