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February 28, 2011


     I've been working on a new character for my 3D independent study in Maya. This character started off just as a doodle that I was messing around with. I've been having a blast learning how to model stuff in Maya. It's so different from anything I have done before but, I'm enjoying it nonetheless. I'm debating on whether I want to change the colors to something other than red/green because I think it feels to much like a Christmas elf instead of a jester. I'm currently working on learning how to rig a skeletal structure inside him so that I can pose and possibly animate him. Comments welcome!

Portrait for the Abegglens

     I've been working on a portrait for a friend of mine, Josh Abegglen, and his wife Karen. It was part of an art exchange that I did with Karen for some laptop cases that she crocheted for my wife and I. Karen is an amazing crochet artist and you can see some of her fabulous designs at her website:

February 18, 2011

New Sketch/Color Comps

     I have a number of projects that i'm working on at the moment. But, I can only post work in progress on one of them. This is a sketch and some color comps for a new illustration that i'm working on for "The Lighthouse of Alexandria". This is a pretty epic scene in the book and I'm really excited to start painting away. The author chose the far left of the color comps but I thought I'd post the rest anyway. They are all kinda similar just playing around with warm/cool. Comments welcome.

3D stuffs

     It's been almost a month since my last post. I have to apologize for those of you who keep up on my blog. I'm doing an independent study this semester trying to learn Maya. Here are a few things that i've modeled in 3D. The first is a gamecube and the second is a robot crab that I came up with.

     The most recent out of the 3D stuff that i've been working on is modeling and rigging/animating a character's head. I decided to do the character Alex from my "baby fur" story. Eventually I will upload a video of him making some faces.