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Term 1 Update

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

Term 1 has just swept by in a blink of an eye. Within in 2 months we covered quite a bit of materials and i learned tremendously. From life drawing to character design, modeling to texturing. I feel I learn more stuff in this 2 months than in my last year of self learning. Anyway, here are some of my stuff.

First up, modeling. This is the last assignment for 3D modeling and we are supposed to do up some biorobotic character. I design a dinorobot thingy which have robotic arms and legs. Its central torso is also robotic and it houses a few fighter pods which gatling gun mounted on it. Dont mind the ridiculous pose it is in :P

Next up is composition. Majority of the compositional works are done on paper. Only the last one is done digitally. Here the teacher pass us a paragraph from a novel and we are supposed to pick a scene and do up a composition on it. I still find it difficult to apply color to my drawing as shown. I am still not proficient in shading digitally and I find my work have a sense of incompleteness to it. Well more practice !


Next up is sculpture. This one is pretty exciting for me because this is my first time at it. We are supposed to do up any thing we desire as long it is half body. I basically design a alien looking character which some sort of tentacles at his head. I must say, the process of sculpting is so involved and hands on that it feels pretty good doing it. You have a great sense of directness but of cos a great deal of control is needed. I believe i did a good job considering it is my first try. Anyway the color you see on the picture is done digitally. I am still in the process of coloring it with acrylic (with little success though).

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All right. This last one (above right picture) is not part of the school stuff. It is just a picture i did for someone who is designing a d20 game setting called Farland. This particular picture is for their bestiary page, and for a creature called Aldran Giant. Interesting project and I guess I will continue doing more picture for him. It is good practice for me.

New Assignments Updates

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

Here are some of my assignments I have done in the last few weeks. First up is a 3D model of a unicorn I did for 3D modeling lesson. I will not touch it for now but I intend to use it as my next project to learn mudbox. I will sculpt it and define more details in mudbox.


The next two images are digital painting I did for two different lessons. The landscape one is for a photoshop lesson where the lecturer ask us to practice digital painting. I randomly found a landscape picture from google and tried to paint it in photoshop. I can say it is my first time jumping into colour in digital painting and I find it so much more difficult than painting in grayscale. When I try to pick a color which i think is the correct value, I would realise that I am so wrong when i lay it down. The effect that color has all its neighbouring color is something I need to learn to see and take note of. I also encounter difficulty creating correct edge relationship to make the landscape look real and interesting.

The other one is a painting I did for History of Animation. My lecturer ask us to design what we think Mickey Mouse should look like in our own style. Me, being a lover of realist art, went for a more realistic style. In the end, it look like a character from the Redwall books.

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Sunday, November 25th, 2007

I just want to post some random sketches that I did during my last meeting with the ConceptArt Sketchgroup. I met an old member of the group, Jimmy, a concept artist at Rainmaker Animation. He is going to Singapore for holiday/sketch tour. I gave him some tips and recommendation on where to go to sketch and places to eat. Coincidentally, most of the sketchgroup members are Asian. I find it kind of ironic since we are in Canada !! Anyway, enough crap.

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Update in 3D gallery

Sunday, November 18th, 2007

After I ported my website to wordpress, I havent add in my previous animation into the gallery. This weekend, I finally did so after my weeks of busy schedule. If you are interested, pop in to take a look. They are quite amateurish and are my first few tries at 3D animation and visual effects. Hope you enjoy watching them!

First classical animation !!

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

A few weeks ago, I did my first classical animation practice, the famous bouncing ball practice. I have to say it is quite a challenge. Each frame has to be drawn individually. Thankfully we are doing in twos, meaning each frame is repeated twice so each second is only 12 frame. Now I can totally appreciate the amount of effort put into making all the old classically animated film (eg the old disney film, Don Bluth's animation etc.) We have a history of animation class and the teacher show us some really awesome animation done using classical animation. Some of the water effect is unbelievable. Imagine drawing droplet by droplet. My respect for the old animators just increase tremendously. 

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Past Works

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

I am going to start my blog rolling by posting some of my works which i did in the last few months. Basically, they are sketches of people from photo references, anatomy books. One book that is particularly helpful is Andrew Loomis’s Figure drawing for all its worth. The figure in perspective is drawn from his book. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is serious about learning how to draw the human figure.