Thursday, June 13, 2013

Reference Study #12

Well, this particular DP was a long time in the making. I started this one [I think] around the beginning of the year, but I had to shelve it due to an increasing work load at the time, among other things. I would try working on it a little bit here and there, but I felt like I wasn't getting anywhere with it with the time that I did spend on it. Anyhow, I recently just sat down and belted it out. The hair was by far the trickiest that I've had to deal with (blond hair is tough). I was initially hesitant about painting the dress as well, but once I got into the jive of it all, it was straight forward stuff, thankfully. I did rush it a bit towards the end, I'll admit, however it wasn't productive for me to continue on with this image any longer than I already have, so I'm satisfied to wash my hands of it.
 
Let's see what happens next...
 
Yvonne
 
 The Reference Image of Yvonne Strahovski.
 
The sketch I started with.
 
A "Work in Progress" showing some of the development of Yvonne.
 


Animation Exercise #01

So it's been a bit of a while since I last posted anything, due to a rather busy schedule over the last few months. Anyhow, once I had a little down time I thought I'd have a mess around with an old character rig that I had made a while back (for a story I plan to do when I can find the time to properly put it all together). I was originally going to do this animation exercise to test out a new render engine (Arnold), but after having some issues getting things to batch-render properly, I decided to just switch back to good ol' Mental Ray. But hey, at least I got something productive out of it, so it's not all bad.

Dialogue is from the Disney movie Tangled.