Monday, August 26, 2013


I'd like to try doing a somewhat realistic 2d doberman test at some point after finding out the dog rig I downloaded didn't come with jaw controls. Before I even attempted that, I felt it was necessary to do some life drawings of the dogs first.

Sunday, August 11, 2013


Hey guys,
I have another update on my Fancy Animals assignment. Looking at this in PS, I felt like I didn't know what else to do. Now that I'm uploading it of course, I'm finding all of these small places where tweaks could be made, lol. XD

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Fancy Animals Assignment

Hey guys,
I enrolled in Chris Oatley's Magic Box a couple of months ago and am currently working on my second assignment. We were supposed to combine a master renaissance work (that had atmospheric lighting and visible brush work) with a funny animal. I chose one of Rembrandt's self portraits and an aye aye, lol. Here's a look at my progress so far.

After starting on the brush work part of the assignment, I've begun to regret choosing an animal who's fur is such a different color (and has so many colors) from the Rembrandt reference. I don't know how to interpret those local colors properly with the Rembrandt light and shadow colors. >_< The instructor's demo isn't mush help in that department unfortunately since he chose to use an opossum. I'm also concerned that I might be in danger of over rendering since my painting doesn't have the nice visible brushwork that Chris' has. I'll keep going though and see what happens.