Friday, November 19, 2010

Organic Model

This is my almost-final organic model all textured and whatnot. I'm pretty satisfied, but I would like to go back in and add more details that add to the character. These past two projects have really been awesome; I love Maya so much more than 3Ds Max.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Architectual Interior

This was my final rendered scene for a textured and modeled architectual interior. I'm definitely very proud of this piece! It was created using Maya, and I got a lot of help on lighting from a friend. There are still things I would like to add eventually, but for now I'm very pleased. :)

Monday, October 18, 2010

I like the fall because I get to wear cozy scarves and sweaters.

Friday, October 15, 2010

This was my entry into the Blockhead festival at school. Spent the weekend coloring and adding on to a simple pencil test of the raccoon's walk cycle.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Quick drawing of Toucan Slam (my derby name)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

End of the Quarter Stuff

A collection of some of my finals projects. The happy Earth was for my ethics creative project. It wasn't a huge effort or anything, but graphically I like it. The roller skate was for my intermediate modeling class. I am incredibly proud of this model. I spent over 20 hours on it in Maya using my own Riedell R3 as a reference.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

WIP. Doing a digital painting for my mother's birthday.

I wish I were this cool-looking when I was a little kid.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Midnight Sketch

Quick drawing and color because I'm an insomniac.
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Monday, August 16, 2010

3D Cafe interior

My first project for intermediate 3D modeling. We were required to model an architectual interior. Using a photo reference, I made this cafe. Also, sorry about the poor quality and small size. Blogspot apparently can't do this video justice.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A character design I drew up while I was sitting at the Minnesota Comic Convention. It took maybe 5-6 hours in Photoshop. The video is my inverse kinematic walk cycle for my intro to 3D animation class. It was completely rigged and animated by myself, and I gotta say I'm pretty proud of this one. :)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Just some thoughts

I just started the new quarter (yay?) and so far it's going pretty well. I like my 3D animation class, and it's not as tooth-pulling-painful as I thought it would be.

But I have an environmental science class, and it's making me think a lot more about, well just stuff. The environment has always been important to me. I'm not a tree-loving hippie who wears hemp, and I eat meat. I love meat in fact. mmmmmm. Meat. But I grew up loving animals too; I still do. And I've lost a lot of that with this major. I think that our school and our major especially is very sheltered when it comes to the bigger picture. And I don't want to drop out or give up animation; I love animation. But I have been confused. Maybe Pixar is not what I want? What I want are two different things, and I guess I'm unsure how to combine them, or if I even want that.

mer...... I don't know anymore.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Finally finished my school quarter and ended it with one stressful finals week! But anyway, I still have a lot more school to look forward too......

My next quarter schedule is as follows:

M/W: 3D Animation & Environmental Science

T/R: Fundamentals of IMD (Yeah I have no idea what that stands for, it's basically a beginner's web design class...?)

But lately I've been trying to learn how to skate so I can someday, hopefully get into a roller derby league. It's a fat chance, I know, considering I have the coordination and agility equal to that of a newborn fawn. My parents never really encouraged me to get into any team sports when I was a kid, and that is one thing I regret. All I can really do is draw, which isn't bad, but when you go to school all day to draw, you sometimes want a little more. I am pretty much starting from ground-zero learning skating, but it's a challenge for myself, and it's a good way to escape the frustration and all the same people I see at school everyday. I love it. Even though right now I kinda suck at it.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

My dinosaur head modeled in 3Ds Max/Mudbox

Monday, March 22, 2010

So way back when in advanced drawing we were assigned a "5 styles project" where we were supposed to create a self portrait in the art styles of other artists.

I decided to redo mine again with all new artists to not only expand on my personal style, but to work on drawing myself.

here's a WIP of my piece, inspired by Anita Mejia.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Modeled an N64 game cartridge for my Intro to 3D Modeling class.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Some stuff I've been working on. Both of the background textures are of