Saturday, October 22, 2016

Inktober Day 22

A little duckling. One of a pair of I think a salt and pepper set the inlaws have. I'm running out of things to draw here, so have taken to drawing things from other people's houses lol

Weekly Book Review

A User Guide to the Creative MindA User Guide to the Creative Mind by Dave Birss
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Quick,easy to read. If you are really stuck for an idea it might help you. The author talks about spending a lot of time thinking and talking in the pub, so might appeal to some people :p (or turn you into an alcoholic lol)

DockwoodDockwood by Jon McNaught

not much to the plot, but visually it is nice to look at :) I think because the lack of an eventful plot, and the simple art style, you end up with a greater small to

The ArrivalThe Arrival by Shaun Tan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The art in this book is beautiful. There is no text, so you focus more on the art, which tells the story. I honestly didn't notice the lack of text, the art is just so mesmerizing. I can't imagine how long it took to create this, def a labour of love. Recommended if you want to try a different sort of comic/graphic novel.

Currently reading:

The Lie Tree
tagged: currently-reading

2016 Reading Challenge

2016 Reading Challenge
Jennifer has read 79 books toward her goal of 100 books.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Inktober #21

A mortar and pestle for todays sketch. 10 days left for inktober, 93 for my 365 and then I'm taking a break lol


120 cows escaped from a field in the area, and as far as we still know, some are still on the run. I was bored, John said I should make a wanted poster, so this simple poster is the result. :)

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Sea Monster #1

Starting another 3D sculpt with ZBrush. This is one way to start sculpting with the program, build up spheres in the rough shape you need. You can also just stretch and move one sphere into the shape you need, but I find this easier. 
This is the rough model after you adaptive skin the spheres. I will try to make a small quick tutorial to post here for probably just a dragon's head, but honestly there are a lot of good videos on Youtube about ZBrush and other modelling programs if you want to look.
Messing around with the head. Originally this was supposed to be an Ogopogo sculpt, but I think now its going to be a general sea monster.
Adding lots of tiny spike to the head.
The sculpt at the moment. Need to add a few more details, like teeth and a few scales. I wont add texture to it until I have the whole model finished, makes it easier to know where to put the scale textures.

Inktober Days 19 and 20

A loud kitchen timer at the inlaws that Sky wants to kill every time it goes off lol

Has a little chick inside, and I agree with the dog. Its annoyingly loud and would probably meet with the wall if it was mine lol

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

This is a pastel painting down for the Virtual Paintout. This month it is Newfoundland, Canada and when ever it is Canada, I try to get something done for it.  There isn't a lot of roads that have been covered by the Google car, so I really had to do some looking around this month to try to find something that caught my eye.

A tiny pumpkin for todays Inktober sketch. I plan on painting something on it, but haven't figured out what yet. A zombie maybe. Or, maybe just paint a basic design on it, but I have a few weeks until Halloween to think about it.

Graphic Novel Module #1

This year at Uni we take a module in both semesters that is supposed to broaden our skills. For semester one I chose the Comic Art and Graphic Novels module, where we have to create a 6-8 page comic from scratch. Harder then you think to tell a story that will make sense in 8 pages.

For my story, because its close to Halloween I thought I would tell a creepy campfire story based around the Wendigo. I was thinking of using Painter to make the pages, so these rough character sketches will probably change, depending on the mood in the panel being drawn or how difficult I find making comic pages with Painter. Most of the pages are looking like they are going to be full page spreads with a few of the pages with panels with the camper characters in them. I will post the thumbnails for the story later on in the week.

I might try a few pages done with watercolour to experiment with the look and see whether to make the comic digitally or traditionally.