Friday, June 6, 2008

pre-summer dribble

been really busy and yet, there hasn't been much for me to share. I feel like I haven't been firing on all cylinders since I got home. Regardless, I've been overdue for an update.

Here's an interior sample I did for Stage 3. I'm keeping it low-res as there's still some details I would like to add in when I get the chance.

Andre LaRoche directed the lighting and staging for this render. The model was provided. I mainly worked on the textures and shaders on this one.

And a slightly more detailed shot

I've been doing a lot of reading, particularly on animation, also some drawing... I've been trying to sketch occasionally too, which reminds me- it's really hard to spend time on things your not good at.

I've been trying to loosen up, as well as more volumes/less contours, but I've got a ways to go. I've been wondering how beneficial it would be if I instead focused on copying the sketches of really talented people to build up some confidence and technique- but I hesitate to do so.

PS. Kung Fu Panda= must see. IMO, it's Dreamworks best animation yet.


Betsy Bauer said...

Wow is that 3D work impressive!

I can also tell that you're starting to think in masses with your quick drawings, and I definitely don't think it's a bad idea to do "master copies" of gesture sketches. Copying is one of the best ways to learn!

Francesco Giroldini said...

I agree with Betsy, copying is the first step to approach new styles and techniques.. your drawings could benefit from more variation in the line thickness..