Sunday, August 28, 2011

Don't Back Down

When life give you lemons, that's your cue to reload.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Self - Portrait

Had a couple spare hours for once and decided to create a replacement for my badly outdated profile image. Of course, this usually means I'll change my hair or add glasses or something within a week or so, making the image totally obsolete almost immediately.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Mod End Image Bonanza!

Bringin' the Mod to a close with one more piece and the finished versions of the last two.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Battle (WIP)

And another.


Another piece from my DFS. Fun times with metal spirit wolf things!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Observatory Suite

Fruits of my DFS (directed focus study) - a six piece collection of concepts and model sheets.These may still change slightly (the class doesn't end for three weeks), but they're pretty dang close to finished.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Mod 4: Modulus

Hiya. Post. Made one. Read it?

Resistance Environment

Environmental concept for Insomniac's Resistance series I created in my last 2D art class. The series depicts massive environmental change, so I invented a level in a sunken sea bed. The world features many types of coral, none of which evolved to be easy to render.

District 9 Assault Rifle

My first ever properly normal mapped project. The process relies on a high poly model, sculpted as accurately to the concept or, in this case, reference as possible, to cast normal information onto a low-poly model a game engine can run in real time. The work to create the high poly is often substantial, but it gives the impression that the in game model has much more geometry than it actually does. This gun comes from the movie District 9.

Crystal Space

A couple of pieces from my second TGP (Team Game Production). Crystal Space is a wholly ludicrous, not insubstantially awesome sort-of-early-eighties-ish type gravity manipulating shooter thing. It contains a shade of hot pink scientists just recently discovered at the Large Hadron Collider. Above the is cover, a quick turn around project finished about five hours after it was discovered we had to do a cover. Below is a concept sheet (work in progress) for the Gravity Gun, which in no way resembles the Gravity Gun from Half Life 2. I'd just like to stress that.


My second (third?) ever normal mapped project. 'Ilunga' is Congolese for a person who will certainly forgive an offense once, possibly twice, but never a third time. It's also the name of this four-horned alien rhino-type creature. The tubules on its chin are organs for culturing anaerobic bacteria that are drawn up through the mouth and intermixed with saliva to aid in the pre-digestion of its otherwise toxic food source, a type of swamp grass. If you actually read all of that sentence, step away from the computer and go outside.

Next mod I begin my first independent study and should have a lot more to post. Stay ... tuned? Logged on? Whatever it is the kids are saying these days.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Ice Nine

Mother Nature, in yet another attempt to murder her children, recently converted the state of Texas into an enormous ice rink. Like most of my fellows here at the Guildhall, I was huddled inside, pining desperately for warmth and daring not to venture into the pitiless glass sea that stretched endlessly in every direction. Condemned as I was to remain ensconced within my apartment until the sun saw fit to free me, I actually had a bit of time away from class and classwork. So, hey, blog update.

I don't get to do much drawing anymore, I'm sad to say - most of my time is poured into modeling and texture work. (My last sketchbook lasted four months!) On the rare occasion that I get to actually illustrate something, I end up throwing a lot of time into it. The above were for matte painting and splash page assignments, respectively. The splash page isn't technically due yet, so it may change.

We started character modeling this 'mod' (Guildhall slang for 'eight week temporal chunklet.' Not to be confused with a quadmester, which sounds both sillier and more academic at once). Above is a model sheet and turntable for Chashmal, created in the style of Unreal Tournament 3. We're getting into rigging him for animation later.

I'd like to say that I'll be updating more regularly, but I'm trying not to lie to you. My schedule is morbidly hectic and I can only rarely find this time; still, have patience, I am not dead, and I have not forgotten you.