Sunday, February 24, 2008

Robots, Pt. 1

Always loved the idea of a group of kids getting together and building something awesome (Explorers from the 1980s was one of my favorite movies growing up, it's a shame they don't make movies for kids like they used to), and what kid never wanted to build a robot? Just kinda working/laying things out for now, there's still one more character I want to get in there. Should have a much tighter version in a couple days.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Big Daddy, final

Here's the final textured model. Final count is 500 triangles for the body, and 124 for the drill and tank. Kinda playing around with rigging him so I might pose it up or do a couple animations. Overall I'm really happy with how it came out, this challenge was a lot of fun and got a lot of ideas flowing.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Low Poly Fun

Over at the forums at, they have a low poly challenge running through Saturday to recreate a next (current) -gen game character using a max of 500 polys/tris. So I decided to try my hand at the Big Daddy from Bioshock. I've knocked it out pretty quickly, and should move on to texturing to hopefully get it done by the day the challenge wraps. Right now I'm at 497, and the tank and drill are counted under the additional 150 they're allowing for weapons and equipment to put me at 603 for the moment.

Sunday, February 10, 2008


Knocked this out this afternoon and I thought I'd share it. Just working out the rough composition for a illustration I wanted to do, to get more into the practice of storytelling in a drawing. There are a couple things I'd like to change, mainly grouping the people up at the top manning the ropes. Will probably blow this up a good 2-3 times when I work on the final piece, as I should get into the practice of drawing BIGGER.

3x Faster...

For those of you familiar with Gundam or Halo at all, here's an idea that I've been kicking around for a bit, and finally got around to executing a bit. A Char Custom Spartan Armor, a combination of the Armor from Halo and Char's Custom Zaku from Mobile Suit Gundam. This was a bit of a challenge in a couple ways, trying to mash the two together so that they are still recognizable to people familiar with either or both, and then just trying to come up with a style/pose that I liked. I have a couple almost completed sketches in other poses before I decided to stick with this one and ink it. Then, since I originally wanted to get this done for a friend's birthday I got as far on it as I could before midnight so I didn't send it to him too late. My inking ability still leaves a lot to be desired, so time that I could have spent on improving the coloring got eaten up a bit by me trying to clean up inks I wasn't happy with. Probably could use a floor/bg of some sort, now that I think about it.

Update: It's now part of the banner/top image up at