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Wow! That was seriously bad

So I finally get brave enough to try timed gesture drawing. I opened artists.pixelovely.com and checked the options I wanted.

I set the timer for 60 secs, knowing I will  probably need more than the normal 30 for first few times.

And then spent the next 20 odd minutes drawing some seriously bad, and I mean SERIOUSLY BAD sketches. ;p Most of them don’t even look human.

I am pretty sure my 8 year old could do it better.

And no I won’t be showing anyone my results until I get a bit better, hmmm a whole lot better.  :)

Sigh . . . I’m off to  try some more. Wish me luck :)


CGTrader: Battlefield Challenge now open

CGTrader has launched a new modeling challenge that looks to be seriously fun. So you all know the drill, head on over to their site and scope out the rules for this challenge as well as the cool goodies up for grabs.

from CGTrader

Alright, soldier, it’s time to get serious. We’ve faced many challenges before, but this one may be the toughest one yet! Your objective is to infiltrate the enemy territory, grab any military intelligence you can find and put your modeling skills to use!

We want you to model any military, battle-related models you can get your hands on: tanks, assault rifles, scopes, army knives, grenade launchers, jets, tanks and even fighting human models or scenes (how the battle is possible without them?).

Every resource counts and will be instrumental in the success of this mission. We depend on you to get the job done! Pick up your gear and join the front lines by modeling some kick-ass 3D models. We’ll debrief you when the challenge hits its deadline.

Over and out!

http://www.cgtrader.com/challenges/3d-battlefield-challenge


I will be reviewing Blender 3D Basics Beginner’s Guide Second Edition

Packt Pubishing has asked me to read and review Blender 3D Basics Beginner’s Guide Second Edition. I have downloaded the ebook and loaded in onto my trusty Kindle for immediate reading. Expect the review to appear here in the next week or so.

In the meantime here is a link to the book for you to check out on your own. :P

https://www.packtpub.com/hardware-and-creative/blender-3d-basics-second-edition


More than one way….

A couple of days ago I watched a video on gesture drawing, something I had been wanting to learn more about. After watching the video, I decided that it didn’t look all that hard and decided to give it a go.

First up, I needed someone or something to practice with.  Luckily I have several (and by several, I mean like 20 some) artist reference apps that I got several months ago and have yet to use.

Then it dawned on me that my phone let’s me take screenshots and draw on them.

Booyah!

Now that sounds like an awesome way to practice gestures, right on the posed figure. Whoot!

And I was having great fun doing just that, right up until my daughter noticed what I was doing.
At which point she promptly swiped my phone and my gesture practice came to an abrupt end. :p

Oh well mommy can practice more after she goes to bed. :p

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I crack myself up

facemugThis weekend I drew a coffee cup with a funny face on it, thinking I might try sculpting it for funnzies. So this morning I sat down to do just that. After about an hour, I was giggling at both myself and the mug.

For whatever reason, every time I sculpt a face it ends up looking cranky. And this is a seriously cranky face.  Which works well for the coffee mug, since I am pretty sure that is the look on my face every morning before my first cup of coffee.

Still not sure if I want to get it printed, even though I think it is hysterically funny right now, right now I am awake, first thing in the morning, that might just scare me silly. Which could be funny too. :P


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