Apologies to good cats everywhere. I was mainly trying to get the desert floor to look right, with the help of something called a “bump map.”
I’ve learned a bit about “UV unwrapping,” which is the art of making shapes one can decorate with graphics, and “paste” around your 3D model. Next today is to learn about “bump mapping,” which will let me put space-shippy details on the models. Maybe also “particle fields,” which will let me create stars, perhaps a […]
Of characters whose names all begin with “L,” apparently.
This morning I doodled four very tiny (one by two inch) rectangles on my computer, just trying different colours, and seeing how they go together. One nice thing about the computer is that it has an infinite colour palette. I’m going to try this again, looking at some interesting old paintings in books, or on […]
Seems like a lot of variety in “black” in coloured pencils. The face on the left was drawn with an “Ivory Black,” which is quite different from the black of another, cheaper brand. I’m quite miffed, though, that the more expensive pencil just split in half while I was sharpening it. Maybe some crazy glue […]
Page from my sketchbook. Watercolour pencils, drawn at my friend’s place.
Some silliness I made in Blender. Still a long ways to go with this program, but I’m pleased with what I can do so far. Think I’ll put in a chair next, or a spoon to stir the coffee with. The trumpet is there because I took a tutorial on how to make a trumpet. […]
Pencil drawing from a photo in the Globe and Mail, done at a friend’s place.
I got out my old Hunt #102 dip pen and drew a lot of little lines on this lady. Should have used a reference (she’s kind of scary). But at least I can cross-hatch!
I’m actually not fond of drawing from photos, because to me it feels too limiting. However, it’s a good way to improve the practice, and see some new aspects of anatomy, rather than simply drawing things which have worked for me before. Here, I’ve been looking at heads as shapes in space, made up of […]
Taking a break from the sketchy things to post this: More here: http://www.fresnobee.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article128729769.html
An imaginary watercolour pencil cat.