Sunday, October 31, 2010

Hiccup and Toothless

Finished my take on Hiccup and Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon. I wanted to go with a more Frazetta/fantasy, epic feel. I mean after all it is vikings and dragons, plus I'm not too good with doing cute.

My first idea was actually for a much bigger piece than this, but it ended up being trickier than I expected. So, this piece is more or less practice before I tackle the real thing.

Also I tried to keep the rendering a bit simpler on this one since I knew I wanted to color it from the start.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

8 Armed Lady Final

Finally completed this piece. Just like I figured from the start it didn't really end up like what I originally saw in my head. But, that's what happens when you let the piece be in charge.

All in all, it was a good experiment and it ended up being more of a stream of consciousness than anything else.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Current Progress: 8 Armed Lady

Now that most of the main elements are already in the piece, the next step is just refining, fixing and finishing.

The biggest problems I still need to solve are some issues with her breasts and upper torso area. I also still need to see whats going to happen with that background. I like the direction it's heading in, but its still a long way from being finished.


Next post should be the final.

Monday, October 04, 2010

More Progress

This piece is starting to come together a bit, I still have a lot more rendering more rendering to do, but I'm pretty happy with the shapes and forms so far. Also, I need to start figuring out what to do with the background.

The bubble shapes on the right side are supposed to be silver and metallic bubbles, I'm still not sure how I feel about them. I know I want to use some kind of liquid shiny materials in this piece. I still have some ideas I want to try out.

Also another big part of the piece I need to start fleshing out more is making it reversible. I want it to work just as well if you view it upside down.

Friday, October 01, 2010

New Piece Teaser

Been trying to spend the little bit of my free time on a new piece. I'm using these pieces to try out new stuff and figure techniques out.

This is just a small segment of the piece, but the rest is too rough to show just yet. Plus, I'm still figuring out in which direction it's heading. I have some crazy ideas for it and some effects I want to try out, but I don't know what will stick, and what will look good and what won't. The only way to find out is to try them out and then get rid of them if it sucks.

I've found with pieces like these it's best to just go with the flow and see where it takes you.


I'm almost certain that in the end this piece is going to look nothing like what i had planned. Sometimes that's good, sometimes that's bad. We'll see in the end.