28.3.11

General Alcazar's night of shame

Atten-shun!Art workout 2011, Week 12 of 52.

"General Alcazar went from relieved to perplexed, hiding deep his terror during the evening. His new allies weakened so quickly to forbidden nightly pleasures. Does the survival of the empire really depend on these unfavorable men?"

Tried a different approach with this one, I really wanted to some more convincing lighting: so I kept all 3 light sources on their own respective layers in photo shop to focus on them seperately. I really liked the flexibility I had later down the line to modify the colour and intensity of the lights independently. Nice! I quite like having different lighting setups and expression on one side of the face to the other, creates some very interesting ambiguity in his mood.

-Dan

23.3.11

Aye, it be a pirate paint over!

Heya Skallywags!

Art workout 2011 Week 11 of 52.

I've been thinking for quite a while that I'd love to go back and improve the texturing/modelling from an animation test I did back in animation mentor. This week I decided to take a frame from that animation and paint over it, experimenting with some of the changes I might make. Another cool project to go in the "maybe one day!!" pile ;-)

-Dan

16.3.11

Thanks to technology, we've never been so social!

Greetings bots!
Art workout 2011 week 10 of 52.

-Dan

6.3.11

A hike through the mushroom kingdom

Hola!
Art workout 2011, week 9 of 52.

Today Brent the chicken footed frog man decided to take a refreshing hike through the mystical land of mushrooms. The fresh air of his pond was getting to him. Some musty air infested with spores is exactly what he needed....

Also, any animators out there looking to soak up some inspiration should definitely stop by the marvelously new Reel Barrow!
-Dan