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T-Rex with Robotic Limbs (D18)

cyborg-dino-doodle

A T-rex with firey feathers and robotic appendages. Nothing is more epic.

Painting in mass instead of line has really helped me loosen up. My mass sketches look better then my line sketchs. I think it’s because I can focus more on the shapes then the contours. I need to keep pushing myself to improve.

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Yoshi riding Poochy + Yoshi’s Woolly World semi review

yoshi riding poochy

I did this sketch of the lovable green dinosaur Yoshi, and his sickeningly cute companion Poochy.  I didn’t have time to draw them as thread, unfortunately. My friend Cruz bought “Yoshi’s Woolly World’ the other day and wanted to play it, 8 hours later it was midnight and just starting the 5 world. That is when we collapsed. We finished the game in a couple hours the next day.

So what to do I think of it?

Its basically the same as Yoshi’s Island with a cool fabric / wool aesthetic similar to Kirby’s Epic Yarn. It is a platform game where you can swallow enemies and turn them into yarn to throw as projectiles.

You play as a Yoshi (it’s both a dino race and a singular character) trying to rescue the other yoshis that where kidnapped and turned into wool thread (don’t ask) by the evil koopa wizard Kemak.  I only played it in co-op so far.

Very little has changed from previous Yoshi Island games with the big exception that BABY MARIO IS NOT IN IT! THANK ARCEUS! In the earlier games, baby Mario rode on your back. If you got hurt, Mario would fly off your back, giving you 10 seconds to capture him. Instead of getting ten seconds to save a baby with the most ear wrenching cry ever before ‘dying’, you simply get a life bar.

The graphics are very impressive, the fabric look is just adorable, everything, including the enemies look the like something you would see at a craft fair.

It was truly a blast to play with my friend in CO-OP. Sometimes it was advantageous, other times he would accidentally swallow me and spit me out into a pit and then say opps :/. Since I am good with platform games I could help my friend, I could hold my friend in my mouth and get past the area he was having trouble with and spit him out. (that sentence sounded strange but we are both yoshis in the game and ‘friendly fire’ is enabled with no way of turning it off)

Now for the disappointing things: the boss battles are way too easy, in fact we only died once fighting the giant plant boss.  The camera also has a mind of it’s own.

The game itself is a bit on the easy side, however, the game clocks in around 12 hours if you blitz it which is a decent length for it’s kind. Not to mention all the secrets could add a few more hours to the length

I recommend it to platform and Yoshi fans

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Dragon/Dino walks and then trips

My first animation for the Advanced Animation class. The teacher allowed me to choose my own projects.

I picked character rigging by parenting and using the puppet wrap tool. The walk cycle is a little rough but I feel that the rig itself was successful.

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Velociraptor Attacking Soldiers (WIP v2)

velocirapter attacking solders painting still life

Process is slow but steady on this one. I hope I can get allot farther tomorrow. I’m also aiming to finish the “Dragon walking the Dog” painting. Photoshop with a walcom tablet. 2 1/2 hours

 

 

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Daily Painting No.64 – Best Friends Forever (Part 2)

best friends forever bff

Got a bitt farther on this piece. Spent most of my time painting the focal point, which is the heads of the allosaurus and horse. It’s a interesting contrast in detailing these two creature. The horse needs to have smooth gradations while the allosaurus needs small, contrasting brush strokes. I find the best way to give the horse smooth gradations is the soft round brush. I set up a new layer, paint with a large soft round like a airbrush, and then erase the excess paint. I was hoping to get farther then I did. I will finish this piece on Sunday. 1 hour 10 minutes (2 something hours total) Painted from scratch using Photoshop and a wacom tablet.

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Daily Painting No.62 – Best Friends Forever (Part 1)

Horse study with dinosaur dinosaur rider art artwork still life painting

My first COLOR still life painting. It wasn’t as scary as I’d thought it would be. I used my pony and allosaurus toys as a reference. I wanted to include a simple geometric shape as well but I had none with color (because I sprayed white paint over them) . I will go hunting in Goodwill for some. I learned a ton from this painting. First of all color is deceiving. To set up my palette, I did a little game. I took a photo of my still life and loaded it into Photoshop and placed it on my left monitor. I then set up a blank canvas, and placed it on my right. I then guess which colors where correct and placed them on my canvas like a swatch, then i would used the eyedropper tool on the color in the photo I was guessing to see how accurate I was. I would then guess again if it was too far off. That’s how I made my pallet. Because of this I can ‘see’ color a bit more clearly. I discovered that there was really no black color anywhere in the image. The shadow areas actually had a lot of brownish red in them due to bounce lighting. This painting is unfinished and will be completed on Friday. So Far I have spent 1 hour and twenty minutes on it. Painted from scratch using a Wacom tablet.

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Daily Painting No.58- Allosaurus in a Jar 2: The Dino Strikes Back

allosaurus stuck in a jar captured tf no sad

My painting is coming along. refined the allosaurus and and dirt a bit more. I still have the left side of the jar and the lid area to finish. A interesting thing about One you start refining the details, time flies like nothing. Any feedback is appreated.  Allosaurus where pretty savage hunters.. and had no feathers. On a differnt side of the coin, a discovery of a late tyrannosaur fossil… had feathers.. lots of them. http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/04/yutyrannus-huali-feathers/ Now it is debated in certain circles of scientists if our beloved killing machine, the Trynasssourus Rex had feathers as well. If it did that would make it resemble a chicken. I don’t think a giant chicken would scare me in Jarassic Park 4000. So far I have spent about 2 hours and 20 minutes.