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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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Myself as a Stegosaurus (D5)

stegochipsaurus

There is a time in everyone’s life when they ask themselves the ultimate question: What would I look like if I was a dinosaur?…. and then disappointment ensures.

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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.