I participated in http://www.lynda.com/Design-Illustration-tutorials/21-Day-Drawing-Challenge/164144-2.html?utm_medium=ldc-partner&utm_source=SSPRC&utm_content=524&utm_campaign=CD14621&bid=524&aid=CD14621). Truthfully I was hoping to upload the new challenge drawing every day, but I have been swamped with homework this month. Being the genus that I am, I took 15 credit hours at 3 different colleges. I am almost done with a 8 week psychology course, and I spend around 6-9 hours a week on the darn thing. It’s driving me crazy. So I haven’t post in a month. But I did successfully finish the challenge. I have a friend join me on the challenge and it helped a lot. I enjoyed the challenge, my only gripe is that it was supposed to be for all skill levels but my non-artist friend struggled with it, I had to help him along and teach him techniques that the videos did not mention. I actually enjoyed teaching him. However, the course made him discover that he loves drawing and had decided to continue with it, which I am excited about. I definitely will do another monthly challenge after I finish dreaded Psychology get caught up on other things. (It will be a while).‘s 21 Day Drawing Challenge (
Chris the dragon is finally finished. I fixed the problem areas in the last model, redesigned the feet and legs, fixed some minor glitches in the hoodie, remodeled the hip area to be more dragon-like, repaired some minor glitches in the face but most importantly painted the textures on him. I took my time on the textures, I wanted a balance between cartoon and realism. This is probably the best 3d character I have completed so far. 3d modeling is a lot of work but you can do alot of experiments and the ability give Chris any pose and expression is so worth it. I did some test renders of Chris in his office. I also did a test animation of him walking around the room. Now all that needs to be finished is Jed the Unicorn and I will be ready to go.
Model made in Carrara, Hexagon, and Daz Studio. Textures painted in Carrara. Total Time Spent on this model: 30 hours.
And the animation
Just making make sure this would actually work. I created my first set for my comic in 3d, the dragon’s work area. After I created the set, I experimented with rendering to see what way would be best and tried various toon shaders , flat shading, among other things. I found the best result and it matched with the vector character, as I want it to look as seamless as possible. I’m using techniques used more by animators then cartoonist for this project. I want the comic to look very clean and professional.