art, artwork, Daily Doodle, dragon, dragon art, dragons, fantasy

Dragon Doodle in Blender 3d


Tonight I doodled this dragon out of my head in one of the most unlikely applications ever, Blender 3d; a program made for 3d modeling and animation, not 2d sketching.

Blender has this feature called ‘Grease Pencil’ that allows you to draw sketchy like ‘curves’ anywhere you like with your tablet, it will even stick to 3d objects. Note: This has nothing to do textures and UV (Although some use it for retopo)

To test the grease pencil,I set a block in front of the camera (set the camera to ‘ortho front’) and started drawing. This works way too good. I wouldn’t want to paint with this due to each color having to be on a separate layer but for sketching it is super.. er.. surprisingly effective.

Since grease pencil curves are in 3d, I could see many awesome uses for this tool, you can even ANIMATE with grease pencil curves and have at your disposal useful animation tools such as onion skinning.

For a free open source 3d app, blender continues to blow my mind.

I know I have 7 monsters remaining of my 30 monster project and its been a month since my last drawing. Homework and commissions take priority in my life. but after 30 monsters is finished, I will be doing a drawing project concerning dragons as I miss drawing them.

Also here is a screenshot of the sketch in blender:


3d modeling, 3d printing, art, monsters, robots

Spider Coffee Bot v2 – ‘The Rhino Strikes Back’

Need a robot that will slay your enemies and bring you coffee at the same time? Introducing the coffee bot: All machine, All caffeine. I made this model to be 3d printed.

The previous model I made with Rhino 3d only printed 3 parts, the dish, a couple legs and the head. I don’t know what happened but I’m too frustrated with Rhino to mess with it anymore. It’s probably not rhino’s fault, but my inexperience with CAD based NURBs modelers. The model was remade from scratch using Blender. It took about 4 hours to make this. It is a solid single mesh.  With a few minor adjustments to the legs,  this thing could be animated.

I’m much happier with the remake and I’m %100 confident that it print out correctly.


3d modeling, animals, blender, character, penguins

Penguin Pete ( 3d Model)

penguin-rigg-test penguin

Penguin Pete is a finished 3d model that is completely rigged and ready to be animated. I am going to do a simple 3D animation of him sliding down a mountain on his belly. There will be a funny scene but I don’t want to spoil it.

I made the model with Blender.