Character Animator, WompaDan, 3D Artist
Character Animator
3D Artist
Aurora - First Act
Aurora is the first of a series of rockers drawn for First Act, an innovative company which produces musical instruments. The guitar is a hi-resolution photograph, and the entire illustration, shading, coloring, and inking, was created in Adobe Illustrator. The final deliverable is a life-size print, arranged with an actual instrument.
Nya - First Act
Nya is another of a series of rockers drawn for First Act, an innovative company which produces musical instruments. I was especially pleased with Nya's hair, which was a first-time attempt at this vector style. The guitar is a hi-resolution photograph, and the entire illustration, shading, coloring, and inking, was created in Adobe Illustrator. The final deliverable is a life-size print, arranged with an actual instrument.
Riley - First Act
Riley is a drummer from a series of rockers drawn for First Act, an innovative company which produces musical instruments. Riley is another one of my favorites. Her hair came out nicely, although in the grand scheme of the image, it's sort of secondary. The shading on her shirt was very pleasing to my eye: One of the few times I don't think additional ink-lines were needed to define the shape. The drum set is a hi-resolution photograph, and the entire illustration, shading, coloring, and inking, was created in Adobe Illustrator. The final deliverable is a life-size print, arranged with an actual instrument.
Seth - First Act
Seth is the first male character from a series of rockers drawn for First Act, an innovative company which produces musical instruments. I was informed by a third party that this pose is "Epic," and so I must post him. The guitar is a hi-resolution photograph, and the entire illustration, shading, coloring, and inking, was created in Adobe Illustrator. The final deliverable is a life-size print, arranged with an actual instrument.
Odin - First Act
Odin is one of a series of rockers drawn for First Act, an innovative company which produces musical instruments. This piece taught me a lot about using gradient meshes, and how to really take control of your mesh in ways that was never really intended. The guitar is a hi-resolution photograph, and the entire illustration, shading, coloring, and inking, was created in Adobe Illustrator. The final deliverable is a life-size print, arranged with an actual instrument.
The Kids!
Part of a series of images studying age, and its effects on different characters. It was interesting to separate what speaks to a character's age, versus what features are specific to the individual.
Goth Girl Chaos
My first fully-designed super hero. I won't geek out here by going into her power list. I mainly wanted to give her an interesting look, something that wasn't necessarily the same costume, but a mix-n-match of different outfits along a similar style.
Introducing Wompa
Wompa is a character based on my apparent personality. According to my friends, I'm cuddly, and huge, and huggable. I bruise easily, at least emotionally, and I'm a bit of a clutz. My best friend decided to draw what she thought I'd look like as a cartoon character. Using that drawing as inspiration, I created this 3D character. Wompa was created from polygons, as his complex, yet wholly organic shape would have made NURBs surfaces an inefficient choice.
Wompa, Locked Out
Wompa's fur was an honest-to-God nightmare. I used every time-saving trick I knew, and learned some new ones while I was at it, to get his fur rendered. You'll notice that while there are soft shadows on the ground, the light and shadow on his fur is rather hard. Wompa was rendered as a separate pass with no area lights, and was composited later, along with the light snowfall.
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