Character Designs

Alright, this project was for Character Design 1 with Hong Ly and Kevin Chen, two of the most amazing teachers we've had so far at ACCD. Our classes are on Saturday from 9AM to 4PM, but it seems like it just never lasts long enough. The projects are fun, the crits are amazing, it's really great. Here was our first of two projects this term: A miyazaki movie in an animated stlye- anything from Dexter's Lab to Samurai Jack to Pixar or Dreamworks was our range, so for a large change of pace I attempted to do something 'Dreamworks' like. I'm not happy with the designs still, and the final poses I chose are extremely static, but I can't afford time in term to fix that stuff now, it's on to new projects! I'm going to post the development sketches as well so people have some insight on to how I arrived at the finals: As a final note- there were definitely good and bad sketching days, but I've decided not to edit the worse ones for the sake of transparency. Also, for the final renders there is no 3d used, only 2 or 3 photo-textures to add some insta-realism.


Characters are still being finished up...  In the meantime, here's an exercise for Color Theory class!
Complimentary palette painting: you only use 2 hues, which are exact compliments, and try to make an image that doesn't look like it's only two hues.

This exercise has been far-far-far more educational than I ever would have thought and has really opened my eyes to alot of things. I highly recommend people to try it out. Here's how to make your palette to color pick from (Make sure to use very saturated colors for your base hues so you get the most range from your palette, something I forgot to do below:):


20 minutes in Sculptris + a few seconds rendered in Modo. This was really fun actually :>


Architecture 1 homework

Fast value sketch underneath a line drawing from architecture class, the lines were done over a rough sketchup underlay. I apologize for the horrendous tangent that happened on the man's head. it's a doozy.


And another

going to try and fit in some personal work here and there this term, seems like a great way to let information sink in.