Tuesday, April 28, 2009

My First Post!

Namaste! (if you don't watch Lost... Hello!) Welcome to my Art and Animation Blog. I'll be posting some of my stuff up over the next while and eventually I would like to do up some tutorials about some of the cool things I've learned while taking the Tradigital Animation course at St.Clair College in Windsor, ON. Constructive criticism is always good so if anyone has some useful advice on my work I'd appreciate that. Also if anyone would like me to link their blog on here let me know. I haven't quite figured out everything about how to use blogspot so once I figure out how to organize all my stuff on here it will probably look better.

Heres some artwork I've done over the last couple of years. Some of them are WIP's and I'll post the finished ones at some point. Mostly everything had ended up in Photoshop at some point.

Obviously had to do a Wolverine pic from Marvel Comics. Wolverine has always been one of my favourite superheroes since I was a kid. I drew this pic on a sketchpad and then scanned it in and coloured and tweaked it in Photoshop.

I've always been into video games, especially PC games by Blizzard Entertainment. Diablo, Starcraft, Warcraft are my favourites and they've inspired alot of my work. This one is of an Undead Warlock from World of Warcraft. This one was done the same way as the Wolverine one with Photoshop.

This next one was done last year for a Light and Composition class. Both characters were roughly drawn and then scanned into Photoshop and coloured. Viking vs. Balrog.

This one is a work in progress and it's taking me awhile because I was doing each character individually. These are some of my favourite heroes and villians from the Marvel Universe. I'm trying to make it kind of like a war between them and I'll probably make the background all ripped up as a result of it. It's eventually gonna be completely filled with characters, so like I said it's going to take awhile. If you have any suggestions on whichever Marvel characters to throw in let me know.

This one is another WIP of a Terran Marine from the Blizzard Entertainment game called Starcraft. I also posted the original drawing which I did in the Toronto airport while waiting for a delayed flight hah.

And the original sketch...

These are my characters for my 3D Film that I just finished in my last year of Tradigital Animation. They are also influenced by Diablo / Warcraft and also by Lord of the Rings. I don't know, I just have a thing for epic medieval battles... This first guy is named Sigurd the Barbarian. Both characters were modelled/rigged/animated using Autodesk Maya 2009 and textured in Photoshop. These pics were done for a collaboration of all the student's characters put into a poster for the Tradigital Grad Screening where we get to watch all of our films.

This character is named Necrophisto the Undead Lord, he's kind of the star of the film.

Finally here are my final films I made for my 3D and 2D classes from the end of this year. The 3D one was made using Autodesk Maya 2009, Adobe Photoshop CS3 and composited in Adobe After Effects CS3, and Adobe Premiere Pro. My 2D Film was drawn entirely in ToonBoom Studio 4 and composited AE and Premiere. My good friend Brad Riddell and I made up a production company name for our films. It's called Shmucolate Productions and I used it in my films. I'll post more stuff and tutorials about my films and how I made them in the future. Enjoy.

Here's my 2D one called 'Read the Manual'

The rest of my videos can be seen on YouTube by searching up shmucolate09. You can visit it by clicking on the link below. Thanks again and I'll post again soon.


Tooninator said...

Great work dude. Congrats on graduating.

Unknown said...

Dripping blood title? How cliche. ;P