high kicks and backflips


Random crap from the past six months

Sculpting is nifty. The topology is crap though. Because I suck at 3D modeling.

3D is hard OK ?!?!

After Blender character anim tutorial.


Bald eagle T-shirt

Painted a 300dpi version of the super-deformed bald eagle and created a T-shirt with it. Get it from Zazzle or Spreadshirt.


Animal charas

Maybe make a hieroglyphic writing system out of these. Then engrave a rock and cause lots of consternation to future archaeologists.

Corsair studies

From last week, drew some pencil studies of F4U Corsair photos. The flaps and bent wings make it look very organic.

And an earlier sketch from memory

F4U Corsair with progress

More MyPaint painting. A F4U Corsair! In Brit livery! With late-model 4-bladed prop! Were there any such beasts? I don't know.

Used a couple Wikipedia photos for ref: back view, under view, front and color scheme, side view.

8 minutes

Started off with a very simple perspective framework (you might be able to see cross-shaped lines in the underdrawing), then drew the plane on top of them. I've drawn a couple different pictures of the F4U Corsair last week, so I'm working partially from memory here. That's probably why I got it done so fast. My drawing tablet has occasional weird tracking problems, the circles are for working around them...

19 minutes

Continued drawing and refining. Customized the eraser tool to use opacity 0.5 instead of 0.05, making it less frustrating.

31 minutes

Trying to figure out what I'm going to do with the light.

42 minutes

Came up with a hack: put sun reflecting from the sea at the top. Notice that I never managed to draw it properly, so it looks more like a weird cloud. The clouds are kinda lacking. Perhaps should ref them. Lacking contrast in plane. The yellow nose looks bad.

70 minutes

The yellow nose still looks bad but in a different fashion. Plane-bg contrast better, tailplane is too light. Markings are very "njaaa there's something there, enough!" The hard highlights work good, tight shapes are tight. Wing leading edge curve highlight kinda bad. Fuselage above that very messy.


Trees and a river

Kinda screwed up the leftmost branch there (breaks the layout curve) and the right shore horizon line is ??? and the left shore reflection also. The river doesn't read.


More stupidheads

This time in varying styles.

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