Tin Can Hitman Update

Here's a look at what I've been doing in my free time. Working on my OCD the Tin Can Hitman which I've mentioned before. Slowly picking at him in my free time after work, and I'm hoping *crossed fingers*, that when he's done I'll be able to get him printed out with the 3D printer at work.




Dominance War!

Hey everyone, I know I haven't posted in a little while. I've been very busy as of late. Lots of school projects and I've also been doing a couple of contests online which I'm VERY excited about. The first one was the Steampunk Legends contest on CGSociety. I'll post some more about that later, but right now I'm taking part in Dominance War IV which is the big international game art competition. I learned about it last year and promised myself that I would participate this year, so here I am.

This year the competition consists of two 9 day mini challenges along with the larger character creation part. The first 9 day challenge was due yesterday and it was certainly a fun warmup.

You had to use a base mesh that was provided to make a General Portrait. Unfortunately I can't post the actual images on my blog here, at least not yet. Contests like these like the work you do to stay just on their site, so I'll post the links here. Please take a look and tell me what you think.

WIP Forum Posts (Posts with DWIV in the title) - http://forums.cgsociety.org/search.php?searchid=1490259

Final Submission for Mini Challenge 1 - http://www.gameartisans.org/contests/minis/finals_cgsociety_3d_1803.html

For more information on the competition itself please click the image at the top of this post. I'm very excited to take part in this competition and find it pushes my skills and is a great experience. I hope to take part in more competitions like this in the future, time permitting of course.

Scissor Sisters WIP 5 - Fuyuko Concept (Unfinished)

I've decided that I should move on from the concept paintings for now. I've already spent far too much time on them. This one, Fuyuko, I started even before Natsuko. Shows how slow I was, but am slowly getting faster while maintaining the same quality. At least that's what I think.

The painting is unfinished, but I think it's far enough along to convey the details of the character, and so I'm moving on to the the next phase, which is the technical drawings that will be used to model with. These will just be line work, with heavy importance on detail and anatomy. So if anyone wants to model for me that would be AWSOME!

Anywho. So as I mentioned this is Fuyuko (Winter Child) the sister of Natsuko. She is the more hard headed of the two, but is the better warrior, despite her tendancy to run head long into dangerous situation. She has the large broadsword, almost zanbatō, type of scissor blade. Very heavy, and capabile of cutting a man in half.

Tell me what you think of her in the comments :) Constructive criticism is always welcome.

Scissor Sisters WIP 04 - Natsuko Concept

Here is the final concept design for the more timid of the two Scissor Sisters, Natsuko. Natsuko means 'Summer Child' so she was designed with a summer like pallet, with oranges and reds. She is the more acrobatic of the two sisters, and thus is dressed in something light. Her weapons are two short sword type scissors. The design of the scissors themselves will be done more in depth at a later time.

Scissor Sisters WIP 03

Hey guys. Here's the pose I settled on for the girls. A big thanks to my friend Elise for helping me pick one that suited the characters, and also for helping me with the anatomy. I'll be asking for your help again soon enough. :) Still working on the concept designs for the two of them, but they should be done in no time. I'm over half done on both of them.

Scissor Sisters WIP 02

Hey all. Still working on trying to get a good pose for this one. The first one there you saw before, and didn't change much on, but I also came up with another that I like. I like the standing pose either way, it's just the other girl I'm trying to get down. Once I pick a pose I like, I'll work my butt off trying to get the anatomy right.

Once I get the pose figured out, I'll be doing some concept designs, one of which I started a while ago, and then I'll merge the two.

Any help anyone can give on getting the anatomy right, by all means, offer it.

Let me know which one you like!

Scissor Sisters WIP 01

Hey all. Starting working on some Scissor Sisters stuff, which is my big modeling project for the summer that I've set for myself. It's going to be a posed model of two realistic female warriors from a large story idea that has been floating around in my head for years.

This here is what I came up with for the pose for them. It's just the pose, it's not actually what the characters look like, since there is nothing really there. The body types are going to be the same though, and hopefully I can actually make their faces and bodies as close to the same as possible, since they are supposed to be twins.

Have a look. I'm looking for constructive criticism on the anatomy and posing here. This is the first draft, and may not even be the final pose.