On the weekly watch list is Spy x Family. It’s a bit different from what the trailer showed I expected Mr. and Mrs. Smith but it changes up very early. The character designs are really fun pretty much after an episode finishes I have to try a couple of character sketches. These drawings have been on my iPad in various design states just posting what’s kinda done.
Got around to watching the movie The Bad Guys. The movie was very well done and I definitely need to pick up a copy of the art book. Pretty much on the drive home I started thinking about some fanart to draw.
Using my pose sheet I did a couple of Jumbie fight illustrations the last couple of weeks. A couple of the villains names and character designs are based actual folktales from the island.
Installed the newest stable update to Blender 3.1. Tried out some new lighting features using EEVEE rendering. Came across a trailer for a character called Jumbie based on a character from Trinidad and Tobago lore. I really liked the world and had to do a pose sheet featuring the main character.
Cleaned up collection of Dota Book 2 fan art I had on my iPad. They were all laid out in Procreate except the leader on the throne drawing that was all done in Clip Studio. I really want to improve using 1 px pen work more efficient line work it’s make autofilling color layers so efficient.
The other night came across the trailer for a future Gundam project called: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury. The character design really stood out and the score really hit at the right spot. I did a couple of rough pen sketches and had to drop them in Clip and clean it up a bit more. Also completed a Procreate drawing for a Draw This in Your Style challenge with a really interesting Medusa design.
Started cleaning up some sketches from a couple of shows I finished watched a couple months ago. Some drawings based on Dota Dragons Blood Book 2 and Demon Slayer Season 2. Also a test involving a rendered material in Blender then applying some addition graphics on top of the object using Affinity Designer. I really need to log in some hours getting more familiar with the Affinity collection of software.
The last two years I didn’t get around to creating a yearly art book. Back in January I took sometime went ahead and finished layout for my 2020 and 2021 art book. Both recently arrived from Lulu Press and as usual fantastic job. Still cleaning up a number of iPad sketches I have done while watching some great animation.
Really enjoyed Dota: Book 2 on Netflix. Studio MIR does amazing work the character designs and direction of the entire series is so interesting to study. I did a number of sketches while watching the season. I have a few more I want to clean up and post at some point.
The boxing robot sequence was all made in Blender but the rigging was done in Maximo. I still have a way to go before I can consistently handle rigging. The plane animation was a project to understand a bit of volume displacement to create clouds.
New Year new projects I collected my 2d and 3d animation works and uploaded an end of the year animation reel. I have a couple of 3d sequences I work on from time to time. While the renders take overnight I still like to put in drawing time on the iPad. One of the things I like to do is draw other artists OC’s some people have such styles where it comes to character design.
A few days before the end of the year. I had a couple of render experiments I wrapped up last week and a few drawings that I will probably get to over the week. Looking back I spent around 10 months with Blender off and on it’s been a fun learning experience. I am on my second notebook three of the most difficult things include sculpting, rigging and the most recent addition nodes. Really hoping to grasp those higher end functions.
I did create my annual holiday card it’s always a blast to do something traditional normal each year. I also do plan on getting back into the habit of a yearly art book and if possible create one from last year. It’s going to bug my having a missing year on my bookshelf.