Category Archives: Documentation of activities

Meeting gifs… [pronounced jifs]…

No one pronounces it jif…  

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Pretty Much Finished Painting in Mudbox….

I Scribble on paper, scan, invert [and tweak] in Photoshop, transfer to the model surface in Mudbox… its a bit like adding transfers [decals?]to an airfix kit like I did when I was a kid… a little under painting, a final … Continue reading

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UV’s Again…

Having already unwrapped and started to paint in Mudbox… I decided that I wanted to remodel the eyes… So then back in to doctor the UV layout and finally back to paint again… But I like the new eyes so its … Continue reading

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Anubis Unwrapped And Ready To Paint…

Now all I have to work out is how to get that spotty back texture in from the pencil drawings with out loosing the pencilness of them… [I am aware that pencilness is not a real word… I just think … Continue reading

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About Ready to Unwrap…

Here we go… Its UV time…

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Headed for the lighthouse…

The thing with lighthouses is that they tend to be on islands or peninsulas that are difficult to access… were gonna need a boat… Pencil on layout paper…

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Lighthouse Anubis Has Fingers…

Most  of the drawings have wrists that tapper more into the hands… the particular drawing that I’m working from doesn’t… What to do? Compromise? Maybe just play with it a little to see what looks best…

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Modelling The LightHouse Anubis…

Decided to go with Reference but not construction drawings… i find that often moving the design to construction drawings knocks some of the life out of what you are trying to make and as asymmetry in posing adds more life … Continue reading

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Lighthouse Anubis With Oil can…

Maintenance is always important… I’m not sure what the relevance is of oiling light bulbs though… Rather blunt Staedtler Mars Lumograph 2B on squared paper… [never really sure weather this is graph paper or squared paper.. don’t think it really … Continue reading

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Anubis Drinking Wine On The Lighthouse Balcony…

A little off model this one, but I think picnicking at the top of a lighthouse is a the the core of my thinking about this piece… actually I’m not sure my thinking goes far beyond the idea of Anubis drinking … Continue reading

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