Saturday, April 14, 2007

well, it's been quite a while since i've posted anything, a month to be exact... but that's how it goes. being out of work is much more busy than i thought it would be. my morning scheduale used to consist of trying to stay awake in front of a computer screen at work, now it consists of always staying awake watching a cute baby cruise around and beg for attention... and occasionally i can get a little work done. it's pretty nice, except i know it'll end sooner or later...

while i've been looking for a job i have also been participating in some art challenges on CGtalk. this past 2 weeks there was a character creation thingy going on, so i worked on that. the goal was to take something organic and turn it into something mchine-like, and the first thing that came to mind was using a spider, a black widow really, and i got excited about the idea, but then, like 3 other people were using a spider, or arachnid type thing too, so i moved on to a giant flying fox. which we saw at the Columbus Zoo recently... those things are HUGE, but very cool. i never got further than a half-hearted sketch on that one. then my wife came up with the idea of a bean. afterall, what's more organic than a plant?

so out of the few sketched i did here is the final sketch that came from that:

so that's what i ran with, cause i think it looks pretty neat, and with the right coloring/lighting/ etc it could be purty cool...
after a few days hectic work this is the final image i came out with:

I like it, though it could be much better, i'm sure... if i had a creative team with me, critiquing and refining the idea, imagine how awesome it would be... or even if i had been able to start on the day the challege started... oh well.