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G’day,

Another LoPi update – this time with more dramatic changes. Why you ask? Well! This is because I sent the previous version to a friend of mine, who has a keen eye, and asked him for a critique. He pointed out things I’d missed and hadn’t even considered. His feedback challenged me to go further with the image than I would have on my own – hence the title of this post – there’s nothing quite like a bit of input. Thanks Albert!

Here are the points he brought up:

1. Work on the water – study what makes water look like water and apply. …ps are those fish?
2. Speaking of water, where are the caustics?
3. There are flatter areas than others – Pi’s belt, the bolts on the boat…
4. The edges (particularly around the top) of the characters are too hard. Try softening them like the torn pants.
5. Rim lighting – using it in there could be awesome.
6. There’s something wrong with Pi’s eyes.
7. The composition is a little uninteresting.

He wrote the points in far greater and awesome-er detail but I’ve short-cut them for this post. So here’s the new – and hopefully improved – Life of Pi pic to date:

LoPi_7

Next step will be colour, woohoo!

What stompy have we picked up this week? Feast your eyes on a beautifully illustrated poster detailing the importance of sitting correctly in front of the computer: Click-itty-click

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Hullo!

Here’s a quick update on the LoPi pic. Face work… added more detail to Richard Parker (the tiger) and also a bit of reshaping and detailing of Pi’s face.

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As for the monstrosity below… this was my attempt at creating my own reference for Pi using Sculptris.

Note the word attempt.LoPi-REF

It’s something I failed to include in the previous post… completely slipped my mind – ___- completely. It wasn’t out of shame or anything like that noOOOooo.

Siigggghhhh I’m working on the whole 3D modeling thing okay!? It’s just going to take some time… and stuff. The point is that it did kind of help with the positioning of Pi’s character. This process is about learning right? RighT?!

Do you know what’s great though? Sculptris is a free tool to download and use! You can have a lot of fun with it too so have at it!

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(Can you tell I’ve been watching Breaking Bad??)

Time for an update to LoPi (Life of Pi) pic I say! It’s a long way from finished but… I’ll get there.

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I’m not quite getting the expression right on his face… and those legs… there’s so much to fix. Only later, when watching the movie again did I realise that the creatures in the water were not a lot of fish… but they were jellyfish. Le sigh desu~

Interesting find of the week? …most probably that there’s a really nice medical center that’s really quite close to my place hahaha. But in terms of art? Aww man, I’m drawing a blank. I had a lovely holiday break and haven’t quite got all the gears working yet haha. Maybe I’ll have something next post?

ps one of the best people in my life is undertaking a huge challenge this year – she’ll be aiming to post at least 5 new drawings a week (whether they are completely new or just additions to existing pieces) and by post, I mean post online – go check her stuff out yo: The Da Imaginarium

Over and out!

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Just a quick update on the Life of Pi. A few things have come up on the side so I may not update as regularly as I’d like. Never the less it will happen.

Lopi WIP 3Recently found my way to this blog post listing many really talented women artists. Check it out if you have the time yo.

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Well! Let’s be honest. I’ve been a bad sketch blogger and have not updated in a very, very long time. The problem is… I haven’t made any personal art for ages. I’ve been expending painterly juices mostly at work. So much so, I have forgotten the fun one can have making art for oneself. However, I’ve been inspired somewhat of late and so let’s try again.

Earlier this year (much earlier… or was it even last year?) I watched the movie Life of Pi and it stuck into my braaaaain (I enjoyed it a lot). So I did a random sketch with the intention of painting it up into a nice pic at some point. THAT POINT IS NOOOOOW! Here’s the sketch:

LoPi Sketch

Here’s the first of many rounds of fixing:

LoPi Sketch2

More updates to come later! Usually I try to have some useful thing to share but I think the world should know about Batdad. Go and experience BATDAD!

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Allo! Quick picture dump 8D

Theme – Fairy Quest.

Question is: Did you see the cat first or at all?

Why? Because I’ve looked at it too long and know the cat is there but don’t know if others can see it 8-<

Ah… to bed… to dream… to be in happy tomorrows.

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So, been really busy reading comics and work and stuff… and for once in my life having a social life… wow… social lifes are fun and time consuming 8D Rock climbing… bowling… movies and sketching all in one weekend!

Never the less! A throw together for the day – ‘nother Daily Sketch Group attempt:

DSG 1553: Creature • FREAKISHLY FRIGHTENING GREEN-GLOWING TRANS-DIMENSIONAL BEAST

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Been doing some sketching too but will save those for another day ^_^ *sleeeep*

Man! Been seeing some good movies lately – recently watched Kick-Ass which equals Pretty Dang Awesome and also saw How to Train Your Dragon which I LOVE!! I want a cat like Toothless… so cute… and useful >=3

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