Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Archer model

I just got back from Zynga's holiday party in California. Had a blast with Helen and Co. but now its time to get back to work! I have a week's vacation from work, so I figure its just enough time to finish 1 character model.

Here's a WIP screenshot. Ive barely finished the hands and havent really started on the feet. I forgot how draining it is to model hands. I'm tempted to use some zsphere sculpting in zbrush, then just retopo-ing/exporting. This will be my first female 3D model. I'm excited! eeeep.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Dino attack!

Copyright Benxing Entertainment.
This is by far my favorite low poly model ive ever created! I spent about an hr sketching some dinosaur silhouettes, and then started modeling once i found one w/proportions i liked. After i finished modeling, i rigged this bugger and played with his head scale to make him look cuter. It's like DK mode in golden eye! nom nom nom. It took about a day and a half, while going back and forth between creating UI elements and modeling/texturing/rigging him. 

I havent completed his texture yet, but I'm really excited to start animating him. He's going to be innocent, hyperactive, ferocious, and sad that he has such tiny tiny arms.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Squirrel retextured

I retextured the squirrel and gave him a hobo stick to hold all his.... nuts and doodads. Copyright Benxing Entertainment

Friday, November 20, 2009

Pose maniac2

Week 2 and 3 of pose maniac. First one is 45 second sketches, and the second is 30 second sketches.

I've also started doing daily self portraits. I got the idea from one of my conceptart.org inspirations, Algenpfelger who had a daily self portrait thread. He started out as a decent artist, but is now crazy good. It's kinda narcissistic, but i figure its the best way to learn value/color from life... and all i have to do is look at a mirror. portraits took 45 mins to an hr. Most of my portraits will include my headphones. I <3 me some pandora. Also, i'll be sure not to make any more funny faces for portraits. My face was becoming sore from constantly making that 1 weird expression.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Pose maniac!!

Here are some 30/45 second sketches from pose maniac. I do 1 row a night, so this is from the past 10 days. Im actually kinda ashamed of the first 7 rows. Theyre blocky and my line quality looks rather clumsy. Then somehow something must have clicked on day 8-10 b/c things are starting to not look like turds.

This is the first time ive logged my drawings, and im kinda diggin it. I cant wait to see how what i'll be able to produce 1 month from now.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Market carts

I made a market cart! 1244 tris, 1024x1024 texture. I wanted it to have a gypsy/travelers feel, as well as a whimsicalness(possibly a made up word). To make the silhouette more unique, i decided to cut the cart in half and put in those accordian extension-connector thingies that you see on buses. I really liked the way it turned out, considering I just started modeling in Maya with no initial concept sketched out. It's kind of a bad habit im trying (but failing) to break.

copyright Benxing Entertainment.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Ice cream rocket

I made a rocket. It reminds me of an ice cream smoothie.

Heres a gnomish waterballoon shooter. Its in an idling state getting ready to pew peww. It reminds me of a hair dryer, bird-o, and ostrich. copyright Benxing Entertainment.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Death mama

Death Mama.... doing a few different concepts for the serpent character im modeling. Not fully done, but i like where its headed. I started painting her thin and w/ a skeletal face, and thought itd be funny if a person w/ an emaciated face was fat. Then somehow she just ended up knocked up... my brain's weird.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Senior project dump

lololols.. look what i found! Its the only thing i have left from my senior project since my computer crashed and i lost all my files. Its an old playblast of my fat zombie, Clarence. This was his vomit spray-attack animation. Since its an early playblast, he doesnt have the green particles spewing from his face.... shame. :(

Another file that will be missed: Jumper cryo chick. I really need to find some sort of online backup. She was modeled so that she'd animate well.

And my professor captured some sweet vid of the 2 senior projects I worked on.

Jumper gameplay:

Remnant gameplay:

Friday, August 28, 2009

Demonette version1

Ugh, i keep forgetting to upload stuff here. I have a bunch of stuff, namely animations, to batch render and post. I'll try to post at least once a week from now on!

Monday, August 3, 2009


Im trying to concept a character to model. After ive slept on it, im thinking about going in a different direction. I do, however, like the fire afro and horns.