Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Summer project - Finale

My uni summer project was to make an object of our choice using a peice of A1 paper, glue and a craft knife. I love 3d sculpture, it has always been something that I have enjoyed. I made a half sunken pirate ship out of paper I used paper for everything including the rope, where I twisted thin lengths of paper.

I have posted a few pictures of the final peice from different angles. Better than anything I did at college but is it good enough?

Monday, 26 September 2011

I made it more accurate

This is at "sharpley rocks" nr coalville, leicestershire. You can see the monestry in the background. These rocks are the oldest rocks in england.

Free Lupin III wallpapers

I love this character, back from the days when japanese cartoons were cool and not annoying, and when the style was not overdone. I decided to make some wallpapers based on my fave parts of the film as I couldnt find any decent ones on the web.
feel free to use them.

I got my favourite screen shots fom the film and then drew over them using old faithful (my baby the graphics tablet)I think I was pretty accurate, then I painted them in photoshop so they would look clear and colourful.

My favourite shot above from when Lupin threw the goat bills out of his car, a classic moment from the film, "the castle of cagliostro"

 Lupin and Jirgen (another wicked character) play rock,paper,scissors to determine which of them will change the flat tire, Lupin wins of course.

Lupin and Jirgen leap over rails after they rob the casino, watching this part the sound effect as they jump always makes me smile.

 Lupin and pops meet in the dungeon, pops calls him a little weasel but they are both trapped so they have to work together.

Cant decide? then have them all, in this ultimate wallpaper.
enjoy, victoria.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Digital painting landscapes second attempt

After my first attempt at digital painting landscapes I decided to spend some time in the summer practising. I am confident with a graphics tablet and have been using one for nearly a year and I can honestly say that it is the best piece of equipment I have ever purchased.

The main problem I have with doing anything that takes skill is patience, I tend to rush things before boredom sinks in but this time I took a little extra time to pay attention to the detail. Admittedly I didn't take that much time and I could have taken more time on this piece but it is something I have to learn to do, I am gradually getting there.

I am going to show my first and second attempt in this post to show how much improvement I have made in only two attempts.The main thing That is different about the above two pieces is the composition.

 While the first looks flat and uninteresting, the second is layed out better and the rule of thirds is evident, as well as depth in the piece, it is also more realistic. The colour and lighting are better in the second, the first piece looks cartoon and the colour a little fake, the only exception being the sky.

The colour and lighting are not spot on yet..... saying that from what I have learned, unless someone tells you exactly how to do it, it is practice that makes perfect.
Here is my second attempt again, slightly larger this time so the detail is evident.

There are only two weeks left until uni starts. The summer project requires a few finishing touches, Im past exitement now, I just cant wait to get the boring induction week out of the way and get down to some hard work.