Monday, August 31, 2009

Dilophosaurus Texture Tests

These are just 3D rotations of the rough texture tests I did before for the Dilophosaurus, there are still no fine details on these textures, just blocks of colour. I think I'll go for the brighter green-yellow-orange one, I think it suits the Dilophosaurus better, but I'm not sure.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

New Museum Sketches and Dilophosaurus Rough Texture Test

These are some dinosaur fossils I sketched at the ROM today with some friends. The dinosaur exhibit there is amazing! (I've probably said this before, but I just never get tired of going to see these dinos at the museum). This time I used a 6B pencil. The other image is just a rough texture test I did for the CG Dilophosaurus I've been working on.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Museum Sketches, Montana and T.rex

Hi everyone! It's been a long time since my last update, but I'm back on track now! hahaha (I think). Here are some quick ink sketches I did when I went to the Royal Ontario Museum about a month ago with a friend.

I also just came back from an awesome trip to Montana. I went to dig up dinosaur fossils alongside Paul Sereno and his crew, it was amazing! A dream come true. I literally stared at the badlands for hours, sitting outside the lodge during our breaks from the fieldwork. Being in a place with so much dinosaur history (arguably, the part of the world with the most dinosaur history until today) moved me and recharged my batteries, so to speak.

Also, I'm posting the design drawing for my next sculpture, a T.rex. Please feel free to critique it, the sooner I can fix it the better (before sculpting it). Thanks!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Dinosaur Ink Sketches

These are just some semi-quick ink sketches I drew yesterday (I had no reference, so I drew them from memory). Some of my friends suggested last year that I try drawing dinosaurs from different angles from the ones I'm used to, so that inspired me to try. These are just generic theropods, they're not any specific species.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

3D Dilophosaurus (no textures)

This is a new 3D model I've been working on. It's a Dilophosaurus wetherilli, one of my favourite dinosaurs. I still have to texture it, that's the next step. I modeled it in Maya 2009 using polygons. I tried to economize the polygon count as much as possible, so most of the details such as the wrinkes will be made with textures and displacement maps. Please be patient if the video takes a bit to load. Thanks for watching! :D