Donkey Kong (Fan art)

ENG: Here’s another project I didn’t posted on the blog, a quick fanart of Donkey Kong, aiming for a mix between the cartoony shape and realistic hair and materials.

As usual, all done in Blender, rendered in Cycles with little post in Photoshop.

ESP: Otro proyecto que nunca publiqué en el blog, un fan art de Donkey Kong, tratando de lograr una mezcla entre el diseño cartoon del personaje con materiales y pelaje realistas.

Hecho en Blender, render en Cycles con algo de post producción en Photoshop.

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Alien bust

I just realized I never posted this project here. What started as another alien head speed sculpt turned into an excuse to learn Substance Painter and practice retopology. I also did a short loop to see how well it would deform, though the rig could be a LOT better, it was a fun exercise 🙂

Acabo de recordar que nunca publiqué este proyecto en mi blog. Inicialmente era otro de los ejercicios de escultura que suelo hacer para practicar, pero se convirtió en la excusa perfecta para aprender más sobre Substance Painter, y también para ir más allá de la etapa de retopo y hacer el rig más sencillo posible, los resultados automáticos del rig no son los mejores pero como ejercicio estuvo bien 🙂

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Power Rangers – Cardiatron

This fanart/redesign was made for the tribute of the Power Rangers enemies in season 1, started by Edgar Gomez (https://www.artstation.com/artist/edgargomez).

I spent about 15 hours total in the making, from modeling to post. Done in Blender, rendered in Cycles, post in Photoshop.

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The Clown

Another speed sculpt sketch I got carried away with. It was a good exercise, on the hair specially, which took a long time to set up properly.

I may come back to this later and make another render, with better lighting and higher resolution. I couldn’t decide on which one looked better, so I’ll post both color and b&w versions.

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Test renders:

Blender, Cycles and Photoshop for some minor fixes and color correction.

 

 

A cartoon dragon(ish) timelapse

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This is not exactly the best render I’ve done (or the best character either), but I’m posting it because it was a good exercise in recording my process. Also, it serves as an experiment to be able to do good and clear timelapses/tutorials in the future.

One really good thing I noticed while doing this, is that just by capturing the screen I’m forcing myself to keep focused on the subject and stop procrastinating, something I’m very good at :/ Maybe is because I don’t want to edit hours of my time wasting abilities online.

Also, seeing the process in video is a good way to see what could be improved (in the worklfow) and/or changed for the next project. Before doing this I recorded two more speedsculpts, and noticed how much time I loose just thinking about what I’m doing, there were very long pauses showing just the cursor moving around the screen and rotating the model randomly without actually doing nothing on it.

So for further projects I’ll record the entire process, to keep focus, improve myself and also to share it later here.

There’s a few things I could’ve cut off from the final version, but here it is anyway. Roughly 2 hours of work (without render times) condensed in 25 minutes.

Animated head loop

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While experimenting with the Animation Nodes addon for Blender (and trying to understand how it works), I came up with this simple loop, and decided to make a gif out of it. Crappy quality and lots of noise because I didn’t wanted to spend a whole day rendering this…

For anyone wanting to create procedural animation and/or motion graphics in Blender, I heavily recommend this addon, doing animation with nodes is really cool 🙂

Links:

Animation Nodes thread on Blenderartists.org

Examples and tutorials

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Tutorials by Jimmy Gunawan

Breakfast

Rendered in Cycles with enviroment lighting  and a sunlight, model from designconnected.com

 

Late Halloween

I was hoping to finish this image before Halloween but didn’t had the time, so here it is a little bit late 😛

Made with Blender, rendered in Cycles and composited in Photoshop and Blender.