Friday, February 18, 2011

3D printing is awesome. Enough said. This is done is Solidworks, hopefully sometime soon we'll be able to cut somethings made in artcam, which is "really... bizarre." True.

This makes me excited, because i've never been particularly handy at anything that produced utilitarian objects or respectable christmas-present-like objects. Not that you can exactly drink out of plater hardened with super glue without some issues, but it at least feels a bit closer. It's a nice break from the fantasy world that is animation + illustration, and at the same time I really feel like adding more possible career paths to the ever expanding void is just making feel unfocused and baffled.
But it's still cool.
Kite window.
Chimney view.
The machine can cut quite small. This is about 4 inches tall altogether, but Sinae's, whose plugs into mine, is fairly detailed and only about half an inch in any direction. At about $3 a cubic inch, it's pretty cheap to use too.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Most recent project: spot illustrations for phobias. These are fear of bikes, decisions, and glass.
I am still hoping to put some nice cracks at the top of that bell jar, but until then you can pretend it's claustrophobia if you can sympathize more with that. I was very lucky in that between my roommates and myself we each have one of these fears covered.

Above is my first shot at glass. It was way too dark to match the other two, and my paper was too thin to pull any of it up, so I had to start over. :/ I think it worked out though. Sometimes things just take more than one shot.About the color: I personally think gray-green and red will never be anything but terrifying. That's just my personal view.

Today's notes for illustration. New technique is loads of fun.
Lastly, a couple of half-done sketches of environments from some fiction that's stuck in my memory currently. I love having a long (vs tall) sketchbook. The second, which has a quick 5 minute overlay of tones for fun, is from the second floor of a library, the idea of which i'm really in love with. I'm bleakly hoping to redo them in PS and make them more legible soon. I have discovered that sketching in ballpoint pen is infinitely better for me though.