Found these gems at "bongofish"?!?

The Persistence of Rappas
Salvador Dali

Birth of Lara
Sandro Botticelli

And another sketching video.  


Sketch Time lapse 1

Testing out my Christmas present.  Thanks mum

Merry Christmas

In celebration of Jesus' Birthday:  

H21 Shawnee "Flying Banana"

Some weird Polish ??  Airplane



Goodbye to another term.  The collector was definitely a project to remember for me.  I learned a lot about spaceships and their peculiarities and now I realize exactly how little I do know haha.  There's a lot more I wanted to do with this project that I hope I'll get around to in the future.

You can see the complete (for now) project here

Now to start practicing sketching cars and wait for paperwork from Mattel...they really are starting to worry me...


Collector rivets

It's almost there.  
The really nicely detailed astronaut model is by Max Grueter, free for download on his website, thanks!



Soo my classmates and I got our 2 minutes of fame at CDN finally...but they don't have any pictures of the actual work!  Jon has the pictures up on his blog.




Homework...Usually I hate the idea of an ipod/ipad dock, and I still do.  But hey I wanna graduate sometime.


Collector front model catchup

Adjusting proportions and adding new objects to match sketchover:

In photoshop I set the sketchover to 50% over the original model render.
In Modo/3DS/whatever, I have two viewports set up: one for modelling, one with the cameraview that I rendered and sketched over previously.  This way I can check the cameraview against the 50/50 reference image for consistency in real time.  Alot more accurate than eyeballing it and easier too.

Sketchover 50% over original model render
Revised model after matchup


collector front sketchover

Some of Michael Fichtenmayer's insane model's for detail reference. 
And these subs for lights/sensors on the nose.


Collector turntable

More detail to go... I'm loving the render curves feature in modo...perfect for tubes/railings