Monday, December 11, 2006

from my sketch book

OK, so I confess, I havent been Sketching from life as much as i should- but here's a start-This was done on location and i tried to capture light and shadw using strictly values through #H,#B and HB Pencils.Hope to post more of these in the future

Sunday, December 10, 2006

The Tranquil River

Medium: Pastel
Canvas: La'carte Paper
Size: 13 * 18

Monday, October 30, 2006

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Pastel painting

Pastel on laCarte Paper
Size : 16 * 20
Time Taken: 6 hours

This was an intresting study.Its quite expressive given the use of colors in this piece.I wanted to have an overall warm look and contrast it with the cool greens of the fields.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Cloud Study

Yet another impressionistic landscape painting.
I went for the really thick paintstrokes this time around.i think the challange here was getting the colors of the sky just rite.I used a lot of ultramarine blue with 40% white and some naples yellow to unify the piece with the ground color.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Impressionistic painting

Bored 1 sunday morning I thought to myself-hey,wouldnt it be GREAT to do a study of a master painting- so here it is.
I've planned to do 1 every weekend or whenever time permits.
The second 1 is done in pastels- I have a love and hate relation with the medium- I love it for landscapes but have the hardest time doing figures with it.
I hope i can get better with time

Quick study

This painting was inspired by 1 of my favorite concept artists-Eric tiemens.
A quick sketch and a lighting study on photoshop.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

ConceptArt Thread

Hey people,
I just put up some of my work on
for critique.Its been great so far.Some things
people pointed out about my work, I had not noticed
before.Well, I think thats how it works cause you
spend so much time looking at your work that after
a while you stop seeing anything new in it.
This,I found was a good way to get around this problem.
Hope you guys enjoy it.

Monday, August 07, 2006

still life painting

Just did this today as my final piece for 1 of my classes.

some of my work...

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Sunday, July 16, 2006

Jacob collins - A Master Painter

One of my friend's sent me a link to his site.I must say, his figurative works are one of the best I have seen yet.Do let me know if you know of anyone else whos is as good or better.(hard to belive that someone could be better)

Jacob Collins Painter

A Friend and Mentor

I am happy to let all of you know that the long awaited 'D'ARTISTE Concept Art-Ballistic publications' book is finally out and George has some really good tutorials in there.You guys should definately check it out.Some great tips on photoshop renders and good concept design work.

If you are intrested in puchasing a copy here's a link to the homepage: WWW.GHULL.COM

Doug Chiang Studio

This is a great FAQ page.Very informative of how 1 of the greats works and how he deals with creative blocks,something we all go through, atleast i do (on a daily basis!)

Doug Chiang Studios

Art of Pencil Drawing

This is a great book written by Ernest W.Watson.Its always good to go back to basics once in a while.This book talks about line weight and there is a lot of emphasis on patterns of the subject you are drawing.
Currently I've been doing exercises using this book as a guide and its already helped my line drawings.Again, I cannot stress enough on how much help this book can be.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Stephean Hawking : Astro-physicist

Hey Guys,

I'v always been an admirer of Stephen Hawking's work and this article I went through definetly gives an insight on how a guy suffering from ALS can still hold the position of Sir Issac Newton in the University of Cambridge.

I am quite often asked: How do you feel about having ALS? The answer is, not a lot. --- Stephen Hawking.

Article :

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Great sites to learn hardsurface modeling from..

Tom rules again 'yall!He gave us these 3 links, all of which are great car modeling tutorials.Some are spline based (Tom was not too excited about that) and some have great blue prints that u can download.

Here are the links : : go to the "Play" menu, and then download the WRX folder.You'll love it! : for blueprints : this one is the spline car modeling tutorial.
Enjoy ! :)

Calling all PIXAR enthusiasts'

Hello People,
If you'v not already heard, PIXAR is comming to the academy to hier!Yeppy, hurray and the whole shebang! This time to hier only TD's though.So, my request to all TD's out there, get into gear! Best of luck to all 'yall who are applying.The event is scheduled for the 2nd of March at the Morgan Auditorium on post street.
Best of luck!

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Chronicles of Narnia.. Fantastic!

Hope all you guys got a chance to attend the making of -Chronicles of narnia last week.For all who dind't well, i'll see if i can scrap some notes out and put it up here.It was really gr8! As you all know the lead creature artist Will Telford - Creature Supervisor and Hans Rijpkema - Character Technology Lead were there and defenetly gave some intresting info on the making of Aslan.The beast is sooo well done! The muscle dynamics of the lion - both primary and secondry motion of the animal's movement were well animated, partly mo-caped and partly hand animated.For those of you who are intrested in numbers, 98 points of motion on the face alone, and another 200 on the body, 40 different sets of hair on the animal that had to be animated like clumed up hair, hair being affected by wind etc etc. all the good stuff u know.
I did have a chance to speak to both of these amazing people after the presentation was over.It was great overall.Will telford is doing his masters in visual developmental science.Intresting yeah! and as for Hans Rijpkema , wht can i say, the amount of knowledge about dynamics that he has truely left me in awe of him!

Of the stuff that was shown here is a summery of it.
Creation of Aslan: modeling, body and facial rigging, animation, lighting, fur grooming and dynamics - Creation of Mythological Characters: gryphon, centaurs - Battlefield Crowds: rigging and skinning, motion and geometry generation, rendering, dynamics.

A job well done by R and H!
Hope this was of help to u guys.
Have a good week guys!!

Great ref. site for Hardsurface modelers (Cars)

This one was shown by thomas meade (our hardsurafce modeling instructor - Mr. i just love going on tangents most of the time) haha, sorry tom if your reading this! :) well, its a good resouce for learning how to 3D Model a car.Good video's on the same as well.
Enjoy u guys! :)

Modeling 3D Cars : link.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Tutorial: Quick Sketch Technique

Once again, this one's a quick sketch technique for cars.Hope u enjoy it!

Quick Sketch Technique

Car Rendering Tutorial

Hey guys,
After quite a while i'v just got this really nice car rendering tutorial.I think you guys should check it out.I'v been keeping an eye open for one of these for quite a while.This one's for all the industrial designers out there.The website itself is quite informative.Here it is....

A Photoshop tutorial : rendering your car line drawing

have fun rendering!