Posts Tagged ‘big’

March MODOK Madness Again

March 25, 2016

It’s March MODOK Madness again, and it’s been a while since I’ve done one so this year I have done two, one of which is slightly topical. I’ll let you decide which.

You can find them here and here or just have a look below. I even went one better and created a little gif breaking down the steps.

Trump ModokModok-Process-Gif-c


Josh

Fictional Albums: Lipsticker

October 23, 2012

Every once in a while I am divinely inspired and I will channel that energy the only way I know how: Making fictional album covers.

I’m not sure why, although I guess it started with ‘Lipsticker’ a fictional band famous for the song ‘Mushroom Soup’ my mate Jon created when he was a kid.

“Lipsticker…just happened…

I actually think they may have originally been called Slapsticker but changed over time. I performed Mushroom Soup completely randomly in my back garden it was just me talking gibberish…with my mind thinking i was a hairy metaller type guy in a cape (a sort of Dani Filth type thing) singing about being gay with the drummer. I think that was my imagination going to extreme”

I made up some art using a couple of old photos then Jon, my brother and I came up with the rest of the track listings and band members collectively. We even recorded it! And I did a music video for it, which if you’re dying to see can be seen here, password protected for your own good. PW: creamy

Fresh from 2005!

Lipsticker (self titled album)

1) Mushroom Soup
2) Brutal Hole
3) Sluts in My Colon
4) (I came here by) Helicopter
5) Japanese Fistfuck
6) Homonopoly
7) King Speedo
8) Tossing the Salad Makes My tongue Bleed
9) Bighorn Sabotage
10) Bonus Track: Cash-Cash-Castrato

Vocals: Box
Guitar: Jerry Malaria
Bass: Wayne Acid
Durms: Gürth

Whilst not the best album cover, it was the first. They do get better (I assure you) and I will be posting albums every now and then with complete track listings and a bit of background info about the band, so stay tuned!

Josh

Adventures in 3D using Zbrush

April 24, 2012

I must say i’m not a big fan of 3D, what I mean by that is I’m not a fan of doing it, or I haven’t been.

I had some classes at university but I found it a bit dry and didn’t enjoy them much. Probably because it didn’t match up to anything I was doing at the time or wanted to do. Namely drawing.

As I’m sure you know I like to draw.

Zbrush was always intriguing to me since it seemed to be like drawing and sculpting it also looked easy (rather than building virtual lego, using maths and playing around with different confusing tabs and sliders in Maya or 3DS Max). I was intimidated by the deceptively complex interface.

Last week I started doing some Z brush tutorials on Lynda.com from the beginning. I was pleasantly suprised with the results.

Here is my first attempt:

Is it just me or does the first one look a bit like Michael Winner?

And my second, the following day:

This is an as of yet unfininshed 3D bust of a character I created in early 2007: The Frankenstein Vampire Cowboy©. I’m going to be working on him a bit more in the coming months.

It’s amazing what you can do once you get the hang of an interface.

I think the problem with learning a new program is getting it to do the things you want it to do. Skill is transferable, which I guess is reassuring. I don’t feel 100% comfortable with the interface yet, given a little time, not as much as one might think. I reckon a week or two of tutorials and playing around would leave one feeling pretty confident.

There are some great things made in Zbrush on CGhub ch-check it.

Josh