Wednesday, February 27, 2013


I had completely forgotten how soul-destroying this particular part of the workflow is. Oh well - it's done now! There's a little bit of stretching going on in places but I think it'll do.

I think I'll model and UV map the remaining creatures (jackalope and bird) before I start texturing any of them.I could quite happily spend a full year just texturing a couple of meshes, so I want to get the modelling done before I sink too much time into the painting.

Monday, February 25, 2013


Here's a little peek of the bear:

I think I'm happy with the model - I haven't really modelled much lately so it's hard to tell. Hopefully it's chunky enough without looking horrible. I'll UV map it tomorrow; now THAT will be interesting...

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Meep meep!

I'll have a play around with patterns and colours when I texture the final model - this is just a little sheet to help me in Maya. Now that I have my little creature concepts and the scene layout I think I should be good to start modelling... I'll do a few sketches of the props too, but then it's Maya time! Whee!

Monday, February 11, 2013

A little bear

Rawr! I'm really going to enjoy modelling this, I think.

I'm also working on a concept for a little bird, as I'd love to have a flying creature in the scene:
I need to figure out how to make the wings look more simple and handmade... Will go hunting for some references before I carry on :)

Saturday, February 2, 2013

A lil' scene!

Here's a quick little render of the scene I'm building in Maya:

Now, these are just mega quick blockout models to give me an idea of the scene layout. I am very aware of the fact that animals aren't actually made up of a series of squished spheres... ;)

I'm slowly reacquainting myself with Maya and it's good fun! I'm slightly scared of modelling the creatures because I haven't done much of that, but I'm sure I'll figure it out as I go along... I found this tutorial which I think will be useful; I think I'll give that technique a go once I have the concept art done.

Even though I'm a bit rusty at Maya and pretty much a newbie at modelling animals I think I'm really going to enjoy this project. The game idea is right up my street and I'm going to have a lot of fun figuring out the visual style. Can't wait for the texturing...!