Monday, April 21, 2014

Saturday, January 25, 2014

2D Work..meh

Okay, so I'm not the greatest of artists, and I'm definitely not particularly proud of these, buuuuut what's done is done! I had to do something.. So these are the drawings I did for uni in my first semester.

Here goes nothing.. Eeek :/

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Tiny Paper Cars App

So I finally finished my Paper Cars App, ie. the advert I explained in my previous post, using the iphone and cars. First time using After Effects. I am real proud of myself :)

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Hope you like!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Officially a Visual Effects & Concept Design student @StaffsUni :D

Hey everybody :)

I'm terribly sorry that I have been away, but as I said in my previous post, I was awaiting a response from Staffordshire University to study the subject of my dreams!

And guess who got accepted?? :D

So I am writing this post in the cosy town of Stoke On Trent :) Yipppeeeee! 

At the moment, I am modelling the iPhone 5 for a project. 

So of course, I haven't textured it yet, but that's what it looks like so far :) 

Before this, basically on the first day, we were given the project of modelling the Delorean from Back To The Future, and after that, two other vehicles.

Now I have modeled a vehicle before, my beloved Chevrolet Camaro. I modeled that beauty like a pro! But it took quite some time. So when I heard we had to model 3 vehicles in one week, I was like, "are you crazy?!". Then the tutor surprised me and told us we're doing it paper-craft style. 

Paper-craft means modeling a cube with a few indents, taking a .jpeg and "pasting" it onto your model. It is as simple as it sounds. Here's my Delorean: 

Do you see what I mean when I say I "pasted" the picture on there?

Below is the paper-craft version of my baby:

The other vehicle I did was Ratchet the medic from Transformers.

In my curriculum, we are expected to do both 2D and 3D work for two years and the third year, we get to specialize. I however, already know I want to do 3D. I cannot draw well, so I don't like it very much. I am more of a 3D-orientated person. But hey, I was told by my tutor, that it's helpful to know all sides to the pipeline, pre-production, production and post-production.

I can't wait to start learning about Nuke and After Effects! The things one is capable of doing in that program is amazing and I cannot wait to show off some of my skills :)

I love the UK. I miss my family though. A lot. But I keep busy to keep my mind off of home and hopefully the days will go by faster and I get to see them again.

While I'm here, I really want to tour Manchester again. It is one of, if not thee most, beautiful city in the UK! I must see it again!

Anyway, that's all I have to say/show for now. When my 2D skills start to excel, only then will I post up pictures of what I've done lol. Don't want to embarrass myself now.


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Two games.. Mid&End Year Project.. F.O.D

During my one-year G.A.M.E course at FriendsOfDesign, I managed to successfully complete two games using Blender, Photoshop and Unity 3D. They might not be insanely cool, but given the circumstances, I did a damn good job; even if I do say so myself :)

Before moving on and seeing screenshots of my games, I thought I'd show you the first project I did during my IT Programming year. As you can see, it's a temperature converter website. The mathematics that went into the whole conversion was quite something, but I managed to get it right. I'm cool like that. Cool, get it? :)
This right here is my Final Art Painting Exam for matric. The project was "Who Do You Think You Are?". So since my dad is Greek and my mom, South African; It's only fitting that I add both European and African aspects. I know the Colosseum is Roman, not Greek, but the idea and grounds for material was inspired by the Greeks. Booyah! Plus. it's awesome, like me! :)
"Looking Deeper" - Inspired by Hitchcock's 'Rear Window'(left) & just a simple Man vs. Beast(right)
My first painting done in the first year of high school. Titled "City Life".
I am a HUGE Batman fan! Greatest superhero of all time! Superman can suck it! Amped for Man of Steel though :P
Jungle Ryder
The start screen to my first game. A car game I had finished in just two weeks. One circuit to finish in a race-against-time. I did this cover in the last 5 minutes lol, hence.
My car has two machine guns attached on the front to shoot rocks out of the way. I have health, therefore, avoid the fire puddles. A race-against-time hence LapTime. I have a speedometer too :)
I have the soundtrack of a guy laughing in the background, it's hilarious!
I got the highest mark in my class for my first game, 100%! Yip, I'm awesome!

The start screen to my second game and end-of-year project, of which I received 78% for. Proud? Yes, I am :)

Next, a few in-game screenshots

What I wanted my in-game screen to look like, had I been given more time, and a lot more knowledge, but hey, it'll come. Soon I will be one of the greatest! Btw, I designed everything on this screen in Photoshop with the help of tutorial videos :)

My Loading screen :) Made in Photoshop. A pleasure.

Game props I designed :)