Friday, 30 December 2011

Calling Mei Noguchi, can you hear me Mei Noguchi

Hi there, if anyone can get me a link to Mei's blog or refer her to mine I would be most grateful

Re House of Usher Unit2/3 project concepts.

Well, 2011 is weary and ready to shed it's skin. I trust all revellers have plans in place (or at least experienced enough to realise that on this, above all occasions, pre planning is an utter waste of time).

I digress, as I am won't to do. The previous post of the 'Husher' image is nearing a point of realisation, this was just a quick paint job to free my hand up as much as anything else. Both my final Unit 2 and unit 3 pieces will have a more open, drawn back perspective showing the house in it's entirety.

I'm not sure if the image properly communicates the gist but I would like to give the impression (both in 2 and 3d) that the house is hewn from the living rock. When I have managed this I will try to install that sense of foreboding, or the uncanny if you will. Hopefuly I can do Poe justice.

As ever all comments and criticisms are welcome.


Unit 2/3 House of Usher Sketchbook pro concept.

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Unit 3 Film Review: Suspiria

Review Unit 3 Suspiria

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Ho Ho Hoeth

Evening everyone, I trust Santa brought you all you wanted.

I'm currently working through building my scene, or at least component parts of it, furniture etc. I shall post pics when I have finished items to show.

I'm struggling to find the root of my scene. That is, I'm in a directionless state, clearly in need of more research, but aware of the fact that I need to be producing, whilst still attempting to distill das unheimlich.

Phil suggested I combine my efforts for Unit 3 with the resubmissions required for Unit 2. With that in mind I intend to use elements from my 'Fall of the House of Usher' resub as the basis of my Unit 3 Matte painting.

Thanks to my beautiful Rosie for the ability to bring this message to you using the wonders of t'internet.

The introduction for my essay will be posted soon. I think an interesting tack might be to dissect films (not from the unit 3 series) that have, for me, found their uncanny. Try to ascertain what it is that gives the elements of that illusive and fragile communication. In doing so I hope to find inspiration for my scene.

As ever, all enquiries and criticisms are most welcome.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Alright here?

Venturing home now people to squeeze out some film review words, read a little Freud and prepare myself for work.

Festive greetings to you and yours, I shall be in the base room for the next two days. If I don't see you before, Merry Christmas, work hard and a big happy birthday Jesus.

Errm. Help please.

I need the link to become a member on the group blog. For some reason I haven't sorted this out!! Damn me!

If anyone can assist that would be greatly appreciated.

The issue I am looking to resolve is this, I cannot load the Hypershade window in the first of the Pirate Cove tutorials. The window doesn't seem to be reduced anywhere, Maya won't allow me to open it using another means. While I can use the rendering menu to create my Lambert and Nodes, import my altered 'sand' image I need the hyper shade window to be able to progress.

If anyone can help me with this issue I would be very, festive grateful, failing that details on being able to post on the group blog would be lovely.

Thank you people :)

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Unit 1 Head sketches

Head Sketches Unit 1 Anatomy Final

And also...

These are the five concept headshots I prepared (along with another 35 or so thumbnails) for my unit 1 resubmission. I then forgot to get them uploaded in all the excitement. Genius! Any way, enjoy,i'll get the thumbnails up in the week.

Unit 3 Thumnails

Unit 3 Thumbnails Dec 11 Final

Festive ramblings.

Morning folks, couple of quick posts today.

Firstly there are my unit 3 thumbnails. There were finished a couple of weeks ago just before 'Don't Look Now' in the film cycle.

While there isn't an awful lot of structure to the way the images are arranged I hope they provoke something in the viewer. In the meantime I shall re-read Freud in my search for the "unheimlich".

Merry Christmas

Friday, 16 December 2011

Unit 1 Maya Progression

Maya 1

Friday Morning.

Well, the last of my revised film reviews have just been posted. My Maya is just about to be. I couldn't quite get it all done, but I have done my best.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Perception Essay posted for your pleasure

Perception Essay Year 1 13:12:11 Final

Monday, 28 November 2011

Re Maya progress post

if anyone reading this can assist. I have gone awry on tutorial 2. At some point in the lintel construction I made a mistake making things a mess on the UV screen. If anyone can assist I would appreciate the help.



Maya progress for Unit 2: Space


Friday, 25 November 2011

Influence Map and Final Images

Unit 2_Final Images and Influence Map

Thursday, 24 November 2011

House of Usher exterior and preparatory studies

Husher_Ext_final and Prep Studies

House of Usher Interior final image and studies

Husher_final and Prep Studies

Final Image and preparatory study: The Pit and The Pendulum

Pen Final and Prep Studies Final

Unit 2_Presentation_Final

Unit 2 Presentation Final 01

Unit 2_Final Essay_ Cover sheet and Table of Contents

Title and Contents_unit2_Final Essay

Unit 2_Final Essay

Unit 2 Space Final Essay Final

Pit and The Pendulum Concept Thumbnails

PitPen Concept Thumbnails 2

Fall of the House of Usher Concept Thumbnails

Husher Concept Thumbnails 2

Unit 2 / Film 7 / Avatar

Year1 Unit2 Avatar 2010 Final

Unit 2 / Film Review 6/ Edward Scissorhands

Year1 Unit2 Edward Scissor Hands 1990 Final

Unit 2 / Film 5 / Legend

Year1 Unit2 Legend 1985 Final

Unit 2 / Film Review 4 / Alien

Year1 Unit2 Alien 1979 Final

Unit 2 / Film Review 3 / King Kong

Year1 Unit2 KingKong 1933 Final

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

T Pit and the Pendulum Concept Thumbnails

PitPen Concept Thumbnails

Concept Art. Fall of the House of Usher

Husher Concept Thumbnails

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Unit 2 / Film review 2

Year1 Unit2 Metropolis 1927 FFinal

Unit 2 / Space / Film Review 1 / The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 1920

Year1 Unit2 FRCagilari FFinal

Early stage of Maya work for unit one.


Monday, 24 October 2011

Help please!!

Can anyone tell me how I get my saved images from Maya onto my blog. I just can't figure it out. And I need them on the blog before I can produce my blog in PDF form.

Thanks in anticipation

Anatomy final essay


Film Review 7

Anatomy:Film7:BlackSwan2010 Final

Film Review 6

Anatomy:Film6:Splice2009 Final

Film Review 5

Anatomy:Film5:TheElephantman:1980 Final

Film Review 4

Anatomy:Film4:LaBelleetLaBete1946 Final

Film Review 3

Anatomy:Film3:TheCompanyofWolves:1984 Final

Film Review 2

Anatomy:Film2:TheFly1986 Final

Film Review 1.

Anatomy:Film1:TheFly1958 Final

Finger crossed.

Anatomy Final Piece Copy

Friday, 14 October 2011

Do, or do not. There is no try


Tuesday, 11 October 2011

"I suggest a new plan...let the Wookie win."


Monday, 10 October 2011

Monday Blogdump. All criticism welcome.


Thursday, 6 October 2011

We're gonna need a bigger boat


Friday, 16 September 2011

Back again.

Right, as you can see from the pictures of posted works that I didn't complete the project. The reasons for this are irrelevant and do not belong.

I did however, get a good feel for the brief and I believe produced some interesting images. Mostly "life form" based. I lacked the time to further explore the areas of "structure" and "machine", and as you can see there were several objects that were not re-concieved.

Seeing my peers present their works was very interesting for me -as other artists work always invokes interest- mostly because of the looseness of their thumbnails. It has always been a habit of mine to over complicate and over detail that which should be quick and fluid. Along with habitual laziness and poor time keeping this is a trait that I look forward to exterminating.

Based on the work I did produce I would probably make "Scissorpipebulbataur", "Two Shoe Suspension Bridge" and "Smileybomber" the final pieces I would produce turnarounds and final images on.

Have a pleasant Weekend one and all.

Right! Proper blogging then.

Okay, a brief post earlier left me with the need to revisit and explain many of the decisions that led to the work you can see (potentially, assuming I haven't naused it up).

Hang on, gotta go...The Gomm cometh.

Thank the maker! I finally figured out how to post pictures!

First thoughts, concentrating on the living forms

 Quite proud of this one, combination of pipe section, scissors and light bulb

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

A productive day and nights doodling with much more to do. If only my Technotardness wouldn't prevent me from scanning them on.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Planet Monkfish Episode 1: A New Hope

First day, colleagues and staff met. Summer project recieved and the thought process begins... this space.