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WIP – Talliano

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

When I say work in progress (wip), the only work so far is the idea for a picture, and now this post to try and encourage myself to work on it.


I was dreaming the other night, or maybe I was just day dreaming in bed, but I came up with the idea for a picture I would like to work on.


The image that formed in my mind was of a creature reaching out of dark water, (clawed) hand reaching towards the sky.


The creature had hair of wavering tentailed-like hair. Less of the snakes like the classic Medusa, but rather more like eels, watery and smooth.


His body seemed rather smooth, but his arms had small scales on the outer facing sides of them.


His face was containing all the classic facial features, but they were irregular in appearance.


I hope to slowly work more on defining the image in my head, and then even more slowly start to create it.


While I picture the scene as a 2d image, I suspect I will work on it using 3d tools, as these are what I prefer, and also means I can concentrate more on the composition of the objects in the scene at first, and then at a later stage focus on the staging and actual composition of the scene itself.


Wish me luck, as can be seen from my post history, it has been a long time since I have attempted any work.

Art Hour begins

Friday, January 27th, 2012

I have a problem, and I’m willing to admit it. The problem is motivation, and more importantly my complete lack of it.

It is not that I don’t have the tools to make wonderful stuff, as I do. Its not that I can’t learn how to do things, I can.

The problem is that I can never make myself put any effort into doing anything.

I want to become good at blender, but I spent less that 2 hours all of last year working on blender.

There is no way I’ll ever get good at blender, or for that matter anything, if I only put in 2 hrs effort a year.

So, based with this problem, I am trying a new approach.

The new approach is Just Do It. Kind of sounds like a Nike ad doesn’t it?

I have decided that every evening, at the same time if possible, I’m going to have an Art Hour. To start with Art Hour will probably just be 5 or 10 minutes to get myself into it, but I hope to work my way up to an hour (or more) every evening.

Yesterday evening I was tired, and couldn’t be bothered (same old excuse I used all last year), but I decided that Art Hour must go on. I sat and watched a few tutorials.

This evening Art Hour was delayed a little, but in the end I managed to get myself going, and I actually spent nearly an hour on it, which makes me half way through my progress for last year.

So, as my first post about Art Hour, I should put something up, so here is what I did this hour (year).

Just a simple Robot which wobbles across the screen. It was mostly taken from the animation I did last time, but now I have worked out how to add materials, colour, etc.


While I was playing with blender, my wife decided to get into Art Hour, and using a tablet and GIMP came up with this…

She says its not finished, but our Art Hour ended for the night 🙂


Still alive

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

One would think I have disapeared off the face of the planent/Internet, but I haven’t, i’m still alive.

This evenig I decided to do some sketching with the tablet and GIMP.

Now I really can’t sketch to save my life, so pratice is probably a good idea, but posting my work isn’t.

But i’m trying to prove I still exist, so what the heck…


Was thinking a Rodent, but then again maybe a cat

It started as just scribbling lines until I could see something, then I decided maybe I saw a rodent in there, but now looking at it, maybe it was a cat.


Either way, you now have to believe me when I say I cabn’t sketch to save myself 🙂