Friday, April 24, 2009

I have moved

I have been Making the move to CwThornbrugh from CwayneT... Part of this transition is making a new blog, or moving this one. The new one is currently "under construction," the new blog page is

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Miniature Shifting

Here is a photo I took after being inspired by a couple really cool videos and the encouragement of a professor. The picture is supposed to look like a picture of a miniature set, but in fact it's a normal size chair and room. The method is called tilt shift, and here is the link to one of the vids that inspired me.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Trolls is people too

Here is my latest Drawergeeks... The theme was Trolls

Here are a couple zooms.

As always you can click the images for an even closer look. Feel free to comment.

Try to shade your surface and see what you get

So this evening I have been working on some new animation techniques and I got super frustrated. I did 22 tutorials that should have made my animating career easier, but I have spent hours and hours trying to get it to work out properly and haven't gotten very far. So to relieve my stress so that I feel like I've accomplished something in the past 9 hours I took a break from animating and tested out a rendering aesthetic I had been wanting to try. The image above is in fact the rendering technique. My professor showed a video to my class a week or so ago and it had a similar look and thats where I got the idea.
So I guess when I get frustrated trying out something new I try out something else new, go figure. Click for a bigger version if you please.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

What I've been up to

Robot-Modeled and textured plus some depth

Poster-Most recent 3D Illustration

James-School newspaper comic

Geoffery-Most recent school newspaper comic



Candyland-Most recent Drawergeeks

Sorry I haven't really been keeping all of my fans posted on what I've been doing lately. But here are a bunch of the main things I've done.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Sculpty sculpt sculpt

Here are a couple pics of a sculpt I am working on. He is being sculpted out of clay and then I am going to make a make a mold out of him so I can make a stop motion puppet. He is still in progress at the moment but he will soon have a right cuff and pants. What I did was sculpt him out of clay without any clothes on then I rolled out some sheets of clay and pressed a burlap texture onto the sheets of clay. I then carefully cut out pieces in a pattern so that I could lay these clay sheets on him like clothes. So underneath his clothes is a man and under the man is... his nucleus. I plan to have two little black dots for eyes and I am not exactly sure what I am going to do for his mouth.

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Here is my latest Comic for The Huntingtonian... our School news paper.

Monday, March 9, 2009


Here is my concept for my next 3D Illustration. The theme is 11'' by 14'' poster based around circus. All the characters are going to made in 3D and then toon shaded for a look very similar to this. I am still working on the font and what not, but I think it should turn out pretty good. Click on the image for a big version.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Motion Graphics

Motion Graphics Final Project from Colleen King on Vimeo.
Here is my motion graphics final Colleen and I did last semester. This project was done in After effects... Colleen did the Character design and "set" design in photoshop and I did the animation and lighting in After effects. I think it turned out nicely.

Friday, March 6, 2009

3D Illustration

This semester I am doing an independent study with 3 of my friends. The independent study is 3D Illustration, we are using Maya and photoshop to create Illustrations. Through the semester we will do 4 different Illustrations each of us will get to pick the theme and a few other perimeters. This one was the first and the theme was Jonah's Folly album art. We had to create album art for a made up band called Jonah's Folly and we had to incorporate a whale. So here is the finished product. Feel free to leave input.
To check out how my friends album art turned out go to each of these sites...
Colleen King --
Andrew Watson --
Jimi Bonogofski --