Tag Archives: Rabbit

Box Modelling An Anthropomorphic Rabbit In Blender

I’ve been 3D modelling an anthropomorphic rabbit for my project with John Fulton.

Here are a few process screenshots:

RabbitModel1

RabbitModel2

RabbitModel3

RabbitModel4

I learned a couple of nifty tricks in Blender doing this:

  1. Edge Slide:  This allows you to select an edge loop and slide it along the geometry without affecting the overall shape.  Here’s the Blender documentation on it:  https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/dev/modeling/meshes/editing/edges.html
  2. Rip:  This allows you to rip a mesh along  seam, sounds easy to do but without this feature you would have to duplicate vertices and edges.  Here’s the Blender documentation for it:  https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/dev/modeling/meshes/editing/vertices.html

My First Acrylic Painting: Rabbit In The Grass

I’ve been meaning to try my hand at painting using a traditional medium such as acrylic paint for some time now.

I finally took the plunge and whilst I’m not completely happy with the result, I did really enjoy myself!

 

RabbitInAcrylics1I started with a medium grey background and then did an initial colour block-in.

 

RabbitInAcrylics2 I then decided that my colours were completely wrong and did another colour block-in over the top.  I tried to use an impasto (thick paint) technique as this seemed like fun, and it was!

 

RabbitInAcrylics3Here I added a little more detail over the blocks of paint.

 

RabbitInAcrylics4I struggled to get the right tonal variation whilst working with variation in colour as well here but I am calling this done and moving on.  It’s so much easier working digitally since you can just set the value slider to get the right tones for the selected colour.  Here I will have to learn how to mix paint physically!

Project Code: JKF-1

My friend and published author John Fulton, has written a collection of 9 science fiction short stories and needed some artwork to accompany his writings.

I am pretty excited to be working with him as his artist on this project to see if we can’t get it published on Amazon Kindle.

John has a website where he blogs about his writings and posts some well written book reviews.  Check it out at http://www.johnkfulton.com/.

To help me organise myself a bit I am going to tag any work I do on this with “JKF-1”.

To get into the swing of things I’m doing a few studies of relevant subjects.

Here’s a study of a rabbit :)

rabbitstudy