Monday, 18 October 2010

Digital Painting

Aside from 3D visualisation, I also engage in digital painting.

I use Wacom graphic tablet to draw on computer. I know my artworks are not that great compared to those featured in deviantArt, but I am learning and improving (provided I have time for myself due to office work).

One of the first illustrations done using digital media:

Done with Photoshop, hard to create and control the desired brush stroke effect.

Done with the powerful painting software: Corel Painter which can simulate realistic brush effects

Artwork to celebrate Mid Autumn Festival celebration in September.

Recent artwork: Shinsengumi, the secret police force of the Tokugawa Shogunate.

Latest artwork done this morning (it's my holiday).

Among all the drawing softwares, Corel Painter is the best for drawing and painting. Photoshop is best for image editing.

I use Corel Painting for drawing and Photoshop for post production.

More works to come (again provided I have time for myself).

Thursday, 20 May 2010

[Tutorial] Aesthetic Lamp

This is a simple tutorial of making the aesthetic lamp shown in the previous post.
I hope to share some of my new discoveries here.

Firstly you need to download the Advanced Painter plugin.
Click here to download.

Then kindly refer the following pictures:


I hope this is helpful and comments welcome.
Enjoy and have fun!

Friday, 30 April 2010

Aesthetic Lamp

When the office jobs get too bored to be done, it's good to try something else which is new and fun.

Hence I did this simple modeling of some aesthetic lamps amidst the boring 3D project in the office.

VRay light (sphere) makes the lighting effect. Intensity is a high 30 to create the shadow effect on the wall.

If I have the time, I will try posting the tutorial of how I made this model with some great plugin.

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Chinese Style Interior

Chinese New Year mood was filling the air in the office, so I did this practice job while nothing is on the rush.

This interior scene was intended to present a warm and soft atmosphere.
The fabric presents softness and the lanterns turn the atmosphere into a warm setting with lighting and colour.

Of course, there was minor photoshoping on the lantern lighting effect.

Friday, 5 February 2010

Chinese Lantern

During Chinese New Year, it is common to see beautiful lanterns hung everywhere. They make a big difference to the festival atmosphere by creating a warm and pleasant mood.

This scene was modelled in 3DS Max, rendered with VRay and did some post production with Photoshop.

The lantern fabric itself is Vray 2 sided material, with the red fabric as the front material and VRay Light material as the back material.

No additional lights involved although I thought would make the scene nicer.

Happy Chinese New Year to my readers!