Saturday, June 20, 2020

Friday, May 8, 2020

Self portrait

Drawing while on a video call with friends.


Thursday, February 27, 2020

Samurai Jack Game Trailer

My most fun project of 2019 was art directing this game trailer for Samurai Jack. Getting the animation just right was hard as hell.


https://youtu.be/TmYX0D6Sunk

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

[a] Figure Drawing Workshop





A few drawings from last night's figure drawing workshop at my company. We started hosting a workshop the first of every month. I'm excited!!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

How to get better at drawing?

Copy better artists than you. I studied a drawing by the instructive Kenyon Cox to improve my sense of weight and proportions.

I love using Pinterest to find great reference.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Aladdin & Jasmine Broke Up

 
Aladdin feels a sense of motivation while harboring feelings of defeat as he turns North in the desert towards the inevitable.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Photogrammetry R&D

Check out this photogrammetry test I made: https://vimeo.com/251919630

Photogrammetry is the process of programmatically converting a photo into a 3D model. 

For this test I had 200 photos taken of my co-workers bobble head toy. I ran the photos through Agisoft Photoscan to process the images. It took 6 hours of processing time.

I'm going to try running it through the software again using less photos and trying different setting to see if I can reduce some of the surface lumps. I'll give RealityCapture software a try too. Ultimately I'd like to physically build stop motion maquettes then using photogrammetry bring them into a 3D animated scene (set made from doll house furniture). The quality of the surface and imperfections should make a really interesting look. This is not a faster way to create 3D models because the mesh is incredibly dense and will have to be completely rebuilt before it can be used in production. I'm curious to see what a decimation tool like Simplygon can do for it. That'll be the next test.

Rendered in Redshift


Saturday, July 15, 2017

Study of Picasso


Study at the Norton Simon Museum of Picasso's "Woman with a Book."

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Velociraptor Vocal Chamber 3D print


My buddy Leon 3D modeled a velociraptor vocal chamber from Jurassic Park 3 (like I needed to tell you). I 3D printed and painted it for him.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Drawing with Pens

"Claude Sitting" 2017 




"That Feeling Only Computers Can Give You" 2017 





Friday, March 17, 2017

Mixed Reality is Awesome!


I'm part of a team designing an app for Microsoft's Hololens. I made a comic strip about my opinion on mixed reality.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Kitty Cat Council

Fun drawing before work in the mornings.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A Better Toothbrush Holder

I wanted a better toothbrush holder

So I designed one


I built it in 3D


I printed it in reality


I primed it and sanded it


I'm painting it to look like porcelain


Update: I switched to an electric toothbrush so my design became obsolete. Well, it was fun! :)


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

Making a Tim Biskup Sculpture v02

I took another stab at trying to turn a Tim Biskup drawing into a sculpture. This time I did the modeling (after a quick lesson by Leon.) It was fun and challenging.


The reason it is made up of blocky shapes is because this is a step in a process. Later, the detailing and smoothing will happen when it is made of wax and you carve it away.

The first print turned out well enough.


After some experimentation the 3D print melted beyond repair. I won't do that again!


I made some tweaks on the computer, printed it 25% bigger and painted it yellow.



On second thought, I think Robin Egg blue looks better.



To see round one of this project, click here: http://kingsleyplease.blogspot.com/2016/02/bringing-tim-biskup-drawing-to-life.html

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Jenna

Doodlin' during a meeting

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A Sandstorm


Through the red sands

Friday, October 21, 2016

Sprukits Batman and Superman

Here's one of my favorite projects. Claude Hurd, lead animator, did all the animation. I did the lighting, comping and effects. Written by Noah Eichen and voiced by Andrew Volpe.

https://vimeo.com/114274234



Thanks for checking it out!!

Monday, October 10, 2016