Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Shub-Art Work in Progress 02: Bayonetta, Plus a competition to win a free Mischief drawing software.

Hey everyone sorry I have not been posting much on my blog lately, I was looking for work and I went on vacation on the weekends. I also got two things I want to post: an update to an old picture and a competition that an artist youtuber is taking part in.

First as some of you now besides the Albert animation I am working on I am also drawing a picture of the video game character Bayonetta for my sister.
I have just updated the line art of Bayonetta which was not easy because I had to add all the detail to her weapons and her clothes. Here is a comparison between the old picture I posted on 30th September 2013 and the recent image I finished.

Bayonetta Line Art 1

Bayonetta Line Art 2
The second announcement is that I came across an interesting competition where the lucky person can win a drawing soft named Mischief for free all you have to do is draw using the software. One of the judges is Stevraybro and he posted a video about the competition.

Stevrayrbo's Mischief Contest! - Artistic Escape

If you are interested then take part the theme is Artistic Escape, or try out the software for 15 days at at Also if you do try it out but don't want to take part in the competition you can by the software for a cheap price, at least when compared to the more expensive digital painting software. Good luck and have fun :)

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Shub-Work 01: Update

Sorry I haven't posted anything on Friday the 11th I was busy finishing up on a model I have been putting off for a long time, and it is an updated rig of my character Albert. 

Don't worry I will have a playblast of the rig in action very soon.

*I have finished the Previs to show off the new rig and Blend Shapes*
The only difference this model has when compared to his older model is that now Albert has an FK/IK switch on both his legs and arms. I did have a lot of problems when updating this model for instances some how the mesh was not connected to the rig so I had re-skin the entire model again.

Also the blend shapes controls did not work so I had to reapply them to the head again, but when doing that a few of the blend shapes did not operate properly so I had to make a new set.

Example 1 of old Blend Shape working

Example 2 of old Blend Shape not working

To make things more trouble some both of Albert's eyelids also were not working so I had to remake them too. The good news is that I found some helpful tutorials on how to make cartoon eyes in maya.

*Here is the Previs*

Yet besides all of these set backs it was all worth it in the end.

I might take a break from this and start finishing on my fanart for my sister. Hopefully it won't take me this long to actually start working on animating him.

Monday, 30 September 2013

Shub-Art Work in Progress 01: Bayonetta

Sorry for not being too active last week I was sick but I am feeling much better now. The next picture i am making was a request from my sister, she asked me to draw her the game character Bayonetta. Partly because my sister felt I need to draw more female characters and also Bayonetta is her favorite character.

As you can see Bayonetta it is not finished but that doesn't mean I can't talk about it. The idea I had was having her surfing down a building while shooting at baddies, but that idea might change in the future I don't know I was going for a really cool pose instead of those boring sexy pose that most artists draw Bayonetta in. The hardest parts to draw was her guns on her hands and her glasses everything else was not that bad.

This is all I have to show for now, sorry it's not a finished picture like my last two but I don't want to ruin my scheduled of posting my stuff every two weeks or a month.
Hopefully I will finished this picture so I can work on and even cooler picture in the future.

Friday, 30 August 2013

Shub-Art 01: Dog House 01

It's been two weeks so here is my second picture.

DogHouse 01 by ~Shub125 on deviantART

It just a picture of a guy and his dog Biscuit going out for walkys. Nothing weird there unless you count a dog possessing his own doghouse.

This is an idea I have where an owner has a dead dog that can possess anything, the dog chooses his own house because he feels comfortable. The rest of the idea is just about them doing their own things just the dog is supernatural.

Well that's all today, don't know what I will draw next, maybe more adventures of the owner and Biscuit the dog. Who knows I might come up with a name for the owner by then :)

Friday, 16 August 2013

An update on my blog.

Hey guys sorry I haven't been on my blog forever just got massively distracted by things *cough* games *cough*. Anyway to those who don't know what happened on my trip here's the sort version. It was fun, enjoyed Anime Expo, ten times better then London Expo. Thinking of going to Anime Expo again but the trip is pretty pricey so I don't know.

Next I am going to talk about the future of my blog, I am thinking of turning this into a drawing blog where I will post some drawings once every two weeks or month. Hopefully this will give me something to do as well improving on drawing skills.

To start things off here is my first fanart of one of coolest Street Fighter characters Vega.

Vega Fanart by ~Shub125 on deviantART

I actually made this to get signed by one of his voice actors. I drew him in my style for fun, I did get some advice from friends on shading him in photoshop and how to ink him nicely. Adding in details to his gold bands and tattoo was also fun.

This is what I got so far, I am planning to make some more so take a look at my blog once in a while.
Take care and have a nice day, also leave some feedback to let me know on what to improve on.

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Drawing Practice 01

Hey everyone sorry I haven't been posting much on my blog, it was a bit of laziness and my motherboard broke. 
So during that time I decided to improve on my drawing skills. I used some random life drawing images from a site that had a link to it. The site is call and the link is under resources, the link is called pixelovely.

I also did some doodles just for fun as well as another way to improve on my drawing skills.

That is all I have to show for now. Once again I won't be posting too much because I will be going on a trip to Los Angeles next week. I hope it will be fun and when I come back I will try to remember to post about my trip. So until next time take care everyone.

Friday, 22 March 2013

Speed Paint Challenge: Speed Paint 2 version 4

Here is the forth and final remake of Speed Paint 2. I felt this was more towards the feelings I had when listening to the music 2; a burst of sad, emotional destruction. In a weird way it moves me, and I am not the type of person who likes being depressed but I am the type that likes music that gives me different unexpected feeling. The circles are meant to represent the destruction while the hoops meant to represent the long anticipation to the climactic BOOM. Again the use of red and yellow are meant to show danger with a hit of orange to give it a bit of variety.

This is the last painting I will make for the Speed Painting Challenge, like I mentioned in my last post. After this I will then work twice as hard on my own work and I will start posting them here as well on my deviant art page and sometimes on facebook. Taking part on this challenge was really fun I enjoyed it a lot and it really did spark my creative side once again. Lets hope I will be more active on this blog :).
So until my next post, which hopefully won't be too long, take care everyone.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Speed Paint Challenge: Painting 2 remake

I was able to get in contact with Phil, my old uni tutor, and he informed me that the Speed Paint Challenge only has 10 music pieces and we can do as many versions of the digital painting based around one music as many times as we want.
With that in mind I decided to remake the only painting that I did not like the most, Speed Paint 2.

Speed Paint 2

As mentioned before I did not like this painting at all because it didn't represent the music I was listening. I believe most of the problem came from me painting this picture late at night.
So when I heard that we can make as many versions of a digital painting based around one music as many times as we want, I thought that remaking this specific painting would be perfect.
When re-listening to the music It gave me chills, it starts of gentle with a steady beat then BOOM an explosion of sound that gave me the feeling of destruction or burst of energy or an end of something, then the music slowly quiets down.
The next two pictures represents the booming part of the music.

Speed Paint 2 version 2

 Speed Paint 2 version 3

Both pictures represents the booming part of the music because it feels so powerful, scary and emotional. I felt the red and yellow really give it the sense of danger and an idea of level of heat.
I might make a forth one even though these two a good I feel like making another one.

Well that's all I have made so far, I really have to thank Phil for bringing this challenge to my attention and thanks to him I feel creative all over again. I decided when I make the forth version of Speed Paint 2 I will then work on my own things again and this time I will not get too lazy until I feel like I deserve it.
Thanks Phil your awesome :)

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Speed Painting Challenge Week 2

Here are the second set of digital paintings for the speed painting challenge. Some of them were fun to draw while some of them I can do much better. Ah well to me this is just a learning experience on using photoshop.

Speed Paint 6

Speed Paint 6 version 2
The sixth music feels distorted yet calming so when making the paintings I was going for distorted shapes with warm colours and form. The first image was meant to represent the beats and flow of the music. However the second image seems to carry more of what I felt when listening to the music which was distortion with a calming atmosphere. 

Speed Paint 7
The seventh music has a wild naturey feel, like a party which then ends in a gentile quieting manner. The background hardest bit was to recreate that wild feel because I want it to have the right amount of craziness.

Speed Paint 8

Speed Paint 8 version 2
The eighth music was very relaxing like a gentle dance with a bit of a jazzy 40s feel, but suddenly it changes it's atmosphere to a stormy growing tone which doesn't feel too sad but determined. Then ultimately end with a wonderful finally that has a burst of character of everything that I mentioned what I felt when listening to the music. I know I sounded crazy but that is what I felt when listening to the music. I don't know if my two paintings even capture most of the stuff I mentioned but one thing for sure out of all the music this one was breathtaking. I will try to get a copy from Tom :).

Speed Paint 9

Speed Paint 9 version 2
The ninth music carried a nightlife celebratory tone which was very exciting that I must try everything while the night is young. That's what I felt when I painted these two pictures, the first one resembling the nightlife while the second one represent the sense of celebration.

Speed Paint 10
The last music feels like a follow up from the ninth music where everyone had their excitement and now it is time to rest and we are entering their dreams to see that they are still thinking about the night they had. The music itself carried a gentle relaxing tone that varies between pitch. Hopefully my last painting of this week represents that.

That is all of them. I did visit the uni's group blog and it says that the next step is to let Tom and Jordan animate our paintings, I don't know if that means we are done painting. To tell you the truth I thought we would be working on these for much longer, I need to contact Tom or Jordan about this.
If it is the last one I had a lot of fun making these and it did respark my taste of creativity, even though I have been drawing in my spare time :).
Well that's all I've got for today hopefully I have something cool to post in the future :)

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Speed Painting Challenge Week 1

Hey everyone for the past week I was taking the speed painting challenge that was posted at my uni's group blog. The goal of the speed painting challenge is once a day we have to listen to a piece of music that was posted on the group blog and make a digital painting that represents what we see or feel. The only rule is that we cannot draw a character, landscape or a creature. The main focus is abstract paintings and we can make more than one picture that is based of one music.
With that part out of the way here are my digital paintings.

First Painting.
The first music that was given had more of a calm and floaty atmosphere with a heavy sound that feels like a transition. The rectangles represent the beat of the music. 

Second Painting
The second painting is not my favorite because it did not represent what I felt when I listened to the second music. If I had a chance to redo it I would paint something that had a more powerful booming style which hopefully fit with the music.

Third Painting 1

Third Painting 2
The third music had more of a flowy feel with a sudden burst of something amazing and these two images represent the two feelings that came to me, with slight differences but ending up the same.

Forth Painting 1

Forth Painting 2
The forth music had more of a gentle drifty feel yet a sad tone to it. The first picture was more focused around the colours that I felt as the music plays. I was trying to stick with warm colours because the music still keeps the gentleness as mentioned.
The second painting has the shapes that I felt matches with the beat of the music.

Fifth Painting
The fifth music felt distorted, busy, crazy like eveything was a huge mess that I can't make any sense out of it.
Which is why my painting looks messy and ,hopefully, out of control. The strange this is that making this one was much easier that the last four, I don't know if I am getting use to the challenge or I am starting to get lazy. Hope I am not getting lazy that might suck.

That is all of my paints of last week this will be a great exercise and experience on learning about photoshop, please leave a comment to tell me what you think and if anyone is taking part on the challenge please link me to your blogs :) Thanks.

Monday, 21 January 2013

Welcome to my new layout and a new start

Hello everyone sorry it has been a very long time hearing from me.
Just wanted to say that starting next week I will focus on doing my own animations and I hope everyone will enjoy it. I have already started coming up with ideas and character designs, which I will show them to you very soon.
Also tell me what you think about me new template.