sabato 25 ottobre 2014

From illustration to 3D print of a cat

A while back I asked my family and friends which, of this blog illustrations, would look good as a 3d print. The cat illustration I made many years ago, was one of the winners. It's a nice illustration I made to test out my new (back then) Wacom tablet. Today I'm using the same design to test out the glow in the dark pla filament, and creating a figurine that hold the same feeling of the illustration I made back then. I've listed the figurine on Etsy and I hope you'll like it ☺

martedì 14 ottobre 2014

Daenerys 3d print

My work (Guru Studio) 's colleagues made a blog art challenge staring with Game of Thorne. I never really watched it, but I like a lot this character.
It happen to be a long weekend in Canada (Thanksgiving), so as Character Modeler into 3D printing, I couldn’t avoid to use the extra time for jumping into this challenge at best and getting our TD Kym to print it! 

We're going to print a high resolution soon, and paint it, but I hope this test will make it for now!

Here the Original Post on my Tumblr page.

sabato 11 ottobre 2014

Waiting lunch on the patio

this is still from the trip in Prince Edward county, in Ontario near the 1000 islands. Kym made a photo when I was painting the house in the winery backyard. I'm not sure if I ever showed my light trip watercolor set. It's a mints tin case that kym got at an interview with DreamWorks so we kept it for a while and then... oh well it's light and fits a few watercolor bricks  i also have some new water brushes so i can choose different sizes for the various needs. I like a lot the big flat one, very handy. ☺

sabato 20 settembre 2014

Musician at the cafe'

I stop for a coffee (and for coffee i Always mean espresso)in Napanee ON, this morning with my family, as there was the scare craw festival, and the place (coffee cravings) had 2 musician, guitar and voice plus cello, entertaining the clients with nicely executed pop songs. As the others were drinking cappuccino, I took the extra time to sketch the cellist girl. Funny enough her mother was just sitting aside me, extremely impressed by my sketching on the go. So I gave her the sketch as Kym called time off. I think I made her day. Such a nice feeling ☺

sabato 14 giugno 2014

Painting Tangled

I can see the lights - Tangled scene made from a painting tutorial at the Paintlounge in Toronto.
This took me a while to post, anyways, here the real painted pic from the post I was talking about back in February. I usually don't actually use PAINT for my art, so this was a fun tutorial to follow. The teacher was quite please with this outcome. Yay! I made a painting!

domenica 1 giugno 2014

Fleece scraps recycling

For my Christmas gifts I made a bunch of objects that required small pieces of fabric and fleece. Instead of using the sticky one, I used a lot of my old fleece scraps from when I was doing winter beanies. Although this was really not enough to finish my scraps, but then Kym asked to get some cushion for avoiding the pots to ruin the wall, and for doing some covering for his bottles.
I have to say this is a very entertaining kind of project, because it require to align all the scraps in a way that they fit nicely for shapes and colours (I still try to make them look nice somehow), therefore it becomes a bit time consuming and mesmerizing. I didn't end up finishing the covert illustrated on the table photo, but the pot cushion made its use quite well aside our kitchen pantry. In the back I sewed some cotton fabric leftover from the back of the coasters I made previously. I'm quite happy with the result and I'm glad I found a function for all these scraps. If you happen to do the same, send me a link through the comments!

sabato 3 maggio 2014

from Wine Corks to Cork Board!

This is a project that used lots of friends collaboration to be able to finish this panel. It's a birthday gift for my friend Biagio, who likes wine a lot. in the centre there are 2 old pot board from Ikea and so I glued all the corks on a wood panel with wood glue. I'm quite happy with the result.
My friends didn't stop to give me corks, so I'll soon do another one for myself. I'm also very happy to do something useful while recycling all these corks that otherwise would be simply tossed in the garbage.

sabato 19 aprile 2014

home made Shadow Box

As every good cartoon passionate, my house is full of "toys" everywhere. It makes my mom go nuts. So I took a wood panel I purchased at the art-store a while ago, and bought 6 small cardboard boxes from the dollar store and glued them and their lids to the wood panel with wood glue. So now they have a nice custom display on my wall and allow less confusion around :-)

domenica 6 aprile 2014

Savannah Curtis

A digital sketch while watching the movie "Dear John". They always lit so well Amanda Seyfried. I may do something more realistic once.

lunedì 31 marzo 2014

Once upon a time

this is sketching by memory the actress that play Tamara in the 2nd season of Once upon a time. So it come out quite different but oh well... at least I painted something.

sabato 1 marzo 2014

sketching Monster University

Ahhh! I really like how mike come out!
These are illustrations of Mike Wazowski and the Dean Hardscrabble made in watercolor from a still frame reference.
When I was watching MU I though... what a great modeling and lighting! So, as I had another night rental available, I start to watch it a second time, and then... o well, I basically spent the rest of the evening on getting these 2 done :-D
Hope you like them too!

sabato 8 febbraio 2014

Digital doodling

Here a couple of sketches i did recently. The landscape is made with FreshPaint, after I attended a real acrylic painting class (Tangled) at the Paintlounge here in Toronto. The other sketch is made with Sketchbook Pro.

mercoledì 8 gennaio 2014

Sewing my gift - year 2

Again, I got so much fleece and quilt fabric, I though to make a bunch of useful handmade gift this year. There are a lots of tutorials online, plus I personalized some item as I like, o made up others (like my keyboard cover, which I made for myself in the summer but I forgot to post it :-P)
Anyhow, here some example, many more on the bottom of my photo collection of sewing stuffs.