Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Underwater miner

A small underwater mining vessel I've been having quite a bit of fun with.
Got tired of using sculptris, so I've switched to blender.

Here it is again after some material tweaking.
And here it is after some more tweaking and putting it into a little scene.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Old art I recently found again

I recently found this little thing on my deviantart, and figured, hey, why not post it here?

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Exarch, a quick alchemy sketch

Yes, alechemy still rocks as a sketching program.
Didn't spend more than 20 minutes on this quick doodle, I think.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Windows 8, just had the displeasure of getting acquainted with it.

Alright, just went to buy a new laptop for my family to use, and it came with windows 8 pre-installed.

After getting a good look at the new metro UI, I pretty much came to the following conclusion.
This is not a bad smartphone interface, now what the hell is it doing on a laptop?

For me, microsoft products always had the practical, customizable aspect going for them, a practical workstation layout that is still workable when cluttered with links and programs.
I dare say that this approach flew out the window. (bad pun, I know.)

This new layout seems to have been made for people with attention deficit disorders, while completely neglecting the standing fanbase/clientele.
It would have been great/polite to include the option to revert to basic layout, but the pompous pricks kind designers who made windows 8 were too sure of their new system to include this option, despite the clear criticism on test versions.
Luckily a third party adressed this issue and designed the Classic shell program to provide a decent windows UI, and so far it is working quite well.

I'd like to point out that, even as a smartphone UI, android still seems to beat windows 8 by several miles, at least according to my humble opinion.

I feel that we, as customers, need to make a statement here.
When buying a new computer, AND when given the option, stick with windows 7, as it works well, it's practical, it's stable and your brand new laptop doesn't feel like a bloody smartphone.
Microsoft seems to have learned nothing from vista.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Interlude: battle armor , now complete

That little battle armor sketch I showed you guys earlier is now complete.

Just a little sketch I did to pass the time.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Interlude: battle armor

Another little side-project for when I get tired of working on my bigger stuff.

The knight phoenix, finally starting to make some progress here.

It's almost starting to look decent at the intended resolution, so I'm calling this a minor breakthrough for this little project. Still quite a few more sessions to go though, but we're getting there.
Click image for full size.

Previous update at: Update 2

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Back to rendering some more random stuff with sculptris

Decided to fire up sculptris again after all the hassles with my laptop... And I needed a break from my main (2D) project: knight phoenix
The program seems to be working properly now, without any crashes so far.

First part of this little WIP:
And here's another one: