Over a period of 37 days and multiple attempts here at last is my first 3D animation in Blender 3D with the assistance of Bishop Stumbers. Admittedly I didn't think his voice was going to be so deep, such is life.
Below is a little gallery of Bishop Stumbers focusing on different aspects of the model. Enjoy!
This last month has had a bit of experimentation in it. Using the Blender software I experimented with creating a 3D fishing boat image.
I got this far, and realised that I wasn't happy with the hull:
So I changed that, and a few other features:
And then added rigging posts and colour. It still isn't completely finished.
Then I had a rest from 3D work, and went back to 2D and used computer software to produce this image of a fishing boat docked at the wharf at night.
And yes. Socket Head has been around too....
....but we don't know what he's up to yet... only that he is frustrated about something and on his way to try and fix it.
Bishop Stumbers has been lurking about on the sketch pad, and around cathedral crypts. We might see him next time.
The night of 18 Mar 2020 was when the coronavirus lockdown became real for us and daily Mass was suspended. Having less external stimulii is making finding inspiration to draw a challenge. I have signed up to the new forum run by the Illustration Department (a.k.a. Giuseppe Castellano), but it is too early yet to see how that will go. https://forum.illustrationdept.com/login
I have been slowly continuing to work on skills with Blender, and completed stage 3 of the coffee cup tutorial.
For my mother I worked on an image of the part of the Transfiguration story where Jesus touches His overcome disciples and says, 'Do not be afraid'
You may be able to tell that at times I have felt a little stir crazy. Maybe that is why Socket Head showed up. He had to be locked up for his own good, lest he trip over furniture, cause fires in the kitchen and break things during exercise routines.
And it was time that the daily battle between man (my dad) and marsupial (the possum that considers our place a primary residence) was depicted. Said marsupial's favourite place to get comfortable is where the telephone and internet cables are. It wouldn't be a problem, nor a battle, otherwise, and it has raged on for almost 2 years. Because these critters are both native and territorial, we can't do much about it, except construct chicken wire around the disputed real estate. Neither side is backing down.
Maybe this time next month we will be in a new normality without lockdown conditions. Please God, may that be so.
After months of renovation work, my long awaited studio is now functional. Thanks be to God, and the many workers who enabled it to happen.
But as you will see, I had a fair bit of work to do too.
There was office furniture from IKEA to put together.
Here you can see the art desk on one side, and some of the put-together IKEA furniture on the other side.
And here I am, with a both happy and relieved smile, because the computer is actually working the first time I turned it on. Yay!
Obviously now that the basic 'nest' is in place, there is a fair bit of feathering of the 'nest' to take place as I work out what goes into the various drawers and shelves, and experiment to find what arrangements function best - but at least it is now operational.
At long last with the newer computer equipment, I can get back into some 3D imaging. With the level 2 tutorial on Blender (3D software) this doughnut with sprinkles was put together.
So everything is just about ready for launch, all that is needed now is God's grace to set the trajectory and propel me into a whole new slip-stream. Please pray that God's grace comes for me.
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