Thursday, 29 September 2011

Human Hand Sketches

These are the sketches of my own hands that I drew within my sketchbook. I took photos off my hand so I could be able to draw them without having to keep my hand in the same place for so long. I enjoyed sketching my hands the most out off the feet and head/face one's, because off how i could position my hand and then have my fingers go at all different angles so I could have more of a intresting sketch piece.

Hand Sketches:
Hand Sketch 1 (Bone Structure Underneath)

This is my first hand sketch, it has been a long time since I have had to sketch
hands because I don't like doing them, takes me out my comfort zone but if
I need to do them to get where I need to get too then I will. Enough of that back to the sketch
not bad I guess for a first sketch of my hand but still needs alot of work on the proportion.

Hand Sketch 2 (Bone Structure Underneath)

On the second one i wanted to go for a bit more tone and texture but with this in mind
it did take the longest to do out of the lot of them so got to work on that.

Hand Sketch 3 (Bone Structure Underneath)

This one was a fun one to do because of the shape it gave when i clenched my fist
and how the knuckles showed up, did enjoy this sketch.

Hand Sketch 4 (Bone Structure Underneath)

This one was also quite a fun sketch to do, I wanted to challenge myself with different
positions for me to sketch and I didn't think that I did to bad on this one to be honest.

Hand Sketch 5 (Plus Bone)

This was the last sketch of my hand that I did, pretty basic and also i added in the bone
stucture on the top right corner of in my sketchbook.

All an all doing this sketches has been good for me to get into a new habit and get used to doing hand and feet sketches, because I know this will help greatly in my improvement in becoming a CG Animator. Got to know the basics.

Human Feet Sketches

Here are some of my feet sketches that I did of my own feet at different angles. I did these to be able to get used to the idea of how humans feet structure works and looks like. I have also been doing some research and learning about the bone structure of the human bone structre of the foot, so I could do a bone sketch of my foot beside the main sketch. I have done this with my hand sketches as well as the face and head sketches.
Feet Sketches:

Foot Sketch 1 (Bone Sketch Underneath)

This was the first foot sketch I did. It went well i tried to hard to perfect the detail
which was not a bad thing, but I would have got it done alot quicker if I didnt.

Foot Sketch 2

This was quite a quick sketch compared to the first one, only because I
didn't have to do much to the heel because I went off the page but
I still learnt from this which is what I wanted from it.

Foot Sketch 3

I tried i different approach to this sketch because i did it in section, I drew blocks to
resemble sections of my feet and then filled them with detail and the rest of my foot.

Foot Sketch 4

On this sketch I did the same process like the first one to try and perfect detail but
sketching alot quicker then before, the turn out wearn't to bad and i like it.

Foot Sketch 5 (Bone Structure Underneath)

There was a bit of a problem with my camera that was playing up and i know i should
just of waited and maybe off got a better picture of it but it slipped my mind :/ All an all
though this is my favorite of the 5 sketches, every bit of practice does improve.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Research on the Fish Anatomy

Too start off I already know that fish are cold blooded creatures, have a back bone like humans and breath through gills that can be located behind the jawbone of a fish. Many fish have up to six fins which all work together to let the fish swim fast and efficiently for defensive and offensive encounters. These fins are the “Spiny Dorsal Fin” which is located on the top of a fish’s external anatomy, the “Soft Dorsal Fin” which is behind the “Spiny Dorsal Fin”, and the “Caudal Fin” which we all know as the tail of a fish. We then have the “Anal Fin” which is underneath the tail of a fish and before the fish’s vent (anus) the dorsal and anal fins also are used to help stop a fish from rolling other onto its side, There is also the “Pelvic Fin” which is on the base of a fish near the jawline and finally the “Pectoral Fin” which is based on either side of the fish to help it be more mobile. Even though the Broadbarred Firefish has all these fins they are hiding quite well by its amount of rays and stingers over its fins and spine make it hard to tell.

The bone structure of a fish is a lot different to humans by how it has no legs and arms they have bones for their fins and their tail. Other than that they have a skull, a jaw, ribcage and spine like humans do.

Research on the Broadbarred Firefish

I was honestly surprised that I got the Broadbarred Firefish when we had our brief, mainly because I have never heard of it before, but now that I have been getting some research and information about this creature, I have come to discover that it is such a beautiful and interesting fish and I am going to have such a good time splicing it with myself.

Here are some basic facts that I found out which would be essential to know from my research before I continue with this unit.

                        Life Span:                    8-15 years

                        Size:                            19-20cm (7.5-7.9”)

                        Temperature:              22--28 °C (71.6-82.4°F)

                        Diet:                            Carnivore, Live Foods and Vegetables

Habitat:                       Indo Pacific: East Africa to Marquesan and Mangaréva islands, north to southern Japan, south to Queensland, Australia and Kermadec

                        Family:                        Scorpaenidae

                        Environment:              Marine (Reef Associated)

                        Depth Reach:              2 – 50m 

Alternative Names:     Broadbarred Firefish, Broad barred Lionfish, Antennata Lionfish, Ragged-finned Firefish and Spotfin Lionfish.

Fig. 1 - Don't forget to catch my good side

Short Description
Dorsalspines (total): 13; Dorsalsoft rays (total): 11-12; Analspines: 3; Analsoft rays: 6. Reddish to tan with many dark bars on body; median fins with scattered dark spots; tentacle above eye long and with dark bands. Adults with bluish black blotches near the base of the pectoral fins” 1
In my own description about the Firefish I think it is an amazing creature, I’m mainly fascinated by its use off defence by how it has a venomous sting which is inflicted by its “Dorsal Spines”. When it comes to more in-depth drafts of my thumbnails to get to my finalized idea I want to make sure I add these into the spliced hybrid, because I want to be able to add the complexity of the fishes defensive features from its genes into the hybrid.

Fig.2 - Broadbarred Firefish (Dorsal Spines)

“The Broadbarred Firefish appears in lagoons and seaward reefs. It hides in crevices under rocks and coral formations during the day and hunts at night. Typically with head towards the safety of their hide-out or narrow passage. They feed on shrimps and crabs. The Firefish also has a venomous inflicting painful sting. They also prefer to be solitary or in groups”. 2
Here’s a little fun fact I found about the Broadbarred Firefish which made me laugh for quite some time, enjoy.
“The Volitans Lionfish, Black Lionfish, or Red Firefish are so lazy that many times people think they are dead when they are merely resting upside down!" 3
Don't worry guys I won't be like that............. :)
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Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Pterois Antennata (Broad Barred Fire Fish)

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"Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming"

Unit 1 - Anatomy

I was suppose to put this up the other day, but have still been getting used to the whole blogging thing.

On friday we were giving our brief for our first unit, i was a little nervous but mainly excited. We were also all giving a animal which we had to pick from this blue box and they were all in latin, mine was "Pterois Antennata" and in english that means "Broad Barred Fire Fish", which at first i was a bit skeptical about it but now am looking forward to see what i can come up with.