The Thread that Dripped Blood (NSFW)

Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
edited July 2010 in Artist's Corner
This was an April Fools joke that I pulled this year. It is not a photo manipulation but was built entirely in a couple of 3D programs. I said that I had caught this thing while fishing in Maryland and that it was one of several mutations beginning to show up and was locally called a Sea Pig. I said that I had it living in my basement and didn't know what to do with it. I admitted it was just a joke after receiving several offers of help and one suggestion to "just eat it".
I would like to animate it but in a way that won't make it look fake. I was considering making it breathe and barely move and then filming my monitor as the animation played. I was wondering if anyone had tried this.

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Some more 3D stuff...

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    This was done in SHADE, the most popular 3d program in Japan for character design but practically unknown here. Totally different way of modeling because it uses bezier curves instead of polygonal modeling.

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Robotic Spider

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  • ObsObs __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2009
    Why are the cracked pieces of that egg squares and rectangles?

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Good point. I should have made them more irregular.

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    This was an attempt at combining 3D and 2D. Still working on trying to animate it.

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  • KendeathwalkerKendeathwalker Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Is that jack in the box head supposed to resemble a human skull? If so have you compared it to what a human skull actually looks like? granted you are distorting the masses to make a more caricaturish creature but you are doing so in a very uninformed way.

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    No, in this case I really wasn't going for an anatomically correct human skull. Much like if you were drawing a Mexican sugar skull you wouldn't try to be anatomically correct.

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    After watching the film "Camille Claudel" I wanted to a drawing of Rodin. There weren't a lot of reference photos so I used a couple of different ones to do this pastel pencil sketch on toned paper.

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  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Pretty freakin cool stuff Guy, so glad you decided to join our flock.

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Thanks, Mustang. Amazing amount of talent on this forum.

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  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    awesome work man
    i looove looking at 3d because i suck at it hahah

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  • ObsObs __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2009
    Guy Bell wrote: »
    This was an attempt at combining 3D and 2D. Still working on trying to animate it.

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    At first I thought these space ships were going away,

    then I realized those are guns no thrusters and they are coming forward.

    Might want to work on that gun design, and the angles of approach.

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Hand painted my surfboard and fin with sign paint.

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    This is a 3D design I did for a friend of mine who makes jewelry. I used an hdri photo as a light source to get reflections of sky on the metal texture.

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Finished painted skatedeck with coffin carry case

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    Doggie design:

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I continue to study hand lettering and sign painting. I have a lot of respect for the old time sign painters and am getting ready to travel through the South photographing old signs. This was painted with 1-Shot sign paint on a an antique car hood.

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Building up my set of sign and lettering brushes. Upper ones are pinstripers and a couple of the lower ones are from Japan and made out of cat's hair.

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Took some time off from work to do some road trips and study some signs throughout the South. This was the morning after at a great Blues club in Mississippi.

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    Some Voodoo jewelry by an Artist I hooked up with in New orleans.

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2009
    Damn. Love your work.

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  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited October 2009
    oh hell fucking yeah

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  • ManonvonSuperockManonvonSuperock Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    where all did you go in mississippi?

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  • srsizzysrsizzy Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I don't know that much about 3d work, but if you're looking for criticism: I get the feeling that your rendering is much higher quality than your models, and that you have a crutch of choosing geometric subjects to model that are easy to make look good when rendered that well. the flying ships and the jack-in-the-box show that your shapes are kind of amorphous and non-detailed, and the hatched egg also shows less attention to detail.

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    BRO LET ME GET REAL WITH YOU AND SAY THAT MY FINGERS ARE PREPPED AND HOT LIKE THE SURFACE OF THE SUN TO BRING RADICAL BEATS SO SMOOTH THE SHIT WILL BE MEDICINAL-GRADE TRIPNASTY MAKING ALL BRAINWAVES ROLL ON THE SURFACE OF A BALLS-FEISTY NEURAL RAINBOW CRACKA-LACKIN' YOUR PERCEPTION OF THE HERE-NOW SPACE-TIME SITUATION THAT ALL OF LIFE BE JAMMED UP IN THROUGH THE UNIVERSAL FLOW BEATS
  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    You may have a point with the modeling. I will say that I always build all of my models from scratch and don't use presets. What I hate is when people buy a pre-made model or use ones that come with the program and just pose and render it. I'll continue to work on my modeling skills but I'm using traditional mediums more and more.

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Manon, i just finished doing the Blues highway from VA to New Orleans, came back to VA for a few days and planning on heading down to Texas. The bar was in Clarksdale. I got a ton of great sign and reference photos but I didn't want to turn this into a travel blog. I love road trips.

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Enamel on wood

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    Enamel on metal

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  • Angel_of_BaconAngel_of_Bacon Moderator mod
    edited October 2009
  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Not a rattlesnake. And I took liberties with the order of the sins after doing research and finding that there are different orders used. I did the lettering last and ended up using a sharpie paint marker

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    More surfboard lettering. Still have to add some scrolls.

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  • Otto GermainOtto Germain Registered User
    edited October 2009
    Nice clean style, bright colors... good stuff!

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Thanks Otto. Nice work on your comics, particularly the way you lay out your panels. Really helps the stories flow.

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    In the late 80's I was hanging out at an artists' bar in DC called "DC Space" and drawing underground comics with some friends. We put out a punk/horror comic called "Boogins" for a few issues and then I put out a solo comic called "Suicide", a love story about media control, late rent, heroin, and suicide. This was before internet or photoshop (at least for us) so we printed it ourselves and sold it at bars and on the street. Thru the years this comic keeps popping up in my life (I can't find a single copy that I kept). I opened a CityPaper and it's reviewed, I get a letter from someone in Texas telling me he really liked it, etc.
    Today I was on YouTube and I see that someone took my comic, scanned it and made a short film out of it...in Germany. Now, I was in Germany a couple of years after I drew this thing and the only thing I can figure is that my seriously pissed off German girlfriend at the time tossed it out with the rest of my shit. Life is strange.

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  • ManonvonSuperockManonvonSuperock Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    link it, son.

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Really weird to see a mini comic I did 20 years ago show up on youtube as a German student film.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zsS3Dmgc6A

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  • ManonvonSuperockManonvonSuperock Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    fun. how'd you come across the video?

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I was looking for some guys I used to draw with back then. Just stumbled on it.

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Found old copy of Boogins from '86. Cover was by Vince Rancid

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  • ManonvonSuperockManonvonSuperock Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    very cool. post your 5-pager out of there.

    also, does that mean you're like 50?

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I'm 49 but still in good health, thank you....

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  • Guy BellGuy Bell Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Wolf drawing, pencil

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