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Feb
07
2016

January Homeschooling Miscellany

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Our year started fantastically with being able to go to a performance of The Lion King Broadway Musical courtesy of mother in law who bought us tickets.

Waiting to go in to see The Lion King Broadway Musical

Jan
29
2016

December Homeschooling Miscellany

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December is always an odd time of year due to having to wind up kids activities, business for the year and organising whatever is going on for Christmas so I rarely have much homeschooly to write about.

The kids had their gymnastics end of year performance, the theme was "Back to the 80s".  Costumes were fantastic, the performances were great and I completely failed at taking any good photos.  The Christmas party followed directly afterwards including a visit from Santa.

Jan
27
2016

November Homeschooling Miscellany

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Fallen a bit behind on the regular homeschool blogging! I actually started this one in early December but didn't quite get around to finishing it so here it is now.

Jan
22
2016

The hang of it

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Pose done with Rigify-Pitchipoy rig that ships with Blender 2.76b

Eventually got the hang of the Rigify-Pitchipoy rig that ships with Blender.  I'll use this one instead of mine XD

(I made mine with the intention to use it for animating but it was mostly to learn how to rig in Blender because I like having an idea of how to do everything, I am however not a rigger)

Jan
13
2016

Sigh

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Blender pitchipoy-rigify rig test

How I feel about a number of things at the moment, including finally working out how to usea couple of the controllers that were puzzling me..

Jan
03
2016

3d pikachu wip

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3d pikachu

Testing out 3dCoat's sculpting tools as well.  Roughed out shape with voxels then switched to live clay for detailing.  Painted and autopo'd and automapped (I swear that thing is going to make me so slack - the manual retopo tools are also pretty awesome) and exported but haven't fired it up in Blender yet.

Jan
03
2016

Colour mapped bulbasaur

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3d bulbasaur

Testing out 3d Coat (which I ended up buying after all of one day).  I'm going to have to improve my texturing skills now that I have a kickass texture painter.

Jan
01
2016

Bulbasaur digital sculpt

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3d bulbasaur sculpt done in Blender

After a nice evening out with friends I fnished 2015 and started 2016 working on art.  Everything is being progressed and this makes me happy.

Finished a dynatopo sculpt of pixietrix's Bulbasaur.  Probably would have taken somewhere between 2 and 4 hours to do if I hadn't stuffed up the back legs, reverted and ended up a lot further back than expected (because apparently I hadn't saved where I thought I had).

Happy new year ^_^

Dec
28
2015

Taliesin concept sketch

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Biker Mice from Mars fanart - Taliesin concept

Super-quickie sketch of Taliesin (genderless shadowshifter/mouse hybrid child of Helios and Sunkiss) for Midnight to give her an idea of xir default colour scheme.

The colouring was also super quick and turned out all right so I guess I have to colour all my sketches from hereon :)

Dec
28
2015

Pokemon: vaguely realistic mega-pidgeot (and passenger)

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Not quite down to the wire but close enough and done enough as far as I'm concerned.  One vaguely realistic mega-pidgeot and rider/passenger for The Great Pokemon Sky Race collab.  Learned a bit about feathers and feathering (one of the things being I need to learn more) and decided against adding fwoosh as I could not work out how to make speed lines look convincing with this style and I didn't have time to do the motion blue I was thinking of doing.  Probably di

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