Monday, December 28, 2009

woOo! lookie what i found!

I was just doing some cleaning up on my little portable hard-drive and I stumbled across some old photography class assignment stuff that I never posted. So I guess this should tide me over until the new semester starts up, lol. Thanks for coming around and I hope that you all have the very HAPPIEST of holidays!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Bruce Lee vs. Zombies!

My final for Joe Olson's class, horribly late... The theme was "Imminent Defeat"... So here's the story of how Bruce Lee really died... the same way we're all going to die... Zombies. Used Prismacolor markers and Staedtler pigment liners.

3D Minotaur in Action!!

Designed, Modeled, Textured, Rigged, and Animated over the course of a semester. Used Maya, and Photoshop. Supposedly he's chasing a butterfly, but either the butterfly can be seen only by mythical creatures, or is purely a product of an over-active imagination, we will never be sure...

Vimeo is good.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Character Design Final

Snow Balla
Hockey Zombie

A spunky, Canadian, elementary-school age girl assumes the role of a super-hero when a mysteriously evil team of super-powered, zombie, snowman hockey players begins terrorizing her small, south Albertan town by turning the local populace into mindless, snowman zombies. The only way for the self-christened “Snow Balla” to save her friends and neighbors from the curse of the zombies is to throw “love”-infused snowballs at their frozen hearts (which immobilizes them), and then she must shout “I want to be your friend” (which shatters the enchantment). She is accompanied by a trusty hamster, that when given a special sugar-frosted food pellet transforms into a gigantic, yeti-like monstrosity capable of smashing down walls and immobilizing zombies with earth-shaking roars.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Not just any old pear...

A 3D Pear from Ezra Lau on Vimeo.

okay, maybe i lied, maybe it is any old pear. But this one's got polygons in it ^_^ Lit and modeled in Maya, textured using procedural shaders in Slim.

Animation Shtuff

Phil Does Back to the Future from Ezra Lau on Vimeo.

Rafiki Does Gladiator from Ezra Lau on Vimeo.

A bunch of junk from this past semester. I hope my grades don't suck.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Aww cuuuute... a baby turtle crawling amidst eggs

A sample of my work in Maya with Slim procedural textures and shaders. What do you think?

Original image found HERE, Copyright Benjamin Wambergu, All Rights Reserved, Used By Permission.

Monday, December 7, 2009


The endeavor to equal or to excel another in qualities or actions; an assiduous striving to equal or excel another. The first one's an attempt at Joe Madureira. The second is going for Adam Ford's style.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

More 'o the Same...

Bruce Lee was the Man. Found the images from Google's Image Search. My pens and markers are dying... must be the end of the semester coming up... Happy December 1st to everyone!!


Enlargements or distortions of elements in a work of art. Had some fun with this one.

Friday, November 20, 2009

perspective: the way in which objects appear to the eye based on their spatial attributes

So there's the "official" definition... but i still have my doubts. 2pt perspective theme: "Caravan of Awesomeness in the Dessert." 3pt perspective theme: "A Place of Evil." You'll wanna full-size those bad boys.

Whoa, did you know that there's a new updated Post Editor for Blogger??

Monday, November 16, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

Heroes and Villains

Non-Stereotypical Heroes and Villains

Snow Balla - Heroine
The Evil Flying Squirrel - Villain
The Dock Worker - Hero
Cloaked Cowl - Female Villain

Stereotypical Heroes and Villains

Lightning - Heroine
Gladiator (Gladly-Mutilates... bad things only, tho) - Hero
Deadly Leather - Female Villain
Dr. Brain Steam - Villain

cool FUN! but difficult...

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

shtufffffffffrom Joe's Class

This silly, Steam-punk inspired dirigible/hot-air balloon was based loosely off of the original Dunkleosteus toy design, found HERE. The balloon part worked really well, the other stuff, not so much...

I created an imaginary friend. I would've loooooved riding to school on the back of a dinosaur. Something kinda like this, but different.

Monday, October 19, 2009


See if you can match up the different assignments: fancy free, silent leader, quiet killer, easily irritated, and vain. Maybe I'll post the photo reference I took if anyone's interested...

UPDATE: Here's the photo ref and labels included for easy navigation!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Now in Color! mino update

The texturing phase is done? Diffuse, Specular, and Normal maps applied. Rigging will be coming up next. woo hoo

Thursday, October 8, 2009


A tonal study, after the manner of Paul Madonna. For Joe's class. Used pens and Prismacolor markers.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Ryan Woodward
Kelly Loosli
Steve Carell
A caricature assignment on studying faces and whatnot. In order of appearance: Ryan Woodward, Kelly Loosli, and Steve Carell. I'm not sure which is my favorite... and doing BYU Animation faculty was kinda scary, but we'll see if they've got anything to say about it. Enjoy! :D

Monday, October 5, 2009

From Silhouette to Detailed Lines

The "finished" product... riiiiight... Kinda rushed them, but critiques would be welcome!

Wow, this blog has now been in operation for almost ONE WHOLE YEAR!! And according to ClustrMaps, there's been 1,636 hits since 14 Oct 2008 (I betcha about half of those are me checking myself out, but anyways...) Thanks everybody for coming by and helping out!!

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