Saturday, October 16, 2010

New Art Blog!

I started a new blog!
ed. 1/25/11 - And yet another one!

New & different work there, anything & everything art (plus crafts too!).
And started an Etsy store!

Hope you can go check it out!



Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Long time no blog. There's a huge gap since this date and my last post.. Reason being, I graduated from Gnomon, got married in May and moved! Busy busy. But now, things have settled down and I am job searching in Reno, Nevada.
Here is something I did recently in my spare time. I don't usually (or, I never usually) do cartoon/comics but did it as a favor for a friend of mine at church for her class. These characters are based off of part of the book of Proverbs (click for larger view):

PS, I might be switching to another blog since my name has changed! I'll provide that link in a future post. Thank you for keeping up with my work, readers of my blog. You are a big encouragement :)

Monday, March 1, 2010

WIP: Alex Alvarez Class - Project 3

Rogue, "Don't Need Wings" by salamandros (concept found on Deviant Art)
Still need to fix/add a bunch of stuff that's missing. The ab part is a big boo boo. I thought i fixed it but I guess I didn't. :/

Update 3.26.10:

I put this in the Best of Term folder. One of my first submissions ever. Don't know if I'll win anything.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

"Floating Girl" Textured & Rendered

Floating Girl again. Finished so far.. I might tweak a few more hundred things.. But I need to move on to my next project for now!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Alex Alvarez's Class!

Concept art: The Floating Girl by Tobias Kwan
First full body character - WIP.. :/ Second project of the term @ Gnomon

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Character Creation for Games @ Gnomon

I just started classes again and am in Rich Diamant (Lead Character Artist Naughty Dog)'s Character Creation for Games class. We started a class blog- everyone posts stuff. Look for mine there! (Click on the subject link)

Enjoy :)

edit: woops. A friend of mine told me it was invite only. I'll just post what i posted there here:
WIP - Marion Cotillard model head model
(our first assignment) so far:

Update: 2-7-10
I didn't want to post this above the latest post so here it is, my fixtures to Marion Cotillard model. I don't think I have the likeness anymore... and I think I missed a few things Rich said and sorry Rich, for not adding a clavicle or upper shoulders..

Thanks for viewing :)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Some current WIP

WIP (work-in-progress): A pregnant woman modeled after the sculpture (see previous entries). I had-- maybe still have an obsession with modeling pregnant women.
This is a personal project I started. A 3D rendition of Bougereau's painting Springtime (1873). I ideally, I'd like to do all the cupids around her, but for now, I'm focusing on the anatomy of the pose. The face is not even there yet, I know. Here is the original painting:

Here is another but only a head study, this is actress Justine Waddell, She's pretty beautiful. I believe she is in some British movies and I love her costumes especially in [David Fincher & Spike Jonze present director] Tarsem Singh's The Fall (2006). Gorgeous movie.

I love doing faces and heads. I need to work on those ears. I'm going to add some hair to her when I get the chance and retopologize.. and UV and texture and light AND render. But for now, I'm just modeling. I got some more stuff on my external harddrive that I don't have at the moment. I can upload them sometime next week. I need to produce some clean models though. People like clean models.