Saturday, 27 October 2012

Opel Manta WIP

Lately I've moved away a bit from the drawing and began a 3D project. Just to remind my self of modeling in 3ds Max. My biggest paranoia is that I will forget something very useful what i used to know. Since I was a kid I really liked this car and it looks so cool even today. I would say that Manta is something like german version of Ford Mustang or Ford Falcon from Australia (better known because of Mad Max movie). I plan to create it really detailed, inside of the car, maybe even machine. Also there will be two versions, normal one and one in apocalyptic style, don't know yet, I'm pretty far from ending now. I'm still collecting references, it's difficult to find some real good in higher resolution, not to mention blueprints, I hardly found this blueprints that are visible on the screen, they're very low resolution and slightly pixelated, I edited them in PS to have something that I can use. Otherwise there is a newer version of Opel Manta from eighties, it's also cool, but not as one from seventies. Maybe I'll do that newer version later. Texture is more for fun, to evoke the working atmosphere as in a garage.

I fixed some errors in shape of the car, especially the rear part. Here are some screens of details that I'm working on. Axles and suspension, drive shaft, chassis and cage, made from bars. I really don't know anything about cars, but I'm trying to model all this things as close as possible.
I copied the references, but I soon became very frustrated as I do not understand how all these things work. It is much easier to model something, when you know what is the practical application of individual parts. I think I'll have to get some online manual for mechanics. Never is too late to learn something new.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Weird animals

I planned to draw more technology stuff, but sometimes things are not going as I planned. You have some crazy idea and you must immediately put it on screen, so here it is, weird cross between pig, Texas longhorn and camel. Here is also a bent old granny in role of a cattle-breeder. Both will be a perfect fit in a post-apocalyptic world.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Mutant blades

I don't really like fantasy genre, but lately I started to read Michael Moorcocks Elric of Melnibone, well, it's not so bad, it's kind of fun despite some inconsistencies and naive, strange overturns even for that kind of literature. Book has been trigger and made me more open for such a genre. Now I'm playing really good PC fantasy RPG, it's not much different from other bestselling fantasy crap, but in some way I like it, it is even inspiring for me, helps me to develop new ideas. So here it is, something that I took from fantasy world and adjusted to my own. It even has its own little story.

Bigger image of blade bearer with his own story.

Behold!! Double blades armed dwarf. He is not a joke!!

This was just a small digression, back to the machines now.