Saturday, December 29, 2012
Monday, December 24, 2012
Here's the latest WIP:
Previous stage can be found at: http://coldworks-art.blogspot.be/2012/12/knight-robot-preview.html
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Basically, now I've lost most of my older files, but I won't let that stop me.
Here's my latest bit of concept work.
I've been meaning to do some papercraft for a while now, and I'm still doubting between either a mecha design or a musket...
Eventually I'm hoping to take a stab at concepting some papercraft based armor too, but for now, that one's still in the "eventually" pile.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
First of all, this program was prone to rediculous amounts of crashing.
I've reinstalled the program and turned off the "beautify" option in the settings and this seems to have worked.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
It was pretty worn out by that time, to the point where the shell had a major crack along the length, and where I already had to repeatedly screw the screen brackets back in place (eventually just glued them in place)
Someone didn't see the power cord on the ground, and apparantly, these things can't withstand a one meter fall, so after a year and a half of decent service, it was pretty much beyond repair.
The thing was pretty much busted, and I did what every self respecting tech geek would do when equipment breaks out of warranty.
I pulled the thing apart to scavenge for parts, of course.
Here's the results, taken about a year ago.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Didn't think it worked out too well.
I dub this one "the divine jester"
That's all for now, guys.
Alchemy is a lot more fun, and has more to offer than I recalled.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Friday, September 7, 2012
Thursday, September 6, 2012
First of all, I'm using an asus X73S model laptop.
Around two months or so ago, the power supply to my laptop started acting a bit wonky, the adaptor plug had to be inserted at a particular angle to work, and even then was unstable.
Eventually it became necessary to apply pressure to get the thing to work properly, gradually more and more pressure to be specific.
There was also a sign I had ignored at the time, it became increasingly harder to pull the plug out.
When I noticed the plug of the adaptor also started heating up, I really started to get worried and started to recharge in short bursts.
After a while, the following happened:
What I found when I took out the pin was that it was coated with burned plastic, and the plug for the adaptor also happened to have a plastic layer on the inside
Last friday, when I tried to take it to the store, they told me, as expected, that the general treatment is to simply swap out the motherboard for 300-400€.
I went to a smaller computer store, and they said they would repair it by swapping out the dc power jack for around 115€, but the lady was rather rude and absolutely fixated on the fact that we were at fault for the damages. (If she hadn't started repeating this, she'd probably be around 80€ richer right now.)
I then went to another store where I just ordered a new dc power jack for 25€, which arrived yesterday.
Because I didn't have any desoldering tools at hand, I had to destroy the broken part to be able to solder the pins out.
The replacement part did have a smaller cross section that the original part, which would've been a problem if I had intended to use my old adaptor (no thanks, don't want to ruin this jack too.) instead of this universal adaptor I still had lying around here.
In the end it all worked out and now my laptop is charging perfectly.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
considering the fact that my laptop is currently down, my computer access is limited to a samsung galaxy mini.
Not much, but it'll have to do for now.
first sketch included, made with a smarphone pen I made myself with a broken pen, some electrical wire I salvaged from a broken headset, and some swabs, so basically for free.
The pin just came right out, so I guess I need to take this thing to the store.
This means no more renders for a while, I'm afraid...
Does anyone know any good pixel art programs for android by any chance?
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
What's kinda nice about this work is that it's the first image result you get when looking up the term "gleaming armor" in google.
I recently added a link to this blog on the image itself too.
Monday, August 13, 2012
I'm already running out of "presentable" concept art. :D
This post concerns artwork with a slightly more organic touch to it.
For instance, I 3D painted this guy here with sculptris this weekend.
Had fun doing it too.
I'm aware that the stuff below the abdomen wasn't really up to par with the rest of the scene, but the program suddenly decided it didn't really feel like working with me anymore.
Must've hit some sort of polygon limit?
I think it didn't turn out too bad for a first experiment.
I also drew some stuff with a combination of alchemy and thegimp
I think I overdid it with the cartoony elements here, though.
I leave that up to you guys to decide, but it was my first semi-serious attempt at doing something useful with alchemy.
The next two are made completely in thegimp
Meet the bugman!
That's all for the mutants and organic stuff for now, guys.
But with my discovery of sculptris, expect more from this department in the nearby future.