Cruz 3d Model v2 WIP

cruz-roundabout

I’m not a %100 happy with cruz at the moment. After posting this, I just noticed after rendering that the texture  is not showing on the tail for some reason. I am not happy with the feet, they are not ‘cat’ enough. I am happy with the face, as it is more expressive then the original model I made.

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Video Game Logic 101

comic-27 You ever have the feeling that things in your life are pointless but  you do them anyways, but it’s fun. Then you find out there is better things you can do with your life.  – Cruz the cheetah

Thanks Cruz for that depressing comment, it filled my heart with endless joy. – Alex the dragon

ROARRRRRR! – Godzilla

A Temporary Illusion of Power

super cheetah I'm Invincible kahnThere is a important lesson to be learned here. When dancing on tables, always make sure there is glue stuck on your feet. – Alex the dragon

Kung Fooy

dragon kung fu chopHello everyone. Hopefully your week is going well.  The moral of this story is to never put carpet in your house :D.  My partner in crime and I are working on some short stories for our characters. So ‘eventually you will see story comics on certain days of the week. But we will continue to do single gag comics on sun/mon like always. We are excited to put these characters in amusing situations 😀 You will see concept art being uploaded to the blog in the coming month.

Primed Dancer

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My friend Cruz loves Amazon Prime, almost as much as Darth Vader.  While I like the free shipping  that comes with it, you have to buy $100 worth of shipping to make it practical. I don’t buy that much on amazon. Cruz thinks the streaming video options on Prime are better then Netflix.  I disagree.  However compared to Netflix, Prime is cheaper by $20 annually but you have to pay it all upfront. To each their own. – Alex the Dragon

The Power of Flight

dragon carring a damsel to his secret cave where he will force her to cook his dragon meals
Earlier, Cruz and I talked about what it would be like a bird flying in the sky, and if we could become a bird would we do so? (very deep philosophical stuff). I personally would not give up my hands for wings, nor give up my highly flexible mouth for a beak. And lets not even talk about the gizzards.

Duty is Calling

dragon book cheetah character illiterate

I miss the Barnes and Noble in my small town that was closed due to ‘lack of interest’. Although I  commonly read books on my iPad, its just not the same as having a physical copy in your hands. It feels strangely ‘fake’ using tablets and book readers . Like I’m not really reading. My friend Cruz dislikes me using the ‘B’ word in his presence, the word ‘book’. But then he reads graphic novels…  Hippo-crate (the question is how do they fit the hippo in the crate :P) – Alex the Dragon

Are you pondering what I’m pondering?

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dragon set cat on fire and enjoys the kitten burning in hades

While the character models are still WIP, they are looking better. Started working on the UVs . Made Cruz skinnier as the real life Cruz has lost allot of weight. Made Alex’s model skinnier as well because I haven’t gained any weight 😛 For every comic Cruz and I get together and work on one or two comics a week. Cruz was distracted by Animanics and wasn’t much help… I can’t blame him BUT I AM GOING TO ANYWAY! RAWR! Thanks Cruz 😛
-Alex the Dragon

Alex and Cruz as Creatures

dragon and cat in car

This is a mixed media digital painting that combines 2d painting with 3d modeling. The models themselves are a WIP and might look totally different by the time I finish them.  The main focus of this test was to experiment with different texture patterns. The model currently have no texture maps on them. It’s fun to combine both of my passions together like this.

Our new direction is to have Alex and Cruz and everybody else as ‘normal’ animals. But they would still be living in a urban environment and trying to ‘act’ like humans.