I decided to try fix my old Aspire 5738 lappy, rather than just throw it away. The problem was that it was unbearably slow and though it could still play video and music, it would over heat and crash any time I tried to run skype, as well as some other simple programs. The unit was basically a big paper weight which was destined for the bin.
After seeing some of the art done by Scott Robertson
I felt the need to practice painting reflective surfaces, here is the result. The photo I used was just some random image from google. I wanted something with naked surroundings, simple colours, this worked well. Maybe i can try some more complex shapes and environments next.
Last weekend I had a couple days to commit to a project. I chose to make some VR goggles based on the Google cardboard design. The folded cardboard design seemed very smart and was a very cool way to show how accessible VR is becoming. All you need is some cheap lenses and a pizza box, as they say.
I wanted something more sturdy than a pizza box, something adjustable. Instead of corrugated cardboard I decided to use 5mm foam core, in sleek matte black finish of course. I also bought some 5mm rubber foam for the rim of the goggles to give it that nice snug fit, flush against the forehead and nose. Keeping out any sneaky light.
The lenses were from Amazon, sold as a part of the Dive kit, they are plastic but work fine for only 7 bucks.
Perhaps if I get more serious I can buy some glass lenses.
A few weeks ago I got myself a brand spanking new GH3, which I've wanted since the GH2 was released.
Get ready for the family vacation slide show!
Although I am now an Illustrator/concept artist/game artist, my career actually began in film. Concept art was more like a hobby at that point, I used to draw and illustrate all the story boards and art for the films I wanted to make. Those images were seen by a games company in Melbourne and they offered me my first real concept art gig. Since my films were not paying the bills I followed the path of least resistance and ended up where I am today. It's been an awesome ride with lots of unexpected life changing events.
But now I feel it is time to get back in to my first love. And so I obtained a GH3 to familiarize myself with my old friend, film.
Before I left Rovio, they asked the artists in the games studio to do some Angry Birds posters to spruce up the hall ways. This was my submission. Whether or not they chose to adorn their walls with this one, I do not know.
It's what happens to the birds after the fame and glory has worn off.