Thursday, September 20, 2018

Dust Temple life drawing

Made it to half of the Dust Temple life drawing...
Was a bit better than on Tuesday, but still not brilliant-
still though if I can manage to go twice a week I'll get back to where i ought to be.
Mind you its a bit of a wake up call. Just like exercise,
when you get old you need to be doing the work to maintain hand eye coordination..
.that much is clear.

the model was very good- she had really sculptural body -
don't know how else to describe it- but the forms were really clear.
So that helped

Wednesday, September 19, 2018


Went to Drop In  life drawing at Byron Bay,
didn't do well at all- head totally in the wrong space.....
still worrying about the eyesight but had real hand eye coordination trouble...
I think because there wasn't much light its hard for me to get enough contrast to see clearly my pencil at the paper these days..

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Still rusty at Dust Temple :(

Just wasn't with it...again ...
well again its been about a month but just just brain wasn't where it should have been.
And hand eye coordination...
and need glasses
+maybe just not used to the sustained concentration or something?

Had been doing a bit of the  3d animation lately,
I know it takes a week for my brain to switch modes properly to drawing ...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Swimmy swim

Alligator swim from Lachlan Creagh on Vimeo.

Alligator swim from Lachlan Creagh on Vimeo.

Maybe ought to tuck front legs to body more.....hmmmm

Also they have a body still /end of tail moving swim, and an almosst 'underwater  walk' swim....and the thrashy attack swim....which to do...


Alligator walk from Lachlan Creagh on Vimeo.

A walk cycle animation for an alligator.
Lovely  model, texture and biped skeleton by Rob Mangano- animation by me.

Looks like max messed with the animation when I merged it into the render scene
Its cranked the neck upwards...why?
Answer -some sort of scaling shenanigans when it merges.... sigh
Fortunately you can't see how it messed it up  from this angle so much
Alligator walk from Lachlan Creagh on Vimeo.
A lower rez and different angle- and this time I merged the render scene/lights camera to the alligator- and it works. Few little feet jiggles and maybe need to swing arms around wider...anyway
Alligator walk from Lachlan Creagh on Vimeo.
Rerender of that down view in glorious low rez.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018


First doodling
...just a modelish pose- (not much action)
I'll have few more thoughts on it I think

Looks a bit smiley,,,grinning death style

Monday, August 27, 2018


Don't know why- started noodling on the topic of Demogorgon

A bit scribbly still BTW

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Kickin Chicken

Kickin' chicken from Lachlan Creagh on Vimeo.

Sick of Subway? KFC? Oporto?
Time to get some of that Kickin Chicken!

(Actually its very rough obviously..... and the guy at the end is a bit of a squiggle as yet- need to take those frames into the light table in Harmony and make the character consistent as he gets kicked.
Also- have the frames running 12fps in harmony- the bit where chicken kicks is too slow- but if those frames were on ones would be snappier- so think I'd have to switch to 24fps- double the exposures and prob do the inbetweens for the rest to make it work......or I could cut frames from the kick in the is all rough after all)

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Lets Move

Sunday night scratchin1 from Lachlan Creagh on Vimeo.
Friday night scratchin from Lachlan Creagh on Vimeo.

Bit of super rough muck arounds in Harmony.
Might do another pass /overlay and redraw the sword one...
Not sure why I post little bits and pieces when they are so initial and rough.....

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Idle wolf...but ever alert

Wolf Happy (Nuzzle) from Lachlan Creagh on Vimeo.
Wolf Alert from Lachlan Creagh on Vimeo.
Wolf lying down alert from Lachlan Creagh on Vimeo.

Doodle bum.

Bums seem over represented this week

Dust Temple drawing

Back again after a month? Sigh...thats no way to improve or even get back to where you were.
Still- Dust Temple is the nicest place to do life drawing,- and the musicians they get to play are really really good.


Thursday, July 5, 2018

Leetle bit further

Darkened bits......

Going blind at life drawing

First time back in about 4 month.

...sheeesh not so hot
Kind of reminds me of how things looked first time back in 2016 after not going for years.
But this is a few months after the few weeks at the start of the year...crumbs...
Eyesight not so good on top of all the usual getting back into it problems.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018


A bit misshapen- just quickly done so far and leave to see how it settles before doing any more.
It really ought to look like those pine cones and banksias you see in the blue mountains.....
*did a bit more- iphone camera is rubbish- the compression artifacts are ridiculous and it distorts the image.