Sometimes, we face the confusion in deciding what’s right and what’s wrong. While one side is right on it’s own reason, the other side is also right on it’s own. But there is only one truth. When judging with right or wrong is not enough sometimes, we need to find what suites us, the truth. That’s the morale that pushed me to draw this cartoon.
This guy from YouTube inspired me. A speech from one of his videos highlighted my faded ambition, a movie maker.
“If you want to make movies, keep doing it.”
This is my first attempt for making movie after leaving Myanmar. It’s a typical cowboy duel scene. It was shot during my visit to Jarmoe’s apartment. Sithu kindly help me being cameraman. Who’s the actor? It’s me, me.:P Well, camera I used was iPhone4. If you can bear the shaky camera, poor lighting and untidy effects, please watch this. :)
As usual, I sketched this on the back of a used paper, scanned it and cleaned it in photoshop. I noticed my drawing style was leaning to manga style. I thought it’s because I read a lot of Japanese manga lately. But I want to try old western comic color this time. So I carefully chose the color palette. And here’s the result. I found that the big guy got character of his own :P .
I’ve made this 3D harp for MDA 3D challenge. Yet I had little time then. So I used about an hour a day for a week to model and texture this harp 3D. I took the reference images from here. Since I had limited time, I decided to use low-poly model and made the textures from the references. I have spent most of the time on UVW unwrapping.
Silent Harp WireFrame
After setting up the rendering, I added some effects in Max to justify the no-photo-retouching rule. I added lens effects for Sun glare and adjusted blur effect for bloom effect. Though the image didn’t win the challenge, I found it quite fun. The harp sat on mountain, had no player and wind was still. Everything seemed silent and sad. So I named it “Silent Harp”.