Thank you, Rebeccak. I’m completely awed by your work and grateful for all the time you invest to help others
Thanks, Abby. We’re actually in similiar situations: IT professionals enamoured with the possibilities of CG and with 3D in particular. I’m encouraged to see someone like me who is jumping in with both feet! After reviewing your work I’m also encouraged to see how very well you’re doing after such a short time.
Everything’s on the Wacom thus far. I posted on the Illustrator group at Yahoo! asking for opinions and everyone was agreed that it was better to learn traditional methods and then go to the Wacom. I’ve been a bad boy and not taken their advice (yet) because I’m a geek and have a hard time working on anything other than a screen!
As endurance is a major theme in my life (note my Avitar - a picture of me completing a recent marathon) I’ve got lots of opinions about that. In a nutshell I think endurance is born from desire. If you want something bad enough you’ll persevere.
I drew several iterations of the hands. Here’s the two I’ve chosen to post. I had a really hard time with foreshortening.