Waterbears can go without food or water for more than a decade. They can survive temperatures from zero to above the boiling point of water, pressure six times stronger than the deepest ocean trench, radiation hundreds of times higher than the fatal dose for a human, and the vacuum of space.
Illustrated Chinese Characters
by ShaoLan Hsueh and Noma Bar
I’m proud that I can recognize most of these
The character 女 (woman) is actually not the face of a woman, but if you picture a woman sitting on a stool with her legs hanging down and weaving/holding a bowl with her arms extended on each side (I contemplated drawing it but I’m terribly unartistic; this is how my Chinese teacher explained the depiction behind the character to me)
(The water character was also more river-y then became square too? I mean I guess however you can remember it is okay but like the illustrations aren’t all based on their origins)
aaaaand this made me think of snow-blanket ^_^
I recently participated in CGSociety and the Idaho Visualization Lab’s Minitexture challenege. The Idaho Visualization lab provided models they have created as reconstructions of the now extinct Helicoprion and their prey the Nautiloid. Our job was to take the models, texture them and throw them in a scene together. Here is my final beauty render of the two, but if you’d like to see details of the textures, please visit my CGPortfolio here.
You can also view the other entries, including the entries from my friend and fellow classmate Caitlin Johnston, here.
This was a really fun texture excersize, and I learned a lot about ZBrush just by participating.