Monday, 20 December 2010

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Pencil Animation 3

"Pencil" gives possibility to create ink contours over pencil, so it looks more sharp.
Test of funny walking goofy character .

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Domestic quarrel

It is bad when parents argue, even worse if both are fathers.
I'm not tolerant.

Monday, 13 December 2010

Pencil Animation 2

There was animation school in my city when was young. The education was free for anybody , you just had to make a test on admission, and it was for children only. Cartoons made in this school by children won prizes on international festivals. My older sister learned there. Every day after school she was going on lessons of drawing, painting, composition etc. I was too young to attend that classes, so i was just watching her painting homework. Actually I wasn't interested in painting, i wanted to make my characters jump, run, hit, fall..... i didn't knew that it is necessary for animator. And one day school was closed. It was time when soviet union stopped its existence, nobody was interested in that kind of schools, especially free schools. I wold like to make classes here, but there is nobody to teach.
This is a sad story of why i am doing this by myself :) I have some books about animation and youtube tutorials, so i will be 2 in 1 - teacher and pupil. Unfortunately i don't know the methods, so i will invent them myself :) good luck
Here is another Pencil animation .

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Friday, 10 December 2010

Pencil Animation 1

Well... i was always wanted to draw cartoons. Here is test i have made in free and open source application Pencil , it is focused on traditional technic of animation frame by frame.

Tyrannosaurus anaRex

Draft sketch just not to loose the idea. :)

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Friday, 26 November 2010

iPhone painting

Three days ago my old dream came true - i've got iPhone. It is not new, not very fast but i like it. This is a long and unnecessary debate about addiction, glamour etc. I like it because i like it and thats all.
Yesterday i have found app for it called Brushes. Well.. here is the result :))

I think it is always better to have a paper and a pencil with you to draw something when you are not working on computer, but for fun it can be used .

Country Houses

Despite the word "Blender" in the title of the blog, last months i was just watching news about it.
It is because of drawing and painting passion that manifested recently.
There was flood in my country this summer and Government has pledged to build new houses for flood victims.Our company has developed standard designs, and I was asked to perform 3D visualization. I used a Blender and internal renderer and a very short time to get it. I'm not happy with many of the details, but during the period that I was - this is the maximum that I could do.Conclusion: i need to learn:)

Monday, 22 November 2010

Tuesday, 12 October 2010


"Good" and "Something useful" - two types of gifts for children. Children prefer first type, parents - the second one.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Red Mill

My first test in MyPaint
I was impressed how easy i can mimic watercolor in this program.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Live ABC

I was thinking about making another blog for my 2d experiments in other software and not to contaminate this one, but considering that i am not writing here often and there are no constant readers (except one) i think i'll put all in one :)
About two years ago i made myself a gift - graphic tablet Genius. The price was attractive. Actually i was preparing to work on game project but the client changed his mind and my tablet remained idle. Some times i tried to do something for speedpaint contest and nothing more, but in the beginning of this summer i occasionally got job as a freelancer - illustrating 70 page children book "Live ABC" by I was using Corel Painter for it, because author wanted psd files with layers, but during the work i discovered amassing small and open source program called MyPaint. I used it for sketching. But first of all i was impressed how easily can be imitated watercolor. I'll post tomorrow something.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

My first stock luck

First time i heard about photo stock approximately 3 years ago, but i couldn't sell my photos there because there was not enough Mpixels or something like that :), so i could just read about big money that stockers are making there. I almost forgot about it, but one day i read post on about how to make money with blender , about that lucky guy that still making thousands of dollars with one single picture etc. That day, it was about a year ago, i decided to try it myself, to render something and to put it there to see how it works. My first pictures were pumpkins for Halloween following tutorials from and... nothing happened. It was New years eve when the idea appeared. I spent half of a day tweaking fur (actually grass from Andrew Price tutorial), texture and lighting and here is the result. It was wonderful time - almost every day i was notified that my picture was sold. This lucky:) picture shot 51 times. I haven't made much money with it. Actually it wasn't my aim, I just made sure that i can use Blender not just for fun. Since then i sol nothing on that stock :) So be it. I am satisfied

Render - internal

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Forgotten Hero

Long time since my last post here. Even now i have nothing new to show because all this tine i wasn't working in Blender, I was working on 2d illustration project for russian abc book "Live ABC" by V.Pelago (, maybe i'll post something here later.
Even so I've found a picture, that i forgot to post here.
It is a story about forgotten hero from the company of turtles ninja. His name is Picasso ))

Made as a test in Blender 2.5, Internal render

simple armature applied (simple because i can't do another :) )
and here is all bunch - Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Donatelo and... Picasso

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Vray test[1]

The best way to explore the program - this selfless passion for research, or Commercial order to work. Here I tried to combine both points - made a model in Blender and render it in Vray.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Acoustic Explorer[2]

Well, after the first post with guitar i received critique about it. So i re-rendered the scene with different composition. It really looks better now


Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Acoustic Explorer

We where joking with my friend about Gibson Explorer shaped acoustic guitar for our favorite band Metallica!! The sketch was covered with dust when i've found it yesterday
Here it is. Just for fun.
Rendered in Yafaray

Sunday, 24 January 2010


Just like in case with Hulliver, one day almost everything becomes boring.

Rendered in Blender Internal
I'd like to say thanx to russian animation studio Pilot for inspiring me. Here is link to the studio page

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Hulliver. Demonstration of power

One day Hulliver had to do this!
Here is another one picture made in Blender with some tests.
Rendered in Yafaray

Monday, 18 January 2010

Sunday, 17 January 2010

The First

I was always waiting for snow. Every winter starting 1st december first of all i was doing in the morning was watching in the window with hope to see everything white there. And finally, when the first snow falls, the same time appears people who want to clean their carpets in it. And that makes me mad! I hate those people with all my hart! after them the yard is similar to chess desk and the snow is no longer pleases me.
This picture i dedicate to them
Rendered in Yafaray

Friday, 15 January 2010

Happy Metal

I love music! Heavy-,thrash-,death metal are my favorite, but more then any other i do love Metallica,doesn't metter period of thear cration - i egaly love all their songs, maybe i'm sick but i like it :)
Despite the fact that I like this music, some artists are creating a stupid stage image. We often talked about this and laughed, so started a character and a funny name.
I've got some photos of Ross Halfin ( for reference, but couldn't do anything even close :)
Rendered in Yafaray

Thursday, 14 January 2010


With all my love to Apple products, i relay like to joke on them. This one i've made very fast just to show it to my friends, that's why it is so brutal, but the aim was to visualise the idea.
So here is table set iEat

And just not to create a new topic - another one apple related joke.
In my Soviet childhood there was a movie called "guest from the future". It was movie for kids about kids. A girl from the future appears in "nowdays" to find the fantstic device that can read minds called "mielophon" (Миелофон). Love, pirats, friendship etc. Don't know if there is somebody in my generation that was watching thie movie less then 5 times... So i made this device in apple style and called it miel-iPhone.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Pinocchio beta 1.0

Here is the second "big" work in Blender.
One day i realized that Geppetto made Pinocchio from the scratch ... it's strange. then i decided to imagine that there were a lot of tests, and here is one of them. My friends asked me to add a twig to see clear that it is a boy :)

I wanted to dod some kind of museum wit ha lot of ugly pinocchio models like Anatomical theatre, but this one was the firs and the last. Maybe someday i'll do one more

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

House with a hole :)

Actually there was a story i wrote to describe atmosphere of this place... but it was in russian and i just can't translate it in English, thats why i'll just say it was my very first experience in Blender after boxes,spheres and monkeys. In process of testing modeling tools i've got something relay similar to the country toilet. In the same time i discovered Yafray ad after the test i decided to finish this work.
So here it is :)
final image and tests in Yafray

Monday, 11 January 2010


Not share why i decided to start this blog, maybe i wanted to make order in my pictures and put them in one place, or maybe i wanted to brag, or bring something new in my everyday scenario ... anyway .. i already did it.
So, my name is Stepan and by the nature of my work, I often intersect with the 3D graphics, mostly with 3d max but Blender supplanted him from my personal life long time ago.
But for the beginning i'd like to show only two pictures i've made in 3d max and published them on
vagabond snail (we had too good mood when we came up with this:))
drunk tourist monument (i just decided to practice in modeling and finaly i'v got this)
Tthat's all i made in 3dmax for my soul :) after that blender, blender, blender...
And finally... sorry for my English