Friday, September 11, 2015

Plants and Pixels

What happened? I was gone for a vacation and now there are plants are on my blog! It's okay, though. I think they are growing on me.

Hello, there! After an extended break I have returned to show off the wonders I have created. Witness for yourselves the beauty and awe of the plants that inhabit the land of Skyrim. There are many different plants in Skyrim and learning how to recreate them with vector art has been a joy.

Blood Crown- Skyrim (by: Thomas Sigwalt)

Blisterwort- Skyrim (by: Thomas Sigwalt)

Blue Mountain Flower- Skyim (by: Thomas Sigwalt)

Crimson Nirnroot- Skyrim (by: Thomas Sigwalt)

I started this project because I was interested to look a little bit closer at the art of nature. I love Skyrim, so I decided to examine its plants. I wanted these plants to be simple but have enough detail to be recognizable to fans of the game. I am satisfied with the progress I made and I think that I might continue working on Skyrim's plants in the future. 

I apologize for not having a consistent schedule for my blog posts. I am currently creating a business and that has taken up all of my time. I will try very hard to keep posting. I am going retro next post.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Summer Time

Hello, everyone! Summer is here. The birds are singing, rain is pouring, and has my blog become boring? It has been some time since my last post in April and I will apologize for my tardiness. It was a busy time for me. I graduated, cleaned my dorm room of everything, and I am still unpacking things from college. However, I am here now and I can let you know what is happening this summer.

"Not By The Hair On Our Chins (A Minecraft Adventure)" by Thomas Sigwalt

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

My Senior Show

This is my senior show. For an art major I needed to put together the best examples of art that I accomplished during my stay at Saint Mary's University. I start with a group photo of all the senior artists and then show each of the artworks I had up during the show.

me and my friends

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Contemplating Animating

As I continue to experiment with and explore the art of comics, my mind keeps returning to animation. Animation has always compelled me and I have wanted to improve my skills in this area. So this week I'll go over my thoughts on animation and what I see in store for my future with this style of art.

Dancing Apprentice: by Thomas Sigwalt

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Comic Sensation

Hello. This week I am going over the newest comic strip for Hugh Manatee. I am going to be introducing the third comic strip and talking about the changes I made in the color comic compared to the black and white comic.
Third comic strip in color: Thomas Sigwalt
Third comic strip in black and white: Thomas Sigwalt

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Behind the Scenes

I am back again with more on the art projects I have been working on. Last time I talked about the claymation I started work on. Today I am going to go into more detail with the tools I use to make a claymation.

First you need clay. Second you need more white clay.
Clay: I can play with all the colors of the wind

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Claymation for a Manatee

Hello everyone. This week I will be focusing on one topic only, however, it's a big one so bear with me. As the title may suggest, the topic is on claymation. For my Sculpture final project I have been working on a claymation of Hugh Manatee.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

I Got Fever And The Only Way To Cure It Is More Sea-Cow

I have returned with more progress on Hugh Manatee. There has been a lot of new things to contribute to Hugh.

First off I have been doing some studies of Hugh in other mediums. I did a sculpture of a more realistic manatee head and the result were incredible.

Manatee Head by: Thomas Sigwalt

 I like how the sculpture turned out. I figured it was best that I stopped while he was a head