Thursday, January 29, 2015

Episode 2 - Guru Harigobind Ji

In this video, I sketch out Guru Harigobind Sahib in the Bir Asan (warrior pose).

Guru Harigobind Sahib ji is the sixth guru who succeeded his father Guru Arjun Dev ji.After the martyrdom of his father, he picked up the sword and armed his sikhs with the tools and knowledge in order to defend themselves.

He did not want sikhs to go through the torture that his father Guru Arjun Dev ji went through.

Guru Sahib was the father of the seventh Guru Hari Rai ji and ninth Guru Tegh Bahadur ji, who put down the sword to immerse himself in devotional worship.

Guru Sahib's grandson Guru Gobind Singh ji went through the same phase as his grandfather. His father, Guru Tegh Bahadur ji was martyred by the Mughals and so he too picked up the sword.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Futuristic Yetis

Yetis are furry creatures. So it creates a really nice play of materials, you have fur from the yeti, their tusks and cloth that are organic as opposed to the armour which is metal, rubber and other synthetics.

I'm happy with how these turned out. Next I want to explore weapons, female yetis and manes. I imagine the males have lion-like manes with different colours, shapes and sizes.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Hind Di Chadar - Guru Tegh Bahadur ji

He gave his life for the Kashmiri Pandits who were being persecuted by Mughal King Auragzeb. He upholded Dharma, righteousness, and stood up against tyranny. He taught the path of meditation and pacifism, the message of love and peace. He was beheaded in the streets of Delhi along with 3 companions but he did not stray from his path.

Dhan Guru Tegh Bahadur ji, aap ji nu mera namaskar.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Video Editing Problems

I was having so much trouble editing the video of Guru Arjun Dev ji. The video had recorded at speeds almost twice as fast as the audio so it required a lot of editing to sync up the audio with the video.

Anyway, the project file had become corrupt and parts of the video would go missing after I would export the full video. I exported it anyway and tried to patch up the missing bits. It didn't work.

Today I was messing with it and ended up splitting up the large project into smaller files and that solved all these problems!

I don't know why I didn't think of this before!

 Prince of Patiala

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

AOE3 Mod - Jagirdar

Zuber Singh and I have been working on a Mod for Age of Empires 3 - Asian Dynasties. We are hoping to attract some like-minded people to work with us. In the meanwhile, I want to showcase the units we have been working on. This is one of the units I've textured, this is the Jagirdar.

I love Age of Empires 3 and I recommend you pick up this game and both of it's expansions. This is not only to enjoy the game but also to play our Mod. You need to have the game pre-installed on your computer to install our Mod.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Late Night Sketching

There was some interesting stuff going with on with the crocodile demon in Blind Chakram on Howdah. So I decided to explore it further through sketches.

When I paint, I just put down blobs of colours. Through sketches I can work with these blobs, these shapes, and turn them into something cool! I actually do a lot of sketches like these and in the future, I hope to share them more often.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Blind Chakram on Howdah - Colouring Process 6

Finishing up the explosion, smoke, elephant's tusks and the demons.