Author Archives: G. Olivo
When I visited Dijon last summer, I came across a small, very pretty, courtyard (see above pic), which inspired me to model the below 3d scene.
As I have very limited time to work on my illustrations and stories, using the right software, to save time, has become invaluable. Texturing, is as time-consuming as 3d modelling (if not more) so I’ve invested in Substance Painter, for my texturing needs.
I enrolled in a couple of online Substance Painter courses and used the untextured Blender scene to practise the techniques and texturing methods taught.
The finished results are below:
Substance Painter is a fantastic software, relatively easy to use and you can create stunning results in very little time.
Below is a brief video showing how I modelled and textured my illustration.
Here’s a little shot that I did last week, from the animation that I’m currently working on. The idea is to animate my picture book; “Pete and the Enchanted book”.
Three years after I published “Amelia Dyer” I have a new book out! Yay! You can buy the print copy directly from my website. Currently working on the eBook version which should be available shortly. Keep your eyes out for the animation too! 🙂
And here’s the back cover of my picture book! I might make a few small amendments but it’s more or less complete now… phew!
I’ve been playing around with the idea of animating my book for a while now… because three years of writing and illustrating ONE story isn’t long enough, hahaha.
below you’ll find a low-quality clip of the animation that I’ve been working on.
So finished work on the book cover. This should be the final version (unless I change my mind last minute of course).
I received the finalised text to my picture book “Pete and the enchanted book” a few weeks ago, and I’ve been busy rendering the final illustrations with the hope of having everything completed in a month or so. I’ve been somewhat slowed down by the fact that the pictures look a lot darker in print than they do on the computer screen, but I think I may have resolved the discrepancy, so here’s hoping I’ll finish it all very soon 😊
Even though Anna has a very minute role in my latest picture book, she’s becoming my favourite character!