Maya sat on a blanket, leaning against a tree, with her
sketch book against her knees. Lucas was laid out in front of her, his hands
tucked beneath his head. His eyes were closed and a peaceful look graced his
face. Maya glanced up from her pad and continued to sketch the scenery in front
of her. The two sat in a shaded spot somewhere in the heart of central park.
They came out here so Maya could finish her landscape assignment and Lucas
refused to let her go alone.
“Hey Huckleberry. How does this look so far?” Maya held her
book above his face and he slowly opened his eyes.
“Maya, everything you draw looks fantastic, including this.”
He said as he rolled onto his side to face her.
“Thanks Ranger Rick. I wasn’t sure about making the people
smudged but I guess it works.”
“It does. It looks really great. You will get an A on this
assignment for sure.” Lucas swore he saw the faintest hint of blush on her
cheeks as she pulled back her sketch and continued to draw. The sound of a
moving pencil across the paper was always a soothing sound to Lucas especially
when it was the purposeful movements of Maya.
The way Maya made her art was a lot different than other
people. She loved being in noisy places and loved to talk. Her subjects were
usually alive and moving. Her art involved a lot of movement in all.
“So Huckleberry,” Maya started as she flipped to a new page
in her sketch book. Lucas rolled onto his back again, “Anything new in your
life? We haven’t had much time to talk because of exams.” Lucas smiled, loving
“Not really.” Maya looked him in the eyes and frowned
“I heard you talking to Marcus the other day in the hallway.
I was hoping you would just tell me but I guess I’ll have to force it out of
you.” Lucas’s eyes popped open, “You like someone and you didn’t tell me.”
“I don’t know what you are talking about.” Lucas tried to
lie but Maya saw right through him.
“Liar Friar! You told Marcus that you like someone but you
refused to give him a name.” Lucas covered his face with his hands, “So come
on… what’s her name?”
“I’m not gonna say.” His words were muffled by his hands but
Maya could still hear him.
“Please? We’re best friends. The only reason you wouldn’t
tell me is because…” Lucas could tell her gears were turning and that scared
him, “Do I know her?” Lucas shrugged, “Give me some adjectives.”
“Fine.” He struggled to think of things that won’t give his
secret crush away, “She’s smart and she’s tough and she’s just beautiful. She’s
“Gosh Ranger Rick. You must really like this girl. You
didn’t talk about riley like this last year.” Lucas grimaced and she instantly
took back her words, “That’s not what I meant. I know you liked her a lot.”
“I knew I shouldn’t have told you.” Lucas said quietly.
“Were you ever going to tell me?”
“I doubt it. I am never going to act upon it.”
“Why not?” Maya stopped drawing, “You seem like you really
“I do.” Lucas hesitated, “But she would never go with it.”
Maya didn’t say anything. She just stared at her drawing with her mouth slightly
agape, “I don’t know why I’m telling you this. You don’t like touchy feely
“Well, you don’t actually know how she will react unless you
pursue it.” Maya said and Lucas sighed, “Plus, if that doesn’t work out I know
a ton of girls that want you.” Lucas eyed her, “What? You are all the talk in
the girl’s bathroom.” Lucas let out a small laugh.
“Are you serious?”
“Of course! Have you not noticed it? They all talk about how
hot you are. It’s mostly the freshman, the girls in our grade know you don’t
just go for random girls. But oh boy! They will have a field day when they find
out you have a crush on someone.” Maya said taunting him.
“Maya! Don’t you dare! You cannot tell anyone!” Lucas now
sat up and stared at her.
“Don’t worry hop-a-long. I won’t tell anyone. With one
condition.” Lucas groaned, “You have two options. One, you can tell me who this
mystery girl is ooooooooor you can buy my paint supplies for a month.”
“A month? That is so expensive. What do you even need?”
“I don’t know yet. Probably some acrylic paint and maybe
some brushes. But yeah, it’s expensive.” Lucas contemplated his actions.
“Okay. If you were in my situation, what would you do?” He
twisted himself so he was sitting with his legs crossed in front of her.
“I would buy my gorgeous talented friend art supplies.” He
eyed her, “Fine. Honestly, I don’t know. It’s a tough situation.” She paused
her hand movements and gazed at her drawing. Her drawing of Lucas. She quickly
went back to her landscape piece, hiding her newest creation. “How much do you
“A lot.” He sighed, “I just love being around her, she makes
me smile. Her laugh is one of the greatest things out there and I don’t know…”
“It sounds like you do know. What girl do you hang out with
besides me and Riley? We are with you basically all day everyday.” Lucas looked
around the park, diverting his gaze from her. Maya, who noticed is averted
gaze, flipped back to her light sketch of Lucas. Her pencil glided on the paper
in a sharp line, creating his defined jaw. The slight curve of his lips, and
the obvious arches of his eyebrows. The soft glimmer in his eyes that held
wonder always had a way to captivate her. His face was so determined yet so
easy to do whatever others pleased. Maya bit her lip slightly as she shaded his
cheeks and neck. The sketch was gorgeous. It’s
because I have a gorgeous subject she thought. Her thought stunned her. She
dropped her notebook making Lucas look towards her. He picked up her pad and
examined the drawing of himself.
“You really are gifted.” This wasn’t unusual for him, Maya
loved using her friends as subjects. But the emotion, the passion that came
with this drawing.
“Thanks.” Her voice was low, “Hey!” Not anymore, “Don’t
change the subject. Look, I won’t make you buy my supplies just tell me her
“Maya.” The word had two different meanings to both of them.
“No. No negotiating. Just say her name.” Maya had no idea
that he was saying her name.
“Maya.” Lucas said again, meeting her gaze.
“Lucas. Tell. Me. Her. Name” Maya was growing agitated.
“Maya.” Lucas said patiently.
“Ugh. Yes. Maya, that’s my name. But what is hers?”
“Maya.” Lucas said.
“Oh my god,” She drawled out annoyed, “That’s my name,
Lucas. That’s myname.” Smack. It hit
her, “That’s my name. Lucas.” Her
heartbeat picked up, “What’s the girl’s name?”
“Maya.” Her heart slammed against her chest, “Her name is
Maya.” Lucas was looking staring at her.
“What’s her last name?” Her voice was barely above a
“Look, I really don’t thi—“
“What is her name?” Maya interrupted.
“It’s you. I…”
“Like? Love?” Maya said but he didn’t answer, “I can’t do
this. Not to Riley, not now.” Maya jumped to her feet, threw her backpack over
her shoulder and rushed away from Lucas.
He showed up at her window later that night, her notebook in
his hand. He tapped his knuckled against the glass and waited for her to open
it before slightly leaning in. He dropped her notebook on her floor and turned
to walk away. Maya reached out for him, grabbing his collar and yanking him
back. Her hands lightly cupped his neck and she kissed him. Lucas’s eyes popped
open for a second before he sank into it, leaning farther into her room. Maya
broke the kiss, gazing into his eyes.
“Riley might kill us.” Lucas laughed and pulled her into
another kiss, smiling as she kissed him back.
The Halloween contest looks so exciting!! Do digital 3D models (made in maya or zbrush) count as 2D or 3D art?
It depends. A model on a turntable that’s treated like a sculpture in presentation would fall in the 3D category. If you rendered out a sculpt and used it as a basis for a digital illustration, it could qualify as 2D. (In a case like that, we might just ask the artist what category they feel it belongs in).
Here’s something totally different from what I usually post here- a jade dagger render made with Maya and Substance Painter!
I did this for my game arts class, where the assignment was to make some sort of asset that could be used in a game. Most of my class made barrels or crates, but I wanted to make a fancy dagger-sword-thing instead. Emphasis on fancy.
I am still a complete noob to both Substance Painter and Maya- this is the second mesh I’ve ever done in Maya and the first time I’ve ever tried Substance Painter. There’s a ton of problems that a real expert in either program could notice in an instant, but for a first try, I’m still pretty pleased with myself though. If nothing else, it’s shiny. I like shiny stuff. We’ll definitely have more assignments along these lines; I’m pretty excited about getting to do more 3d stuff in the near future!
Soooo I made a thingg! XD The witch i designed a dew days ago became an animation for Jazza’s Chalenge of the month for October 2017. It was pretty difficult to make it, since i do not know much of animating in digital. I seem to be better at it on normal paper. But i try. :P Guess i should study digital animation programs more. The witch itself had more going on the moves, like turning, and more footwork. But this is the best i could do in 6 days…:/
Also, the theme was spooky dance party…ermm. I can’t seem to make anything spooky or evil. -.-