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WyrmsRoost Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Student General Artist
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WyrmsRoost Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Student General Artist
@00:54I've been to a graphics convention (Siggraph 2013, very nice!) and my experience there taught me that zbrush is a craaaaaazay program! I got to see a real professional do his stuff there, it was spectacular to watch! I should pick it up some day. Excellent work for a first try!
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CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
@01:11Thank you!
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CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
@01:12Thanks!
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A quick snapshot of what I do :)

The Demo Reel of Michelle "Riley" Carbaugh of CanineHybrid Creations, graduate of the Art Institute of Colorado June 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts and Animation.


Animations, Character Art, Costume Design, Motion Graphics, and more!
www.caninehybrid.com | riley@caninehybrid.com



For more videos and samples of my work, check out my YouTube channel here: www.youtube.com/CanineHybrid
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LeafyWolf Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Amazing! I am a really big fan of you, CanineHybrid! You fursuits rock! I am from England so it's hard to find most of the materials to make one (And hard to find someone to help me! XD! Lol!) It will make the house a mess too! ;P lol!
You inspire me alot! XD
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omtay Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Your traditional art is good, but your digital needs some work. That one background you did however was lovely. Though, your animations lack weight among other things. best of luck.
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CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the critique! Could you perhaps elaborate on what you feel my digital art lacks? I honestly only had 2 digital illustrations to possibly show in this reel at the time that were the "most complete" in terms of a full background, but I don't feel that they are great examples of my digital skill because they were over a year old (almost exactly 2 years ago at this point). For comparison, here's one of my more recent digital pieces I'd consider my current best work:

Phineas by CanineHybrid
Is what you saw as a point of improvement needed in my work still present in this piece?

As for animation weight, this I am aware is my biggest weakness and I have been critiqued on this many times before. So I will definitely continue to work on this!
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omtay Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
You have improved. You've got the technique down, though I think you could still push the gesture to add more movement and flow you your pictures and animations. You could also try to add more contrast, a little more shading to help push the form. You may want to take the time to play with more colors, like not just the base colors, but also adding more vibrate colors to the shadowed areas. A lot of your more finished pictures tend to have a look of the light source looking staged or ambient. Playing with layer types always help, though I think you're already onto that trick. Best of luck!
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tonystardreamer Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are downright awesome. :D
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HentaiMags Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
SO cool!
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TheGreatSphinx Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
YOU ABSOLUTELY ROCK  
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HentaiMags Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Dat icon. Dat comment. Yes.
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FerociterTutela Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That was awesome! Amazing work, all of it!
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WarriorCatsFan22 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Those Are All So Amazing!! Keep up the amazing Work! (:
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Emmacreatures Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
how do you actually put a video on deviant art? but awesome!!!!!!!!!!
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CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
The DeviantFilm project is invite only or requires an application to join, check out the FAQ here: help.deviantart.com/831/
And thank you!
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Emmacreatures Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
thank you and youre very welcome :D
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WindWo1f Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That was pretty awesome!
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CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you think so! Thanks for watching :)
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WindWo1f Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome
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WyrmsRoost Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student General Artist
@00:29I'm totally down with this beat. Un-tss-un-tss-un-tss!
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CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
@00:29Hells to the yeah! *dons sunglasses and dances with you*
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WyrmsRoost Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Student General Artist
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WyrmsRoost Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student General Artist
@00:54That Theod sculpt is breathtaking.
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CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
@00:54Thank you so much! It was my first Zbrush attempt and I'd really like to revisit it one day.
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WyrmsRoost Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Student General Artist
@00:54I've been to a graphics convention (Siggraph 2013, very nice!) and my experience there taught me that zbrush is a craaaaaazay program! I got to see a real professional do his stuff there, it was spectacular to watch! I should pick it up some day. Excellent work for a first try!
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Ichiru-Hiokami Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy bageezez!!!!!! You're totally amazing, Riley!!!!!! I wish I could meet you in person  so I can witness the awesomeness for myself!Wolf Wagging Tail Emote Excited :excited:
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CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Haha, well thank you very much for the compliments. I appreciate you giving the video a watch! I'd like to get out to Midwest FurFest in Rosemont, IL and have an art table for the weekend, (aiming for next year if possible, I have a bunch of friends trying to drag me there) so perhaps one day you will get that chance!
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Sunnybrook1 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This was rockin'! :la: I need to do more of what I do and record the results if I wanna make one of these myself...well done! :clap:
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CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks a bunch! Demo reels are very beneficial to the artist- as it is meant to be an enjoyable way of presenting a snapshot of your skills, I highly recommend doing one someday!
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Woozles-Wonders Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh wow!
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CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
:love:
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dragonqeen1010 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
@01:11Awesome!
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CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
@01:11Thank you!
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ThePsychoSloth Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student General Artist
@01:12spiffy :o
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CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
@01:12Thanks!
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WerewolfWilson Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
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Alyceingotham Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been thinking about going to Ai and this is definitely a push in that direction. Awesome work.
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CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
I agree with ~WyrmsRoost's advice here, and I can attest first hand that the administration has a lot of problems. Dealing with the financial department was certainly a nightmare for my parents. You'll get mixed reviews on the school for various reasons; thought I'd throw in my 2 cents here.

I loved most of my teachers and many of them had great advice and were very knowledgeable, but nearly everything you saw in the video were skills that the school itself had very little involvement in helping me learn. Most of it was things I taught myself outside of school because I had the interest and commitment to work towards goals on my own, and I'd say about 75% of the demo reel was class assignments that simply gave me the prompt or subject and tools to do it, but otherwise it was all me and my personal knowledge and skill that allowed me to do what I did here. To put it another way, I make my school look good... but individual results will absolutely vary. No two Art Institutes are really the same and it is a risk you must take with any school really. This is all work I produced while at school so it is more a snapshot of my personal skills as an artist than it is a snapshot of a typical student at the Art Institute. I won the highest award in my class for my demo reel and website presentations. I would be happy to link you to the demo reels of some of my peers for comparison if you are interested (though most of them chose to focus or specialize in 3D CGI).


I don't regret the time I had at the school, but I do regret my attitude towards my education that caused me to suffer through it unmotivated to finish for 5 years. The school did not challenge me or teach me in the way I had hoped it would and I became very unhappy with my school choice for the longest time. I felt that I could do more in my art and growth on my own instead of dragging myself through the educational system, but I had gone too far to quit and my teachers worked with me very hard to make sure I got through it. I am very grateful for that. If I didn't have the support of my teachers, I don't know if I would have made it. The teachers are what makes the school great and worth it to be there, and I can only hope other AIs have as many awesome teachers as mine did.

My biggest beef with AI is that it is a privately owed, for-profit educational program that doesn't require a portfolio to enroll and they'll accept nearly anyone who can pay for it. This is sadly becoming all too common with other schools too, like Full Sail. I had a scholarship and that was the only reason my parents allowed to go and I didn't bother to look into much else. If I wanted a really challenging and enlightening education in art, I would attend someplace like CalArts or Ringling because they have very very high standards for their students... but I wanted to stay in state and ultimately looking back on it now, I think I wouldn't have had the dedication and mindset to be successful at those schools. I was too young to understand how hard I would have to work to be successful and I have many shortcomings I have to deal with in order to overcome personal setbacks I put upon myself to produce art and meet deadlines. Doing art for a living is not for everyone and you cannot be causal about learning and making art if you're going to bother to go to school for it. Otherwise it's just a lot of time and money wasted.

The Art Institutes, and nearly any other similar art degree programs, are all about how much work and dedication you want to put into your work outside of the classroom. They give you tools, resources, advice, direction, and connections, but they don't "teach you art" per say... YOU teach YOU art. Through practice and pushing yourself. You get out what you put in. You can make the most of any school that you go to, honestly, and you should feel like you're truly ready for college before just jumping into it. I think having the chance to do it all over again, I would still choose to go to AiC... but I wish I would have waited a few years instead of doing it right out of high school. I wasn't prepared to deal with the real world so soon and my quality of education ultimately suffered from my lack of responsibility living on my own and managing myself for the first time. Be as smart about it as you can about college and be prepared to live with the consequences. I have to cough up an outrageous amount in student loans now and doing whatever's necessary to make the most of the situations I've put myself in.

Was it worth it? Only time will tell. But I wouldn't trade the friends and teachers I had the pleasure of getting to know for the world.

Best of luck :heart:
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WyrmsRoost Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Student General Artist
*shudder* The financial department at the Ai of LA is a terrible, terrible place, but (most of) the teachers and resources are fantastic.

I'm glad you shared a bit of your experience here with us, you've helped me feel better about choosing to wait a few years between high school college where others have shamed me for it. I know that as is I don't have the dedication or drive to complete a degree, and I most certainly would have (mostly) wasted these past two years and piles of money had I gone right into college after high school like I had been pressured to do. Now, that's not to say that I'll never go, quite the opposite. The thought of attending an art school excites me especially after viewing your art reel here; I just know myself too well and I know I don't have enough sticktoitiveness to get through school quite yet.




Now, I'm curious, how come Theod didn't have his horns in your Zbrush sculpt? Is it actually a different individual of the same species? Were they cut for time/simplicity's sake? Or did you make a design change?
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CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Glad to hear it, I think you're honestly the smart one XD I honestly saw the most success out of those older students who were there only part time- because they had a job and kids and were paying for their own education. They wanted to be there and make the most of their time and investment... as opposed to much of the school made up of fresh out of high school rich kids (like me apparently *shutter*)

As for as Theod goes, I couldn't understand Zbrush's tools well enough to properly make such a sharp, non-organic shape- I had originally planned to take it into Maya and add on the blades there, but there was a lot of trouble with my file being way too many polygons for Maya to read or handle and the deadline was too fast approaching so I skipped it. I figure I needed to re-visit the model and learn more about Zbrush at another time when I could play with it on my own.
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WyrmsRoost Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks! Yep, I definitely need to wait until my life is more stable to g to school.

And that makes sense. I see how such regular shaped sharp things could serve as a challenge in that program.
I'd like to see a finished version some day!
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WyrmsRoost Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Just be careful which you go to, do lots of research in advance. The AI of Seattle I've heard is not all that great, and the AI of LA is supposed to be a really good one but I've heard terrible things about the administration.
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Sharpe19 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's actually very cool. It really shows off your vast range and grasp on so many medias. Well done sweetie!
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CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot Sharpe for giving it a watch and leaving me a comment; I really appreciate it! :heart:
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Stitchfan Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student Filmographer
That's impressive. Where did you get the model of Charlie Anna from Roadside Romeo?
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CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! The model of that character was provided by one of my teachers for a class assignment so we could learn how to rig a character from scratch- I hadn't seen Roadside Romeo at the time (and still haven't seen it yet!) so I didn't make the connection until several years later.
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Stitchfan Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
Wow. That's pretty cool. :D

It's a decent film. It has an "All Dogs Go to Heaven" feel.
It's a Bollywood movie, but it's Disney and it shows.
Worth a watch if you need a dose of cute fluffy characters and catchy songs.
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Mytokyokitty Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very well done :iconclappingplz:
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CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot!
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PeaceWolfLegacy Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You. Are. Amazing. :iconclapplz:
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CanineHybrid Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! I'm honored you think so ^^
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PeaceWolfLegacy Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you kidding? You've been one of my idols for like, the longest time! Ever since I became an official furry, you've been one of my biggest inspirations. *wags tail* Thank you for being you.
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