Sunday, March 10, 2013

Some Old Bullsh!t

Wow I haven't posted in forever, what a jerk. I decided to shoot some old work before I accidentally do something stupid to it. Apparently I peaked in college haha.

 All "traditional" media.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Oil Sketch


Here is something new! I haven't posted in a while, and I'm not sure about using this blog for "fine art" stuff, but what the heck, here is a sloppy painting.

Oil on paper, 9x12. 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

It's Earth Day!

A little graphic I did for work. The raw render:

NERD ALERT! Made in Blender with cycles render engine, makes me wish I had a beast of a gfx card to preview, but still wasn't too bad, a 10 min render at 1500 x 2100 on a quad 2.66 cpu (100 passes I think). Minimal post pro, only to remove the banding from the background gradient. Cycles makes 3D fun. The print copy looks fantastic btw ;)

Made entirely with free software, Blender, GIMP, Inkscape on Ubuntu.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Another Cycles Cowboy

Some postpro with the excellent FIL for Gimp, this guy is the nemesis of the other 3D fellow.

Funny how I spent 45 minutes picking colors only to wash them out

Sloppy Cowboys

Some quick colored sketches for the western theme over yonder at the AC Corral:
(BTW sorry Erika I totally (subconsciously) pinched your pyjamas idea :P )

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Fun with Cycles!

Some nerd-o facts:
This is an old model from 2.49, except for Suzanne bull-head which I whipped up today. Rendered in yesterday's daily build, using this image as an environment texture with an emitting plane as well, everything else is basically defaults. Raw render, no post pro.

I could have sworn this guy had hair, but who knows where that is 3 years later!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011

Blender + Kiku voice recognition

This is a quick demonstration of kiku voice recognition software and Blender 3D. There are currently about 90 voice commands, based around modeling/rigging, but the commands will work in other modes as well, eg "face" which invokes the F key will make a face in edit mode but will also Make Links in the node editor. This said, one can add multiple commands to invoke a key, see "vertical" and "wire," which both call the Z key.

To keep things safe there is no "quit" or "new" command.

If I missed anything important, or a user wants to change keys, feel free to modify the commands to your liking, it's very simple :)

*I didn't code kiku, I just extended the Blender command list.*

Kiku​kiku/​download/​ works in Ubuntu and Debian, if you like it and find it useful please donate!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

lil bit windy today

We are lucky today that there are no leaves on the trees, there'd hardly be any left standing. I took a drive to the library this afternoon, traffic lights were out, trees down, police everywhere, craziness. The library's internets were down, so the usual group of people weren't crowded around the computers. I said to the librarian: "Wow, it sure is nice and quiet here today," and as soon as I did the power went out- she just said "Look at what you did." It was great, walking around the books in low light. I felt bad for the librarians though, there was a constant barrage of incoming calls inquiring about their internet. It's like the goddam Dark Ages around here when the www is cut off!

*As a side note, I remember once as a kid I had a Radio Shack circuit kit, with the springs and wires that connected the parts, and I had been working on some project, I think it was radio-based, and as soon as I hooked up the battery the lights went out, another weird coincidence, OR NOT?

Sunday, April 3, 2011