Saturday, October 10, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I recently read an article concerning Arizona and its rather liberal attitude on gun control. There is legislation under way that would allow persons with concealed weapons permits to carry guns in bars and restaurants (you can't drink though)....and hey, who doesn't want to go to the bar with their favorite concealed pistol and not drink? Anyway, I'm not really pro or anti gun but that article was the inspiration for the bullet piece I modeled above.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Most of the time I create 3D models with just a general idea of the subject matter I want to create...I let them evolve organically. Occasionally though I'll draw a sketch or if I'm drawing an inanimate object I'll take some measurements and put them on paper. Here's a little sample below...
My fans have demanded I add more content to my blog so I'm adding a feature called Crappy Little Sketches. Probably once a day I will draw a crappy little sketch, giving myself around 2-7 minutes with no reference other than what I'm thinking about at the time. For my first crappy little sketch I did my best to draw Groo the Wanderer in a few minutes from memory. Groo was one of my favorite childhood comics (I still have several somewhere in a box) by one of my favorite artists, Sergio Aragones of MAD fame.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Just felt like making a creepy mechanical bug one day...this is what happened. Learned a lot about positioning planes while making the legs...I think this is an area Solidworks needs to improve. Modeled in Solidworks, rendered with Photoview360.
This is a fully articulating ninja I put together mainly for a render contest...see image below. I did not model the Xbox controller; I imagine it was downloaded from 3D Content Central for the contest. I rendered it and designed the slice effect. All modeled with Solidworks, rendered with Photoview360.
I'm calling this image, salt&pepper. It was inspired by a set of salt and pepper shakers I had come across earlier in the day. Yes, that's sand in its belly...I don't have salt or pepper texture. Modeled in Solidworks, rendered with Photoview360.