Monday, December 31, 2012

Derpy New Year!

Derpy new year from me, and Plop. I think that's what this guy's name is. He's a....well... I don't know..the first dinoderp of 2013? Hoping 2013 will be really great, cause 2012 has herped its last derp...thank goodness :)

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas Friends!

Hi everybody! Long time no post, huh? I just wanted to pop in to say that whatever neat holiday stuffs you're celebrating this time 'o year, I hope you're all having good times!  Here is a bit of holiday zbrush shenanigans. The Zbrush fur settings are super fun to experiment with...I think I've decided since this experiment with fur in zbrush everything from now on will be fuzzy, LOL! 2013 the year of fuzzy robots?


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Eel Pirate

Yarr! It's Eelshanks Mcflintlock, the eel pirate thing. He sort of evolved from a session playing with dynamesh in Zbrush, then I started experimenting with extracting mesh and stuff, and tharrrr he was. for the life of me I couldn't find a reference photo of the back-side of a flintlock, so I put metal plates with screws, similar to the front...later I was finally told by a friend that it's all wood...oops! I was thinking about fixing that and adding a starfish or two to the base...but I think it's time to move on to the next zbrush adventure.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Beefcake Matador

 Here's another zbrush doodle. I'm torn between calling him "El Guapo" or "Carne Asada." He is a I was just going to leave him in the unpainted state and move on, but I thought I'd throw some colors on him this weekend and try out some of the different materials in Zbrush. Ole!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Sketch blog!

Hey art blog reading person that somehow ended up coming back here...yes you! I've started a sketch/blabbing blog so that people who actually come here to to have a looksee at my zbrush/art shenanigans do not need to be pestered with my general tomfoolery. Well just this once...but then back to general art...


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Snail house update

A bit more work on my snail house! Still need to texture all the wood bits and shingles, but I'm getting closer! Then it's on to the terrain, and the snail character.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Snail House!

I dug up the design that I had from a million billion years's actually the first thing I posted on this blog! Instead of an aristocratic palace though, I'm making it a cottage. The snail who lives here likes to collect sea glass. A seashore retirement is a bold choice for a snail, on account of all the salt, lol. Just like the TARDIS, it is much bigger on the inside. :D Next, on to texturing and stuffs!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Ray Bradbury

Sunday zbrushing time. Just my tribute to the late, great Ray Bradbury. I remember the bliss of finally saving enough of my allowance to buy paperback compilations of his short stories at the bookstore in the mall, and watching the TV series of his tales with my parents. It was definitely an epic moment for me at the beginning of each show, when he would look around that office full of antiques and curiosities, and proclaim "I'll never run out of things to write about in here." He once said in an interview that it was a carnival showman who singled him out in the audience and shouted, "Live Forever" that inspired him to begin writing his fantastic tales. In sharing the strange and wonderful things in his imagination with us, he has become that showman who sparks purpose in his audience. Future scientists, artists, and writers will continue to be inspired by his stories, and carry that spark on to their own careers. So the carnival showman was right after all... Live forever, Mr. Bradbury.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Old Elvis

Spending a little quality time this Memorial day weekend with tons of old DVD's...and zbrush!  I'd like to think, had he not died young, Elvis would be the awesome kind of celebrity that doesn't give a crap about appearing 20 years old forever. I imagine he'd forego the nips and tucks, and instead spend his retirement circling Graceland in one of his vintage cars waving a deep fried peanutbutter 'nanna sammich out the window at the paparazzi. Every time I see an elderly rotund gent with sideburns and sunglasses...I always wonder...hey, you never know!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Somewhere over Texas

I don't care how many times I fly, I will never tire of gawking out the window! It's fascinating how many isolated towns are scattered across the wilds. I believe this wee river town I spotted is somewhere over Texas...or perhaps Louisiana? The painting was done in Procreate for iPad.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Kudzu, the Bayou Elf

Being back home in Mississippi on vacation inspired some Zbrushin! This is Kudzu, the bayou elf. Don't be fooled by his crawdad spear, he's pleased to meetcha. Anyone who's spent any time in the American southeast has probably seen the kudzu vines covering any surface that stays still long enough for it to take root. Most people consider it a pesky weed but it does turn abandoned buildings, lampposts, and fallen trees into fantastic and mysterious shapes beneath a blanket wonderland of greenery. This little guy is right at home in a nice patch of kudzu. :)