Insane Watercolor Painter Guy Simply Won’t Stop Until He’s Finished
I better step up my game. Considerably.
Also did an illustration for an upcoming children’s song book. Mine was a tune about traveling in cars, trains and planes, and I thought, well, the family theme would require some metaphorical acrobatics to be avoided, so I went right for it instead. Much more fun creating a different kind of family.
Did this quite fast, which is unusual. Succeeded in finding a balance between digital and handmade, I think. Happy with that. Now: back to work.
People on bikes
I’m collecting pictures concerning Triumphs for a poster + t-shirt job, so I’m going through several blogs. It has seemed at times that I see the wrong things in vehicular culture (they think rockn’roll, I think, dunno, October Country or something), but honestly, doesn’t this image somehow prove that there’s kindness and poetry in bike riding culture?
A dry, hot and harsh place where the weather is nice.
It might be the combination of soft shadows, radiosity and displacement rock texture, because it took for-fucking-ever to render. I’m completely mindless with resources.
Another exercise in horribly sunny weather. The idea of being stuck in a place where… No, actually, it’s a picture of monotony. My last month, confined to the sofa with my foot in a cast. All rest and recuperation. Which, in the end, can drive you quite mad.
So here’s a beautiful peaceful spot, except you won’t get no shade if you ain’t in for a muddy swim.
The inevitable Beginner’s Island. When you start out trying to learn 3D modeling, especially in the amateur variety of programs that invite you to build landscapes (sort of the opposite of the all-serious, all-professional, no-funny-stuff CAD segment), chances are you’ll make an island. A small chunk of land in a nondescript ocean that impresses almost nobody.
Still, you know, Böcklin.
Not sure where I’m going with this. Hell, it looks like old paintings. I’ve been dabbling in amateur 3D modeling for several years now and it’s so damn hard to get something usable out of it.
I decided to give Vue another try. Despite the feeling of playing with dolls, that so many people enjoy in Poser, it’s… oh, I guess it’s no different than building model railroad landscapes. The moody God perspective. You spend hours upon hours prodding your way through really crappy software, and if you’re lucky you produce something that almost doesn’t look completely awful. All this instead of drawing or painting by hand. Dammit.
But it’s still fascinating. Exploring obtuse and obsolete work methods. Using apps in ways they weren’t intended to be. Laughing at violent software screw-ups. Alternating between careful adjustments and wild abandon. Gaping at the unexpected results.
And there’s still something cool about constructing almost-believable nature scenes that didn’t exist before.