Logo Design for the Alaska Recreational Dog Mushers Association. (Registered trade-mark of the ARDMA.) Oh, and there are two new tutorials on the Worley Labs' website, (http://www.worley.com ) on techniques for using "Sasquatch" to do the kinds of Lightwave 3D furred Be-ings I do... (It's just one "facet of the Diamond," take the information and run with it - finding your own best ways of doing things! :)
The Scene for "Within the Tall Grass," as it looks through Lightwave's Layout Viewports. Rigged following the Techniques in "Lightwave 3D 7, Character Animation," the Cheetah is completely animatable. Special "Lighting/Shading modification possible with Worley Labs' "Sasquatch" Hair/Furring System allowed VGA resolution "Plate" of Cheetah to be rendered in just under three minutes. Free Tutorial of Technique will be available shortly online from http://www.worley.com .
The current issue of Keyframe Magazine, (#31, http://www.keyframemag.com,) is running a couple of articles of mine that may be of interest to other Artists doing Fur, Hair, or Scales in 3D... "The Battle For Fur and Hair" gives an in-depth look at the Fur and Hair "Plug-Ins" for Lightwave 3D. And the Instancing Plug-in used to create the Dragon in "Enchanted" is also explored in that issue. ("Enchanted" is also the cover of the magazine.)
Blueberry (18"x24", Oil on Canvas). Finished painting in trade for my dogsled. (If any of you out there are looking for a dogsled, I highly recommend the guy who hand-made mine. The sled handles like a dream - I can slalom back and forth behind the dogs with just the barest shifting of weight. His sleds are flexible and sturdy too - but I'm not going to talk about that. :P )
In the quiet moments, there has been time to paint. It has been a wonderful healing salve for the soul. This is the under-painting for a commissioned portrait for the family who made my dogsled. This is Blueberry, one of their leaders!
"King of the North" (20"x15", oil on canvas). Painted portrait of Boulie, (which inspired the markings of the recently uploaded detail). Boulie is this wonderful soul I had the pleasure of meeting at the Fox Waterhole, a natural spring where I get water for the coming week. His human companion was interested in my doing a portrait of him, and so here he is.
Logo Design for a friend of mine who runs an air and boat supported vet service that attends to the needs of the Alaska bush. (The majority of Alaskan communities are reachable only by air or boat -- health care for humans or animals is worth much more than gold.)
Justin Case anyone wants to do that "peek behind the curtain" thing... here are the wireframes and bone-weights for "Feelin' Pretty." (Lots of folks on the 3D forums ask... thought there might be some here also who'd groove on this kind of "Oh, that's how he did it" thing. :)
A very sweet and wonderful person mentioned to me that this one should be coloured. You know? She was absolutely right. She did a beautiful job of coloring it herself... it was so sweet! But you know... my drawing underneath her coloring was all scratchy and yucky so I did a pass of cleanup on it, and threw some colors onto it... I've got to see if there's a way to have _both_ of our colorings up here 'cause she did such a cool job! :)
"Daybreak: Denali" (Lightwave 3D). (Inspired by Parrish's "Daybreak.") I decided to take my own advice in learning to become a better artist: Find another artist who's work you deeply admire, and re-create a work by him/her. As you do this, you begin to Internalize the decisions they made in creating their own work -- the idea is not to copy, the idea is to understand their decisions and make them your own. This homage was done entirely in 3D.