Happy New Year! (2015)

Ok yea, so it’s almost February… I know I’m a little late with this post. Either way I wanted to get at least one post in for the month of January.

At the beginning of last year I wanted to get back into doing more personal art work, be more active on social media and get more visitors/views on this website. For the most part I was successful on all of those goals.

I didn’t get to do as much networking in person this past year. Being busy at work prevented that. Spent most of my year working on a really awesome project, that is continuing into this year. Wish I could share some of the that work… maybe someday.

One major milestone that I hit this past year back in January was hitting the 10 year mark at Boeing.It has been a pretty amazing ride thus far. I’ve held a few different positions. All of which have allowed me to be involved in 3d visualization. When I first graduated college I thought I would work in film, TV, commercials, video games maybe even architectural visualization. The aerospace industry wasn’t even on my radar. But when you are right out of college and a major company says they’d like to hire you to do 3d modeling, animation, graphics and video editing, you don’t say no. I never would have thought, that 10 years down the road I would still be doing visualization for Boeing.

I have learned more about engineering and manufacturing over the last 10 years, than I ever thought I would as an animation major at LMU. What is really neat to think about is, that all of the cool sci-fi stuff that people dream about being a part of in the entertainment industry, I get to be a part of the real deal. When I see other artist looking at reference for their project ideas, a lot of it is based upon current aerospace technology.

So here is another year ahead of me with many opportunities to learn and grow. This year I would like to continue work on more personal projects, learn ZBrush and bring more people to this site. Excluding this past month, one of my goals is to post here once a week. I was given a “One Sketch a Day” sketchbook as a gift, so I’ll be working on that too. Looking forward to what this next year has in store.

So I’ll wrap up with a quick sculpt that I did on my iPad using Autodesk 123D Scupt+
Fun program, easy to use and a lot of cool features for a mobile sculpting app.
Enjoy!!!

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International Self Portrait Day – 2014

Yesterday was International Self Portrait Day. An event that started 7-8 years ago now. Such a fun event to take part in. My participation has been on and off over the last few years. Thankfully I was able to find some time and get one in this year.
Autodesk Sketchbook Pro on my iPad iPad

You can also see it here in my conceptart.org sketchbook, or the ISPD Thread.

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3D LEGO Man

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I’ve been working on this model for a while now. Finally got a chance to post some progress shots. I want to do a LEGO “family portrait” eventually. I also made a revised version of the model that I was … Continue reading

Revisions

Been pretty busy at work lately. Working on some models and shots over and over and over and over… well you get the point. I know its part of the job, but it is amusing from my perspective to work on something and make multiple revision only to end up with what you did first, be picked.

Anyway, while waiting for some renders to complete last night I did a little doodle on my iPhone. Thought I post it up here to share.iPhoneDoodle_talkbubble_03132014

MB Workshop LA2013 – Recap

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So the other weekend I had the chance to go to the Massive Black Workshop held at Manhattan Beach Studios. It has taken me over a week to decompress and I’m sure that I will continue to pull knowledge and … Continue reading