Thursday, 20 November 2008
Tuesday, 29 July 2008
Wednesday, 23 July 2008
Friday, 11 July 2008
3D Graphics Can Geometrically Guide Your Attention from PhysOrg.com
(PhysOrg.com) -- When you gaze at a painting, the first thing that catches your eye is usually not an accident. Since the beginning of art, painters have used strategic techniques to guide a viewer’s attention through a scene. Still to this day, researchers are investigating ways to persuade attention with the latest technology.
Sunday, 15 June 2008
Friday, 13 June 2008
Monday, 9 June 2008
Oh look Blurt and I are featured work in the Digital Abstracts and patterns group at redbubble.
So pleased - Sliky Milk!
Blurt (my 3 year old daughter) and I did some messing around with colours dropped in milk.
A photo was taken quite early on before we dabbled it about too much and then we found a bit of distortion we liked to compliment the milky texture.
The colours mix up a bit more later and you can see some later effects in another picture taken a few minutes later called "Milk Rainbows Eighteen Fifty"
We had some fun collaborating that evening, my Blurt and I.
Sunday, 8 June 2008
Thursday, 29 May 2008
Thursday, 22 May 2008
There is a classy group on Redbubble dedicated to artwork and phtotographs depicting shoes.
I submitted my boots like thus
and hey look there they are!
Quite quite proud .. by the way there are some fab pics of shoes in the group and all the art can be purchased at reasonable prices.
If you are an artist redbubble is a great way to begin selling and promoting your work
Wednesday, 21 May 2008
Sunday, 18 May 2008
I haven't pushed this side of the 3d art experience yet!
Last night however I modeled a glass and a spiral and then made a pic. Not especially challenging -- bit It was done and it is a start.
The pic came my way at 4.30am looking like this. Pleased with that but I decided while walking the dog that I needed to actually add to that as an artistic picture and today I'm going to be looking at 2 eyeballs on a cocktail stick and some fingerprints with blood!
The twee is not on me today - I must have lost it whole out shopping in Middlesbrough with Blurt yesterday.
Friday, 16 May 2008
Wednesday, 7 May 2008
Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!" ~Robin Williams
and you can view the completed work here -
In the spring,at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. ~Margaret Atwood...
you can view that one here
When put these together we had no real spring feeling here in Northern England - however it's really kicking in now and spring has sprung.
Tuesday, 6 May 2008
There was 3 I was waiting on
1. Carrara Dynamic Hair competiton - well I didn't manage to get anywhere on that bit I did learn lota nad now I use Carrara lots and lots -- so it was a bit like winning a new software package.
2 shots of the entry I posted are here
These did not get into the final 8 which I think should be getting the results now (ish) the results keep getting delayed its all a bit dazsoon to quote a clever comic writer.
Speaking of comics
I did win the Sunday Funnies
These can be read here
And the other result I was waiting for was for the april fool promotion problem contest.
My entry was like this
I posted it in the blog like this.
Maybe it was the fact that I added a touch of underarm hair!
So -- yeah pleased to be winning it felt good.
Just completed 2 entries for a Spring Frolic with the Vue 6 a new Dawn at Artzone -- I'll put them up later and explain a bit more about that.
But the judges have been called in.
And I am also working on some Dragonworld pics for another contest at Artzone.
I'll beat myself up about this for five minutes and then get on and do something about it.
I need an extra 8 hours in every day or I need to quit my job -- but as watching my family go hungry is not in the list of things I want to get done then I guess I need to stick it out and show up and get paid.
Anyway I have been neglecting my blog so I best get on and update.
I have been neglecting my online friends - facebook, artzone, ecademy etc etc.
But Hey -- I have made some pretty pics and have even got some done up super big and can now be purchased from redbubble.
I need to get some more up there.
But it is developing so at least that is something to be proud of.
Friday, 18 April 2008
When Blurt and I got home we attended to a little creativity and messiness -- she used poster colours -- pretty much everywhere and I messed up my own materials and applied them - then I got busy on clothes and hair for two new characters I have called the Chromatic Twins.
I really enjoyed this!
Can you tell?
Gosh I love those shoes - click on the image to get a close view.
Tuesday, 15 April 2008
Monday, 14 April 2008
The results of 2 will be announced today - I really enjoyed them and
learned so much by taking part so I am already a complete winner.
BUT - sometimes it is nice to win something.
AND I will find out what is available to take part in next -- which is
Saturday, 12 April 2008
This is the one before last!
It could of course go on for ever but for the purpose of the competition I must bring this series to an end so i can go and get on with the Vue Competition.
Friday, 11 April 2008
Thursday, 10 April 2008
Here are the first 2 pages
Click the images to view
If you need an insight into some of the comments then do ask and all will be revealed.
More to come tonight and tomorrow.
Competition closes Friday night I think.
Monday, 7 April 2008
This is The Spikey Object of the Spikey Project. Please do click it for a closer look.
I am intending to take this object on all sort of adventures through all the software that I use to create my art. There will be some lateral thinking and some fun and a lot of learning for me I hope.
It will be good if I create some interesting pictures on the way too.
Felt poorly on Sunday -- and in my weakness I couldn't resist the urge to create another entry for the latest competition at Artzone.
This should be my last as I need to focus on my cartoon entry and my Vue Picture for the competititon in the Vue 6 a New Dawn Group
Friday, 4 April 2008
In the spirit of competition at Artzone of Daz3d I rendered another image for the dress challenge.
Dress was retextured and fluff was added using Carrara.
I seem to be getting to grips with the software now.
This was the picture
I chose to illustrate the opening scene of My Bunny True Love beautifully written by bridgeport8
One bright morning, a merry bluebird asked Saffron, "Why are you so sad?"
Saffron slowly looked up at the bluebird and rolled onto his back with paws in the air as if he were dying and answered, "I am sick. So sick, that soon I fear I will be dead"
The pic got an honourable mention in the competition - which I was really pleased about. The winning pics were stunners and the other honorable mentions were ones I was very proud to be included with. I enjoyed myself and learned a lot.
Thursday, 3 April 2008
Yes - indeed! Speaking of men in ladies clothes (see last post) I have this week contacted some amateur dramatic groups in order to begin expanding my portfolio of work.
I am really excited to see what will become of that.
Daz pulled an April Fool stunt that tied in with a dress for the male Morphed Victoria.
I dismissed the idea for the first 10 minutes after viewing it and then couldn't resist downloading the free morphs for popular new V4.2 dress - one of which I do own.
So then it was play time -- a simple task yet srangely compelling and such good fun.
I have entered 2 men with their new frocks -- you can enter a multiple of times and I do have a couple more in mind where I will be doing my fur/hair thing to the garment to add a bit of pizzazz.
I'd also like to get him out and about and into a Vue scene - because I think as I said in a previous post I am missing using it.
Friday, 28 March 2008
Here is one I'm not entering into the Carrara Hair competition - it ends today by the way.
I'm not sure if I have explained why I'm not sharing my competition entries for the hair competition - its mainly because I'm not allowed to - it's part of the rules. The prize is quite major on this one so I'm not going to mess with them there rules.
I may have time this evening to correct a black eye problem on one of my final renders for my second hair and then I appear to already be considering the next challenge.
Which goes like this.
I want to see a comic strip showing what a day at DAZ3D is like! It is meant to be funny so feel free to interpret that however you want :O) For inspiration I would look up an artist named Flak (I believe his art is only at Rendo ATM) but he has done some hysterical scenes on this theme and I thought I comic on it by you all would be too too funny and give the people at DAZ3D a good giggle after a long days work :O) You can illustrate anything from comedic things that happen while developing DAZ Studio to Launching the new ArtZone...pretty much anything you would like to poke fun at.
1. The Comic Strip has to be atleast 4 Panels but can be longer if you like.
2. It Must stick with the general theme
3. Be sure it is something you could actually see in a newspaper so no profanity or nudity. Inferred is ok and you can use characters for profanity like $#*& etc LOL
4. Entires can be in either Black & White or in Full Color...your choice.
5. Can be done in any medium...2D or 3D
6. Because these could get to be larger files, if your image is larger then the forum can take please PM me and I'll put them on my server and give you a link you can post for your entry so you guys can have more freedom
7. All Entires must be in no later then Saturday, April 12th at 5p.m. MST (GMT -7 DST)
However I do seem to be getting bogged down in this one -- making it a lot bigger than perhaps it need to be and it will take a lot of time. Mind you if I start working with Vue again I might get a bit more done as it doesn't make my machine drag as much so I can multi task.
I have in the last week become a moderator on a group at artzone - a Vue 6 group
This is at http://artzone.daz3d.com/groups/vue6
Membership for the group is steadily growing and we have some great members who are good artists and who are helpful. I feel privileged and warm just being part of it.
Mind you those gushy feelings could be just left over exhaustion from pushing myself to work all night on my hair entry for Carrara.
I probably need more sleep - but mangaged to find a pic of me in the office.
Ha - oh I fought a moment like that yesterday.
Tuesday, 25 March 2008
It snowed on Easter Sunday
Blurt and Blue made the most of it and tried their hand at some modelling.
This reminds me I need to go and download the latest version of hexagon and start using it. Blue said he wanted to try it - it may stop me totally slipping off into another world without him!
I'll keep you posted on how that goes.
Saturday, 22 March 2008
Thursday, 20 March 2008
was stood outside of his car on his mobile for sometime and then had
some animated chat and giggles with 2 schoolgirls - of the more senior
I may have an Easter pic coming on!
I entered the Bunny Tale Competition for the second satge - illustration
on Tuesday Night - well dawn - Well just before dawn on Wednesday
evening to be precise - I'll put the picture in later. It turned out fluffy!
Monday, 17 March 2008
That actually sounds quite romantic - however it was more like Betty was
laminated in the office and passed on to the birthday boy over a burger
at TGI Fridays in Stockton on Tees.
I heard over the weekend that they got on OK and Birthday Boy's friends
liked Betty too. So that was successful I think. I do need to get some
more prints done of her and get them distributed. I would like to
develop the Ooh Betty Collection a bit more I think and that could be fun.
This weekend has been exhausting as we ditched the TV and two large
sofas out of the lounge and turned it into a doing room. My daughter
appears to be taking it all very well and even helped. She and my
boyfriend were both delighted to have masses of space to put down train
tracks - and the dog got in the middle he seemimgly also recovering
rapidly from the loss of his own sofa.
I made a bit of headway with the digital hairdressing last night and I
think I am grasping some of the concepts.
However I am not exactly following what some of the tutorials suggest
but at this stage I believe that may be to my advantage because I can
actually mix and match parts of my hair dos which could make quite an
interesting product and follow up add ons both in textures and styles.
Anyway I have just slugged down some caffeine in a green tea mix which
hopefully will stop me slumping over my desk and snoring while at work.
Never good - especially if you hit the keyboard because when the buffer
fills up it squeaks! Very alarming.
Friday, 14 March 2008
I'm up early today! It's the day that Ooh Betty meets her real owner. Sort of nervous that they won't get on.
I'll let you know how that goes on when I get home - I should hopefully be getting home early too which means I may get the opportunity to do some hairdressing.
I had a look at some hairdressing sites quite helpful but I think I will end up making something up.
Monday, 10 March 2008
I completed my short story for the Artzone competition group on the way home from work. i typed it up and have entered it which gets that out of the way now. I now need to get back on with playing with hair dos and I also must not neglect Betty as she is due to be delivered to her mind creator on Saturday - gosh time flies!
My hair for heads is not doing spectalularly well although I am kind of getting the hang of it. I aim to be a Carrara hairstyling queen and no doubt my stubborness will render me at least adequate in the skill. However whether that is going to be soon enough for competition entry at the end of this month then I am unable to tell.
But just so we can establish that I am still week then take a look at the picture here - poor old Vicky is far too polite to say it stinks!
Ooh Betty! I like the fur!
it can be viewed at My Gallery started at Renderosity
Feel free to leave comments here or at any of the galleries I enter pictures to.
that I am putting together for the Easter Competition at Artzone
<http://www.artzone.com>. It's a rabbit theme in the competition and it
is in 2 parts - a story and an illustration. 3 stories I believe are to
be picked from the first part and will then be used for the illustration
part of the competition.
It didn't take long to come up with the concept and the story telling
seemd to be flowing OK this morning - infact I enjoyed myself a lot. I
should finish the first draft this evening on the commute home ( I don't
do the driving) and then all that is required is to fill in the blanks
where the names of the characters need to go - I thought I'd leave that
until I got to know them and then choose the right names.
Sunday, 9 March 2008
Saturday, 8 March 2008
Ooh Betty you are furtastic!
I have added this to my gallery at Artzone. http://artzone.daz3d.com/index.php?mode=photo_album&act=view&pho_id=133907&p_id=20308
Please feel free to leave a comment here or at the gallery.
I am becoming more comfortable using Carrara now after working with betty and the little doggy and I am hoping this will help when I try and put a hair do together.
Just waiting for a portrait of Betty to render - also in Carrara.