Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Merry Christmas 2019

Merry Christmas 2019

Níl aon tinteán mar do thinteán féin   -- There is no fireplace like your own.

(Open fires are for the most part illegal in new housebuilds in Ireland now.)

Winding down for the end  of the year. 

 Looking forward to a break - and time to recharge.  

Wishing you a Merry Christmas. 

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Teddy Bears


Teddy Bears

Result of a Blender tutorial follow along by CG Cookie.  It was an old tutorial but I just wanted to practice  some simple modelling.  Anyway I stashed the bears at different stages and textured them a few different ways. 

Went a little further and added fur following a tutorial by tutor4u   Football created following a tutorial by Magevo studio.  

Saturday, November 30, 2019


I am so far behind on this blog I missed a whole season.  Have been busy trying to keep up with work I have struggled to do any personal work.  Not a healthy thing for progres I am sure.  It will hopefully be busy until the end of year then I will have a chance to stop and reflect.  

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Self portrait Nov 1 2019

Self portrait Nov 1 2019
Managed to squeeze a few hours to do a self prortrait for November 1st.  It was a really big deal on the now defunct conceptart.org.  It keeps going on Facebook but it is not the same.  Anyway it is good to put down a marker - another year.  

Wednesday, October 23, 2019



I have tried to keep posting regularly here since 2011.  I have really struggled the past few weeks.  I have been working on a lot of client work and its all NDA.  My time for personal work has dwindled to almost zero.  I did manage to get through some tutorials on fluids in Blender.  This one by Olav3D was really useful.   This was my attempt. 

 A week or two later I got to play around with it and made a fountain and tried some different lighting. 

Fountain 1

Tuesday, October 8, 2019





mock up


Here are a couple of recent images I worked on.  Mostly line work and a simple render.  The advantage is that they can be created in a short amount of time and be revised quickly.  Useful for small commission work. The settlement I used 3d to work out placing and camera.   Also used a  blender file using 3d to create a 2d map.