Monday, December 23, 2013

Ocean Acidification Illustration - Coming to Seattle

So far, this illustration has been picked up 3 times since it was published in E Magazine back in 2012. Once by the Monterey Bay Aquarium, once by an Australian publication whose name escapes me at the moment, and most recently, by the NSF funded series QUEST, The Science of Sustainability, on KCTS TV in Seattle. I guess the illustration works. :-)

Friday, September 20, 2013

Thank you, Tamora Pierce!

Tamora Pierce, NY Times best selling author of Young Adult Fiction, animal lover, crazy lady and creator of magical universes just bought one of my framed limited edition prints: Old Pueblo, Ranchos de Taos, NM. - Print No. 1 of 200. I delivered it to her yesterday.
So now, by virtue of that sale, and my longstanding relationship with that other famous author/friend/client/universe creator Bruce Coville, I'm also kinda famous -- by proxy.

A few years back, I did the cover and packaging for Tammy's written for audio (later published in paperback) story Melting Stones (produced by Full Cast Audio). The paperback version got a different cover, done by another artist. Publishing houses like to do that. Change the covers. Guess it's a marketing thing. Tammy confesses that she likes my cover a lot better. Me too. :-)

Read about Tammy, and her books here:

Then, read her books!!
She's written a lot of books!

Friday, July 26, 2013

I have a Byline

I've been working with the Adirondack Explorer since the very beginning. I've done a lot of illustrations for them over the past 15 years. I've been doing the layout and illustrations for the Outdoor Skills page in the back for each issue, and now, I'm doing the writing for that page as well. So now, I have my own byline! Woo hoo! Check out the Explorer... it's a great publication about all things Adirondack!

Ocular Inserter 3D Model & Render

This is an illustration I did for Fingerpaint Marketing. It's an Ocular Inserter, a device used to deliver medications to the inside of the eye. Modeled and rendered in Strata Studio CX 7. Straight render, no post work.

Friday, February 22, 2013

3d SketchFab Test

Modeled this in Strata Sculpt 3D. You should be able to rotate this model in the viewer. If this works, I'll upload more models. I use 3D software for technical illustration projects and sometimes to create my own reference for digital paintings.
Strata Sculpt 3D is an online 3D modeling program that works like sculpting with clay, sort of. This alien head started out as a sphere.

If you have the right graphics processor, you should be able to rotate and zoom the model above. Your graphics card needs to suport WebGL. (My MacBookPro does).