• Misc

    Busy bee me- Unreal Unity

    I’ve been extremely busy over the past few weeks- taking an online class on visual storytelling while also trying to learn how to use Unreal along with Blender. Making progress and despite how basic they are really proud of this marble setup that rotates and moves- next are walls and continuing to sculpt the sword.

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    Adobe Creative Residency Fund

    Excited to share some news that’s kept me (and my PC) fairly busy over the past few weeks. I got an email about the new Adobe Creative Residency Fund.  I immediately applied and was beyond excited to find out that Adobe wanted to provide funding for my proposed project, #Black_____. With everything going on right now in the world and especially in my community, with every day bringing new images and videos of Black trauma, I wanted to push back with images of love, peace, joy, and other elements of beauty that make up a much larger portion of the Black experience. So with Adobe’s help- that’s what I did.…

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    Online Learning

    Just a quick update. I know a lot of people are looking to learn online especially these days. Over on my Resources page I have a bunch of links to things that will helpfully aid you on your own artistic journey. Arun over at Syn Studio Art School was kind enough to reach out and it was a good reminder that I want to update that page with more resources. I applied a while back but unfortunately didn’t make the cut for their diploma program but it’s nice to see they’ve expanded with more online classes as well. Direct from the source:

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    Trying to find the Joy…

    The past few months have been hard for most people I imagine. It’s been difficult to find the headspace and desire to create especially when so much is going on. I could write thousands of words and still not fully express exactly how I feel or even feel that my words are needed in the scope of how big the problems the world is facing now. There is so much beauty, love, life, and joy in my community despite how much many of us have had to endure and will likely continue to endure. So I hope my art in some small way can remind us and others why we…

  • 365 Rendering,  My Art,  Thoughts & Ramblings

    Take Two

     Sometimes a do over is necessary. Glad I went back on this one. Daz3d Kala 8 with slight morphing and editing in Photoshop using adjustment layers, filters, and slight paint overs.  Bumping up the render quality and time really helped get rid of some of the noise as did a change in the light setup.

  • 365 Rendering,  Tips & Tricks

    Daz3d- 30+ days in Top 5 Tips & Tricks

    I’ve been using Daz3d daily for the past 30+ days and still very much consider myself a beginner. Here are the top things that I’ve learned and/or found extremely useful. In no real particular order of importance: Sales- There’s always another saleDaz is really good about putting out some discount sales so I’m finding if I want something that is either not on sale or is slightly discounted-just wait. I don’t know if they do some weird statistic voodoo but pretty much every time I’ve said I’ll just wait the item I wanted ended up on sale the next day or so. Wonderful but still kind of creepy- in a…

  • Misc

    Photoshop YouTube Tutorials

    If you use Photoshop then you are probably already aware that it was updated to the 2020 version. Have you been taking full advantage of the new features though? If not or even if you have and still want tips that might help improve your workflow- here are 3 Youtube learning gems I want to quickly share: