I mentioned in my last post that I was back in school studying for my MFA. One of the classes that I am currently taking is Fine Art Sculpture – Figure Modeling. I have to admit that before I started this class I was scared. Really scared. I was asking myself “How the hell am I going to take a sculpture class online”, “Don’t you need to be in a class room to get the full effect?” Well I have to admit that it has been a pretty good class. Yes, I still wish I as in a class setting where it was hands on with everyone so I could get instant feedback but all in all I am happy with how the class is going.

Provided for me are videos of how to approach the current assignment. Our professor leaves us audio feedback on our assignment along with an edit of our photographs that we submit. You get everything that you would get if you were in a classroom. However, I am the type that likes ‘hands on’ learning. I need to see it done in front of me and have it explained what I did wrong while I am making it.

Anyway I wanted to share with you some of my work that I’ve done so far. Take a look and let me know what you think.


Lets take a trip to… “The Serengeti” (WIP)

This is another environment scene that I am working on for Regent University’s animated film “The Best Gift” . I can’t tell you too much about what happens here because I don’t want to give away the story. But I can say that something very exciting takes place here! (It is the Serengeti! What kind of things do you find there?)

So this is the beginning set-up for the scene:


The scene is almost complete. The background will be mostly be a matte painting along with a few more elements left to model. Not all the high grass is in the scene yet. That is due to me needing to speak with the Animation director and also the film’s director to find out exactly where most of the animation will take place. Once that is done I will add the remaining grass and also the grass that will be impacted by the characters in the scene.

Stay tuned, more details and WIPs to come!

Another step closer…(WIP)

Well today turned out to be a very productive day. I was able to make up for yesterday, I had a sever allergy attack that lasted 9hrs and ended up with me passing out at 930 last night. Well I am very pleased with my progress on this build total time so far is 5days. The scene is about 90% complete on my end. I have about another handful of details to add then I’ll pass it on over to the lighting and texturing department.

So here is my progress:

Make Something Cool #37

You might remember from the other day that I posted an idea that I was pursuing with about getting some of my t-shirt designs made so if you liked them you could purchase the from Well yesterday I actually did it. I transferred two of my designs into their template kit that I downloaded and submitted them for approval.

It takes about 48hrs to get a submission approved then once it’s approved the voting begins. It’s then up to you! I will need your votes to even get a chance of them being made, so my make something cool is the following link to my submission.

Painted Lady Tee:

Thanks again and Happy Voting!

Make Something Cool #36

This Make Something Cool ties in with one that I did a little while back. So if you remember some of my first MSC post were some t-shirts that I had designed. Well it’s always been one of my dreams to make clothing maybe even have a small line some day. So today I decided that I would give a chance. If you don’t know what/who is I suggest you check out their website. This is who the are:

Threadless is a community-based company that prints awesome designs created and chosen by you!

So I downloaded their threadless tshirt pack and briefly started messing around with my designs and fitting them into the files that they provided. This image is a sample model image of what my shirt would look like printed:

So what I’m going to do is finish up transfering my designs to their kit they provided me then I’ll begin uploading them to the site. What I’ll need from you is a vote. I will need a lot of votes to be able to get my designs created so please please vote for me! I’ll post the link and pictures of the designs I create once my account is complete.

Stay tuned.

Make Something Cool #35

Recently I was tasked with creating a wine label for a private client, whom I am very close with. She game me some strong examples of what she was looking for style/content wise but for some reason I got stuck on this vision that was close but left field close so I figured I would share the sample sheet with you since I wont be using these design and since I’ve already started on the new ones.


Sample Wine Name and Label: