Okay, I’ve thrown together another sampling of my illustration work, as I promised yesterday in Part I.
A quick note about the nature of fictional life forms and nudity: The android woman depicted in the following three illustrations has, as you will see, an external casing that is made entirely of some other-worldly reflective alloy. Thanks to her metallic body, she comes off more as a statue or a sculpture than an actual person. For this reason, I hope that her ‘nudity’ will not cause anyone alarm.
3D Modeling and Rendering
The following images were all created using 3D-modeling/rendering software. I failed to mention last time that all my 3D work undergoes extensive post-render work in Photoshop. This way, I am able to use my strengths (image manipulation and retouching) to make up for any deficiencies caused by my weaknesses (self-taught 3D modeling).
The first three images are, obviously, a themed series and are the only things I’ve done utilizing this particular character. The next image was an early 3D modeling exercise*. The fifth image depicts a scene in the Elric Saga, an excellent piece of heroic fantasy by my favorite author Michael Moorcock.
The first in this series is another piece based on Elric of Melniboné and other noteworthy characters created by Moorcock. It was created for a contest over at Moorcock’s Miscellany. Next, we have a fun fictional product advertisement for a, shall we say, controversial weight-loss program. And finally, there are a couple of my nice, perfectly legal parody pieces.
My daughter Amanda commissioned this last piece. It is the logo I designed for the Federal Way High School Gay Straight Alliance. Obviously.
As always, thanks for taking the time to check out my work. Next time I make a ‘portfolio’ post, I’ll showcase some of the commercial work I’ve done for some of today’s more prominent computer software and hardware vendors.
* “Darth Vader” and “Lightsaber” are trademarks of Lucasfilm, Ltd. I have no desire to piss off George Lucas, so I would like to state that I have never made any money off my illustration of Darth Vader’s Lightsaber and never will.