"“Scenery is fine - but human nature is finer.”
~ John Keats"
SInce it's been a reeeeeeally long time, I thought I'd update my journal. I've been going back over my gallery, looking at strengths/weaknesses, etc.; but I'm also looking at my own particular style. I've come to the conclusion that I enjoy character studies. The "stories" in my images are more biographical than narrative. But I like that. While they're technically less involved than action scenes or multi-character images with highly complex backgrounds, I find beauty in the simple portrait. With summer here, I've taken on a purely fun project. Some people I made an online connection with are making an RPG (D&D/Pathfinder) setting and were looking for an artist to generate NPC images. I'm not working for commission, just for fun. Less stress, more flexibility, and the chance to immerse myself in what I think I do best. Makes me happy!!
Another change is on my horizon, and a good one. I'm finally able to settle in with my fiance and my family and slowly step away from being the lone adult in my house. An extra income means I can work part time, and I've found a wonderful position coordinating and teaching k-12 engineering outreach educational opportunities for a large university. I'll be working with wonderful people in a low-stress environment and doing something I love. I'll have more time for the kids and even some spare time to bring in income making 3D content again.
All in all, I'm looking forward to the summer, with a bright fall creeping into view.
And now some awesome art! I've chosen to highlight a few of the Bald Wizards this time. I hope you enjoy their creativity and humor as much as I do!
has amazed me with her wonderful creativity, month after month in the RRRR (Random Runtime Roulette Renders) contests in the DAZ3D forums. Her dry humor is expressed with works that are technically well executed, and bursting with details and colors. I was delighted to find her deviantArt page. She also has some lovely portraits and wonderful work with FilterForge. Here are a few of my favorites:
The puffy pants picture is my favorite RRRR image ever. I giggle every single time I see it!
Is the guy who keeps the RRRR contests running! While he only has a few dA pictures, I absolutely must share them. Totte's talents aren't simply limited to art, he also writes modules for D&D in his spare time! Here are the contents of his library!</p>
Is both a Bald Wizard, but also an admin on the Daz forums and a very nice guy to boot! He has an amazing array of talents and an awesome gallery. Have a look!
Proud of our Wisconsin teachers. When the product of your labor is a child's future, you must stand up for what you know is right. Funding my publicly-educated autistic son's paraprofessional should come before funding freeway interchanges. Period.