Space Cadet

Space Cadet

Space Cadet Cover illustration for audio recording of Space Cadet, by Robert Heinlein. Client: Full Cast Audio Medium: Digital paint Technical notes: Painted in Adobe Photoshop using a Wacom graphics tablet.       Step-by-step

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Codeine and Chlorphenamine

Codeine and Chlorphenamine

Chemical Molecule Illustrations for Product Marketing Molecules: Codeine (C18H21NO3) and Chlorphenamine (C16H19ClN2) Models based on 2D chemical structure drawings Modeled and rendered in StrataStudio 3D CX8. Agency: Fingerpaint Marketing Medium: 3D Model & Render  

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All about Pixels (well, some stuff about them)

All about Pixels (well, some stuff about them) People get confused about pixels, and resolution, and image size and things of that sort when considering digital images. Here’s a little chart that will help explain some of the terms and hopefully demystify the subject. Feel free to share. Just let

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Calculating Gallery Pricing

Calculating Gallery Pricing

Calculating Gallery Pricing Hey Artists! (or anyone who sells through a gallery or business that takes a commission) Here’s a formula you can use to price your work so that you end up with what you want for it once the gallery takes its commission. Let’s say you want to

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There’s no such thing as computer generated art

[Originally published April 27, 2014] It’s an entirely misleading term, computer-generated art. Digital art, or even just art would be more accurate in most cases. Computer generated art conjures an image of someone sitting back with their arms folded watching while a computer auto-generates a painting. This couldn’t be further from the truth

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Strata Design 3D-CX: Lattice

Strata Design 3D-CX: Lattice

Building a lattice cylinder in Strata Design 3D CX … a rough approach. Turns out as a tapered basket form, in spite of starting with a cylinder. Probably something off in the rotation of the initial rib. Or, in the Z position of the rotation center.

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Chromatic Black Friday

Chromatic Black Friday

Impressionist painters avoided using straight black in the shadow and dark areas of their paintings because straight-from-the-tube black is a rather lifeless color. They chose instead to use chromatic blacks (a.k.a. mixed black), which usually don’t contain any black pigment. They are mixed either on the palette or in advance

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