Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Orvis Building Rendering

Here I took the SketchUp 3D print of the Orvis building in north Scottsdale and made an actual marker rendering of it. The PhotoShop sky was added once the building was hand rendered and scanned.

3D Renderings

I've always wanted to work in a 3D environment and recently started working with Google SketchUp. It is a great program and is fairly easy to work in although I've not gotten into the deeper parts of the free downloadable program. Here are a few of the renderings;  the chicken coop I want to build, the vintage travel trailer restoration workshop I also want to build and our house.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Here's the latest I'm working on. It is one of the unique buildings along El Prado in San Diego's Balboa Park.

More Gouache

These two were done as classroom demonstrations when I was teaching an Illustration class. These were rendered with gouache as well.

Sleek Vehicles

Ever since I was a boy, I've loved cars with curves and muscle. This meant sleek with a chromed power plant. Street rods soon became a love. Here are a few of my favorites.

Branching Out

Once I got a job teaching in the graphic design field in early 1988, I wanted to experiment using color and was inspired by all of the creative folks around me. For a while, my wife, Julie and I bred and raised birds, mostly parrots, conures and endangered finches. It was during this time, I rendered this picture of the only parrot indigenous to North America, the Carolina Parakeet. This was done with pen and color pencil.

This is a city in Italy called Manarola, and was rendered from a photo in old Nat'l Geographic. This was done just before I moved to Arizona in the fall of 1979. Someday, I'd like to go there.

I've always been intrigued by classic lines, art deco style and timeless detailing. Now armed with a set of Rapidograph pens, the world was waiting to be rendered. This Harley Panhead was alot of fun and presented more curves than the triplex.


Thought I would try something a bit different and share examples of my creative works. All my life, I have been drawing. It started with graphite pencils in church and over time, I experienced with other mediums beginning with pen and ink. 
While in high school, the pen was a quill type instrument that was forever being dipped into the ink well. Once I got into art school in Omaha, I was introduced to the Rapidograph pen and I thought I had gone to heaven. This triplex was done in the late 70's while I was in art school and was created for a project for a proposed housing development.