5 Min Break

General / 02 December 2018

I'm posting a status update. I'm near the refining stage. I have already plotted out the colors in my mind.  I got 3.5 hours until work so here I go.

Before work:

After 2.5 hours off work:

Final Day and half of contest

General / 01 December 2018

RAWR I will finish this challenge. Two props are modeled retopoed and UVd. The third is nearing completion. I got to take an 10 hour break for work (got bills grr) but you definitely know I'll be planing the entire time at work. I can finish this. I know this challenge has become more than just finishing and aiming to place. It is more finishing something I set out to do. To expand my skills. I believe that is what these challenges are.

  ROAR I will defeat the obstacles set out before me.

Thanksgiving week blitz

General / 19 November 2018

Hi everyone,

Sorry for being silent. I will be sure to make it up to you all with my shares at the end of this week in what I'd like to call the Thanksgiving week Blitz. So stay tuned.

Above is the base of my 3rd prop that I'm working on for the challenge. 

October goal status:

General / 23 October 2018

So this was my first post and I wanted to provide some update, I still plan to keep this blog art focused. If there is something posted that doesn't seem art related I will provide a further in-depth explanation of its connection to my art.

 October Goals:

Modeled & UVed, Sword redesign & texturing 

Haven't started, Heldigunner Zoid

Plan to postpone this, Model past challenge's concepts that I found cool (Axe & Gun)

Haven't started yet, Texture a Peanut and do two versions of rolled scrolls

Haven't started yet, Do 9 Photoshop materials

Uploaded, Upload some of my Graphic Design work.

Started, Start modeling for the current challenge. I'm planning to do props.

Created a website through artstation. YAY!

 Re-edited first four chapters of my Dark Fantasy Novel. Finished the sixth chapter overall. (Literary Art, and inspiration for later artwork of different mediums)

8 DAYS until end of the month.

TONS of work to do = Stepping up my game.

Embarking on my first Artstation Challenge

General / 23 October 2018

I have to admit some part of me thought this would be much simpler than it is. I have just started the blocking stage of one prop. But it is the initial steps that I feel determine the outcome. I will stick with it since the taste of success in completing my first challenge will be amazing.

Here is my progress so far:

 I'm planning to take one prop to the texture phase and then start the others so that way I can texture all them at once. Obviously, there are a few other steps. I'm debating on which UVing program. I'm aware of UVlayout, Rizom Lab, 3D Coat, and Maya. I'm thinking I may use a combination, since I will have to retopologize my meshes.

Website publish

General / 19 October 2018

Hey everyone,

So I added some more artwork to my portfolio: Illustration, Graphic Design, Fine Art. In addition, I published my site check it out.


Feudal Japan: The Shogunate - Prop Art (rendered) Challenge Selection

General / 16 October 2018


So today is the first day of the rendering challenge. And I have been watching a few artists. The props that I'm looking to tackle due to I believe I can learn the most out of tackling them are: 

Above were designed by the amazing craftsman: https://www.artstation.com/robertogatto

And my third selection is:

This design was made by the amazing craftsman: https://www.artstation.com/glennyvd

I look forward to the challenges they possess and hope to do them justice.


General / 08 October 2018

So this is my first blog post. I am new to this, but I'm shooting to have this serve as a means to make sure I don't slack off as much. I will I will try to do this 2x a week.

 October Goals:

Sword redesign & texturing

Heldigunner Zoid

Model past challenge's concepts that I found cool (Axe & Gun)

Texture a Peanut and do two versions of rolled scrolls

Do 9 Photoshop materials

Upload some of my Graphic Design work.

Start modeling for the current challenge. I'm planning to do props.

Well, that is everything I can think of at the moment. I'll check in at the end of the week. Fingers crossed I can pull this off.