This is the first part of a walkthrough showing how I design a character for True Tales of the Soryan Order in Daz Studio 3, then complete the job in Photoshop. I show the props/clothes/model I use, plus a little on installing on the Mac. Part 2 will be on posing and setting the materials, […]
I had cause in a project recently to have to reduce the size of a bunch of objects to the same dimensions. Luckily, Adobe Illustrator’s Transform Each command was up to the task. Except… there’s a surprising limitation. Check the video for more info:
I’d been meaning to set up a gallery ever since I started up this site. I wanted to have the “wall of images” type of look and I was afraid I’d have to resort to Flash to get it done. You can check it out here: [UPDATE] I took this gallery site down and decided […]
This is a shot of Marie from my upcoming comic The Bill Collectors: Someone Must Pay. It’s an espionage/action tale I’ve written about before on this site. I’m still working on the sequential art, so this is another promo piece. I render the characters in Daz Studio, then use Photoshop to add the look and […]
Normally I have some kind of story behind the work I do, but this one just started with me playing around with the Greeble City Blocks available for sale on the Daz site.
Real quick one here tonight on a persistent UV Unwrap mistake I still see people asking about. Sometimes in Blender when you’re ready to do a UV Unwrap on an object, the preview in the UV/Image Editor doesn’t look right.
I’ve been working on another sword for one of my fantasy characters. It’s not finished yet because I ran into some issues of my own making. You’ve really got to be careful when you start out these models. Normally, when I’m drawing something I don’t plan out too much in advance. I know what it should […]
This is a character who has gone by many names – Photon, Pulsar, but most notably, her first code name was Captain Marvel. This character is not nearly as much of a hot mess as most of them.
This isn’t necessarily specific to Blender, but I mention it because it’s the program I’m using to create my models. In a previous article, I wrote about trying to have my sword model 3D printed at Shapeways.com. Long story short they would not do so because the model in question was a weapon and it […]
This is a piece I drew for really no reason at all using my Wacom tablet in Photoshop.
Another Black day, another Black superhero. This time we’ll focus on Marvel Comics The Black Panther.
This is a pencil drawing I did recently of the character Elena from the CW TV series The Vampire Diaries. I dropped in the text and blood spatter in Photoshop. Honestly I never gave the show a chance because I thought it would be like Twilight, but this seems to be a lot more grown […]
Posted an update to my comic The Ever Zone: http://hypertransitory.com/the-ever-zone-3/
This is a piece I did in DazStudio 3 of The Bill Collectors. A piece like this ends up taking multiple renders to get everything the way I want it.
I’ve working on a fantasy novel for some time now. I’m about a quarter of the way through with it and I thought I’d take a break from the writing and work on modeling the sword that belongs to one of my characters, Shaine Sharra. This was a project that I thought I would get […]
A few years ago I had an idea for an espionage-style comic book featuring a group of characters that I called “The Bill Collectors”. I drew up a 5-page preview of it, but I wasn’t really happy with my work, and so I never pursued it further. I didn’t think that my particular style of […]
The Bill Collectors were the greatest cause of chaos the world had ever known…until they disappeared. One day, five years later, one of them came back. The Bill Collectors is a comic I’m working on in 3D using Daz Studio and some Blender. I’ll keep posting as progress is made.