Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Peter Konig

Peter probably does will not remember this but some 7 or 8 years ago while working on my thesis for graduate school, I decided to email a creature maquette sculptor named Peter Konig. I wanted to get advice on how to handle certain features of my own character sculpt. I also wrote two other character sculptors at the time, but Peter was the only one out of the group to provide really good, constructive criticism of my sculpt. Peter gave me lots of help and useful tips especially in the areas of anatomy, research, and using nature as a guide. He also gave me one of the best complements, which included a comparison of a really famous, well know sculptors in the business, Ray Harryhausen. I have always been a huge fan of Harryhausen's work, so reading that comparison was a huge up-lift in my spirits. Besides, Ray Harryhausen was one reason why I wanted to make creature sculpts and tell stories. I have always followed the works of Peter, and advise other sculpting artists, both traditional and digital, to check out his work. Peter will be teaching an online class for http://www.zbrushworkshops.com/ called, "Creature sculpting with Peter Konig." Check out the site and his work, http://www.peterhkonig.com/#!/. If Peter ever gets a chance to read this, thanks again!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Pardon My Dust

One of my business partners gave me a mini workshop on a course he took while studying design at the Art Center College of Design, called Dynamic Sketching. I Studied and received a BFA in studio art a long time ago, so I understand art and design, but this course was never taught where I trained. I find this course to be a must for anyone wanting to understand basics problem solving in art and design. Dynamic Sketching should be taught in every Art school.  Since it is not, Check out the links below.

Peter Han doesn't consider himself an artist. "I see myself as a designer," he says in Pardon My Dust, a microdocumentary about chalk art and its ephemeral nature. "I'm a designer that works in anything and everything that requires problem solving. And if I can draw it, if I can see it and I can understand it... I can do anything." ---ROBERT T. GONZALEZ



Monday, July 15, 2013

My workspace

Just wanted to share my office work space. I use the space when sculpting both digitally & traditionally sculpts, oil painting, etc. This space also works as a mini library for me as well.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

3D brats

A link to our website, 3dbrats.com check it out.

Check out one of my daily sketches. Creature Sketch JP. July 2,2013

Creature sketch sculpted in Zbrush. Sketch Idea for a 3d print. Artist, Joe Perry. Music is Maximum (Bassnectar & Ill. Gates Remix.)

High Def version can be seen over on my vimeo page. Please click the link below. Please enjoy.
Standard Rez version.
Creature sketch sculpted in Zbrush

Interesting article about art school.

Discovered through a friend, an article about not going to art school. There are a lot of art schools that need to pay attention to these articles. There are a lot of people searching for other means of training and education than spending $85K or more, to get an art degree. Why is it costing so much? A traditional art school may only cost you a fraction of the cost listed above; at least it did when I was in art school, so what has changed? Check out the article.