Here are some examples of my computer graphics design and modeling skills. For most of these I was using Lightwave. I didn’t learn Maya until later in my career, and had to leave Lightwave behind me.
Being a CG Artist is a long, long road of training and self-discovery. Not everybody can do it.
I do both digital and “real world” painting, and the occasional mashup for fun:
This was a commission for Second Geekhood. We did a photo shoot so I’d have good reference material, then I did this painting based on those. It took an evening to do the photo shoot, and another four days to do the painting. There are problems with it, but I’m probably the only one outside of a more skilled illustrator that can see them.
Painted for a friend, Jim Davis (no, not the creator of Garfield) for his 50th birthday. Acrylic on canvas – it was the first time I’d tried to paint anyone’s likeness in perhaps 30 years, so I’m not as happy with it as I’ve been with other things I’ve done. He loved it, though.
Painted as a birthday present for another friend, Susan Fox. Acrylic on canvas, 11″x14″.
More speed painting. Done actual size in the Gimp, about 15 minutes work.
— Gene Turnbow
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I’ve been planning to update my site since forever, and finally got fed up with the problems with the rickety HTML pages I’d been using, and made it a WordPress site instead.
A note about myself – I’m a professional writer, artist and animator. I’m also the creator and station manager of the world’s foremost science fiction radio station, SCIFI.radio. It’s the greatest work of my lifetime so far, and I hope you go give it a listen.
— Gene Turnbow