CG Gallery

CG Gallery

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.

Painting

Painting

I do both digital and “real world” painting, and the occasional mashup for fun:

secondGeekhoodFrontPageThis 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.

This first one was something I did for Olivia Hussey. I took the original photograph and hand-painted a scene extension to make it look as though it had been part of the original photograph, replicating not only the style of the painter of the oriental screen behind her, but the hand tinting applied to the original photograph and the film grain.

This was my niece Christy when she was about 4 years old (she’s in her thirties, now, all grown up). I’d been asked to simply restore the photograph, and corrected sun and water damage. I couldn’t resist adding the faerie wings and ears, and gave my step-mom both versions.

This one speaks for itself.

Speed painting, done in the Gimp. Took about ten minutes, I guess. I do this stuff for fun, just to remind myself that I can still do it when I want to.

“Pilot”, Acrylic on posterboard

Acrylic on posterboard, circa 1987. I won an award for this one. It represents about three day’s work.

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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Drawings

Drawings

Portfolio

This is the pencil work, mostly.

I should really get around to updating all this. I’ve done better work more recently.

Supergirl

Pencil, taken from a comic book cover (sorry, I don’t remember which one, but this is a redraw of somebody else’s artwork.)

Karl Gnass

The famous figurative artist, Karl Gnass. I was his studio liaison at Rhythm and Hues while I was there.

A Bard

A bard, SCA, Great Western War, 2014

Amber the Warrior

Watercolor pencil, drawn from life, SCA Combat Practice, Oxnard CA 2010

"Ludmilla"

Life drawing. This is about a 5 minute sketch.

Karl Lembke (I think)

This is the guy that’s been running the hospitality suite at LOSCON for years now.

"A Browncoat"

Caricatures drawn from life. I remember he wasn’t all that pleased when he found out. 

Woman from Denny's

I saw this girl at a Denny’s in Simi valley. I had been working on caricature that month, so I did one of her. I could easily have pushed it the other way and made her pretty, but pretty is often also quite boring…

Family Friend

4th of july picnic, 2010

Male Torso Study

Studio drawing, 2010

A Klingon

A portrait of a Klingon cosplayer I met at a convention.

Character Design

An attempt to develop a visual style for a set of character designs.

My Son Charles

Drawn from life, SCA Great Western War, about 2013 or so.

Hands

Hands are hard. Just saying.

Female Torso Study

Studio drawing, 2010

Female Torso Study

Studio drawing, 2010. Apparently at this stage I was having trouble drawing feet, and had a tendency to just leave them off. Bad artist. no cookie.

About

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, Krypton Radio. It’s the greatest work of my lifetime so far, and I hope you go give it a listen.

— Gene Turnbow