Wednesday, February 8, 2012

PodiumRender™ for SketchUp


Chrome, water, glass, and girls. All the textures required for a great pool party and a wicked render. SketchUp Pro and PodiumRender are a sweet team. I designed this patio scene in about an hour. That included dawdling and screwing around... Click to enlarge image

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Brands...


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a sample page of some past designs. Willie ran out of money, and Carole ran short of votes. Good fun was had by all, regardless. Everything on this page sold.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

ICON ART

The Harley is an American icon and artform... the only artform that can wake me up at 4 a.m. thundering past my home. I catch and immortalize this American Dream in rich HB pencil on 3M™ Herculene drafting film. The surface is like sandpaper, and the pencil "grinds" into it in a thick layer that drawing-paper can't achieve.

I've always loved bikes and chrome, and could draw just about any production cycle from memory, back when I was a teenager (remember Hodaka?). Riding has been a different story. Unfortunately, I have the innate ability to put a bike on top of myself whenever I try to do the opposite. I can lay a moped down on an empty Cozumel beach without a drop of tequila in my system. again and again. Some of us were seriously not meant to ride. only appreciate. Not that I haven't wrecked a lot of 4-wheeled shit, but I digress...

I'll be showing some pieces at an upcoming exhibit where there will be no spring-rolls, merlot, or light Baroque quartets. The WorkingMan's Motorcycle and Art Show will feature bikes, music, art, and vendors. Art will be hung on the chainlink fence, and wine will only be served from the brown paper bag. See details at: http://theworkingmansmotorcycleandartsh.blogspot.com and pray for the skinny artboy. My last bike-art show was in 1973 at Laguna Gloria Fiesta. I actually sold a few pieces. with avacado-green mats. damn.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

New online shop...


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Monday, August 30, 2010

Mensa gathering at the Texas State Fair?


Eat a big fat plate of nachos and watch your phone charging. All part of the festivities at the big fat state fair in big fat Dallas. I designed these stations for people who talk too much, and/or don't think to charge their nokia before a 12-hour waddle through the land of frying fat, twirling rides, and colorful vomit.

I reviewed a lot of these stations from China to Burger King, and except for the coin-operated chargers that lock, there is no security other than to stare at your phone. I suggest a hinged plex cover to make it more difficult to grab a phone, and we may end up blacking-out the plex, totally hiding the phone. My feelings are that if you leave your expensive phone and walk off to look at the goats and chickens, someone SHOULD take your phone and drop it in the nearest toilet. [there's gonna' be a real clutch of winners around these tables.

There's an animation of the complete setup and signage on it's way later tonite. Gotta burn avi's for Blogger. They can't process .mov files (from my mac). It's a sloooooooow burn...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Market at the Forum... get the lions.

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Another poleandcan monster on 35 in North San Antonio. Greco-Roman eeycccch.

American Legion...Huzzah!

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The Texas Dept. of the AL needed to augument their existing granite-and-soldier monument (the soldier is masked out of this animation sequence). I designed a concave monolith with internally illuminated push-thru graphics and granite face. It's a go. Huzzah!