Crossing Guard’s Lunch Break

I usually do not take candid photos of people in public but sometimes the subject matter is just too good to pass up. This was one of those occasions. During one of my lunch hour walks at work, I came across a crossing guard taking his lunch break in the Hydrostone neighborhood of Halifax, June 2015.

Camera: Sony DSC-HX300

27263042511_f9be61c63b_b

Advertisements

Airship Over Future City

A steam powered airship flies over a distant, future city in dystopian world. I modeled the airship in Hexagon3D & Groboto. The buildings are the dystopian city blocks from Cornucopia3D. Scene was rendered in Vue Complete 2015 using the NPR settings. With details and adjustments made in Photoshop CC 2015 & ArtRage 4.5.27047993866_564dbf9fe4_b

1936 Buick “lowrider”

1936 Buick built to be a low rider.
The image was render in Vue Complete using the NPR (non photorealisitic render) settings. The car is a free model from 3DWarehouse and the buildings are the Dystopia buildings for Vue.

26760579920_89f4d660a5_b

Available as a print or poster at FineArtAmerica

 

 

Hot Rod Sedan

This is my interpretation of a typical American hot rod. Hot rods originated in southern California when returning WWII soldiers wanted to create an American equivalent of the light and nimble sports cars of Europe (MGs, Alfa Romeos, etc). Suped up engines mostly V8s were swapped in place of the original motors. To help improve performance body parts were often removed. Fenders, bumpers, hoods, running boards were often shed to increase the horsepower to weight ratio of the vehicle.

In this image I used a late 1920s, early 1930s sedan body as the basis for the car. Powered by a early model Ford flathead V8 which
is supercharged with three carburetors. The roof of the sedan has been chopped to reduce it’s height.

I created the car from scratch using 3D modeling apps. The bulk of the modeling was done in Hexagon 3D and Silo 3D. For UV mapping I used 3DCoat. Textures were created in Photoshop and applied in Vue Complete 2015, where the scene was  rendered.

26176181694_478240102a_b

26197458003_11189ea374_b

And a NPR render in Vue Complete 2015, I masked out the background from the render and substituted a paper texture in Photoshop…

26195985504_e4ae7a59a3_b

Love 3DCoat 4.5 and Vue Complete 2015 is the best Vue EVER…..

Available as a print at Fine Art America