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.

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Available as a print or poster at FineArtAmerica

 

 

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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.

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

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

Available as a print at Fine Art America

Grobo Car (3D version)

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I designed the Grobo Car as a future rear engine hot rod. I modeled the car from scratch using 3D modeling applications Groboto 3D v 3.3 (90%) & Hexagon 3D v 2.5 (10%). The car was textured using shaders in Vue Complete 2015. It was also rendered in Vue Complete. Slight postwork in Photoshop 2015 CC.

The car is influenced by my love of hot rods, American cars of the 1930s to 1950s and foreign sports cars.

I named the vehicle Grobo after Groboto 3D of which I did the bulk of the modeling in…

The 2D version of my Grobo car can be seen here

A printed copy (poster, print, framed print, metal print, etc) can be purchased at Fine Art America

 

Lady on a Bridge

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Another digital illustration I created set in Victorian England.

A lady walks on the bridge while below a boatman crosses the river. Above in the sky a hawk looks for a place to land among the tress while seagulls gather in flight above the castle. In the distance a ship sails.

Rendered in Vue Complete 2014 with postwork in ArtRage 4.0 & Photoshop Elements 11/Topaz Adjust 5.0…

Since this render I’ve upgraded to Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5.6 via Adobe Cloud. And loving the cloud experience…

Sunset Play

I titled this digital illustration “Sunset Play”, the setting is 100 or so years ago in Holland. A little boy attempts to befriend a bird while a girl sits in the company of her cat enjoying the evening sunset…

Software used Vue Complete 2014, DAZ Studio 3D, Photoshop Elements 11, Topaz Adjust 5 & ArtRage 4.0

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A Stroll in the English Countryside

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In Victorian England a couple take a stroll in the English countryside.

All characters where posed in DAZ and exported as objs. The church and horse & carriage are from Google Warehouse, the near trees are free from XFrog, I modelled the road & bridge in Hexagon.

Rendered in Vue Complete 2014 with post work in Photoshop Elements 11, Topaz Adjust 5 & ArtRage 4.0…

3D models I created for Cafe by the Sea

Here are the 3D models I created to use in the Cafe by the Sea illustration. All were modeled in Hexagon3D except for the arch on which I used Groboto3D.

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Cafe by the Sea….

Mediterranean of my mind, a place where the seekers, dreamers, lovers and loners converge and spend idle time dreaming of their past sins or thinking about future accomplishments….

A digital illustration based on a 3D render and some digital painting techniques. Software used Vue Complete 2014, DAZ3D Studio, Photoshop Elements 11, ArtRage 4…CafeBytheSea

Surfer’s Paradise

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I modeled the truck in Hexagon 2.5. The tiki head is from DAZ3D and the surfboard from Cornucopia3D. Starfish and seashell are Vue items. The gulls, birds and seafoam were painted in using ArtRage 4.0. The background mound was modeled in Vue using primitives and metablobs. Rendered in Vue Complete 2014.

Color correction was done using Photoshop Elements ver 11 and Topaz Adjust ver 5.0…

Late Visit to Grandma’s

Late evening on Christmas Eve a young boy and his companion deliver the family gifts for his grandparents.

His cousins already at grandmother’s show grandpa the snowman they created.

In the distance the locals gather at the church for an evening of Christmas Eve mass…

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Rendered in Vue Complete 2014 which is a pure joy to use. The boy and dog were posed in DAZ Studio Pro and exported to Vue. I modeled the bridge and road in Hexagon 2.5. The buildings are from Google Warehouse. The red cardinal is a freebie from Lyne’s Creations. All distant people are Chipp Walter’s meta peps. Cars are from Cornucopia3D and Google Warehouse.

A print or poster of this image is available at Redbubble

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