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Some photos on this online gallery:

Ursus maritimus

Here’s the finished polar bear painting. The lighting’s pretty crappy; there’s a glare on the right side of the image but considering the lack of sunlight right now it’ll have to do.

Ursus maritimus

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I hope this place picks up a bit…


Pedestrian pop hits

Seems no one is posting, so I will post again. Here is an under layer for a new painting. I would like a crit.


Messy Studio

Heyo, this is Cecil. I did a bit of painting tonight. It can be tough to get started but once it happens, the ‘zone’ comes easily. I’m slowly getting back to making it a consistent behavior.

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So, this is what my studio looks like right now – pretty disastrous, but cozy. The painting has been in progress for way too long, but should be finished soon.


Art in the workplace…

Hey all, this is Chuck.  Here are two boards that I made.  They’re landscape designs around stormwater ponds near neighborhoods outside DC.  The people at the Prince George’s County department of Public Works were blown the eff away, cause they only ever get to see nasty black and white cad drawings. 

The vegetation was drawn freehand over a cad drawing, scanned in, photoshopped for the rendering, then layered over google maps aerials and cad surveys.  This is my artistry in the work place, but more organic projects to come.  Please give me some suggestions for the layouts/renderings as well.  Non-technical critique is as useful as photoshop tips, so all input is welcome, after all, that’s why we’re here.

Peace Ya’ll!


I’m not sure if the images will come through, so excuse my naivete with this interface.  Five minutes ago I was a virgin blogger.


Hey guys, just mostly finished this illustration. Feel free to crit, comment or whatever.

It illustrates which sub-types of Cholinergic receptors are used by various organs.

The figure, spinal chord, and brain was  rendered in maya 2008 with a ramp shader that becomes transparent as the surface comes perpendicular to the camera; gives it a nice ghosty look. I didn’t model the male figure or the spinal chord; bought them awhile ago from turbosquid.com. I did, however, model the brain and brainstem.

All the other organs I painted in photoshop with an intuos 2 wacom tablet.

All the labeling was done in Illustrator.

Stay tuned for 3d animations of landscape stuff composited with makeshift green screen footage!

-peace out- Alex