So it's been a little while. I've been working a lot. I haven't been putting things on the internet as much because honestly they weren't good enough, even for me. I wasn't making the time to finish anything and I wasn't really dedicating myself to the work, and it showed. This month though, I bore down and really tried to put some time in to get better. I think things are working. I decided not that long ago that I want to become a professional illustrator, it's something I put off as not being lucrative, or too niche, or some other reason and never pursued it. The thing is though, that I don't want to be doing anything else right now. I'm not saying I don't want to be a designer, but a hybrid of a designer and illustrator and motion artist. I want to be what I want to be. No one is going to blaze this trail except me, so here I am, doing it. These are kind of potato quality, you can see full-res ones here
Finished editing this right after overclocking my work machine. This was actually quite a risk since if I made it unstable, I'd be unable to work. Got it to 4.1 Ghz and no crashes while rendering. Things are looking up. As a side note, I'm currently listening to Manchester Orchestra's "I'm Like A Virgin Losing A Child" and remembering what an incredible and pivotal album it was for me. I saw them in 2006 before the album had officially come out with Saves the Day (A huge deal at the time) and they were just hashing out their material and playing with so much soul and passion. I met Andy Hull and had my picture taken, both of us awkward teenagers. He was 19 and I was 16 and he was the most important figure in the universe in my mind. It's so interesting that that album has maintained it's integrity through the years, while the Saves the Day stuff just seems petty and hollow. I still love those albums, but they don't hold up. Manchester does. That's a pretty cool thing I guess.
Same plug-in. I was thinking this looked like some kind of weird alien landscape so I threw it in the desert with...mixed results. I still have some work to do with this one.