Art of Interpretation - Digital Visuals by Robert J. Tiess

3D Works, Visual Experiments, & Tests

Various projects arranged by year appear below. These include visual experiments, tests, 3D sketches, and explorations of ideas in 3D. Not every one single of these images are presented to be true "art" or "masterpieces," of course ;-)

These works are simply some points of interests from my creative journeys, creations I feel like sharing while I endeavor to improve my artistic expressions and explore new and interesting thoughts through this virtually limitless visual medium.

Many projects are actually "Weekend Challenge" entries, objects/scenes created over a weekend for 3D contests at BlenderArtists.org.

I have some of my personal favorite projects from over the years you can view at this link.

You can read more about my work at this link.

2017

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Origami Dolphin
Origami Dolphin

(weekend challenge entry; "stationery" was the contest theme)
Lighthouse
Lighthouse

(weekend challenge entry; "lighthouse" was the contest theme)
The Doubter, the Dreamer, and the Doer
The Doubter, the Dreamer, and the Doer

(weekend challenge entry; "windowsill" was the contest theme)
Cutie
Cutie

(weekend challenge entry; "adorable" was the contest theme)
The Phantastical Fliers
The Phantastical Fliers

(weekend challenge entry; metal/metallic art; "top gun" was the contest theme)
The Moments of Our Hours
The Moments of Our Hours

(weekend challenge entry; metal/metallic art; "made of metal" was the contest theme)
The Magnitudes of Answers
The Magnitudes of Answers

(weekend challenge entry; "out of scale" was the contest theme)
Universal Pet-Human Translator
Universal Pet-Human Translator

(weekend challenge entry; "experiment of a mad scientist" was the contest theme)
Dark Adaptation (Sight through Patience)
Dark Adaptation (Sight through Patience)

(weekend challenge entry; "low visibility" was the contest theme)
Plight of the Genealogist
Plight of the Genealogist

(weekend challenge entry; "surreal" was the contest theme)
Perplexers Perplexed
Perplexers Perplexed
Concrete-Abstract
Concrete-Abstract

(weekend challenge entry; "abstract" was the contest theme)
Escher Bedroom Aesthetic
Escher Bedroom Aesthetic

(weekend challenge entry; "bedroom furniture" was the contest theme)
"Restore the Gravity!"
"Restore the Gravity!"

(weekend challenge entry; "no gravity" was the contest theme)
Shopping for Air
Shopping for Air

(weekend challenge entry; "plastic thoughts" was the contest theme)
Punked and Steamed
Punked and Steamed

(weekend challenge entry; "Steampunk" was the contest theme)
The Cubicle Crooner
The Cubicle Crooner

(weekend challenge entry; "work disturbance" was the contest theme)
The Danger of an Unread Book
The Danger of an Unread Book

(weekend challenge entry; "danger" was the contest theme)

2016

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Winterenascence
Winterenascence

(weekend challenge entry; "winter" was the contest theme)
More Electric Than Everything Electric
More Electric Than Everything Electric

(weekend challenge entry; "more [insert word here] than everything [insert word here]" was the contest theme)
Gingerassic World
Gingerassic World

(weekend challenge entry; "gingerbread land" was the contest theme; image is a gingerbread-inspired parody of a famous dinosaur movie)
The Infinitely Eventful Horizon
The Infinitely Eventful Horizon

(weekend challenge entry; "event horizon" was the contest theme; image inspired by the infinite possibilities expressed in fractals / fractal geometry)
Scuff, the Staticky Dragon
Scuff, the Staticky Dragon

(weekend challenge entry; "fluffy" was the contest theme)
Crawl-Space-Time
Crawl-Space-Time

(weekend challenge entry; "creepy" was the contest theme; image inspired by a semi-abstract expression of multi-legged insects perhaps contemplating multi-dimensionalities and the space-time continuum, if they could)
Nocturne
Nocturne

(weekend challenge entry; "night time" was the contest theme; image inspired by Chopin's Nocturnes)
The "Nothings" Upholding Everything
The "Nothings" Upholding Everything

(weekend challenge entry; "nil" (nothing) was the contest theme; image inspired by the importance of the number Zero, particularly, as it is visualized here, as it is present in: the Fibonacci Sequence, binary numbers, Pascal's Triangle, the square root of 2, Phi (the Golden Ratio), e (Euler's number), Pi, the number of possible positions in a Rubik's Cube, and the earliest prime numbers.)
All Colors Correlative
All Colors Correlative

(weekend challenge entry; "connected" was the contest theme; image inspired by the continuous connectedness of all colors and the ultimate unity of visible light embodied within the larger electromagnetic spectrum.)
Where Nature Leads
Where Nature Leads

(weekend challenge entry; "unreal" was the contest theme; image inspired by Emily Bronte's untitled poem ["Often rebuked, yet always back returning,"] which alludes to "the unreal world" the speaker in the poem does not go toward but instead follows "where my own nature would be leading.")
Blendergenetics
Blendergenetics

(weekend challenge entry; "mutation" was the contest theme; image inspired by the Blender logo and development of that software)
Prometheus
Prometheus

(weekend challenge entry; "foresight" was the contest theme)
Fearless through the Shadow Valley
Fearless through the Shadow Valley

(weekend challenge entry; "surrounded by darkness" was the contest theme; entry inspired by Psalm 23:4)
Waiting for 4:59:59? Time to Do What You Love.
Waiting for 4:59:59? Time to Do What You Love.

(weekend challenge entry; "9 to 5" was the contest theme; image inspired by Joseph Campbell's famous "follow your bliss" urgings plus a sentiment incorrectly attributed to Confucius: "Find a job you love, and you'll never have to work a day in your life.")
Beyond the Treasures of the World
Beyond the Treasures of the World

(weekend challenge entry; "the ultimate trophy" was the contest theme)
Fish Eyes
Fish Eyes

(weekend challenge entry; "fish" was the contest theme)
The Golden Button
The Golden Button

(weekend challenge entry; "button" was the contest theme)
Sounds of the Tanpura
Sounds of the Tanpura

(weekend challenge entry; "drones" was the contest theme; I opted for a "droning music"/musical instrument abstract approach to the theme)
Studying Mars
Studying Mars

(weekend challenge entry; "closeup" was the contest theme)
Diving into Jupiter
Diving into Jupiter

(weekend challenge entry; "pool" was the contest theme)
Plight of the Perfectionist
Plight of the Perfectionist

(weekend challenge entry; "perfection" was the contest theme)
Home Before World
Home Before World

(weekend challenge entry; "the house in front of the world" was the contest theme)
Dinosaur Fossil (Speed Sculpt)
Dinosaur Fossil (Speed Sculpt)

(weekend challenge entry; "prehistoric" was the contest theme; technical notes: this final render consists of two Blender OpenGL renders [matcap + Ambient Occulsion; material/texture], which were then composited in GIMP).
Oceanic
Oceanic

(weekend challenge entry; "high seas" was the contest theme)
Fear, the Stealer or Steeler or Senses
Fear, the Stealer or Steeler or Senses

(weekend challenge entry; "phobias" was the contest theme)
Monkey King
Monkey King

(weekend challenge entry; "Shenmo" (mythical beings from Chinese mythology) was the contest theme; image is a stylized rendition inspired by tales of Sun Wu-Kung, the Monkey King from "Journey to the West"/Chinese mythology)
A Theory of Incompleteness
A Theory of Incompleteness

(weekend challenge entry; "incomplete" was the contest theme; image inspired by Godel's Theorem of Incompleteness)
Power
Power

(weekend challenge entry; "electricity" was the contest theme)
Her Debussian Ring Tone
Her Debussian Ring Tone

(weekend challenge entry; "the ring" was the contest theme; image inspired by Debussy's music and stylized a la Alphonse Mucha)
Evolutions of the Mechanistic
Evolutions of the Mechanistic

(weekend challenge entry; "machines are alive" was the contest theme)
Rock and Roll
Rock and Roll

(weekend challenge entry; "[one of] my country's contribution to the world" was the contest theme)
The Trees Once There
The Trees Once There

(weekend challenge entry; "things gone but missed" was the contest theme)
Intervals of Influence
Intervals of Influence

(weekend challenge entry; "numerology" was the contest theme)
Networking
Networking

(weekend challenge entry; "technologies which changed the world" was the contest theme)
Maximal Motoring
Maximal Motoring

(weekend challenge entry; "'Wacky Races' meets 'Mad Max'" was the contest theme)
As the Ice Thins
As the Ice Thins

(weekend challenge entry; "polar" was the contest theme)
The Limits of Perception
The Limits of Perception

(weekend challenge entry; "what they never tell you" was the contest theme)
Virtual Particles in the Quantum Vacuum
Virtual Particles in the Quantum Vacuum

(weekend challenge entry; "astonishing physics" was the contest theme)
Where the Compass Does Not Point
Where the Compass Does Not Point

(weekend challenge entry; "lost and found" was the contest theme)
Stick Figure Craves Definition
Stick Figure Craves Definition

(weekend challenge entry; "cartoon character down on its luck" was the contest theme)
Euclid ("The Father of Geometry")
Euclid ("The Father of Geometry")

(weekend challenge entry; "basic geometry" was the contest theme)
Web Designer
Web Designer

(weekend challenge entry; "life before the Internet" was the contest theme)
Track 7
Track 7

Transcendence
Transcendence

Microlifeforms
Microlifeforms

(weekend challenge entry; "little wonder" was the contest theme)
Impressionistic Waterfall
Impressionistic Waterfall

"What Are You Saying?" "Are You Even Listening?"
"What Are You Saying?" "Are You Even Listening?"

(weekend challenge entry; "opposites attract" was the contest theme)

2015

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Intimations of an Interdimensional Petal
Intimations of an Interdimensional Petal

(weekend challenge entry; "false color" was the contest theme)
Neither Following the Flock Nor Listening to the Wind (Remaining True to Yourself)
Neither Following the Flock Nor Listening to the Wind (Remaining True to Yourself)

The Changeful Calendar (No Day Like the Day Before)
The Changeful Calendar (No Day Like the Day Before)

(weekend challenge entry; "the day after" was the contest theme)
Diamonds of Transcendent Wisdom
Diamonds of Transcendent Wisdom

(weekend challenge entry; "shiny things" was the contest theme; image inspired by one of the oldest books in the world, the Diamond Sutra - info at this link and also this link)
Gigabytes Are Made of Bits
Gigabytes Are Made of Bits

(weekend challenge entry; "small" was the contest theme)
Bamboo, Panda
Bamboo, Panda

(weekend challenge entry; "juxtaposition" was the contest theme)
The Lotuses of Loving
The Lotuses of Loving

Captives of Their Captivations (The Screen-Starers)
Captives of Their Captivations (The Screen-Starers)

(weekend challenge entry; "eye-catcher" was the contest theme)
Coalescence
Coalescence

(weekend challenge entry; "amalgamation" was the contest theme)
Exoplanet with Variegated Geology (A Diptych) - A Closeup of the Planet
Exoplanet with Variegated Geology (A Diptych) - A Closeup of the Planet

(post-challenge HD render; see also this HD render of part of the planet's surface)
Exoplanet with Variegated Geology (A Diptych)
Exoplanet with Variegated Geology (A Diptych)

(weekend challenge entry; "exceptionally colorful" was the contest theme)
Letting Machines Do All the Thinking
Letting Machines Do All the Thinking

(weekend challenge entry; "bad idea" was the contest theme) (see also this post-challenge final render)
Copernican Revolutions
Copernican Revolutions

(weekend challenge entry; "great discoveries and great minds" was the contest theme)
Intervals (Between Silence and the Notes)
Intervals (Between Silence and the Notes)

(weekend challenge entry; "space" was the contest theme)
Solve for X
Solve for X

(weekend challenge entry; "the unknown" was the contest theme)
Weightlessly Waiting for Light
Weightlessly Waiting for Light

(weekend challenge entry; "lighweight" was the contest theme)
Mechanica Mysterium
Mechanica Mysterium

(weekend challenge entry; "abnormal contraptions" was the contest theme)
Asymptotic Approximations
Asymptotic Approximations

(weekend challenge entry; "almost" was the contest theme)
Hamlet to Horatio: "There Are More Things in Heaven and Earth Than Are Dreamt of in Your Philosophy."
Hamlet to Horatio: "There Are More Things in Heaven and Earth Than Are Dreamt of in Your Philosophy."

(weekend challenge entry; "abundance" was the contest theme)
Monomythical: The Leaving, Initiation, and Return of a Hero
Monomythical: The Leaving, Initiation, and Return of a Hero

(weekend challenge entry; "hero" was the contest theme)
Clocking Round the Rock
Clocking Round the Rock

(weekend challenge entry; "1950s" was the contest theme)
Humanizing the Machine
Humanizing the Machine

(weekend challenge entry; "What could go wrong?" was the contest theme)
Dragon
Dragon

(weekend challenge entry; "mythical creature" was the contest theme; see also this post-challenge finalized render)
Unfillable
Unfillable

(weekend challenge entry; "too much" was the contest theme)
Overclocking
Overclocking

(weekend challenge entry; "hot" was the contest theme; simple cube + array and wireframe modifier; raw OpenGL render w/ matcap + viewport DOF; see also these alternate renders: 1, 2, 3)
Exit from a Dream
Exit from a Dream

(weekend challenge entry; "morning" was the contest theme)
Scaling the Cube
Scaling the Cube

(weekend challenge entry; "size" was the contest theme; simple cube + array and wireframe modifier; raw OpenGL render w/ matcap + viewport DOF; see also these alternate renders: 1, 2, 3)
Vert-You-0
Vert-You-0

(weekend challenge entry; "virtual reality" was the contest theme)
Flowers Yet to Be Defined
Flowers Yet to Be Defined

(weekend challenge entry; "undiscovered plants" was the contest theme)
Entering Flow
Entering Flow

(weekend challenge entry; "liquid" was the contest theme)
Golden Goose
Golden Goose

(weekend challenge entry; "rare bird" was the contest theme)
Gamma Ray Burst
Gamma Ray Burst

(weekend challenge entry; "impossible to overlook" was the contest theme)
Rain Stages
Rain Stages

(weekend challenge entry; "rain" was the contest theme)
Future Smoother
Future Smoother

(weekend challenge entry; "future" was the contest theme)
Arid
Arid

(weekend challenge entry; "dry" was the contest theme)
The Temple of Suzanne
The Temple of Suzanne

(weekend challenge entry; "Indiana Jones" was the contest theme; and, for those unaware of Blender, Suzanne is the name of the monkey head included in the Blender 3D software)
Beyond the Speed of Light
Beyond the Speed of Light

(weekend challenge entry; "going beyond the laws of physics" was the interpreted contest theme)
Superpowers
Superpowers

(weekend challenge entry; "superpowers" was the contest theme)
Future Cruise Ship
Future Cruise Ship

(weekend challenge entry; "ship" was the contest theme)
The Good Troll
The Good Troll

(weekend challenge entry; "trolls" was the contest theme; see also this post-challenge finalized render)
A Puddle's Slush of City Lights
A Puddle's Slush of City Lights

(weekend challenge entry; "all that glitters" was the contest theme)
The Quantum Cat
The Quantum Cat

(Blender 2.74 splash / logo contest; "cats" was the contest theme; entry inspired by the idea of Schrodinger's Cat; see also this link for the larger / non-logo image)
Fashion
Fashion

(weekend challenge entry; "clothes / clothing" was the contest theme)
Extricate
Extricate

(weekend challenge entry; "break free" was the contest theme)
Dreaming: Chuang Tzu or the Butterfly
Dreaming: Chuang Tzu or the Butterfly

(weekend challenge entry; "dream" was the contest theme; image was inspired by the famous story of Chuang Tzu's butterfly dream)
Timeless After Times
Timeless After Times

(weekend challenge entry; "infinity inspired by Escher" was the contest theme)
If You Could Only See Yourself
If You Could Only See Yourself

To Understand More about the Universe
To Understand More about the Universe

(weekend challenge entry; "I would like" was the contest theme)
The Wonders of Learning
The Wonders of Learning

(weekend challenge entry; "happy school memories" was the contest theme)
The Radiance of Stars Is within You
The Radiance of Stars Is within You

(partly inspired by 2015 being the "International Year of Light")
Self-Actualization
Self-Actualization

Riddled with Questions
Riddled with Questions

(weekend challenge entry; "riddle" was the contest theme)
Rejuvenescence
Rejuvenescence

(weekend challenge entry; "forever young" was the contest theme)
Rejuvenescence II
Rejuvenescence II

(continuation of weekend project; alternate render/style)
Trinity
Trinity

Theology
Theology

Sisyphean Cycles
Sisyphean Cycles

(inspired by Greek myths of Sisyphus)
Beyond the World You Know
Beyond the World You Know

(weekend challenge entry; "out of this world" was the contest theme)
Flame-Resistant Moth
Flame-Resistant Moth

(weekend challenge entry; "genetically modified organism (GMO)" was the contest theme)
Let There Be Peace on Earth
Let There Be Peace on Earth

Let There Be Light
Let There Be Light

(inspired by the Biblical book of Genesis)
Let There Be Light [Monochromatic Version]
Let There Be Light
[Monochromatic Version]

(inspired by the Biblical book of Genesis)

2014

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Mercury, Day 88 (Sans Fanfare)
Mercury, Day 88 (Sans Fanfare)

(weekend challenge entry; "new years celebration" was the contest theme)
Seasons x 4
Seasons x 4

(weekend challenge entry; "seasons" was the contest theme)
Music of the Spheres
Music of the Spheres

(weekend challenge entry; "harmony" was the contest theme)
The Ephemeral Aesthetics of Snowflakes
The Ephemeral Aesthetics of Snowflakes
The Annunciation
The Annunciation

(weekend challenge entry; "apparition" was the contest theme)
Blues Guitarist
Blues Guitarist

(weekend challenge entry; "blue" was the contest theme)
Everything
Everything

(weekend challenge entry; "mystery" was the contest theme)
Lethe, River of Forgetfulness
Lethe, River of Forgetfulness

(weekend challenge entry; "river" was the contest theme; entry inspired by the famous river from Greek Mythology)
Cosmogony of Televisions
Cosmogony of Televisions

(weekend challenge entry; "remote" was the contest theme)
Help Desk
Help Desk

(weekend challenge entry; "to give life to an inanimate object" was the contest theme)
The Dream and the Reality of the Confectionary
The Dream and the Reality of the Confectionary

(weekend challenge entry; "candy" was the contest theme)
Failure to Ask the Grail Question
Failure to Ask the Grail Question

("final render" of my weekend challenge entry; "failure" was the contest theme; entry inspired by The Fisher King and Perceval's failure to inquire about the Grail - please see this link from The Camelot Project for more about that)
A Tale of the Raven and the Lights
A Tale of the Raven and the Lights

(weekend challenge entry; "folklore" was the contest theme; image inspired by Native American tales of the Raven's quest for light)
Anchorless
Anchorless

(weekend challenge entry; "afloat" was the contest theme)
Turning the Compass
Turning the Compass

(weekend challenge entry; "round" was the contest theme)
Brainstorm
Brainstorm

Many Worlds Theory
Many Worlds Theory

(weekend challenge entry; "parallel universe" was the contest theme)
Liftoff
Liftoff

(weekend challenge entry; "rocket launch" was the contest theme)
Quasar
Quasar

(weekend challenge entry; "force of nature" was the contest theme)
Ship, Water, Bottle, Beach
Ship, Water, Bottle, Beach

(weekend challenge entry; "ship in a bottle" was the contest theme)
Uncertainty Principle
Uncertainty Principle

(weekend challenge entry; "the unknown" was the contest theme; my image was inspired by Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle)
Box Thinks Outside Itself
Box Thinks Outside Itself

Drum Solo
Drum Solo

Genetic Engineering, or A Scientist Plays God
Genetic Engineering, or A Scientist Plays God

(weekend challenge entry; "Classic RPG [Role Playing Game]" was the contest theme)
Ocean of Truth
Ocean of Truth

(weekend challenge entry; "ocean" was the contest theme; my image was inspired by a quote attributed to Sir Isaac Newton: "I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.")
Sangreal
Sangreal

(weekend challenge entry; "Medieval" was the contest theme; text comes from the Project Gutenberg etext of Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur (Vol 2.) about King Arthur, the Knights of the Round Table, and their quests for Holy Grail - the "Sangreal")
Butterfly of Becomings
Butterfly of Becomings
Transcendental+Étude
Transcendental Etude

(weekend challenge entry; "hammer"; entry inspired by internal piano hammer action and the Transcendental Études of Franz Liszt)
Remarkable Recommendations Graphic
Remarkable Recommendations Graphic

(developed for a local book discussion series)
Remarkable Recommendations Graphic 2
Remarkable Recommendations Graphic

(developed for a local book discussion series)
Machines Take Flight
Machines Take Flight

(weekend challenge entry; "flying machines" was the contest theme)
Losing Track of Time
Losing Track of Time

Spinner
Spinner

(weekend challenge entry; "vertigo" was the contest theme)
Mints
Mints

(weekend challenge entry; "smell" was the contest theme)
Garden Beyond the Gate
Garden Beyond the Gate

(weekend challenge entry; "gate" was the contest theme; see also this post-challenge finalized render)
Vigil
Vigil

(weekend challenge entry; "candlelight" was the contest theme)
Beatrix and the Abundantly Wondrous Ball of Yarn
Beatrix and the Abundantly Wondrous Ball of Yarn

(weekend challenge entry; "toys" was the contest theme)
A Closing Door Can Be a Blessing in Disguise
A Closing Door Can Be a Blessing in Disguise

(weekend challenge entry; "incognito" was the contest theme)
Return
Return

(weekend challenge entry; "something old, something new" was the contest theme)
Droplet
Droplet

Trigonometry
Trigonometry

Finding Your Center
Finding Your Center

Mars Colony VII
Mars Colony VII

(weekend challenge entry; "lights and shadows" was the contest theme)
Moore's Law
Moore's Law
Architect
Architect

(weekend challenge entry; "architecture" was the contest theme)
Cancelling the Noise
Cancelling the Noise

(weekend challenge entry; "noise" was the contest theme)
Music Box
Music Box

(weekend challenge entry; "music" was the contest theme)
Neuroplasticity
Neuroplasticity
(weekend challenge entry; "plastic" was the contest theme)
Reflecting Another World
Reflecting Another World

(weekend challenge entry; "reflection" was the contest theme)
Let Freedom Ring
Let Freedom Ring

(weekend challenge entry; "your country in a nutshell" was the contest theme; entry inspired by the Liberty Bell)
Auroral
Auroral

(weekend challenge entry; "shining" was the contest theme)
Indefatigable
Indefatigable

(weekend challenge entry; "fragile" was the contest theme; my first quick test of Blender's Freestyle render options)
Optical
Optical

(weekend challenge entry; "glow" was the contest theme)
Thunder Bird
Thunder Bird
(weekend challenge entry; "fantasy creature" was the contest theme; my entry drew inspiration from Native American legends of the Thunderbird.)
Fear Not Winning Through Peace
Fear Not Winning Through Peace

(weekend challenge entry; "dreadnought" was the contest theme; this image draws upon the dual meaning of this word (literal/etymological: "fear not") and the more sci-fi/comic book/robotic nature of the word)
Guitar Through the Clean Channel
Guitar Through the Clean Channel

(weekend challenge entry; "default" was the contest theme; image is inspired by a more natural / less modified / "default" sound of a guitar as compared with one being processed through sound effects / guitar pedals)

2013

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Simpler Days
Simpler Days

(weekend challenge entry; "Childhood" was the contest theme)
Worldliness
Worldliness
(weekend challenge entry; "Literary Inspiration" was the contest theme; my entry attempts to visually interpret William Wordsworth's poem "The World Is Too Much With Us.)
The Space Age
The Space Age

(weekend challenge entry; "Soviet technology" was the contest theme; a stylistic interpretation of the Sputnik satellites)
Faith Moves Mountains
Faith Moves Mountains
(weekend challenge entry; "strength" was the contest theme; image inspired by the Biblical passage in Matthew 17:1-20.)
Cardinal
Cardinal

(weekend challenge entry; "vibrant contrast" was the contest theme; see also this post-challenge alternate, more colorful version)
Not an Island
Not an Island

(weekend challenge entry; "solitude" was the contest theme; inspiration drawn from John Donne's "No Man is an Island" devotional text - with my interpretation focusing on the aspect of this concept that we are never truly alone or apart but rather connected and part of something greater)
Wheel
Wheel

(weekend challenge entry; "my next life" was the contest theme)
Beyond Your Self
Beyond Your Self

Arcade
Arcade

(weekend challenge entry; "game on" was the contest theme)
Temper
Temper

(weekend challenge entry; "fire and ice" was the contest theme)
Jovian
Jovian

(weekend challenge entry; "giant" was the contest theme; "Jovian" as in "gas giant" planet)
Clearing Cobwebs from Your Place
Clearing Cobwebs from Your Place

Doors Being Key
Doors Being Key

(weekend challenge entry; "door" was the contest theme)
Early Solar System
Early Solar System

(weekend challenge entry; "commotion" was the contest theme)
Blender of Potentials
Blender of Potentials

(weekend challenge entry; "RobertT" was the contest theme)
Deep Sea Lights
Deep Sea Lights
(weekend challenge entry; "low light situation" was the contest theme)
Recycling
Recycling

(weekend challenge entry; "going green" was the contest theme)
Row Your Boat
Row Your Boat

(weekend challenge entry; "nursery rhyme" was the contest theme)
To the Fairest

(weekend challenge entry; "apple of my eye" was the contest theme; entry inspired by the mythological Apple of Discord.)
Time Past
Time Past

(weekend challenge entry; "antique" was the contest theme)
Florescence
Efflorescence
(weekend challenge entry; "flowers" was the contest theme; inspired partly from a song on my Florescence album)
Technology or Magic (Clarke's Third Law) (weekend challenge entry; "magic" was the contest theme; abstract interpretation inspired by the last of the Three Laws of Arthur C. Clarke)
When Gears Stop Turning
When Gears Stop Turning

(weekend challenge entry; "rust" was the contest theme)
Moth Dream: Beyond the Light
Moth Dream: Beyond the Light

(weekend challenge entry; "insects" was the contest theme)
Butterflies
Butterflies

Opening a Mind
Opening a Mind

Robotics
Robotics

(weekend challenge; "robots" was the contest theme; partly abstract style)
Spark
Spark

(weekend challenge; "electricity" was the contest theme)
Mandalagape
Mandalagape

(visual meditation on selfless/spiritual/unconditional love: mandala + agape)
Symplegades
Symplegades

(weekend challenge; "crash" was the contest theme; interpretation of Jason and the Argonauts, the dove, and the Clasing/Cyanean Rocks/Symplegades)
Orpheus
Orpheus

(weekend challenge; "mythology" was the contest theme)
Q E D
Q E D


2012

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Possibilities
Possibilities

Time Traveler's Watch
Time Traveler's Watch

(weekend challenge; "time travel" was the contest theme)
Reunity
Reunity

Putting All the Pieces Together
Putting All the Pieces Together

Your Slightest Gesture Felt throughout the Universe
Your Slightest Gesture Felt throughout the Universe

(new rendition of this project from 2008)
The Speed of Light
The Speed of Light

(weekend challenge; "speed" was the contest theme)
Light to Lights
Light to Lights

(weekend challenge; "Looking at the Night Sky" was the contest theme)
Interdiscipinarity
Interdiscipinarity

Circumlocution
Circumlocution

At the Intersection of Science and Religion
At the Intersection of Science and Religion

Stick in the Mud
Stick in the Mud

(weekend challenge entry; "rendering cliches" was the contest theme)
A Day in the Life of a Fan
A Day in the Life of a Fan

(from my "Commony Objects Uncommonly" series)
Violin Minus Silence
Violin Minus Silence

(weekend challenge entry; "something's missing" was the contest theme)
Triangles Wishing to be Right
Triangles Wishing to be Right

(weekend challenge entry; "Wishes" was the contest theme)
Astronomers of Argazzyra
Astronomers of Argazzyra

(weekend challenge entry; "Night Watch" was the contest theme; sci-fi scene)
Rehearsal
Rehearsal

(weekend challenge entry; "Music" was the contest theme)
Nthward Not Upward
Nthward Not Upward

(weekend challenge entry; "Looking Up" was the contest theme; entry partly inspired by the classic Flatland and ideas of multiple dimensions)
Machines Dream Differently
Machines Dream Differently

(weekend challenge entry)
Trees of Trees
Trees of Trees

(weekend challenge entry)

2011

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The Protector
The Protector

(weekend challenge entry)
Bubble Universes
Bubble Universes

(weekend challenge entry)
Building the New Metropolis
Building the New Metropolis

(weekend challenge entry)
Some Wait for Stairs; Others Grab a Ladder
Some Wait for Stairs; Others Grab a Ladder

(weekend challenge entry)
A Leaf's Tale
A Leaf's Tale

(weekend challenge entry)
Inspiriting
Inspiriting

(weekend challenge entry)
Lecture on Ancient Earth Space Exploration
Lecture on Ancient Earth Space Exploration

(weekend challenge entry)
Building Blocks
Building Blocks

(weekend challenge entry)
Fractaleatory
Fractaleatory

(weekend challenge entry)
Fight or Flight
Fight or Flight

(weekend challenge entry)
Best.Day.Ever.
Best.Day.Ever.

(weekend challenge entry)
Space Shrimp
Space Shrimp

(weekend challenge entry)
Ascension Dream
Ascension Dream

(weekend challenge entry)
Morse Code
Morse Code

(weekend challenge entry)
Paradiso / Inferno
Paradiso / Inferno

(weekend challenge entry)
Treasures Imperceptible
Treasures Imperceptible

(weekend challenge entry)
The Last Affirmation
The Last Affirmation

(weekend challenge entry)
UFO
UFO

(weekend challenge entry)
Ancient Astronaut Artifact
Ancient Astronaut Artifact

(weekend challenge entry)
Waiting for May
Waiting for May

(weekend challenge entry)
You May Presume to Understand
You May Presume to Understand

(from my "Reflections" series)
No More Hangups
No More Hangups

(from my "Commony Objects Uncommonly" series)
Overcoming Fear of Loss
Overcoming Fear of Loss

(weekend challenge entry)
Penelope at the Window
Penelope at the Window

(inspired by The Odyssey; image from my "Mythologies" series)
Center Cannot Hold
Center Cannot Hold

(weekend challenge entry; image inspired by stars and W.B. Yeats' "The Second Coming" poem)
Monet and Pollock Discuss Painting in the Afterlife
Monet and Pollock Discuss Painting in the Afterlife

(abstract)
Undercurrents
Undercurrents

(abstract)
The Thousand Natural Shocks that Flesh Is Heir To
The Thousand Natural Shocks that Flesh Is Heir To

(abstract; title inspired by Hamlet)
How Do Mirrors See Themselves?
How Do Mirrors See Themselves?

(weekend challenge entry)
Jungle
Jungle

(abstract)
Time Has No Meaning Here
Time Has No Meaning Here

The Fountain
The Fountain

(weekend challenge entry)
Feeding Seagulls
Feeding Seagulls

Zen
Zen

Roller Coaster
Roller Coaster

(weekend challenge entry)
Protoworld (weekend challenge entry) (larger version
larger version

)
Easter Bunny
Easter Bunny

Here
Here

(weekend challenge entry)
Relax
Relax

Shave
Shave

(humorous piece)
Exoplanetary Expedition
Exoplanetary Expedition

(sci-fi scene)
The Oracle
The Oracle

(from my "Reflections" series)
Architectural Visualization
Architectural Visualization

(or "Architect Dreaming")
Studying Shakespeare
Studying Shakespeare

Studying Shakespeare (Version 2)
Studying Shakespeare (Version 2)
You Can Have It
You Can Have It

(weekend challenge entry; "token of affection" was the contest theme)
Downpour
Downpour

Let Your Heart Overflow with Love
Let Your Heart Overflow with Love

(Valentine's Day motif)
The Rise and Fall of a False Idol
The Rise and Fall of a False Idol

(weekend challenge entry; "what goes up must come down" was the contest theme)
Wu-Wei Master
Wu-Wei Master

(from my "Reflections" series)
Attuned
Attuned

(from my "Common Objects Uncommonly" series)
Marathon
Marathon

A Flood Story
A Flood Story

(weekend challenge entry)
Alien Fashion Magazine
Alien Fashion Magazine

(faux extraterrestrial style magazine cover complete with a geometry-inspired language)
Butterfly Effect
Butterfly Effect

Hummingbird
Hummingbird


2010

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What Do You Hope to See?
What Do You Hope to See?

What Do You Hope to See?
What Do You Hope to See?

(alternate color version)
Empress
Empress

(statuette)
Three Wise Men
Three Wise Men

(a visual interpretation of the Magi following the Star of Bethlehem)
Daedalus
Daedalus

(from my "Mythologies" series)
Leaps and Boundaries
Leaps and Boundaries

Washing the Dirt Away
Washing the Dirt Away

How Many Pages, So Little Knowledge
How Many Pages, So Little Knowledge

Old Space Toys
Old Space Toys

(weekend challenge entry; "retro rocket" was the contest theme)
Aestheticia
Aestheticia

(from my "Reflections" series)
The Appetent Apertures
The Appetent Apertures

(weekend challenge entry; "camera" was the contest theme)
Exobotanical Outpost
Exobotanical Outpost

(weekend challenge entry; "mushrooms and flowers" was the contest theme)
Microorganismal
Microorganismal
(image created for BlenderArt Magazine #31; "under the microscope" was the contest theme)
The Rakes Possess
The Rakes Possess

(title echoic of "The Rake's Progress" but less prodigal and more prehesile in gist)
Beauty's Illusion Begins to Give
Beauty's Illusion Begins to Give

(weekend challenge entry; "illusion" was the contest theme)
The Pointless Search for the Point
The Pointless Search for the Point

(dual-purpose title; part of my "Common Objects Uncommonly" series)
The Mind Searches through Possibilities
The Mind Searches through Possibilities

(from "The Mind Searches" series)
Ref the Reference Rabbit
Ref the Reference Rabbit

(library character)
Lost Languages
Lost Languages

Light Flows into Eyes
Light Flows into Eyes

Classic Motoring
Classic Motoring

(stylized vintage auto detail)
When the Rug Is the Most Interesting Thing in the Room
When the Rug Is the Most Interesting Thing in the Room

(from my "Installments" series)
The House You Always Meant to Build
The House You Always Meant to Build

(from my "Installments" series)
How Strong Is Your Illusion
How Strong Is Your Illusion

Caution Over Cautious
Caution Over Cautious

(from my "Installments" series)
Conduit
Conduit

(from my "Installments" series)
Desiderata
Desiderata

(from my "Installments" series)
How Full Is Your Cup
How Full Is Your Cup

(from my "Installments" series)
How Many Blinks in a Lifetime
How Many Blinks in a Lifetime

(from my "Installments" series)
The Mind Searches for Balance
The Mind Searches for Balance

The Mind Searches for Closures
The Mind Searches for Closures

The Mind Searches for Meanings
The Mind Searches for Meanings

The Mind Searches for Order
The Mind Searches for Order

The Mind Searches for Patterns
The Mind Searches for Patterns

The Mind Searches for Peace
The Mind Searches for Peace

The Mind Searches for Similarities
The Mind Searches for Similarities

The New Watershed
The New Watershed

(from my "Installments" series)
Plight of the Solipsist
Plight of the Solipsist

(weekend challenge; "identity" was the contest theme)
Eightfold
Eightfold

Empathies
Empathies

(final edition)
Scenic
Scenic

(weekend challenge; "landscape" was the contest theme)
Frames of Reference
Frames of Reference

Mountain of Many Paths
Mountain of Many Paths

Tiresias Sees Athena
Tiresias Sees Athena

(weekend challenge entry; "oops" was the contest theme)
What Goes into a Thought
What Goes into a Thought

YAW GNORW
YAW GNORW

("Wrong Way"; an exercise in "Precisionism" in the spirt of Demuth's The Figure 5 in Gold)
Tweezer's Dream of the Great Gray Hair
Tweezer's Dream of the Great Gray Hair

(from my "Common Objects Uncommonly" series)
Stages of a Life
Stages of a Life

The Chess Players
The Chess Players

Run in to Your Tea
Run in to Your Tea

(weekend challenge; "black and white" was the contest theme; title inspired by the closing passage of Wonderland)
Seekers
Seekers

Locket
Locket

(weekend challenge entry; "special place" was the contest theme)
Bubbles
Bubbles

(weekend challenge entry; "bubbles" was the contest theme)
Arpeggiatoratory
Arpeggiatoratory

(weekend challenge entry; "techno impressionism" was the contest theme)
Interplanetary Transport
Interplanetary Transport

(weekend challenge entry; "future transport" was the contest theme)
Alien from the Deep
Alien from the Deep

(weekend challenge entry; "alien creature" was the contest theme)
Only God Is Perfection
Only God Is Perfection

Smile
Smile

(character sketch)
Lifeline
Lifeline

Initiating Self-Awareness
Initiating Self-Awareness

(weekend challenge entry; "robotics" was the contest theme)
Natural Selection
Natural Selection

(weekend challenge entry; "natural" was the contest theme)
Empathies
Empathies

(a continuation of my "Reflections" series)
Self-generated
Self-generated

(exploring portrayals and perceptions of selves; my entry for Blender Artists Weekend Challenge # 373, "self-portraits" was the contest theme)
Trapeze
Trapeze

Far East Motif
Far East Motif

(a stylized Chinese dragon; weekend challenge entry; "The Orient" was the contest theme)
The Problem with Literal Interpretations
The Problem with Literal Interpretations

(from my "Common Objects Uncommonly" series.)
First Sip (Your Greatest Moment as a Straw)
First Sip (Your Greatest Moment as a Straw)

(from my "Common Objects Uncommonly" series.)
Not Listening
Not Listening

(A Biblical meditation - Matthew 13:13 - in a modern context. From my "Common Objects Uncommonly" series.)
Type II Civilization: Stellar Engineering
Type II Civilization: Stellar Engineering

(weekend challenge entry; "engineering" was the contest theme)

2009

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Circles: Infinity, Perfection, History...
Circles: Infinity, Perfection, History...

(from my "Symbologies" series)
Even as Water Bottles Think Nothing of Reincarnation
Even as Water Bottles Think Nothing of Reincarnation

(from my "Common Objects Uncommonly" series)
One of the Many Advantages of Being Different
One of the Many Advantages of Being Different

(from my "Common Objects Uncommonly" series)
Notice How Streetlamps Do Not Celebrate New Years
Notice How Streetlamps Do Not Celebrate New Years

(from my "Common Objects Uncommonly" series)
The Moon Is No Balloon
The Moon Is No Balloon

(weekend challenge entry; "Cartoons" was the contest theme)
A Day in the Mind of a Roll of Tape
A Day in the Mind of a Roll of Tape

(from my "Common Objects Uncommonly" series)
Pinecones
Pinecones

(from my "Nature" series)
No Christmas without Christ
No Christmas without Christ

(a meditation on Who Christmas is really about)
Growing as a Person
Growing as a Person

(from my "Surreal" series)
What Leaves When Autumn Leaves
What Leaves When Autumn Leaves

(from my "Seasons" series)
The Snowman Who Longed to Touch the Sun
The Snowman Who Longed to Touch the Sun

Winterglyphic
Winterglyphic

(from my "Seasons" series)
Winterglyphic (alternate version)
Winterglyphic

(post-processed alternate version)
Esoterica
Esoterica

(weekend challenge entry; "Arcane" was the contest theme)
Branching Out
Branching Out

(2009 edition; an updated model and render of my project from 2007 and the first image in my "Re-rendered" series)
Narcissus and Echo
Narcissus and Echo

(from my "Mythologies" series)
After the Phoenix Falls, It Must
After the Phoenix Falls, It Must

(from my "Mythologies" series)
Before the Phoenix Rises, It Must
Before the Phoenix Rises, It Must

(from my "Mythologies" series)
Ouroboros
Ouroboros
(from my "Mythologies" series; a stylistic rendering of one of the most famous motifs from world mythology)
Steampunk Captain
Steampunk Captain

Rosary
Rosary

(technical note: no raytracing)
The Last Prank
The Last Prank

(toon-shaded; weekend challenge entry; "Sharks!" was the contest theme)
Exoplanetary System
Exoplanetary System

Sight Seeing
Sight Seeing

But I Don't Want to Be a Storm Cloud
But I Don't Want to Be a Storm Cloud

(from my "Nature" series)
Feeling Beautiful
Feeling Beautiful

(from my "Reflections" series)
Water Bears
Water Bears

(weekend challenge; "microscopic" was the contest theme)
Heartening
Heartening

Sisyphus
Sisyphus

(from my "Mythologies" series)
Time, Through a Flower's Eye
Time, Through a Flower's Eye

(from my "Nature" series)
Enter Key
Enter Key

(weekend challenge; "key" was the contest theme)
Cupcakes
Cupcakes

(weekend challenge; "delicious" was the contest theme)
The Number of My Steps
The Number of My Steps

(a stylized character I created for an animation; this still image alludes to Job 31:37)
Buy One, Get One
Buy One, Get One

(from my "Common Objects Uncommonly" series)
Port 80
Port 80

(weekend challenge; "cyberspace" was the contest theme)
Literary Critic
Literary Critic

Survival Strategy
Survival Strategy

(weekend challenge; "strategy" was the contest theme)
Paso Doble Dance
Paso Doble Dance

(weekend challenge; "black and red" was the contest theme)
Metaverse Junction
Metaverse Junction

(weekend challenge; "portal" was the contest theme)
Passionswirl
Passionswirl

(contines my "Inseparable" series)
Sea Shell
Sea Shell

(weekend challenge; "sea shell" was the contest theme)
Peacock
Peacock

A Florist's Folly
A Florist's Folly

The Seafarer's Story
The Seafarer's Story

(from my "Reflections" series)
Call Eye Do Scope
Call Eye Do Scope

Cocoon
Cocoon

Restringing
Restringing

(weekend challenge; "stringed instruments" was the contest theme")
One Billion Theories
One Billion Theories

(technical note: saved at 60% jpeg quality for web viewing)
Fountain
Fountain

Bypass
Bypass

(science fiction scene)
Audio
Audio

(weekend challenge; "audio" was the contest theme)
Sanctum
Sanctum

Converters of Worlds
Converters of Worlds

(weekend challenge; "science fiction" was the contest theme)
Looking Up
Looking Up

(a meditation on hope, faith, and continuation of my "Reflections" series)
Ornithology
Ornithology

(from my "Nature" series)
Street Cleaner
Street Cleaner

(futuristic setting)
Start of a Silver Age
Start of a Silver Age

(continuation of my "Reflections" series)
Primavera's Egg
Primavera's Egg

(weekend challenge entry; "fancy egg" was the contest theme)
Deliciosa
Deliciosa

Astrobiology-02
Astrobiology-02

(continuation of the "Astrobiology" render series)
Astrobiology-03
Astrobiology-03

Astrobiology-04
Astrobiology-04

Grand Unification Theory
Grand Unification Theory

The Chieftain's Tale
The Chieftain's Tale

(weekend challenge; "western" was the contest theme)
Astrobiology
Astrobiology

A Modern Grail Quest
A Modern Grail Quest

The Candle's wish:  to be a Chandelier, which yearned to glow brighter yet, like the Sun
The Candle's wish: to be a Chandelier, which yearned to glow brighter yet, like the Sun

(from my "Illuminations" and "Common Objects Uncommonly" series)
As the Others Fly Away
As the Others Fly Away

Sunny Day No Matter What Your Weather
Sunny Day No Matter What Your Weather

Purgatorio
Purgatorio

(imagery partly inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy)
The Modern Labyrinth
The Modern Labyrinth

Recounting the 'Dream of the Rood' (inspired by the Old English poem, 'Dream of the Rood' - specifically the Christian aspects of the poem)
Europa Probe: Last Encounter
Europa Probe: Last Encounter

Europa Probe: First Encounter
Europa Probe: First Encounter

Europan Whale-Fish (Angle 1)
Europan Whale-Fish (Angle 1)

Europan Whale-Fish (Angle 2)
Europan Whale-Fish (Angle 2)

The Fractal Dimension of Love
The Fractal Dimension of Love

(weekend challenge entry; "Everlasting Love" was the contest theme)
Should Have Went with Solar
Should Have Went with Solar

(weekend challenge entry; "Power Generation" was the contest theme)
So Many Stars
So Many Stars

Universe of Endless Wonders
Universe of Endless Wonders

(weekend challenge; "Astronomy" was the contest theme; non-competing entry; note: scroll right/left/up/down to explore entire image)
Mouth
Mouth

Solstices
Solstices

(from my "Seasons" series)
Enlightenment
Enlightenment

(from my "Reflections" series)
Life Cycles
Life Cycles

(from my "Nature" series)
Paradise Cost
Paradise Cost

(inspired by the Genesis story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden)
The Stars Have Their Stories
The Stars Have Their Stories

(partly inspired by the Chinese / Japanese folklore of the "Festival of Stars")

2008

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Gordian Knotted
Gordian Knotted

(weekend challenge; "impossible" was the contest theme)
Your Computer Is Not Future Proof
Your Computer Is Not Future Proof

(from my "Algorithmic" series)
Peer Review
Peer Review

(from my "Reflections" series)
Intolerance
Intolerance

(from my "Illuminations" and "Common Objects Uncommonly" series)
We Must Be Going
We Must Be Going

From All You Thought You Knew to What You Never Dreamt
From All You Thought You Knew to What You Never Dreamt

Blender, Steampunk Edition
Blender, Steampunk Edition

(weekend challenge; "steampunk" was the contest theme)
Hyperdimensional Transfer
Hyperdimensional Transfer

(technical note: Blender internal render network; no external post-processing)
Dramatis Personae
Dramatis Personae

("the masks of the drama"; from my "Theatrical" series)
Those in the Very Bright Room Tend to Scorn or Mock Any Notion of a Lamp
Those in the Very Bright Room Tend to Scorn or Mock Any Notion of a Lamp

(from my "Illuminations" and "Common Objects Uncommonly" series)
Coltrane Study
Coltrane Study

(continuing my "Music" series)
In the Comfort of Your Little World
In the Comfort of Your Little World

Nature or Nurture
Nature or Nurture

(from my "Nature" series)
Seasonall
Seasonall

(from my "Nature" series)
Way of the Chicken Fists
Way of the Chicken Fists

(weekend challenge; "Kung Fu Chicken" was the contest theme)
Workability
Workability

Liquidities
Liquidities

Hurricane Season
Hurricane Season

(from my "Nature" series)
Thoughts of the Futures
Thoughts of the Futures

O-C-R
O-C-R

(part of my "Algorithmic" series)
Like GHz for Overclockers
Like GHz for Overclockers

(weekend challenge; "live for speed" was the contest theme)
Prodigal Mind
Prodigal Mind

When an Uninitiated First Hears a Stravinsky or a Schoenberg or Anything New and Different
When an Uninitiated First Hears a Stravinsky or a Schoenberg or Anything New and Different

(from my "Music" series)
Curiosities
Curiosities

(weekend challenge; "Martian Zoo" was the contest theme)
"I wish I, too, was beautiful," thought the flower foolishly.
"I wish I, too, was beautiful," thought the flower foolishly.

(weekend challenge; "crazy flowers" was the contest theme)
Spilled Soft Drink
Spilled Soft Drink

The Rush to Build a Planet Everything
The Rush to Build a Planet Everything

Life in the Hive
Life in the Hive

Senescence
Senescence

(part of my "Reflections" series)
Randomly Accessed Memories
Randomly Accessed Memories

(part of my "Algorithmic" series)
Worlds Within Worlds Without
Worlds Within Worlds Without

(technical note: all 3D/done in Blender)
Sorting Algorithm
Sorting Algorithm

(part of my "Algorithmic" series)
Self-Actualization
Self-Actualization

Etude of Progressions
Etude of Progressions
(a finalized scene that began as one of my "10 Cube Challenge" entries)
Urban Superstrata
Urban Superstrata

Swan Not Swanlike
Swan Not Swanlike

(from my "Nature" series)
The Wind Chimes
The Wind Chimes

(from my "Nature" series)
The Tempest
The Tempest

(weekend challenge entry; "tornado" was the contest theme)
Ecclesiastes3
Ecclesiastes3

(weekend challenge entry; "just like clockwork" was the contest theme)
Lights, Riff, Audience, Solo
Lights, Riff, Audience, Solo

(weekend challenge entry; "anticipation" was the contest theme)
Obfuscatour
Obfuscatour

(part of the "Reflections" series)
The Midas-Touched
The Midas-Touched

(exploring the myth of King Midas and the golden touch; part of the "Reflections" series)
From What into What? (A Question Change Asks)
From What into What? (A Question Change Asks)

Making a Splash
Making a Splash

Ten Cubes Challenge
"Ten Cubes Challenge": My Entries

A collection of 50 images I submitted for an interesting and informal challenge at Blender Artists.
Chess Computer: Check
Chess Computer: Check

(part of my "Algorithmic" series)
Trying to Make the Connections
Trying to Make the Connections

(weekend challenge, "perseverance" was the contest theme; 2008; internal render, no render nodes)
F1 2008: Visualizing the Win
F1 2008: "Visualizing the Win"

(2008; entry for yearly Blender F1 challenge; nontraditional/NPR stylistic 3D render created entirely in Blender, no external post-processing)
Euclid's Elements
Euclid's Elements

(2008; experimental wireframe art inspired by Euclidean Geometry)
Noneuclideans
Noneuclideans

(2008; experimental wireframe art inspired by Euclidean Geometry)
CONSTRUCT-1111
CONSTRUCT-1111

(2008; experimental space-station inspired structure)
The Repercussionist
The Repercussionist

(2008) (in continuation of my "Reflections" series; image revised/finalized 5/1/08)
Clay, Wheel, Thought, Hands: Vase
Clay, Wheel, Thought, Hands: Vase

(2008)
Impressionistic Brush in a Cubist Universe
Impressionistic Brush in a Cubist Universe

(2008) (project continued/finalized after weekend challenge, "imagination" was the contest theme)
"That's not your ball!"
"That's not your ball!"

(2008) (weekend challenge; "mission to deep space" was the contest theme)
Every Precious Drop
Every Precious Drop

(2008) (weekend challenge; "milk and honey" was the contest theme)
Woodworks
Woodworks

(2008) (weekend challenge; "woodwork" was the contest theme)
Vitreous
Vitreous

(2008) (weekend challenge; "glassworks" was the contest theme)
A Time to Dance
A Time to Dance

(2008)
The Eternity Option
The Eternity Option

(2008) (weekend challenge entry; "eternity" was the contest theme)
Shine!
Shine!

(2008) (weekend challenge entry; "light" was the contest theme)
Merlin Speaks of Destiny
Merlin Speaks of Destiny

(2008) (weekend challenge entry; "legendary" was the contest theme)
Cuddly
Cuddly

(2008) (my second project using Blender's new hair particles system)

2007

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Tiger
Tiger

(2007) (my first project using Blender's new hair system; Blender internal render)
Sandcastle
Sandcastle

(2008) (weekend challenge; "impressive" was the contest theme)
Precipice
Precipice

(2007; from my "Nature" series)
Nativity Figures
Nativity Figures

(2007)
Microcosm
Microcosm

(2007)
Ballet of the Overreachers
Ballet of the Overreachers

(2007)


And for your final wish?
And for your final wish?

(2007) (stylized and toon shaded; Blender internal render)
The Frantic, Fleeting Life of a Snowflake
The Frantic, Fleeting Life of a Snowflake

(2007) (weekend challenge; "icy waste" was the contest theme)
Pendant
Pendant

(2007)
Absorption
Absorption

(2007)
Unity's Prayer
Unity's Prayer

(2007) (part of my "Reflections" series)
Playful
Playful

(2007)
Whaaaat?
Whaaaat?

(2007) (weekend challenge, "out of order" was the contest theme; title is the question asked by the number four to the number three)
Medieval Chalice
Medieval Chalice

(2007)
Myth of a Golden Age
Myth of a Golden Age

(2007) (From my "Mythologies" series. Myth, as I use the term, is intended to mean a story.)
Do You See What You See?
Do You See What You See?

(2007) (weekend challenge entry, "sight" was the contest theme)
Winterwonderfully
Winterwonderfully

(2007) (another image from my "Winter" series)
Winter's Givings
Winter's Givings

(2007)
Bargain Hunter and Hunted
Bargain Hunter and Hunted

(2007) (weekend challenge entry, "the hunted" was the contest theme)
Cosmic Questions
Cosmic Questions

(2007)
Stargrangers
Stargrangers

(2007) (weekend challenge entry, "activation" was the contest theme)
Sprig Leaves to Find His Family Tree
Sprig Leaves to Find His Family Tree

(2007) (weekend challenge entry, "ancestry" was the contest theme)
Jazz, Man
Jazz, Man

(2007) (expressionistic jazz trumpeter in 3D; from my "Music" series)
Emboldened
Emboldened

(2007) (weekend challenge entry, "scarecrow" was the contest theme)
Lost Found in You'd
Lost Found in You'd

(2007) (weekend challenge, "sweet dreams" was the contest theme)
Doubtspore
Doubtspore

(2007)
October's Offerings
October's Offerings

(2007)
Still Standing
Still Standing

(2007) (part of my "Reflections" series)
Taking a Leap of Faith
Taking a Leap of Faith

(2007)
A Couple of Codependencies
A Couple of Codependencies

(2007; from my "Common Objects Uncommonly" series)
Do Office Chairs Dream of Open Spaces?
Do Office Chairs Dream of Open Spaces?

(2007; from my "Common Objects Uncommonly" series)
Fireflower
Fireflower

(2007)
Autumn's Bane
Autumn's Bane

(2007) (weekend challenge, "autumn comes" was the contest theme; character's story is related to Blossom)
More Than Pixels
More Than Pixels

(2007) (part of my "Reflections" series)
Search for Answers
Search for Answers

(2007) (weekend challenge, "when things go bad" was the contest theme)
Coda
Coda

(2007) (part of my "Music" series)
Rebirthrite
Rebirthrite

(2007) (part of my "Reflections" series)
Discovering Earth
Discovering Earth

(2007) (weekend challenge, "alien life" was the contest theme)
Cute Creatures
Cute Creatures

(2007)
Day Core
Day Core

(2007) (weekend challenge, "out of the box" was the contest theme)
The Enigmatist
The Enigmatist

(2007) (part of my "Reflections" series)
Golgotha Probe: Confirmation
Golgotha Probe: Confirmation

(2007) (Blender World Cup 2007 entry; "distant future + nature + discovery + religion" was the contest theme)
The Giant Who Longed to Be Small Again
The Giant Who Longed to Be Small Again

(2007) (weekend challenge entry; "out of reach" was the contest theme)
Delilah, Decieved
Delilah, Decieved

(2007) (part of my "Reflections" series)
Steadfastener
Steadfastener

(2007) (part of my "Reflections" series)
Partial Eclipse
Partial Eclipse

(2007) (part of my "Reflections" series)
Laurel's Wraith (The Praise-Seeker Will Not Have Silence)
Laurel's Wraith (The Praise-Seeker Will Not Have Silence)

(2007) (part of my "Reflections" series)
Lamentatio (Outcry for Generations)
Lamentatio (Outcry for Generations)

(2007) (part of my "Reflections" series)
Sycophantium
Sycophantium

(2007) (part of my "Reflections" series)
Francesca Faced Her Fractals
Francesca Faced Her Fractals

(2007) (pure Blender NPR [non-photorealistic] render style project)
Unlearning to Learn
Unlearning to Learn

(2007) (part of my "Reflections" series)
Dyscontent (When All You Want Is More and Less)
Dyscontent (When All You Want Is More and Less)

(2007) (part of my "Reflections" series)
Philosophia and Her Problems
Philosophia and Her Problems

(2007) (part of my "Reflections" series)
Renaissance Raytracer
Renaissance Raytracer

(2007) (simulating completely in 3D, with no post-processing, the 2D illustrative style of Da Vinci's notebooks/reverse handwriting; weekend challenge entry - "prototype" was the contest theme)
Overzealot
Overzealot

(2007) (part of my "Reflections" series)
Indoctrination
Indoctrination

(2007) (part of my "Reflections" series)
Indoctrination (alternate monochromatic rendition)
Indoctrination (alternate monochromatic rendition)

(2007) (part of my "Reflections" series)
Pandora
Pandora

(2007) (weekend challenge; "Out of Control" was the contest theme)
The Atlas Assumption
The Atlas Assumption

(2007) (taking the world on one's shoulders; part of my "Reflections" series)
Impressionist Brushwater
Impressionist Brushwater

(2007)
Enrico's Paradox
Enrico's Paradox

(2007)
Dao De Dawn
Dao De Dawn

(weekend challenge, "Yin Yang" was the contest theme)

(2007))
Mantra
Mantra

(2007) (part of my "Reflections" series)
F1.07
F1.07

(2007) (2007 Blender F1 Challenge entry)
Earth 3007
Earth 3007

(2007) (weekend challenge, "nightmares" was the contest theme)
World Hungers
World Hungers

(2007) (part of the "Hunger" series)
Iceberg of Understanding
Iceberg of Understanding

(2007)
Barrier Language
Barrier Language

(2007)
Outside the Cave of Unknowing
Outside the Cave of Unknowing

(2007) (inspired by the allegory of Plato's cave)
Is your imagination broken too?
Is your imagination broken too?

(2007)
Bottom's Dream
Bottom's Dream

(2007) (Inspired by "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare)
Picture Frame
Picture Frame

(2007)
Mount Reckon
Mount Reckon

(2007; part of my "Nature" and "Reflections" series)
Haiku
Haiku

(2007; part of my "Nature" series)
Like a Fish Out of Water Out of a Fish
Like a Fish Out of Water Out of a Fish

(2007)
Future's Lookin' Mighty Fine
Future's Lookin' Mighty Fine

(2007) (weekend challenge entry, "out of place" was the contest theme)
Branching Out
Branching Out

(2007) (robotic bird; combination of organic-technical elements with sculpted details on tree)
Mechamends: Skyrevival Unit
Mechamends: Skyrevival Unit

(2007) (part of an environmentally-minded mecha series I'm developing)
Eternal Peace
Eternal Peace

(2007) (displacement of volumetric lighting test)
Horde
Horde

(2007) (weekend challenge entry)
Drivenfutures
Drivenfutures

(2007) (speed model with experimental render effects)
Chameleon
Chameleon

(2007)
Eyes to the Skies
Eyes to the Skies

(2007) (Easter Island head sculpture)
Occam's Razzle
Occam's Razzle

(2007) (a playful twist on the concept of "Occam's Razor"; also a weekend challenge entry)
Andromedan Ambassador
Andromedan Ambassador

(2007) (sculpted alien character; featured in the Blender 2.43 release notes)
Portrait of a Young Lady
Portrait of a Young Lady

(2007) (a 3D rendition inspired by the painting "A Young Lady" by Petrus Christus)
The Pessimist and the Optimist
The Pessimist and the Optimist

(2007)
Rock Garden
Rock Garden

(2007) (displacement modifier test)
The Wave-Particle Duality of Light
The Wave-Particle Duality of Light

(2007) (weekend challenge entry)
The Thirteen Tenors
The Thirteen Tenors

(2007) (weekend challenge entry)
You Are Was and Will Be
You Are Was and Will Be

(2007) (surrealism)
Mythical Protector
Mythical Protector

(2007) (3d sculpture of a "Foo dog" or a "Chinese lion")
Mythical Protector
Mythical Protector

(2007) (alternate view)
Bella Donna
Bella Donna

(2007) (3d sculpture)
Gold Rush
Gold Rush

(2007) (abstract)
Owl
Owl

(2007) (in the style of a garden ornament; final 3d sculpture + workflow stages)
Horses
Horses

(2007) (3d sculpture)
Philosopher in Stone: Perpetually Mulling the Eternal
Philosopher in Stone: Perpetually Mulling the Eternal

(2007) (3d sculpture)

2006

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The Entrance or the Exit
The Entrance or the Exit

(2006)
Old Man Winter Statue
Old Man Winter Statue

(2006) (3D sculpture using new Blender sculpt mode)
Going Digital Because It's Just So Fashionable
Going Digital Because It's Just So Fashionable

(2006)
Gather Ye Roses
Gather Ye Roses

(2006) (inspired by Robert Herrick's famous poem)
Gossamer Days
Gossamer Days

(2006)
Danse Macabre
Danse Macabre

(2006)
Viewers Are the Exhibition
Viewers Are the Exhibition

(2006)
Inseparable 2
Inseparable 2

(2006; continuation of my "Inseparable" series)
Why Penguins Don't Play Poker
Why Penguins Don't Play Poker

(2006) (a weekend challenge entry; strange contest theme: "Penguins Don't Poker" [sic])
Autoannihilatamaton
Autoannihilatamaton

(2006) (a weekend challenge entry)
Guitar Solo
Guitar Solo

(2006)
Welder
Welder

(2006)
The Emperor's New Vision
The Emperor's New Vision

(2006)
Venus di niente
Venus di niente

(2006)
Nuts without Bolts
Nuts without Bolts

(2006) (a weekend challenge entry)
Autumnullified
Autumnullified

(2006)
Winterized
Winterized

(2006) - A variation on the "Autumnullified" image above
Prayer for the Prayerless
Prayer for the Prayerless

(2006) - Partly inspired by a recent 2D sketch I did for a CGTalk Daily Sketch Group session
30 Models in 30 Days
30 Models in 30 Days
(2006) - A collection of images on one page of speed models/scenes I created for a CGTalk modeling challenge.)
Sir John Falstaff
Sir John Falstaff

(2006) (post-challenge processed version)
Wooden Puppet
Wooden Puppet

(2006) - One of a series of models and renders for the CGTalk Modeling Challenge: 30 Models in 30 Days
Descent of Pottery
Descent of Pottery

(2006)
Tantallust
Tantallust

(2006) - Inspired partly by the myth of Tantalus
The Takers
The Takers

(inspired by a poem I had written under the same title) (2006)
Faustian
Faustian
(2006) - A cautionary visual allusion to the legend of Doctor Faustus and the quest for worldly knowledge and power. See also the alternate angle render)
Rethinker
Rethinker

(2006) (Blender 2.42 + Blender Sculpt Beta)
DvG
DvG

(2006)
Enchanted Youth in the Garden of Infinite Possibilities
Enchanted Youth in the Garden of Infinite Possibilities

(2006) (daytime version)
Enchanted Youth in the Garden of Infinite Possibilities
Enchanted Youth in the Garden of Infinite Possibilities

(2006) (Blender + post-processing in Photoshop + Corel Painter)
Characters for BEAUTIFUL MUSIC
Characters for BEAUTIFUL MUSIC

(2006) (early character work for an animated 3D short I am currently creating)
Victory at Felistopia
Victory at Felistopia

(2006) (Blender Artists Super Challenge 200, "look what the cat dragged in" was the contest theme)
Shell Dweller
Shell Dweller

(2006)
The Burning of the Golden Calf by Moses
The Burning of the Golden Calf by Moses

(2006) (weekend challenge, "pagan gods" was the contest theme)
Self Made Man
Self Made Man

(2006)
Self Made Man
Self Made Man

(2006) (close-up/wallpaper version)
Murkopolis
Murkopolis

(2006) (weekend challenge, "polluted future" was the contest theme)
F1 2006 Challenge Entry: The Great Sea Race Begins
F1 2006 Challenge Entry: The Great Sea Race Begins

(2006)
Dust to Dust
Dust to Dust

(2006)
Heavy Metal Alien
Heavy Metal Alien

(2006) (weekend challenge, "heavy metal" was the contest theme)
Perspectives
Perspectives

(2006)
Prometheus
Prometheus

(2006)
Old Becomes New Again
Old Becomes New Again

(2006) (weekend challenge, "old" was the contest theme)
Mechanicalion
Mechanicalion

(2006) (Version 3)
Mechanicalion
Mechanicalion

(2006) (Version 2)
Mechanicalion
Mechanicalion

(2006) (weekend challenge, "mechanimal" was the contest theme)
Time-space
Time-space

(2006) (post-challenge revisions)
Time-space
Time-space

(2006) (weekend challenge, "fourth dimension" was the contest theme)
Ammonitic
Ammonitic

(2006) (inspired by spiral ammonite fossil pattern)
Giraffes
Giraffes

(2006) (weekend challenge, "at the zoo" was the contest theme)
Concept Race Car
Concept Race Car

(2006) (Blender + GIMP)
Flamingo
Flamingo

(2006) (a virtual "paper sculpture" made in Blender)
Venus Sets Her Trap
Venus Sets Her Trap

(2006) (weekend challenge: "trap" was the contest theme)
Jimmy and the Cave
Jimmy and the Cave

(2006) (2D vector toon work done in Blender 3D, no post-processing; for a weekend challenge: "into the unknown" was the contest theme)
Grace's Dream
Grace's Dream

(2006)
Search Party
Search Party

(2006) (sci-fi/game art scene)
This they begin to do
This they begin to do

(2006) (Blender, post-processing in Photoshop)


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