Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Barn Drawings #14

Here is Barn #14. Once again, my photo of the drawing doesn't look nearly as nice as it does in person. Someday I will get a scan of the drawing and put that onto the site.
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Pen and ink drawing of the Carroll, IA Depot

Had a snowday today! Got a little more done on this train depot. It is the Carroll, IA Train Depot. Once again, poor picture taking of the drawing, but thats ok. Makes it look that much better in person.
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Monday, December 7, 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009

Barn Drawings #13

Barn #13. I'm not sure how I feel about the way this one turned out. Doesn't feel like it is done to me yet.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Barn Drawings #12

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I'm not very happy with this one. I'm not sure I was too into it when I started and maybe that just carried into the drawing. I'm not sure. Here it is anyway. Barn #12.

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Barn Drawings #9 A Round Barn

This is my first Round Barn. I have a few more that I am looking forward to drawing. Unforunately my photography isn't getting any better.

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Barn Drawings #8

This is barn #8. I need to get 16 to 22 more barn drawings done by November of next year for a show at the Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Friday, October 2, 2009

Story City Carousel

I did this version of the carousel a while back. It is smaller than the other version.

Second to last drawing...

This is one of the last pictures I drew before I quite drawing back in 1991. It is of LeClaire, Iowa.
I only drew a few pictures in 1991 and this was the only one that wasn't commissioned or for somebody.

Barn Drawings #5

In keeping up with my poor photography... Here is Barn #5. I'm not sure if I like how it turned out or not.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Barn Drawings #4

Once again, a 'not-so-hot' job of taking a photo of my picture. This drawing is better than it looks here. But it gets the idea across. This barn is south of Roland, IA. I finished it sometime last week. Tonight, I will try to update my other web page to include all the barns that I have done so far. As for now, you'll only be able to see them here.
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Monday, September 14, 2009

Story City Carousel

I drew this last week sometime. The photo I took of this drawing doesn't really look as nice as the drawing does in person. I need to figure out how to take better pictures of my drawings. I'm working on a smaller version of the carousel now. I am also working on another barn.
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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Barn #3

This is Barn #3. I don't know if I can say that I am done with it yet. There are a lot of things that I like about it but there are a few things that I don't. So here it will sit until I can figure out what I need to do to it. In the mean time I am working on the Story City Carousel. Hopefully I can sell it and get some gas money to look for more barns. I'll post it when I am done.... or almost done.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Barn Project

I went out and took some more photos of some barns today. It should get me up to barn pictures #3, #4, and #5. Unfortunately, I won't have the pictures back from development until tomorrow. Until then I will work on an architectural rendering of a 3d house. I also need to find some more interesting barns.

Barn Drawings - Barn #2

This is barn #2. It is also the last barn I have a photo of so I will need to go out and take more. Also, I am kind of thinking about starting another project. I'd like to see how many barns I can draw between now and next summer. Once I get all of my barns drawn I will see if I can sell them and donate the proceeds to the Big Yellow School Bus program that helps schools to pay for art events. Or maybe the Iowa Barn Foundation might have a use for them. I'm not sure. I'll start to look into it more once I have more than 2 drawings done. In the mean time, if any one knows of any interesting barns that I can draw, let me know.

Barn Drawings

I have decided to get back into drawing. I haven't drawn anything (except doodles) since 1990. This is my first attempt. It is a little smaller in size than I use to work in, but I thought I should start small and go slow. :)

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Underwater with VRay Fog

Just a quick test render on an underwater effect. With a little more work and higher settings this could be kind of interesting.
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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Getting a little closer...

I added a few more things like the floor lamps, plants, pictures, vases, and some scrabble items. I still don't like the looks of the wine in the wine glasses. It looks too thick to me. I will work on it tomorrow.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Scrabble anyone...

I added a scrabble board on the backtable, fixed the wine glasses(sort of) and straightened out the placemats.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Added more furniture

I added two stools and a table. Books, glasses, stovetop, outside, recessed lights, And this version seems a little too orange.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Interior Practice

I added some furniture and did some color adjustments. The sun from the sky light is still too bright I think so I will need to tone that down.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Interior Practice

This is an interior I am making. Mostly as practice. I found a photo of a room in a book called Another 100 of the Worlds Best Houses and I try to match it by modeling the room with all of its furniture and lighting conditions. It is good practice. I need to add the furniture and some interior lights.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A little different...

I changed the arrangement of a few items to see what it does...or doesn't do.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Friday, June 26, 2009

Yet another adjustment...

This image is going to need more adjustments. I most likely won't post each and everyone of them.

Just a Thought Adjustment...

I move some items around to see if I can get things to work a little better.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Just A Thought...

This is just a sketch of an idea I'm playing around with in my head. I'm not quite sure where I'm going with it.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Diner in Progress Images

This is a current project that I am working on in my spare time. It is someday going to be a diner. This is how far I am so far. I've got a long ways to go. I used 3D Studio Max Design 2009 with Vray.