Posted on September 1, 2000

  • My mother flew out to visit this week and we had a wonderful time. Jessie, Mom, and I spent the week “seeing the sights”, capping things off Wednesday night with a hot air balloon ride (my first) over Del Mar and Rancho Santa Fe. Aside from a few moments of extreme terror (as I looked down over the side), it was a wonderful experience. We had a great time, but I’m sad that she had to go back to Illinois.

    Anyway, I did manage to push a few pixels around this week and I’ve posted a few new renders today.

    San Diego is filled with flowers all year round, so I guess it was only a matter of time before they crept into my artwork. “Hibiscus” is my first attempt at flower modeling. The blooms were modeled “by hand” in Lightwave and then rendered over a background plate that I put together in World Builder. What do you think?

    “Hibiscus” is dedicated to my Mom so she’ll remember her visit. Then again, this may have been memorable enough 🙂

    I’ve also posted two new revisions of “Pathway“. I got lot of great comments on things to add, and I did spend quite a few hours trying out different things. Given the imaginative (and diverse) responses to my earlier question, I decided it would be best if I left the scene “empty”. I decided to darken the scene somewhat to create a more brooding environment, and I took out the red and orange leaves (I’ll save the fall theme for a later image). There are two new versions in the picklejar, one with red leaves and one with green. I hope you approve.