Friday, 30 January 2015

New Painting: Alice Cooper

Still a bit shiny as the paints still wet lol

Another painting to go in my 'Hero's' series.  This time of rock and heavy metal hero Alice Cooper.  Why is he in amongst my personal hero's?  Well lets put aside the fact I have been a fan since I was a child,  and know every song inside out and can play them on multiple instruments lol and look a bit more deeply.  

What the character of Alice Cooper ( Vincent Damon Furnier is the real man behind this rock and metal legend for those unaware) made me realise growing up and especially as a teenager was that showmanship matters, that it was ok to be seen by my peers as a 'bit odd' and gave me the confidence to finally run with the things I am good at.  (...and boy how I have ran the last 20 years!) I'm proud of the fact that I've went from homeless to where I am now.  (In fact back when I was homeless two things kept me sane...reading every Terry Pratchett book in the library, and an old walkman I had with a couple of tapes of Alice Cooper..little known fact that one).

I always found the exaggerated character of Alice Cooper to be very interesting, I always find it sad though that there are still some that cant tell the character from the actual human being behind it.  I picked this style for this one and colour scheme to reflect the old communist political posters... as the painting is named after a rather well known Alice song... 'Elected', it made sense.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

This is what happens when I get bored...

This video is NOT SAFE FOR WORK! seriously its not... or if kids are in the rooms or easily offended types... this is a warning.

I was sitting fairly bored today... so I decided to make a computer game… nothing normal…perish the damn thought!!  So I present to you ‘Flappy Dildo’  A rip off game where the whole point is to last as long as possible.

You play as a condom flying through space trying to avoid the giant dildos.. .Some of these dildos will fall on you!  Music, code and what passes for 5 mins worth of art are by me (so all blame for any offense if 100% mine lol.)  In was in  two mind whether to make this public or not lol.  

See! THIS is what happens when I get bored and have nothing do!


Please don't take this as a serious project it was an afternoon messing around for shits and giggles, but I am assuming you all know my sense of humor by now ;)

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

New Paintings: Batman and Jack Nicolson

The 1st one is a painting of Batman that my two kids asked me to do a few months back....took em a while to nail down a design for the painting that I and they were happy with.  I started with about 8-10 block outs that had promise before settling on this one.

This one was just a spur of the moment thing.... as I have a couple of hours free before making my dinner.

Friday, 16 January 2015


After 10 years of 3D I looked like your not seeing one from earlier lol
I am reliably informed today that it is exactly 15 years since I started DashDotSlash as a company.  I'd already been doing bits and pieces of freelance stuff for about 5 years or so before that... Hence I am now officially an old fart of 3D.  I think the years have been rather kind...

Me after 20 and a bit years of 3D... could be worse :)

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Todays 3D doodles

A few more dick around's from today. A game res / real time mountain and a ....well..I've no idea what that fucking thing below is actually... Just shaking of the last few months of cobwebs.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

You wait nearly 2 yrs for some 3D personal art & you get two lots in one night...

Yes it has been  a very long while since some 3D stuff hasn't it?  Thought I'd better kick my arse back into gear and do some personal stuff... So this is a re-sculpt ad re-texture of a very very very old model of mine!  I started this afternoon with a doodle of a star wars Battle droid....for shits and giggles...(you can see that at the very bottom...and please don't take it seriously..I don't its only a doodle coz I wanted to see what it'd look like in green lol)

The creature is 10k polys uses a single 2k map set and a single shader and this is a game ready model...well it would be if it was fucking rigged etc!  Here's a few alternate angles.

..and for those terminally curious what my dicking around doodling in 3D looks like: no idea of poly count but again single 2k map set and single shader.

so there you go, some 3D art for a change.

Monday, 5 January 2015

Invisible Painting: Keith Richards

The original Painting and the inverted negative image.

I've been dying to try a painting like this since I 1st thought of the idea last year.  I call it 'invisible painting', let me  explain why... The idea is that you look at the painting for 30 seconds then stare at a blank wall (preferably white), only THEN can you see the painting...when your not looking at it.

Another image to illustrate how the painting looks after staring at it for 30 seconds and then at a blank wall.
What you see above is an inverted image of the photos taken of the painting.  To give you an idea of what it looks like when you see the 'invisible version'. I hope that makes as much sense as I'm hoping it does. It meant painting the whole thing meticulously in negative and keeping a VERY sharp eye on details and how the paint falls with the tooth of the canvas.

So there you 1st 'Crazy painting Experiment' :)  Lets just say I am rather pleased with myself that it didn't turn out a total mess lol. I figured it was time to start really pushing some boundaries with my paintings from time to time this year... I still have a few other crazy idea to try at some point, as well as some more 'normal' ones. Oh!...and Happy New Year.


I thought I'd add this while its still fresh in my head. Having to flip all the whites and dark's after spending so long getting good at that was like a person putting a food mixer in your head and switching it on.  I spent most of last night and all of today on it as I knew for  a certain fact if I split it into too many sessions then it'd turn out crap. I had to maintain the flow of the piece in order for it to have any chance of turning out the way I wanted it.

So as a result I am mentally and physically wiped out.  I see in my future a long lie down and maybe a celebratory pint this evening. I have no idea what I am now going t do with it lol.

Secondary Addition:

The reason I chose Keith Richards is a simple one.  As a musician myself the true genius of Keith Richards isn't his image, the way he looks, or the stories that abound about him.  To truly understand you need to not  'look' but listen.

Third Addition:

Oh and nearly forgot... one of my songs got played on the radio on Saturday ngiht on BBC Radio Newcastle....which is nice.