With this piece I created some 3D art with my computer, printed it out onto canvas and then used oil paint mixed with sand to build up some texture. I then painted these twisting glassy shapes by mixing layers of medium into the oil paint.

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Lichen Study

Next time you see some lichen on a tree branch, go up and have a really close look, it is the most amazing alien world you can image.

These shots were taken with my macro lens in the studio.

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I then went into zbrush and created my own lichen.

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Not quite as perfect as the real thing, I’ll be sure to revisit it soon.

Here is an extended piece integrated with the photography.

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Music Video for Liquid Stranger

Earlier this year I spent several months creating a music video for Liquid Stranger. It is a rough depiction of organic life from microbes all the way through to a final space scene.

A whole bunch of software was used, including: 3ds Max, XSI, Realflow, Krakatoa, Frost, Fume FX, Zbrush, After Effects, just to name a few.