Monday, August 11, 2014

Sharing a little...The rules to Pixars story telling sucess.

How Pixar’s 22 Storytelling Rules Apply to Your Business 

 Read full article here

For the crazy creatives out there that try to balance the business minded side of their work day with the "fun stuff" this article really helps.  Every day is filled with requests and people standing at my desk or asking questions and needing estimates on work. The gambit of things people bring to us every day can be a huge diversion from the real meaningful work we want to accomplish. So this article really hits home showing how to get focused, or keep focused back on whats important. 

Pixars methods list takes it one step further. The list gives you detail oriented things to do to refine, then it keeps you going. I'll probably print this out and or somehow refer to it next time im in the cloudy haze of the work day.


Stay Creative!

Garry Lewis


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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The final on that Dragon - Sculpt/model

First let me say thank you. This is for all of you who have been looking over the work on the blog. I had no idea there was traffic in seeing the work so I appreciate you all stopping in and I hope you enjoy what you see.
So here is a final of that dragon I showed earlier.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Keeping up to date

Im finding it easier and easier to get on the blog here and update.
I made this after Michael (who sits next to me at work) mentioned he was planning to make some dragon Brushes for ZBrush. I thought that sounded great and it was right after i read an inspiring book( See previous post) so i dug into zbrush and popped out my first dragon from ZBrush. Granted ive modeled a dragon before but that was like 12 or 14 years ago so im rusty on the dragons I'll be the first to admit.
I hope you enjoy and ill try and update as I go along.
By the way here is a link to my mikey's brushes I used them all over my model and they are great. I had such a great time i used over 15 of the brushes but i couldnt tell you which ones at the moment. Awesome work Michael Dunnam.
http://www.michaeldunnam.com/free-stuff.html

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

You gotta read this "Steal like and Artist"

So as artists we all have inherent things that limit us, as well as release us to full fill our potential.  I feel periodically I myself have to shake things up a little and get my "creative juices" flowing. So today I took an hour and read this:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/076117897X/wwwaustinkleo-20/ref=nosim/

Luckily Michael Dunnam had the book and well he sits right across from me. So as soon as I read it I also bought it off amazon. I plan to mark it up and pass it along to my friends, my daughter and eventually my sons. Great read thats quick, inspiring and will reside in my collection from now on.