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Monthly Archives: March 2015

Badass Lighting #2: Specular Bloom

Badass Lighting #2: Specular Bloom

My last post started the topic of “hyperreal lighting” by dealing with the fresnel effect. Now I want to move on to the second kind: specular bloom. Specular bloom is related to the fresnel effect and, under the right kind of light, includes¬†fresnel lighting. However specular bloom also includes more direct surfaces (rather than mainly ... Read More
Badass Lighting #1: Fresnel Effects

Badass Lighting #1: Fresnel Effects

I’m a fan of hyperrealism. My definition of hyperrealism, though, is “stuff that defies the laws of physics but looks pretty damn cool nonetheless.” In fact, good hyperrealism sells itself well enough that you might not even notice that stuff wouldn’t work that way. But in an alternate universe (especially the one in my head) ... Read More
New Piece: Declan

New Piece: Declan

I wanted to show off this latest piece, “Declan.” This is a commissioned piece of my client’s guinea pig, Declan, in a post-apocalyptic setting. She wanted some kind of sci-fi characterization of him. I knew she was into post-apocalyptic kinds of things based on her comments about some of my other work, and she’d mentioned ... Read More