Saw a cool stairwell in the Sam Smith + Logic video for Pray.  Thought I would try to build something similar.  It's not the type of architecture I usually build or texture.  I rushed the lighting so it could use another pass at that.

The original source.  Not sure where they filmed.

Concept art

Working on some quick concept art studies.  Been playing with Grass in Corona too.

Nyra model provided by Paul Tosca


Slowly coming to grips with my fear of rendering exteriors.


Trying to fill the room with water.  Hard to get it too look right.  Spoiler alert: The dog lives!

Theater practice

Built a theater on the fly today loosely based on some research.  It's built to scale, but not fully dealing with reality.  Modeled it all except the chair and the Source 4 that I had in stock.

More posing work

I saw Justice League The other night. It's what you expect: dumb but entertaining. I thought Ezra Miller as The Flash was excellent.  The marketing posters, however, were not great - (no offense DC!). Overly yellow and flat.


How can you make gorgeous people like Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, and Ben Affleck look that bad?  Don't even get me started on the typography...

Turbosquid has a great model of the Flash, so I posed him up and made my own. Cinema4d & Corona with lots of photoshop.


The Dark and the Light

I guess this is what I'm trying to get a handle on lately.  Light and dark and the overall effect it has on the feeling of the work.  Going back and forth.

Models provided by

Model from

Loft model from Turbosquid and furniture from

Fumigator model from Turbosquid.

Furniture from

Space Hunter model by Hermino Nieves.

The Classic struggle...

More detail

I wanted to play around with lighting some shots on a model with much more detail then my usual subjects.  So I bought a model from CG Trader that has been sculpted in Z brush but has no textures.  I'm going to try a few different things with this model but first up I did some basic portraits.  More to come on this.

Strike a pose

Working on posing figures.  Fumigator model provided by Turbosquid and posed by me with a little help from Mixamo's auto rigger.  Also working on more cinematic post processing to feel more like concept art and less photo-like.  This is Corona Render, Cinema 4d and Photoshop.

Pretty easy to get carried away with this....

More work on product renders....

The goal today was to rendering something on a white background.  I lean on black on black too much and need to get better at bright shots with color.  Baby steps - right.  I did this series starting with the white background, but of course, I like the darker backgrounds so much more.  I will always be a theater vampire.  Bottle models provided by model+model.

Fog, SMOKE, and rain

Well, subtle, but working on getting some slight haze and rain to add more depth and detail.  Lots of post work on this to finish it.  Corona render engine and Cinema 4D.

Pony model by Slava Z and House model provided by 3dhdscan.