Testing iPad Pro, pencil and…

… AstroPad with Blender for sculpting. It is a great alternative and definitely more affordable than a Cintiq. I am no longer tethered to my Cintiq in my dark musky cave… uhummmm I mean, studio. I can go and work at Starbucks and get arrested… wait! No… I mean, Barnes & Nobel coffee shop… hmmm… maybe not a good idea to go to a coffee shop… Ok, zoo? Well….

Any way, mobile studio for digital sculpting. AWESOMENESS!


The cat is out…

Very impressive news (at least to myself)! I have been hired to teach exactly what I learned during my MFA studies, that ended at PNCA with Blender (and Krita, Audacity, KDenlive, Celtx, etc. – open source) but started at AAU with Maya (and Mudbox, ZBrush, Logic Pro, Final Cut Pro, Final Draft, etc. – proprietary software).

I get to teach (open source and proprietary soft.) at Washington State University – how to model, rig and animated assets for games and film. I do not fit in my shoes right now. What an honor!

Of course, I am also trembling since it is a new chapter and my current (7 years) experience is at public schools. It will definitely be a very different experience now.

On the Traces Project front? Well, I got my hands on two 2009 Mac Pro’s with some killer hardware that I will set as render farms. I might use it for my students, but the intention is for my film. The best part, if Mac OS is not up to date, I can go all Linux and use the ATI and the NVIDIA hardwares (two of each on each machine) with the open source I learned about and will teach my students (can I say that already??)

More to come…

Good bye until August 8…

So, from now until August 8 I will be engaged with finishing my MFA show and graduation, which means no time for a bath… I mean… no messing around.

After August 8 you will have a flood of visuals to look at in this portfolio of mine.

See you soon!

Updating the Roma Plastilina Jara.

I am working on resetting the old plastilina sculpt of Jara. She has changed a lot in the course of this MFA and so has Isidro, the next sculpt in process. This is the work of just one morning, taking off the old features and putting the new ones… not done yet, though.

I should have it finished tomorrow or Saturday.

Stay tuned.


This is what she used to look like.


Second try.

Here is the output of second 3D printed copy of Kronaii. With more of an attitude. Naah, just kidding. He just saw his buddy down the hallway!

Now comes the part of clean up… fun fun… and painting, really fun part!