CCS senior bonanza

Well this is all very top secret and if these are traced back to me I could be killed. Anyway, its all very exciting seeing these models come together and I hope the seniors don't care about me posting this.


chi and pro modeler:

half clay, 3d scanned and rebuilt in alias

T Moff jeep milled and primed. Z Whitty jeep in the back, Jake working on his hydrofoil jetskimabobber.

J Boyer's?

Chi's monstrosity, with old models and Roman behind.

An assortment of seniors and models

A D Tran dodge coming together quickly.

D. Tran and Chi on the assembly line.

The room will look like this most hours of the day and night.



I finally got a moleskin because that's all the cool kids are using nowadays...


mouth study

from that same oil painting book. this time i used oil brushes in painter


Some absolutely bananas guy did this model, printed the parts on his very own scratch built CNC machine! wtf,

And here is my dumpy A10 redesign sketch for Wedrawcars

Mouse only

Decided to ditch the tablet tonight...and I'm not sleeping for a while because I got 20 hours last night.



oops just missed my 300th post, anyways here's a sappy short film for ya.

OX final boards are coming up very soon


Portrait Value Study

Borrowed a portrait book from the ccs library, Painting the Head in Oil by John Howard Sanden. His explanations are pretty clear and they make sense. And his paintings are super juicy and economical. c.1976

This is one of the exercises in the book I followed along with.


Ox Hong Kong render - final???

Another sleepless night, but I think this thing is done. Just something about the couple seeming to not blend in right is freaking me out. But for now...finished.

Edit: tweaked the figures a bit

OX - Revised bodyside

Got some help from my teachers to figure out this nightmare of a surface. We had to use voodoo magic to trick Alias into doing what it was supposed to. What a wonderful little program...

And the coolest song ever probably

The Ecstasy of Gold - Ennio Morricone


Worry Worry Worry

I've been doing my fair share of this lately, maybe I'll try this out after I'm done worrying about this essay.

From AnxietyCulture.com

Undoing the Worrying Habit

Once acquired, the habit of worrying seems hard to stop. We're raised to worry and aren't considered "grown up" until we perfect the art. Teenagers are told: "you'd better start worrying about your future". If your worries aren't at least as frequent as your bowel movements, you're seen as irresponsible, childish, aimless. That's a "responsible adult" game rule.

To the extent that worrying is learned/conditioned behaviour, it can be undone. There are psychological gimmicks for undoing the worry habit. There are also obstacles.

Obstacle 1: Happiness Negation


Almost done...

Changed the lighting (again :/) to behind the viewer. I added an awning to the foreground with the happy sideffect of stripey reflections on the car. Now all I have to do is fix up those people and noodle this to death and I'll be done!


Lambo front

Can't fall alseep, so I'll play with alchemy some more. These new programs are so powerful it's almost scary. Pretty soon the world won't need us stinking designers to make things pretty.

I haven't been able to get this song out of my head. real sticky.

The Good,The Bad and The Ugly - Ennio Morricone


Alchemy warmup

I think I've found my new favorite tool for front/rear views. It's called Alchemy and its magical.


First digital

Sooo I thought this was cute. These are my very first digital sketches (sophomore year highschool so...4 years ago), done on my then girlfriend's wacom graphire. And they're just as bad as my very first drawings ever, which I'm sure my mom has saved in a file somewhere in one of the piles back home. I remember drawing people as giant wobbly heads, with arm/hands sticking out of the ears and leg/feet sticking out of the jaw, and big wobbly glasses. (my parents usually, they're both blind) They looked so horrible, but I just didn't give a shit because I was a kid. Those were the days...

Am I too young to be missing old things already?


fruity explosion

Tonight was one of those "lets make something really painful to look at" nights. This is my second try at a female figure without reference. PS: I gave up on the head and went full weird after a few tries.


More crazy music - Japan

This world would probably get old after a few hours, but for 3 minutes it's fun. Not sure if you're supposed to watch this with 3D glasses.

This one is full of weird shit.

If you're interested, you can find more at FarEastRecording.com

and some quick figures, which I've been slacking on


Elephant, and the blue truck

This weekend was especially unproductive, we stayed up till 7am up watching the Malaysian F1 race get rained out, went downtown to the riverfront, went to the top of the GM Renaissance center in it's freakishly quiet and fast elevator and saw Canada and Detroit at airplane height. Fergie, Gym class heroes (crappier version of sublime), Stained and SLASH from Guns n Roses were playing.

Please note none of these are class related. Specially not the weird teeth thing.


Offenbach am Main?

I was looking at visitors to the blog from google analytics, most are from places that I know nothing about. Who's in Offenbach am Main in Germany? Is there a school there? There seems to be a lone regular reader in Budapest Hungary. I got 1 visit from the whole of Africa this month. Woo! There's a cluster from Sao Paulo Brazil and Mexico City, some from San fran (AAU people?) and Pasadena (Art center), Paris (Strate), London (RCA?), Miami (DASH), Moscow(MAMI), a few from Pforzhiem (Pforzhiem). I guess my blog does better in the car nerd academic circles. Theres also the few loyal readers from random places around the world. Anyways, thanks for reading! Sorry I don't know any more languages.

Here's something that goes better without words anyway.

All Star Bash V from Will Roegge on Vimeo.

City thumb 2

So my teacher was like fuck that other night scene thumbnail, so I had to start back from the original sunset lighting thumbnail. Pain In My Ass. Not done yet either :/


Laz and I

So Laz took my little spaceship (top left) and "remixed it" he also drew up this fine desert policeman to pilot it. So then I got to tweak his character a bit. I shrunk the head a bit, tweaked the helmet and gave him broader shoulders for a bit of a more intimidating look. Gave him a Jay Leno esque chin as well. And axed the mideivalish boots for a more contemporary style.


City thumb progressss

Well it's no longer a cute little thumbnail. All blowed up to big boy resolutions, ready for painting. Let the tediousness begin!

John Berkey

Worked on the original Star Wars trilogy. Such an eerie beauty to his paintings. Google him up sucka.