Spitfire Supermarine modeling

Spitfire turntable animation, trying to get the detailed look of an early Mk.IIa

WIP collage

Supermarine Spitfire modeling - Work in Progress

One day an idea came to my mind and it’s now being realized through that beautiful airplane model. It reminded me as I was a kid I got my first plastic models. They were poor quality but  it was a great fun to join all parts into one shape. Recently I decided to switch from low scale 3D models to large ones. It’s a relative impression, because in virtual 3D space all objects can have the same size, no matter how they’re big in real world. However the perception still imposes the connotation that small is small…

One big problem I’ve encountered is a lack of truly accurate plans/blueprints on the internet, weird.  So 50% of detail I obtain through some reference photos. It takes  more time to get that proper look but… that’s the current chalenge.

Virus is back

High Resolution Illustration

Image above is a path of concept evolution for that final virus image below. I had to re-learn  Blender 3D because I’ve dropped it some time ago due the version and interface changes.

New renderer engine Cycles inspired me to get familiar with that changed interface and add more graphics to microstock portfolio. It took some time to recall the way it works, keystrokes and tricks. But it was pretty quick process.

The worst part was rendering, which took finally around 100 hours, two composite passes and some postprocessing. Cycles is physically correct renderer so it needs time to work, also it requires other tricks than Blender Internal to optimize the speed.

And this is the final image, available for download

Black Virus among the red blood cells

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White dice From time to time I update my dice designs with new one. There are about six new illustrations with die as a subject not only conceptual also typical isolated.

Besides of metaphors those cubes are useful as  pure objects so I do supply such  type of image.  Available in green, white, red and also single big green/red dice cluster (as an update of previous three illustrations).

Craps table Also the Craps Table illustration, my all time WIP (work in progress)  got the new third version with shallow DOF (Depth of Field). Slightly changed lights and colors (there is completely different light environment used) and  different objects arrangement. I changed the dice material to look more glassy.

I’m sure the next image of that series will be available soon with different view angle , arrangment and few other effects.


Abstract dots There is also virus related metaphorical stuff updated, with gadgets like syringe and baseball bat.

New abstract dotted spheres, new SEO metaphor variant with floats instead of empty menu frames (see previous post). High resolution images available.

And what I  found is that great Dice rolling machine, almost nothing happens here but it’s  fun to look at and that thing works as the random dice rolls generator for play-by-email games:

Thanks for reading and see You soon at the monthly photo stock report.

Tag: dicegame of chancecraps game

Craps table WIP

Red dice in motionIn the mean time my timeless work in progress series 3D image of Craps table with red dice  has the second published version. Just started to show up in my galleries so You can use it.  Current version shows dice in flight, slightly blurred by rotation. Also added here  a bit of the  depth of field effect to blur background table.

Nice thing is that today this illustration was featured at Dreamstime as one of the Editor’s Choice images. In the view of search engine issues ( caching ) it stayed half a day at the first page and after about 24 hours should be seen in the best stock photos results. I’m very happy,  honored and grateful.  It always gives a breath and pushes up inspiration and motivation.


Thus Dreamstime was the second site awarding me with such a nice distinction. Previous was SXC.hu which featured one of my free illustrations showing red dice set as a metaphor for year 2009 (Dice 2009 red).

editors choice scx

It’s always nice to hear that someone likes Your work. Now I have to transform plenty of my twisted ideas in to new designs and still improve my skills, push other images into featured;) and better transform all those into downloads what is the most important for each microstocker. Thanks for reading!

► New Craps table illustration available.
► Check out the Dice cube collection.

As the virus spreads

Illustration of human showing abstract virus flu like

That’s a concept of the  threat we’re dealing with right now.
Microscopic flu like 3d virus (DT).

It is not fun what’s happening, but found it as  a good motivation to widen my portfolio range and get into some new areas.
Anything can become an inspiration, I hadn’t time for doing Easter designs so found at last for current news breaker – an influenza virus (SS).


New law metaphor illustrations

Paragraph as Law Loophole

Here are two new illustrations covering the conceptual approach to the section sign known as a law metaphor.  Those images support previously designed concepts in Law symbol travesty – paragraph and 3D human concepts enhanced versions. Good for  Law Day at 01 May or various legal issues.
Law lecturer

Why there are so many with this one subject?  Because buyers need not good only but also fresh images and ideas.

There are still new concepts coming when I work on them. If the design idea is born it has to get out of  my head,  get accomplished some other way or just  trashed.  Inspiration needs to be used right away or it will pass.  Each next dead idea can lead to inspiration loss and that isn’t probably what I want ;).

These graphics can be found for example on Shutterstock:  paragraph selection, Fotolia paragraphs selection or Dreamstime paragraph collection.

For more sources view my  Stock portfolio page.