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Shedding light on dusty pages.

I saw a post on Artstation a couple of weeks ago by an Environment Artist called Devon Fay. It was about how he had built up a collection of art books over the years but had only opened and flicked through them a few times. They are now just sat on his shelf gathering dust. I’m in a similar position myself with my art book collection. I don’t even have enough space for them all in my own home…

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In an attempt to breathe new life into them Devon is doing a weekly blog about each of his and he has inspired me to do something similar. Unfortunately I can’t read and write about one every week but I am going to aim to do at least one a month (to begin with). As you can see from the pictures some of them are a lot thicker than others so I’ll need a little extra time to peruse them. Some of these books are a little tricky to get hold of so I want to do each book justice. Expect lots of pictures, maybe not so much writing!

If there is a particular book you want me to do first (or ones for subsequent posts) then get in touch! I’m thinking about writing my first book post on one that takes us on a Journey.

Out with the old, in with the new!

After having a Squarespace website for two years I’ve decided to give my site an overhaul and save a few pennies in the process! I was getting pretty fed up of the look of my old site and it wasn’t that easy to update especially if I didn’t do it very often. I decided to rage quit and move over to WordPress as it’s (almost) readily available to use (though I’m still getting used to the ropes).

One of the main things that my previous site lacked was an accessible blog and it’s this that I want to focus on in this new space. I’m considering leaving my portfolio on Artstation (as it does a really good job of displaying artistic portfolios) and using this site to document my adventures into the realm that is three dimensional. Regardless of what I end up doing, this site will be getting regular new content in the form of documented 3D workflows, live demonstrations, related articles and good ol’ tips and tricks. Nothing like keeping things simple!

If you are interested in seeing how things unfold then please follow me on Twitter and leave me a comment below!