Tag Archives: 3D

Sugar rush (word prompts)

These six-word stories were prompted by the Page Flutter Six-Word Story Challenge. The background was made many years ago using 3D modelling software Bryce. My Mac (un)reliably informs me that I created the image in 1970. Okay. Sure. I’d put it a little closer to 2002 but what do I know?

1. The vine carelessly embraced the statue.

2. Stone cold, impatient for the thaw.

3. Sugar rush, headlong into sweet surrender.

4. A Bloody Mary without tomatoes? Ew!

5. Ding dong. Wake up, sleepy head!

6. Mrs. Bones didn’t believe in leftovers.

7. The cellar felt safe and warm.

[October prompts: creeper, stone cold, sugar rush, Bloody Mary, ding dong, Mrs. Bones, the cellar.]

Faux firs

Bryce Island – digital, 2002

Bryce Island – digital, 2002

Imaginary landscape #1– ink and watercolour, 2014

Imaginary landscape #1– ink and watercolour, 2014

We all know that the very best thing about having rules is breaking them (we do know that, don’t we?)… so today’s Shoot it, Sketch it is based on a digital landscape rather than a photograph. ‘Bryce Island’ is an image I made with 3D modelling software way back in 2002. Click here to see my original post about Bryce.

We go nowhere

Silver ball — digital art, 2002

Silver ball — digital art, 2002

“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it, we go nowhere.” Carl Sagan

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

Starplane, 2002

Starplane, 2002

No, not really… although I did make these images more than a decade ago! I’d completely forgotten about them. I rediscovered them when I was backing up some of my old computer files. Hands up if you’ve heard of Bryce, the 3D modelling software. Hands up if you knew about it in 2002. Back then, the program was owned by Corel (it’s now owned by DAZ) and I was teaching myself CorelDraw and PhotoPaint. Corel users were offered a free trial and it sounded like fun…

Landscapes, 2002

Landscapes, 2002

I created seascapes, landscapes, snow-covered mountains and shiny spheres floating in impossible skies. And it was a lot of fun. But rendering the scenes was painfully slow and I seem to remember crashing my computer frequently and often during the process. A month’s trial was quite long enough. Seeing these images again now though, I’ve been wondering about checking out the latest version… but it’s just not possible to do everything — there simply aren’t enough hours in the day!