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Ball rolling game WIP by reivax
Ball rolling game WIP
Just a ball rolling game that I've been working on Unity as a side project.
Farmer Alien by reivax
Farmer Alien
This is the farmer alien that I did for my Digital Painting class. We had to do a portrait of an alien, so I decided to do a farmer alien. While some parts could be better, I still like how this came out.
Nighttime scene by reivax
Nighttime scene
Some more lighting in Maya. This time, I focused on the folder on the desk with a total of four lights in the scene. I added color to my fill and key light attributes to give off the impression that this is a nighttime scene. The model was made by a teacher from the Art Institute in San Diego, so I don't take credit for it. I did, however, follow the tutorial to light the scene.
Christina by reivax
A sculpture of the model named Christine that I did during the three class model session in my Figure Sculpture class.

I used Chavant plasteline clay for this.
Cereal box by reivax
Cereal box
My first foray into material and lighting techniques, this exercise in Maya was a lot of fun. I learned the basics of three point lighting and how to set up a camera in my scene. While I enjoy modeling on its own, knowing how to light and render accordingly will be helpful for future projects.


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Artist | Student | Film & Animation
United States
In terms of creativity, I'm mostly a do-it-yourselfer. I find myself enjoying the simple pleasures in life whenever possible and I like to make people laugh. Not only am I blessed with what I have, but I tend to have a positive outlook. Art is something I enjoy and I hope to make a living out of it some day. The thought of working for a big corporation and not doing what I wanna do disgusts me, though.

Current Residence: San Jose, CA
Favourite genre of music: Pretty much anything
Favourite photographer: Sure, whatever.
Favourite style of art: comic, surreal, and street art
Operating System: Windows 8
MP3 player of choice: iPod Nano
Skin of choice: My skin is just fine.
Favourite cartoon character: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Personal Quote: Life at best is bittersweet.
  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: Thursday - Jet Black New Year
  • Watching: Children of Men
  • Playing: Far Cry 3
  • Drinking: water
Hey guys, I hope everything is going well for you. I'm doing pretty good myself and have been enjoying my time off from school in addition to doing some lighting in Maya as well as preparing a sculpture submission for BAAU Down 14.  I go back to school on the 20th, so I'll relax and take it easy till then. In terms of goals, I wanna continue to grow in Christ and continue to do creative things. Once a week, I'm gonna try to have periods of silence for thirty minutes to an hour. That will help to grow closer to God, I figure, in a meditative state and there are times when I enjoy silence then I do noise. It's also a form of self-discipline, which could have some unexpected benefits. I also want to get a wall mountable shelf for games and movies since I'm kind of running out of space. I found one that is relatively affordable, so I'll get it within the next month or two. I was also gonna try to get a summer internship for game art, so I'll have to continue to make changes to my resume and cover letter, but I seem to be on the right track for both. I was also gonna sell some PS2 games since there's a few that I probably won't pick up and play anytime soon because I'm not interested in them anymore. I found a place downtown that takes old games, so I'll probably go to them and either get cash or trade the games in. However, I do want to go back to Soul Reaver 2 and finish it since I seem to have figured out the part that I was stuck on. I'd say that's it for now in terms of goals and accomplishments for this year. Hope y'all are having a great New Year so far.

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HenningOL Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
Thanks for the fav :D
gilbertbernhardt Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, James, for adding Lightning Snake and Thunder Bird to your favorites collection.
reivax Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Student Filmographer
No problem.
darkwitch123 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Thank you so very much for the +fav Hug 
Moombeam36 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hi thanks for the llama! :)
Plasticn00b Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
Sting-raptor Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for llamas.
scholarwarrior-lad Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's all about framing, right?
reivax Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student Filmographer
MewStars Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama!
TwilightAngelKey Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you ^^
scholarwarrior-lad Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
reivax Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student Filmographer
scholarwarrior-lad Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:sing: So happy, together! :music:
Armahda Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for Favoring my poem ~ Happy Resurrection Day!
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