Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I started off the new year with the plan to do a sketch a day. So far I have been unsuccessful, but I HAVE been drawing more. Here are a few sketches from the past few months as well as some new ones. Hope you enjoy :)

Horror movie study

Ode to ParaNorman
Summer cabin & horror movie studies
Road trippin'

Gloria Cubano & Jesse James

I also thought I would post what I have been working on for the past few months. Here is some of my latest CG work. I completed the project below for a graduate studio class in the fall of 2012. 

This short study is a recreation of a daydream I had as a boy listening to the stories my grandmother told me about her life while my grandfather was serving in the Navy during World War II. For most Americans World War II was experienced through the radio and newspapers. This study attempts to recreate my childhood vision while telling the story of World War II through the use of a radio's audio and visual attributes. The final product contains World War II radio broadcasts, soft dream-like imagery, flashes of brightness, still images of an earlier time, and other effects that I hope leave the audience with the sense of a place neither here nor there: this is an imagined memory.

Imagined Memories from Jeff Gipson on Vimeo.
Radio Model from "Imagined Memories"
Texture work for the radio
Clock model and texture work from "Imagined Memories"

Here are a few pieces of work that did not get presented or added to my demo reel, but I thought I would share them since I put time and effort into them.

Cabin Model for an animated Horror/ Nightmare project that I scrapped
Environment studies for the Horror/ Nightmare project. I wanted to work with stylized textures
Flash light vignette in color
A rough attempt at a video camera/ flash light vignette
A few images working with the application of water color textures to 3d models


  1. Wow, the watercolor textured cabin looks fantastic! Everything else looks fantastic too, but the watercolor textures one really jumped out at me. ;)

    1. Thanks Karl :) Yea the water color stuff is really fun to work with. There are definitely issues I still have to resolve with it in terms of bump, specular, etc. But im pretty happy with the test I have done with it do far