If you’re in DC/Virginia this Thursday, Feb 8, and interested in learning about the State of the Media from a POC, Muslim and Jewish American jouranlist perspective, come join us at Sixth & I. We have an all-star cast and it’s only $15. Should be a lot of fun.
Suppose the Chief of Staff of a Democratic President said Whites in the Rust Belt are “lazy” and need to get off their butt, pull themselves up from the boot strap and stop being “criminal” opioid drug addicts? Wouldn’t that be bigoted and wrong? Asking for a DREAMer friend.
For quite some time me and my good friend and amazing artist Dmitry Parkin have been working on a somewhat large collection(100+ items) of 3D models for a Medieval/Fantasy setting with primary focus on design and quality of Zbrush sculpting.
The goal was to create an easy to use online store that is only dedicated to Armor/Weapons/Clothing/Organic parts, that can be thought of as a medieval/fantasy KitBash that artists can use to support their work whether it’s a Videogame, Film or an Illustration/ConceptArt project.
We’re prepping all the models right now and are super excited about all the work we’ve done with Dmitry! Hopefully by the mid next week, we’ll be able to launch the website and post a bunch of images for the items we designed/modeled for the store. Can’t wait to show it!!
For now here is our silly little logo and I hope everyone is enjoying their Friday!
Finished editing/narrating my master-class for upcoming Artstation/Gnomon event where I’ll be showing how I design/model/render this guy: a melee “combat sport” robot with its design/idea inspired by gladiators and WW2 style gear.
14 chapters of total 3.5h long class explains and shows my process for creating a robotic 3D Concept Design for Entertainment using a workflow that combines digital sculpting, polygonal modeling and CAD software. In my case it’s ZBrush, Softimage and Moi3D, but with its emphasis on principles rather than just showing how the software works I do hope this class will be useful regardless of what is your software of choice. Rendering-wise I used Octane, but the same lighting/shading setup can be used in Keyshot or any other modern renderer.
If you’re interested in the event here is the link:
There is a nice “early bird” discount for those who’ll get the event tickets before this Thursday. Cheers!!
4 years ago – Kharkov-city, Eastern Ukraine – a mass riot against new Maidan government, against Ukrainian nationalists and pro-EU liberals. The moment of storming the city administration, defended by cops and some Maidan nationalists.
The uprising in Kharkov was suppressed by pro-government troops, as well as in Odessa and some other cities. The faults of the rioters: storming and seizing some government buildings, they didn’t dare to storm police/army units (who were embarrassed and confused at the moment) and didn’t block railway stations to prevent the arrival of pro-government troops and nationalists mobilized from other regions (far-right football fans).
The anti-government rioters were eventually either arrested or had to retreat to Donbass, forming there one of the strongest units of Donbas rebels.
Very excited to share the news that an incredible artist/designer/art-director Jama Jurabaev has joined “Machine Instinct” project!! Check out the new video!
With just a few paint-over concepts Jama already inspired a more refined feel of the game’s lighting/mood that gave the environment a needed sense of depth and also a much better read. He also suggested a bunch of cool ideas to implement in the game, both in terms of gameplay and visuals (one of which was adding a flamethrower you can see in this video – yay!). I’m still working on recreating it all in Unreal Engine but I’m pleased already to show this progress so far. The project has been an insane learning curve for me outside of CG realm, I’m currently working on improving gameplay+ refining game mechanics, fixing the bugs, adding death screen, etc. and can’t wait to show new update soon!
In case you missed previous posts, “Machine Instinct” is a 90’s inspired side scroller robo-survival action game where the player gets to control a weaponized robodog capable of transforming into a mecha werewolf and the goal is to hold the so called “H-point” position as long as possible to gain a better score while taking advantage of various weapons/upgrades throughout the level.
The general story&setting: Hostile Ai’s are taking over the Sky Grid platform attempting to disrupt the production of Sky Plasma Units. Advanced tactical quadruped robot codenamed WARDOG is deployed to defend the sky platform and to deal with countless waves of enemy robots.
As always thank you all so much for the support!! Hope everyone enjoys their weekend
Very excited to announce my participation in ArtStation MasterClasses event this April organized by ArtStation + Gnomon School and be part of such an excellent line-up of artists!
It’s been quite a long time since my last lecture and there is a lot of new techniques as well as thoughts on design process that have accumulated over the years that I think it’s time to share. I’m currently recording 10+hours of design process with the goal of making a 3.5h long narrated master class. These kind of lectures is quite a bit of work(at least for me) so I probably won’t be doing anything like this any time soon. So if you feel like there are topics/questions or just things for me to talk about while narrating the class feel free to make suggestions in comments. I already have a clear structure on what and how I want to show and what to talk about while doing it but still if there is a way to fit in any more value in it for you guys then why not!
Here is a link to the class outline:
Don’t take Vacations… ✈️?
Work from different locations.
Everyday you wake up are you doing what you want,
or are you doing what others tell you to do? ??
Remembering the first 3 yrs of my online marketing journey
being so frustrated because I just didn’t GET IT ya feel me?
I didn’t get how others were CRUSHING it in their businesses
while traveling the world experiencing the GOOD LIFE… ?
But one year something just CLICKED and my income went
from less than $5,000 per month to over $20,000, then 30k,
40k, 50k, and having my highest month of over $60,000…
Now, not every month is that high but I haven’t had a month less
than $10,000 in a looong time so we want the same for you that
way you can have a MASSIVE BREAKTHROUGH this year!! ??
If you’re serious about making multiple 6 figures this year and you’re
dedicated to learning the download and read our book that we wrote
for you because I know you’re going to gain some MASSIVE value!
Let’s RUN Life! ??????
Been off the grid the past week filming
something special for you guys. ???
Gonna be putting together a retreat out here in Jamaica with the Soul Travelers Bill Thompson & Michelle Thompson for a small group of you in here who loves masterminds.
The event will be in August and once we drop these videos the next couple weeks you’re going to fall in LOVE with the activities we have planned. ?✈️?
Comment “RUNLIFE” below if you’re even remotely interested in coming to the retreat because we’re only going to allow 10 people to be apart of this unique experience. ????
We look forward to meeting you
on the beaches of the world! ?
This Robe is Warm… ?
But the weather is chill ❄️
Was going to head to Bali for an entire month
to shoot some content and work on the Go ?
When we got to New York to catch our connecting flight they wouldn’t let us on the plane because we didn’t have a return flight…
i guess they don’t like one way tickets… ✈️
So instead gonna go to Jamaica for a week to
plan out a Mastermind Retreat for you! ???
Comment “RUNLIFE” below if you would be game to attend a spiritual/business mastermind for a week ??????
Gonna be RUNning this mastermind with some key influencers and we’re only going to allow 7 people to attend so it’s even more intensive of a learning experience for you.
if you want to be one of the 7 that is SERIOUS about changing their life then let me know in the comments below and once we get out there next week ill post the video of what this mastermind will involve ???
See you on the beaches of the world! ?