I’m currently listening to Cerys Matthews’s radio show “The Wonderful World of Cerys Matthews” on BBC radio 2. Tonight’s show has a fantastic range of music that she has tied into the life of the truly great Nina Simone. Listen in and give your ears a treat!
I finally bought Jack Tomalin’s Marrakesh Souks in the Mid month PA sale on Daz 3D yesterday. The detail on the model is fantastic. I am currently rendering in Luxrender via Reality and will post the result when it is finished.
The item is back to full price now but will probably be reduced again when jack’s work finally appears in the full Premier Artist sale.
Picture of Marrakesh Souks by Jack Tomalin. Copyright Jack Tomalin.
Jack Tomalin is part of the mid month Daz premier artist sale. Link here.
I’ve deleted the Gear page this morning. It was originally intended as a means of sharing information about what I use to create music and images but developed into a “look what I’ve got” inventory. Not a nice trait on my part so it’s gone!
I watched this, moved emotionally right from the beginning of the talk. A brave man who speaks the truth with experience.
Last weekend I used some of the credit I’ve raised selling my unwanted guitars and recording gear to buy a used Nikon D3100. It’s been a long time since I’ve owned an SLR and this is the first time I’ve owned a DSLR (albeit an entry level camera). I’m looking forward to being able to record images I can use to create and promote media. I’ve had to slow down work on the iBook and remixing while my new class settles in and I gauge how to teach them but I am still working on my projects and looking forward to (eventually) freeing them out into the big wide world.
Photograph of a Nikon D3100 camera. Copyright unknown.
Daz is certainly keeping us waiting on tip toe for Jack Tomalin’s appearance in the Premier Artist promotion. Two weeks gone and not a glimpse or whiff of Jack’s items. I’ve looked at other similar products as they have appeared but nobody else seems to get the level of detail or the realism that Jack does. His attention to correct scale in the textures seems to be one of the things that sets his work apart, that and using textures for models rather than procedurals.
Here’s one of Jack’s own renders of his product “Sacrament”.
“Sacrament” by and copyright Jack Tomalin.