I made this for a fictitious film company / blogging site (the latter wasn't fictitious, actually) that I did for a while in 2003.
In 2002, I got my hands on a (legal, mind you) copy of Lightwave 3d and had some fun learning the basics. I enjoy 3d, but really don't have a lot of opportunity to use it in my day-to-day work.
Also in Lightwave 3d, I created this field using a hair renderer. I was especially impressed at the randomness of the lightly broken stem ends in the lower left and how they happened to be a more "dead" color of brownish grass.
I'm not going to lie - it's a wall of TVs, and it doesn't look that real, but I still like it. So it's here.
The big takeaway here is that this was made in 1999. In computer land, that's a long time ago, and at the time, this was a lot more fancy and complex looking than it is these days.
This piece was a total accident. I was playing around working on another design, and I used the "polar coordinates" filter in Photoshop, and this appeared. I did nothing to it but draw a bit more of a nose on the snout. The rest appeared as it is. I wish I'd kept the original piece as well, but such is life. I've always liked this picture.
I can still remember how long it took me to make this piece. It was for a trade show banner and we wanted something "hi-tech" looking. It's rare that I can so easily see myself working on something so long ago, but I remember the office, the desk, and the extremely long breaks while Photoshop attempted to render a filter, only to have me find out that it wasn't quite what I wanted after an hour or so of processing. Ah, the good old days.
This was my first (and only, if I recall, although I'm sure that was just coincidence) cover that I made for The Review magazine that I was an editor and designer for. That newspaper was great fun, and I still look back fondly on those days.
I always loved the artistic style of the faux magazine layouts that they have used in the background on 60 Minutes, and this was my attempt at making one of those for a Review story.
We actually got to cover some pretty decent-sized acts back in those days, and so I thought it was important to give the article the fancy treatment to help make it all the more epic in appearance. This was Danzig, after all. Danzig, people.
The "info-spam" section of The Review was always one of our most popular, and also our favorite to work on. We were ahead of our time, I tell you.
This included such gems as the "half-assed science flash", which was usually a story told by one of our designers. He would endlessly watch science shows on cable but only remember approximately 1/5th of what he watched when he would explain to us the next day what he had seen.
Just some hip layout to a story, if you ask me.