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5 Lessons from the Olympics in Rio

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Over the last 2 weeks, I’ve been enjoying watching the Olympic games in Rio.  I’ve always enjoyed watching them in part because of all the great stories that can provide wonderful inspiration.  So today, I thought I would share 5 lessons to remember from the Games.  While I could use stories from just about any [...]

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Washington Quote

Time Spent in Blender:  8 - 9 hours Streaming: 2 to 3 hours Overall, the week was a success.  I managed to get quite a bit done and even experimented with Periscope. Over the last week, I’ve been reminded of the importance of using a reference and also that proportions are important.  The first is [...]

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Why I’m excited for what’s to come

It's been some time since I  wrote a post for my site, so today, I thought I'd put in a little update.  I could rehash why I've been away, but the last podcast episode that I did way back in the latter part of last year pretty much already says it all, so no need [...]

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RipplePatternTest

  In my last tutorial, I shared how to create a variety of stripe patterns in Blender Cycles.  At the end, I asked if anyone knew how to take what I had shared to create a ripple, or zig zag,  pattern.  Although no one responded, I did figure out how to do it.  This tutorial [...]

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Procedural Stripes in Cycles

When I did my self portrait character (the one I’ve been using for my profile pic around the web and is in the banner on my site) back in August of last year, I was thinking about what I should do for his shirt.  A couple of my favorite shirts from my closet had stripes [...]

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My 3D Life Podcast by Grady Pruitt, Digital Artist

What I've been doing since I last recorded Causes of Procrastination Fear of Failure/Success Fatigue Perfectionism/High expectations Comparison with others Resources on Procrastination: Marc and Angel Hack Life -- 7 Common Causes and Proven Cures for Procrastination Oregon State University Academic Success Center -- Six Reasons People Procrastinate Motivation Grid -- The 4 Main Causes of Procrastination Revealed [...]

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My 3D Life Podcast by Grady Pruitt, Digital Artist

In this episode, I share my creativity plan for the next 3 months: 30 day challenge to do a sculpt a day (your choice of medium/subject) 2/3 real animals/humans 1/3 fantasy/mythology based creatures (Although I didn't mention this in the episode, my plan is to use Blender to 3D sculpt) Month long challenge to do [...]

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My 3D Life Podcast 002 — Creating the Podcast Artwork

My 3D Life Podcast by Grady Pruitt, Digital Artist

(Podcast feed:  http://feeds.feedburner.com/My3dLife) In this episode, I talk about how I came up with the idea for the artwork that I created for the podcast and give an overview of the process I went through to create him and share a few lessons I learned along the way. Taking references Base mesh Separating into pieces [...]

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My 3D Life Podcast 001 — What is My 3D Life?

My 3D Life Podcast by Grady Pruitt, Digital Artist

(Podcast feed:  http://feeds.feedburner.com/My3dLife) In this introductory episode, I discuss what My 3D Life is all about and what you can expect to see in future episodes. Audio journal Share what I'm learning Finding my voice Attract possible clients Who might be interested? Family and friends Also on a similar journey Behind the scenes of an [...]

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Announcing — A new face for GradyPruitt.com!

Ladies and gentlemen! May I have your attention please!  I have today, for your viewing pleasure, an image almost 10 years in the making. That's right, 10 years ago, I began my journey to learning Blender.  When I began, I wanted to be able to create characters (particularly fantasy based ones) and other cool things. [...]

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Been quiet, but a surprise is coming!

I know I've been quite on here, but I've been working on something over the last month and I'm almost ready to reveal it!  Stay tuned!

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Facing Resistance and Looking toward My Boundaries

For a while now, I've felt like I've been getting close to being a pretty decent 3D artist. My artwork now is far better than it was just a few years ago, and to me, seems a lot better (at least in my "finished" pieces) than a lot of others out there. Yet I still [...]

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The Beginning of a New Challenge

One year ago today, I began one of the best things that I have done in my development as an artist.  In particular, this one thing has done the most to move me toward my goal of doing characters.  That was a 30 day challenge to create a sculpt every day in 15 to 30 [...]

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Failing to Live Up to Scouting Values

ScoutLaw-sm

With my son joining a Boy Scout troop recently, I started taking a look at my life over the last 20 or so years. When I look at what I have achieved and where I would like to be, I realize that I am no where near where I would like to be. After all, [...]

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Random thoughts

Well, it's been quite some time since I updated the blog here, so I thought I'd post some of what's been going on. I've made a few minor tweaks to my design First, you may notice that I've made a few minor tweaks to my design.  I was never really crazy about the old header, [...]

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Pegasus Project Progress Report

As I ended last year, I announced that I would be starting a new project.  This new project was to create 12 images based on Greek mythology that would help me develop my skills in character modeling while giving me something that I could use to build a portfolio.  The first image in this project [...]

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The Start of a New Journey

I forget sometimes which came first.  At least as far as my reading.  But for as long as I can remember, I have loved reading Greek and Roman mythologies and fantasy stories.  It may have been CS Lewis in fourth grade that was my first introduction.  But what I do remember is all through middle [...]

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Preparing for a new adventure

Wow... I guess I have really ignored this blog.  This was never my intention.  I had intended, from the time I started this site, for it to be a place where I could write on various topics and share what I am up to.   I really need to update my images here, because I [...]

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Projects I’m Working On

Day 4 -- Frog

Well, it's been quite some time since I updated this site.  I really need to rethink a lot of things here.  Such as who I'm aiming the site to and such and figure out what people are interested in hearing from me.  But in the meantime, here's some ideas that I'm working on: I thought [...]

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Blender Canvas is coming!

What is Blender Canvas?  It's a podcast I'm creating for Blender users.  I will be sharing my thoughts on creating 3d images (in general), using Blender (specifically), resources I'm learning from (and my thoughts on those resources), and eventually interviews with 3d artists.  It will NOT be a tutorial podcast, but the information discussed WILL [...]

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