Abstract Art

Interesting Characters

Blender Tutorials

Welcome to GradyPruitt.com!

Hi!  Thanks for visiting my page.  I’m a digital artist, working mainly in 3D modeling and rendering, similar to what you might see in a Pixar or Avengers movie.  Sometimes, the work I do is abstract, like the background here in this section, but I’m delving some into other types of work as well.

I’m steering some of my “non-abstract” work towards more character art with a bit more of a fantasy theme.  This art will start o delve into  medieval based fantasy and creatures, such as dragons, elves, dwarves, humans, and others.

My hope is that my art, whether it be abstract or character work, would be something that you could find encouraging, inspiring, and entertaining.

You can find my past work in the gallery section. My goal is to make available either digital or prints of my work available for purchase.

Also, for those interested in learning how I do these, I am creating tutorials showing how to use Blender, which is the main 3D modeling and rendering program that I use.

For Art Lovers

Art that encourages and inspires from abstracts to cute and dangerous characters

For Entrepreneurs

Art that makes perfect backgrounds for quotes and how to make them readable

l

For 3D Artists

Learn how to create 3D art of your own using a 3D modeling program like Blender

Like my art?

Coloredcubes-xxsm

Want to be updated when new pieces or formats are available? Sign up to my newsletter!

Powered by ConvertKit

The Comforting and The Comforted

Three years ago, my family said goodbye to a family friend.  Goldie, one of our dogs, had been with my wife and I for about 15 years — about a year less than we’d been married at the time.  In early November, I did an exercise that brought up a memory of her.  I...
Read More

5 Lessons from the Olympics in Rio

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....
Read More

The Importance of Reference, Proportions, and Feedback

Weekly breakdown 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...
Read More

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 to...
Read More

How to Create a Procedural Ripple Pattern in Blender Cycles

  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....
Read More

Listen to the latest My 3D Life Podcast

What do you mean I’m Procrastinating? — My 3D Life 004

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...
Read More

My 3D Life 003 — Exploring Creativity Through Challenges

In this episode, I share my creativity plan for the next 3 months: Sculptember 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...
Read More

My 3D Life Podcast 002 — Creating the Podcast Artwork

(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...
Read More

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

(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. Why do a podcast? Audio journal Share what I'm learning Finding my voice Attract possible...
Read More

Watch the latest Blender Tutorial

How to Create a Procedural Ripple Pattern in Blender Cycles

  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....
Read More

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...
Read More