mr_bomb: Thank you very much! I added some wires in the top post as an attachment.
kernond: haha, thanks!
aws357: Thanks so much! Yes, I really enjoyed detailing these and giving lots for people to look at and consider
StompinTom: Thanks for the great and extended feedback, StompinTom! I really appreciate it.
Meta-Androcto: Thank you very much, Meta-Androcto. The third one was one of the most fulfilling images to complete in this series so far because I’ve been meaning to create it for some time.
blenditall: Haha, thanks so much, blenditall! I wound up returning to “Unlearning” one final time between posting it at my website and then here to finish it. The project literally doubled because there are two slightly different versions of the scene that are shown at once here, partly to depict new/old thoughts/a change of mind. It’s a subtle effect, not too clear on some monitors I see, but it helped add that extra “something” to bring it all to where it needed to be.
Waand: Thanks! Blender is so amazingly capable, a true artist’s tool in so many ways. So much of its potential is untapped. Thinking in new ways, not just about 3D but about methods, conventions, and expressive styles can help unlock much of that potential I think.
Myke: Thank you very much, Myke. I deeply appreciate what you’ve said. It’s really exciting to be able to explore all these ideas in Blender and have a program that’s not really a program but an enabling and empowering metabrush that can paint anything we can imagine.
Cyborg Dragon: Thank you for the kind words, Cyborg Dragon. I really hope these images can speak to people. The main purpose of this “Reflections” series (which I had intended to be an e-book but am now just focusing on as an ongoing project with periodic images published online) is to try to delve into the heart/mind/soul of what it is to be human, what it is that drives people forward or holds them back, what it is that makes people who they are or what they are not. The illusions vs. reality theme dominant in my earlier works seems to be finding new levels of meaning and symbolism here, so I’m grateful to have the opportunity to create and share these kinds of potentially purposeful images with others. Just to do that alone I often find rewarding and inspiring for future works. They’re each a challenge, these pieces, to create something interesting and meaningful while keeping each one distinct, fresh, individual yet united, and I think those are some good kinds of challenges that can make us better artists and persons in attempting to explore and express meanings like that