Paul Spooner - Sketchbook

My friend Shamus is publishing a new book… I may have gotten carried away:

Working on a 3D printable mushroom. Initial results look promising!

On the first image, if you really want to create something dazzling with bright colors, it would really help to make use of the new filmic transform to eliminate the burnout and the blinding colors that result.

Is that in 2.8? I’m still working in 2.79b for stability reasons.

I’ve been meaning to make a procedurally generated library for a while. This book is all hand-made, but should be pretty easy to codify, whenever I get around to it.

You can get the 3d model here: http://peripheralarbor.com/Book.blend

Was just playing around, and my daughters started giving me advice. Cute bunny sky island.
CuteIslands.blend (250.4 KB)

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Playing around with net positive diffuse shaders. Is there an easier way to do this?

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Started fancying up a logo, and ended up with so many greebles!
TryopLogoGreebles.blend (133.9 KB)

Inspired by the visuals in the game Gris.
GrisPots.blend (361.1 KB)
The glass pots were very fun to make. So pretty!

Very nice blends

Thanks!
Was working on a spiral staircase. SpiralStair.blend (78.2 KB) Got this far and ran out of constraints.

Got inspired by Gris again. Concentric.blend (101.5 KB)

Having fun with greebles:

Yes, you can set your diffuse colour to R x 8,G x 8,B x 8.

Also - really liking the sparkleyness of your renders and overall cool experimental style. . Very nice. And I found the text at the end of your book vid very funny.

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By the way… there’s another artists out there with your name… unless you’re the same person that is… https://cabaret.co.uk/artists/paul-spooner/ … and I’m a fan.

Thanks very much!
Sadly (or perhaps fortunately, since it means twice the content for you) no. We are different people. I’m this Paul Spooner:
http://peripheralarbor.com/gallery/v/life/MooreWedding/Paul01.JPG.html
Or, if you prefer the textual, this one:

Been thinking about candlesticks, so I whipped this up.
Background and floor made with the “Extra Objects > Wall Factory” add-on.
Candlesticks.blend (923.0 KB)

Sometimes, you just gotta play with masonry. Started with the “Extra Objects > Wall Factory” add-on, but significantly altered.
stones0105

Also did this rainbow test render with my new computer. 67 seconds or thereabouts. Source file here: RainbowCubes.blend (99.6 KB)

Playing around with celtic knots

Big sketch dump from the past two years. Not counting the commission work I’ve done, and the big projects that are still in progress.
Digitized some of my scrap metal from a photo using FSpy:


Made a crazy procgen bookshelf script:
ProcgenBookshelf (1).blend (176.7 KB)

Modeled the Sawayama Wonderdisc from ExaPunks:
RetroDisc.blend (219.6 KB)
RetroDisc2

Some Greek architecture, corinthian columns and stuff, from Los Romanos de la Decadencia by Thomas Couture:
CyberGreek.blend (252.5 KB)


An animated poem reading:

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