Chapter 81 – Pictures 01 to 49
Pics 01 and 02 show just two of the many, many test pictures I created when I first took up CGI artwork as a hobby.
Further examples of my work can be seen in my gallery at the Renderosity web-site. Here’s a link to my gallery:-
I hope you like what you see.
At the bottom of the first page of pictures in the gallery is a link to the next page. There are 18 pages in total so far with just a few (800 plus) pictures for you to go look/see at and hopefully enjoy.
Pics 03/04 and pics 05/06 show the before and after process when creating a picture using the Poser CGI artwork creation programme.
You can work on a picture for hours using all your skills to get it just right but it’s not until you commit the picture to its final “Render” that you know what the finished article is going to look like.
Pics 07 to 48 show just a few of the hundreds of pictures I have created over the years using the Poser CGI Programme.
Pic 49 shows what I consider to be my finest piece which is entitled “War Angel Ascension”.
Most of the creative process for this picture (and the many, many others I have created over the years) was completed in my head, but it took me the best part of two hours to get the picture created on the screen using the various programme elements.
Pics 50 and 51 show my home away from home with two views of my Workroom at the college.
Some, but not all, of the artwork on the walls is mine.
I hate empty wall space as it seems so dull and boring so filling it with pictures of various kinds sort of brought the room to life.
Chapter 83 – Pictures 01 to 08
Pics 01 to 04 show the pictures used in the Space Camp 2007 update article.
Pic 05 shows me with Doctor Von Tiesenhausen.
Pic 06 shows the Lunar Rover, the incredible machine that Dr Von Tiesenhausen helped to create.
Pic 07 shows the Lunar Rover picture I created using my Poser CGI programme for Dr Von Tiesenhausen.
Pic 08 shows me presenting Dr Von Tiesenhausen with the above picture, and getting him to sign the second copy I created which now has pride of place on my wall at home back here in the UK.
Chapter 84 – Pictures 01 to 04
Seen here are the various pictures which were used to support the words of the Space Camp 2008 update article.
Chapter 84 – Picture 05
Below is the letter from Sue Ransom, the college’s Principal, with regard to my security clearance application for the Marshal Space Flight Research Centre.
Chapter 85 – Pictures 01 and 02
Pic 01 shows me presenting Irene Willhite with her copy of “Horizontal Journey“.
Pic 02 shows Ed Buckbee who also helped so much with background material for the article.
I later used all my reprographic skills to turn the completed article into a three copy book so that I would have a physical copy for my home in the UK, and so that they could both have a copy as well as my way of saying thanks for all their help at the time.
Chapter 86 – Picture 01
Seen here the picture used to support the Press Release that the “Reeder Marketing Machine” sent out after I had been selected for the Pilots position for the space shuttle Long Duration Mission in 2009.
Chapter 88 – Pictures 01 to 18
Pics 01 to 06 are the pictures I used, with text based back-up, to introduce any viewers of my gallery at the Renderosity web-site to the new “ABIS – America Back Into Space” picture story series I created.
A link to my gallery page which features the first of these pictures is included below:-
If you “click” on the picture in the gallery it will not only bring up a full page version of the picture it will also show you the text I created to go with the picture. I hope you enjoy what you see.
Pics 07 to 18 show just a few of the pictures I used in the opening few chapters of the ABIS series.
To know what the series is all about, and to see lots more pictures in the series you will have to visit the Renderosity web-site.
Chapter 89 – Pictures 01 to 11
Seen here are various development shots of the new training simulators we now have access to as part of the Phoenix Team Corporate Training Programme at the US Space and Rocket Centers Space Camp training facility since 2012.
I am proud to be able to say that I created the Phoenix Programme as a means of thanking those who had shown me such great kindness way back in 2005, and which also allows others who have also shown such incredible dedication and commitment to the old 8-day programme whilst trainees at Space Camp to be a part of the Phoenix Programme as well.
For reference Pics 01 to 11 were not created or taken by me so credit is given to the actual creators/takers here.