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Week 52 – w.c. pelon

Posted: March 19, 2012 in w.c. pelon, Week 52

Anime Wallpaper: Kumadori

Rendered in Daz 3D, postwork in Photoshop CS

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detail view; click image to zoom

Week 51 – w.c. pelon

Posted: March 15, 2012 in w.c. pelon, Week 51

Anime Wallpaper 2.0

This week’s submission is a reboot of an anime style wallpaper I created in Week 28.

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Week 50 – w.c. pelon

Posted: March 8, 2012 in w.c. pelon, Week 50

Rendered in Daz, finished in Photoshop. Click for full view.

Week 49- w.c. pelon

Posted: March 6, 2012 in w.c. pelon, Week 49

Yet another Daz 3D render.  This piece was an exercise in working with a (more) realistic female body type.  The average clothing size for women in the U.S. is a size 14, which happens to be where plus sizes begin.   

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I like the way the lighting/shadows worked out, but I am less than satisfied with the facial features and the rendering of the lower half of the body.


detail view of the face

Week 48- w.c. pelon

Posted: February 29, 2012 in w.c. pelon, Week 48

Victorian Swordswoman

Another 3D Render

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Week 47- w.c. pelon

Posted: February 21, 2012 in w.c. pelon, Week 47


More Daz 3D goodness.  I originally intended to render She-Hulk with the upper hand in this contest, but based on Red Hulk’s sheer size, this seemed unrealistic even by Marvel Comics’ standards.


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Week 46- w.c. pelon

Posted: February 13, 2012 in w.c. pelon, Week 46


Another DAZ 3D render with finish work in Photoshop

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Week 45- w.c. pelon

Posted: February 6, 2012 in w.c. pelon, Week 45


Rendering in Daz 3D

Post production in Photoshop

Detailed view

Week 44- w.c. pelon

Posted: January 31, 2012 in w.c. pelon, Week 44


Rendered in Daz 3D, postwork in Photoshop CS5

Week 43 – w.c. pelon

Posted: January 30, 2012 in w.c. pelon, Week 43

another Mac wallpaper

Week 42 – w.c. pelon

Posted: January 20, 2012 in w.c. pelon, Week 42

“MacMan” Desktop Wallpaper

Week 41- w.c. pelon

Posted: January 9, 2012 in w.c. pelon, Week 41

Matrix-style Crunchbang Linux Desktop Wallpaper

Another Matrix-esque wallpaper, this time for a Debian based Linux distro:  Crunchbang.

resolution: 1280x800

deployed on my dual-boot Linux laptop

Week 40- w.c. pelon

Posted: January 3, 2012 in w.c. pelon, Week 40

Matrix-Style Ubuntu Desktop Wallpaper

A desktop wallpaper for Ubuntu, one of my favorite Linux distributions.  I made the Matrix falling text in Photoshop using real code.

resolution: 1800x1200

resolution: 1366x768

resolution: 1280x800

In use on my Compaq Presario laptop, dual-booting Ubuntu and Crunchbang Linux. I've skinned Gnome to closely resemble OS X with a fully functional dock and dashboard.


Week 39- w.c. pelon

Posted: December 28, 2011 in w.c. pelon, Week 39

Dell “Hackintosh” Desktop Wallpaper

A wallpaper I threw together for use on a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop running OS X 10.5.3

Here it is in action on the “Hackbook Pro”:

Week 38 – w.c. pelon

Posted: December 20, 2011 in w.c. pelon, Week 38

“Punk Vinyl Record Bowl & Paper Ornament”


Decorative bowl fashioned from a 7″ punk record & ornament from the record jacket.


Week 37- w.c. pelon

Posted: December 13, 2011 in w.c. pelon, Week 37

“Bully Hill Cork Board”


I’ve been collecting the corks for this board for a number of years and finally got around to finishing it.  A special thank you to fellow geeks Heather Ouellette-Cygan & husband Doug Cygan (for supplying the greater portion of the corks) and Robyn Anne Piper & Michael Sean Piper (for the handmade wine charms  courtesy of  their “WineCon 2008” anniversary bash) — you guys rock!



Week 36 – w.c. pelon

Posted: November 30, 2011 in w.c. pelon, Week 36

DIY Blended Crayons


I had some leftover crayon bits from my two previous submissions, so in keeping with my on-again off-again theme or repurposing,  I crushed the extras and melted them down in muffin cups to create new crayons with built-in color blending.



In the future,  I will use silicon muffin pans / molds with fun shapes (hearts, stars, etc.) and make them bigger:  this batch came out a bit thin and flimsy.

I do like the way each side has different color patterns, but the next time I may try melting the wax on the stovetop and pouring it into molds.  That way, I can create a layered effect by mixing different colors and allowing to cool between layers.

The muffin cups gave the crayons a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup ridge around the edge, an effect I would like to avoid in the future.

Week 35 – w.c. pelon

Posted: November 28, 2011 in w.c. pelon, Week 35

Melted Crayon Art 2



A second attempt at heat gun & crayon on canvas.  I prefer the way the colors worked out in this compared to its predecessor,  but I think the texture could be better.  I really like the spray effect the heat gun offers, but I’d like to play around with other ways to amplify the effect…. perhaps compressed air?



Week 34- w.c. pelon

Posted: November 23, 2011 in w.c. pelon, Week 34

Melted Crayon Art

One of the hottest (no pun intended) craft trends this year is melted crayon art:  mounting crayons with a hot glue gun to an appropriate surface (canvas, foam core, poster board, etc.)  and melting them with a heat gun or hair dryer to create colorful explosions and waxy textured goodness..  After seeing these works all over Etsy and Instructables, I just had to have a go at it.

My first attempt yielded some interesting results.  I think the canvas I chose may have been a tad small, as the colors would look better with more negative space, but I rather like the texture.  Click the images below for a closer view.

Week 33 – w.c. pelon

Posted: November 13, 2011 in w.c. pelon, Week 33


Another 3D render of one of my favorite comic book villains.  This is my first attempt at rendering a full scene within Daz Studio.  I’m not sure I’m completely satisfied with the way the lighting & scale worked out, and I would have liked the background environment to better resemble Gotham City.

Resources: Daz Studio & Photoshop CS5; Victoria 4 model, morphing bodysuit, City Lights environment prop, and catsuit texture from Click the image for full size view.