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Um... this is sort of a gallery of photographs which I like enough to seperate from my other photographs.
Thanks from the BPMF girls!
Mother and daughter, happy.  A moment not seen in the film, for sure.  I made a huge renderig of this and printed a poster out as a thank you for the woman who plays the voice roll of the mother- an actual professional actress from stage and screen who shall remain nameless as I don't want the union wacking her over the head for working for free. :o)
Another play and 5 costumes this time.  Here are the two I liked the best  The play was the King Stag.  We sort fo drew lots for style of interpretation, and mine came up Scandinavian.  These were all sketched in pencil, scanned in, then colored entirely on the computer.  I don't have a pad input, so it's all mouse-done.  It hurts like the devil and I really should spring for a graphics tablet.  It may not look it, but each rendering took about 5 hours of color time, and 3 hours to sketch.  I do not consider myself a by-hand artist at all- I'm way too slow and unskilled.
Midsummer Night's Dream set

Two images of a set design a did for Midsummer Night's dream- the classic student assignement when it comes to design.  I went for something simple and uncluttered; I prefer empty stages anyway, but that wouldn't cut it for this.  Anyway the renders were done in Animation Master.  I modelled things fast and cheap- cutting every corner I know., since these models won't be animated or even seen from any other angle but a seat 40' back and 7' high from the stage.

Now can I get back to the Ravel: Ballet Pour Ma Fille project?

Juliet A series of costumes developed for the play: "Good night Desdemona, good morning, Juliette." This work is a comedy, so the Juliette/Romeo costumes are a bit overdone- especially Romeo's.  I did 8 costumes, 3 can be seen in here.  While they may look painted, they are in fact painted in PSP7- I sketched out the designs, then scanned them in and painted in the computer.  the paint "blobs" you may see on one or two of the images were simple ways for me to reserve colors to dip from when I needed the color back and ran out of custom colors in my palette.
Othello A poster for a production of Othello.  Clearly inspired by movie posters- I wanted to break the University's tradition of really cluttered, unfocused designs.  It worked.  Unfortunately the director had the office administrative assistant create a poster before the publicity class could put in their designs.  Why?  Uh... I dunno.  I did everything for this, including photos.  This image is greatly reduced- the finished poster is a full one-sheet- blow anyone up to that size and either they're stars or "wanted."  I was not offered to keep any of the prints... ingrates. :o(

Oh, the "tattoo" on Othello's face was a simple decal on a 3D contoured object in Animation Master composited to the photograph.  Heh, the actor pictured was Othello #2, and he didn't make it either, it took a third actor before they got to keep their Othello.  Gotta love the soap opera life of actors... :o)

Preston steals chocolate Theo and Preston on another magazine cover.  This time along with Rat T. Race.  This is from a few years ago.  Looks like I was managing shadows a little better...
Fusion Power Cover A cover for ComputerBits magazine.  Again we see Theo and Preston up to... something.
SPAM Launch! My third cover for ComputerBits magazine!  I like this one best so far even though the shadows are way out of control, and after developing characters in AM for Ballet pour ma fille, these two look hopelessly blocky and chunky- still they seem alive.  I finished about 4 minutes of a short animation that they star are in... but I'll probably NEVER let anyone outside my family see the results! :o)

Details about the images:
Renderer:   POLYRAY v1.8
Modeling: MORAY 2.0 &2.5 (DOS).  Lots of hand-coding.
2d Images: Paintshop Pro, me and my camera.
Support:    A few home-brewed utilities.

I've set aside Polyray and am using Hash's AM to create an animated short film.  You can see more about that by checking out the Animation page.

Even if old and/or stupid, these images are © Peter Shafer, with all rights reserved.  Do not distribute beyond your initial download.  Inclusion of these images to any degree within derivative works, uploading to anywhere at any time, selling, changing, the images on this page is forbidden.  If you wish to do something creative with anything you find, email me and watch in wonder as I give you permission without any strange hassle; I am a big supporter of free-stuff and sharing when it comes to raytracing.