20 August 2007

Koji G2 formal kimono WIP, almost done!

I think it is now just a texture thing, making some textures with some kamo on the haori and stuff, but the hard work is mostly done.

15 August 2007

CFE station for Atlixco, Puebla

Keeping in the overall mexican contemporary style, this is part of several alternatives for the Atlixco, Puebla branch of the CFE (or Federal Comission for Electricity).
Modeled and rendered in Shade, using some Vue palmtrees, and some Shade content.

Haori Hakama and Tabi for Koji G2, W.I.P

This is something I'm working on in my spare time. As you can see, the main issue seems to be the bump texture. Still working on it, and I know I'll get it right in the end ;)

Modeled in Shade and Silo, rendered in Poser7, no postwork.

The figure is G2 Koji, by e-frontier, btw...

13 August 2007

Weekend trip to Tehuacan

Tehuacán, or Tehuacán de las granadas (Tehuacan of the pomegranates), lies some two hours south of Puebla city, and is famous as a centre of denim manufacture, chicken egg production, and of course, its fabled mineral water.
Until quite recently is looked more like a sleepy town, this being specially true due to the fact that is is almost year round a very hot and dry climate. Who wants to work with that heat?
So anyway, a friend of mine that works in the tomato greenhouse industry near Tehuacan invited me and a cousing of her to visit, and so we did. Arriving early, I took the chance to buy myself a beautiful Sahuayo hat, and walk around downtown, with its enchanting central square (or Zócalo), admire it's colonial architecture, and so on.
While part of the state of Puebla, it retains it's own charm and personality.
Later we met my friend, had some nice chit chat, and went over to her place to get ready for a night of partying.
Curiously enough, the disco, located to the left of the city hall, once was a house of the famous ex-dictator Porfirio Diaz. Music was a bit for teenagers, though nothing extreme, no mosh pits or slam contests. Everybody was quite nice. Very hospitable people.
Of course the next day we basically slept the whole day, we danced THAT much. And there is no nightspot curfew, so we danced till quite late.

On the way back, I allowed myself a bit of night chill in order to watch the stars in the heavens above. The sky being so unpolluted and clear, with hardly a cloud in sight, it was just the perfect opportunity for stargazing.