Surfing Banjo Pig

This is an illustration that I created for my Inspirational Design class and the Dueling Banjo Pigs blog ( I created the water using Blender 3D’s Ocean modifier and rendered it with Blender Cycles. The clouds were also done in Blender. The pig and surfboard were painted in Corel Painter using oil brushes and the Just Add Water blender brush. I composited the different elements together using Photoshop.

The Canon SureShot

Canon SureShot TELEI want to say a few things here about my recently acquired Canon SureShot. It’s a camera that I was given by my dad that he had picked up from his work. My 35mm SLR recently died and so when he presented me with this camera, I was practically ecstatic. It doesn’t have the same quality of features or build as an SLR, but it is still a decent camera and can be had on Amazon for as little as $10-$15 when they formerly cost around $300 new. It is a fairly light camera, but still feels sturdy and while it relies on automatic exposure and focusing, it still makes a good “walking around camera.” I ran a roll of Kodak Ultramax 400 (dreadful stuff, but I should have better film soon) through it during the local Hickok Days event, and while it forced me to work in a slightly different way than usual, it was a completely positive experience. Continue reading