2016 updates

Greetin' all the brethren with an holy kiss!

For the past year, I've started again to write poems in Romanian. I decided to have them all published sometime in the future as an e-book. Throughout the past summer I worked on this project.

Today I am publishing most of the new illustrations I made. I hope you like them.

Invitation to my heart Disabilophobia Worshipping The Goddess A moment of change Moon love Tenderness United through love against prejudices Collecting moments of love Fertility incantations Drink my love Complexity and love The fall of relationships Extreme feminism Faces of pain An ocean of suffering A possible ending

The following image is a painting I did during my master degree studies:

The last gathering

The e-book needs just a cover to be ready for the online release. I am also working on two new drawings. I hope to have all these finished sometime next year.

Peace be upon you, brother!

My new homepage: marius.sucan.ro

Hello!

Welcome to my new site. After 7 years, I have a new site that is, hopefully, easier to navigate. My main intention with this release is to facilitate the navigation of the content, by making it more discoverable. The interface features repeatable actions that require no extra mouse movements. Visitors can now skim through the images in the gallery much easier. The same applies for the images in the pages of the Making of projects. The work on this site began in June 2010. Because I was often busy and Mihai was also busy, we managed to finish it now. The site still needs some improvements. We plan to improve the site slowly, overtime.

To reduce the amount of work for Mihai, I learned CSS and HTML to make this site. I used SASS for the CSS. I also dabble in the Django template files. :)

The release of my new site marks the separation between my site and Mihai's site. This is one of the reasons why we decided to make an asynchronous release of our web sites. The focus was to finish my site first, because of the work required for gallery and blog pages. Mihai's website release will follow soon and will feature a different interface. We are also too busy to make a synchronized release.

My site has a new address: marius.sucan.ro . We are also changing our hosting provider, from Dreamhost to Webfaction.

Thanks to Dennis Schubert and Michael Auerbach for continued support in making this site and the content of it.

Content work

Most work went in preparing the content of the site release. I want the site content to be comprehensive and to show all the work I did.

  • All images were retouched. In the autumn of 2012, I decided to correct all the images for the new site. It was mostly about color corrections and fixing small glitches, but in some cases it meant heavy reediting. The posters had serious posterization and color banding issues. All work took me about a month or two.
  • Blog posts older than 2007 added. Using the Wayback Machine, I was able to recover some of the blog posts from the previous ROBO Design websites. I added about 20 blog posts from the past and together with them, some old images I did.
  • More image descriptions. I written a presentation for each painting I made during my Master's degree studies. I wrote them to explain my professors what I intended to say in the works I did at their courses. I translated in English from Romanian about 20 presentations.
  • Overhaul for the Making of pages. I spell-checked all the pages, for each Making of project. The Making of for "The wind of change" project was completely reorganized. I also added a time-lapse page for the Making of "The Piano Room" project and for "Digital Morning" as well. Now, all images are free of annoying watermarks. Previously, the images had really annoying watermarks. The renders of the objects on the introduction page of the Making of for the Digital Morning project, were re-rendered recently at a high resolution.
  • IFMA elevators project has all the renders at original size and without watermarks. Previously, the renders were downscaled and had bad-ass ugly watermarks.
  • Updated pages: CV, about, site history
  • new page: Archive. The old Winamp skins and Flash games we made, are available in this page.
  • I removed the content I no longer liked from the gallery pages. Yet, I preserved most of it in the old blog posts where it was mentioned. In this way, the blog posts are like an archive of my old stuff.
  • The Master's degree written dissertation and the Bachelor of Science written thesis are now available on the site as PDF files, in my CV. Both are written in Romanian.

New content

I added a new Making of: Carita Europeana.. This is the first "Making of" for something I painted.

I also made many new images in the Propaganda section, a book cover and a site interface.

Fight for accessibility by persuasion Disabled activists: put an end to discrimination The leap of faith jump The Global War on Discrimination: call to action A disabled person without education Talk to disabled people Remember, remember... ideas are bulletproof Fight for your rights: make yourself heard Fight for accessibility: do not be silent Disabled people shooting stairs Disabled outside, enabled inside! Accessible lover Proud to be disabled - t-shirt Free your mind - t-shirt Sexy machine - t-shirt

MS Access databases for Economics - book cover

Art IN/FROM/FOR Offenbach - site interface

Thank you for reading. I hope you enjoy the new web site and my works.

Summer 2013 updates

Hello, dreamers!

The exhibition I had in Offenbach, Germany was a real succes and for me it was a wonderful and exciting event. I met really nice people there. Thanks again to Daniel Schaaf and to all his friends for making it possible.

I finished the art studies at UVT

Another great news is that I finished completely my studies for the Master degree program I was enrolled at the „West University of Timişoara (UVT).

My Master's degree graduation project is "Carita Europeana", a triptych. The following 3 images make-up the project. Click on them to read more details about this project that took me almost half an year to finish:

Carita Europeana - part 1

Carita Europeana - part 2

Carita Europeana - part 3

The following works are paintings I did for the Master's degree courses since I last updated this blog:

Temple of love

The herd instinct

This is my song

The impossible capture

The following image is a virtual art installation I did in Cinema 4D, for one of the courses at UVT:

The tool of Genesis

The image below is intended to represent subjectively and in an abstract way, how I see the society and some of its minorities. I made it look very flat. The tools I used are Photoshop and Cinema 4D:

The society

View all paintings I did for the Master's studies.

Other projects

"Dreams in contention" is a painting I did in my spare time based on a multitude of painting exercises I made during the year of 2012.

Dreams in contention

The following book cover was finished in late August 2012 for my beloved friend Michael Auerbach. Unfortunately, it took a lot of time to finish it, because I was very busy with the studies at the university. The project began in November 2010. This image is just the front cover. Due to lack of time, I did not get to do the back cover for his book.

Elia - Der perfekte Spiegel

I also designed a site interface. This one is for the "Agora University of Oradea", from Romania. The site was done in collaboration with my twin brother.

Universitatea Agora din Oradea

I hope you like the works I did since last year, when I updated the site. I wish you all the best!

Summer 2012 updates

Marhaban, beoble!

Since my last update much time has past. These days I finally I had the time to publish new content on the site.

Recently I finished the first year of studies for the master degree in painting. I have new paintings to show here. I hope you like them:

Religious fanaticism

A question of faith

The tale of The Fall

Memories in review

The Big Bang faetus

Autoporctrait

Human resources shopping center

Aquatic chimeras

On the edge of Entropolis

I am also collaborating with the Open Perception non-profit foundation. For them, I created the Point Cloud Library (PCL) web site, several hero images for the site and a few t-shirt designs. I hope you like these works also:

PCL t-shirt: ICRA 2012

PCL t-shirt: CVPR 2012

PCL t-shirt: CRV 2012

PCL t-shirt: ICCV 2011

PCL: Developers needed

What is PCL?

PCL is open source

PCL features

And to not forget, I am proud to mention that I modeled in 3D the robots you see in the hero images above: the humanoid robot and Marvin, the paranoid android as seen in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 2005 movie.

I also made three site interfaces:

Ionel Barbu - web site

Planner Arena

Clubul Sportiv al Colegiului Național „Mihai Eminescu” din Oradea

And, if you are still reading... surbrise: I am on Facebook! Like me, follow me there, inshallah! :).

Autumn 2011 updates

Hello, precious ! :)

I did not update for a long time already my web site. I did many works recently and I finally found the time to post them here as well.

I made three site interfaces: ICCC 2010, Point Clouds Library (PCL) and IRSCA - Gifted Education.

Point Clouds Library - web site

ICCCC 2010

IRSCA interface

The PCL web site is done by me using as back-end a free CMS named MODx. The initial version was finished in April 2011. The interface was updated several times, the final version, the one you can see, is from October 2011.

I also made a book cover for Ioana Dzițac and a logo for Uhuru Software.

Steps in Mathematics (6th grade)

Uhuru software

I made three illustrations on topics related to the future and robotics.

IROS conference 2011

Near future

Research in robotics

In my spare time I continued painting. I completed the following three works: Baalus Circus, Mad Rabbit and LSD Inception.

Baalus circus

Mad rabbit

LSD inception

Since August 2010, I started collaborating with Daniel Schaaf, a German that makes various travel sites specialized for different audiences. I do site templates, which include the HTML and CSS implementation. I finally had the time, this week, to prepare and to publish on this web site all the interfaces I did for him. I already made a dozen, so in this post I will show just a few thumbnails, the rest of them are available in a dedicated page.

View all works made for Daniel Schaaf

Fair auf Reisen

Hotels by Map

Bestpreishotel

I hope you like my new works. :)

P.S. I updated my CV as well.

Early 2011 updates

Greetings people ! :)

Here's a quick update with my latest works.

I've done three book covers, each different and special in its own way. I hope you like them. I am now working on a new one for a friend, Michael Auerbach.

Mathematical probability and statistics

Advanced algebra for engineering and economics track

Steps in Mathematics (5th grade)

Since I got my Bamboo tablet I exercise painting on a daily basis and in December 2010, I decided to take the best ideas that stemmed from my silly painting exercises and to finalize them, so I can publish them. Here are my shy attempts in painting.

Summer hallucination

Incoherent bioforms

The departure

I also painted a Christmas greeting card which I missed posting here, because I was too busy painting the images I release in this post. I hope you guys like this one as well, even if it is late :).

Holidays greeting card 2010

And if all this wasn't enough, I also publishing a not so 3D image I made in 5 minutes, by mistake, in 2004, but I only finalized it yesterday. The initial image was a 3D render, but I worked on it so heavily in Photoshop that it is far from the initial one, just the basic forms and shapes are there. I also painted on it - to fix and "improve" details :).

Puzzled demons

Meanwhile, I worked more on various tiny projects, like designing site interfaces, coding in HTML and stuff for school. I am still aiming at finishing my new site in 2011.

Best regards to everyone and thanks for your time!

Autumn 2008 updates

Hello fella iReaders.

Throughout this autumn I made many tiny edits to my site. Chronologically I'll list them here for you to know.

First thing I did was to update my C.V. page in regards to my education curriculum, as i finished in the summer high school and, as of now, I am student at a local university, named U.A.V.

Around the same time, I updated my About page with up-to-date information.

Later, after several weeks I also decided to add thumbnails through the pages of the Making of for "The wind of change" project. I had this idea for quite some time, but I was too busy and at times ... too lazy to do it. Now, you might find more pleasing to read the pages (the technical details and the artistic interpretation).

Zgândurele cover Another thing I did was to change the PDF file for my e-book Zgândurele. In March 2008, I released a beefy 25 mb PDF containing the original resolution of all the images, thus many of you, who tried to load it, experienced issues while doing so. Now, it's just 2 megabytes :). And, today, I also uploaded it on Scribd.com.

And perhaps the most important update was when I published two work in progress images for my current 3D project, in the WIPs page. As you can see, I started a new big project: The piano room. As of now, I completed modeling the 3D objects required. Now, it's just a matter of texturing and rendering to completely finish the image. I estimate I'll do it this winter.

A new category: illustrations

Hello! It's spring time! Creativity in the wild :).

Several days before the Valentine's Day, somebody asked me to do a 3D heart having a red stripe wrapped around it. Given that Valentine's Day was so close, I decided to make my own version of the image. So, my idea was to create a "culinary" one resembling a multitude of fresh tomatoes and also make it look fake, obnoxiously red.

Corporate love

Bandaged heart

Weeks ago, I had an idea of doing sketch like illustrations for my artistic writings. I've done already six sketches for my texts. I am doing all these in 3D with Cinema 4D and Photoshop for corrections or heavy editing. I created a new category in the "My projects" section of my site for them. And, I also moved the image "Integration of Poverty (Romania in E.U.)" to this new category as it fits, being done in the same style. Having worked with the 3D heart for Valentine's, I had a new idea for a funny (or sad) illustration: Love is a burden, which shows an individual carrying a heart up the hill, all alone :).

The cube The vision Dedicated to you Love is a burden The crack The metasight The cold ashes

I hope you enjoy them. Thanks for reading and viewing the images. More will come! :)

Site updates

I finally had the time to update the site. I added some new content and updated several pages.

My latest work is "Love bites". The first WIP saw the light in early November 2007, but I wasn't in the mood to finish it until yesterday - 3rd of February 2008. Take it as an image for Saint Valentine's Day, but I didn't intend it to be so.

Love bites

Ovidiu Bosancu logo In early November 2007, I was asked to make a new logo and a new site interface for Ovidiu Bosancu. In two weeks my work was finished. This is with what I came up with:

Ovidiu Bosancu site interface

The organizers of the "Music and Poetry Festival" from Arad, Romania, asked me to design the calendar for 2008 and the cover for the next book of this festival. I am really content how these two works turned out. Again, all this happened in late September and in November 2007.

Music and Poetry Festival - 2007 (book cover)

Music and Poetry Festival - 2008 (calendar)

In January 2008, I was contacted by the web designer behind Foundation Recordings, asking me for the permission to use the image Old Radio. I ended to not only allow him to use it, but to also do two 3D objects for the new site design. A mixing box and a disco ball. Hope you like them.

Foundation Recordings - 3D objects

And, in other news... I am proud to announce that in October 2007, "The wind of change" image appeared in the "Best of Cinema 4D" gallery of the 3D Attack magazine. That's not all: the same image became the front cover in November 2007 issue, which also featured a four pages interview with me :). It was my first interview of any kind.

Download the 3D Attack magazine, November 2007 issue (PDF)

In conclusion... November was the most active month since August 2007. :)

The new site: ROBO Design v5

This is the new ROBO Design web site. Thank you for visiting my blog.

With this new site we made sure that we can keep in-touch with the public more easier. Expect from now on more often updates. Feel free to navigate the simple interface :).

New content on the site:

One new sketch-like image: Integration of poverty

Integration of Poverty

5 new logos: Xeloda, OSCIR, R.R., LibTom Crypt v2, DSCMJ

Xeloda OSCIR RR logoDSCMJ logoLibTom Crypt v2 logo

4 new web sites: Sava Brancovici School, Henri Coandă High School, Școala Generală nr. 5, CIA 2007

Site interface for Henri Coandă High School from Arad, Romania

Sava Brancovici School - site interface Școala Generală nr. 5 - site interface CIA 2007 - site interface

2 new icon packs: Cadastrul Apelor [19 icons], Salarizare Personal [74 icons]

Cadastrul apelor Salarizare personal

One new fancy book cover: LibTom Crypt Developer Manual

LibTom Crypt Developer Manual

... and many new pages.

... 2006 was highly active.

About the site

ROBO Design v5 - front page I've been told that the interface design is not good. The ROBO Design logo is too retro, the colour theme is too brown and... last, but not least the navigation system is not good. Well the reasoning behind this interface was to make a simple, clean one. Nothing too fancy. The colour theme is inspired by the Ubuntu Linux distro, besides this we didn't want to stick to the blue colour. As for the navigation system, it's clear that by having so many menus, we would have cluttered the whole site. We wanted both to have our own pages, our own sort of site. Thus, the decision was to hide the menus under these two named parts/sides.

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