New works

Coucou à tous!

I forgot to post last time my new works and I just mentioned the small tidbits behind the hood of maintaining a site. Yesterday, I realized I have quite many new works unpublished.

Three new logos: Fast Travel agency - late September. Webicina - early July, and the biology 2008 Olympiad logo, in February.

Fast Travel agency logo Webicina Sigla pentru Olimpiada Națională de Biologie - 2008

I also decided to list the interfaces I did for our projects, Paint.Web and the SVG + Voice game tutorial (done in April 2007), in the interfaces category. This is just so you can have a better view of my works.

PaintWeb v0.5 interface Opera SVG Game

Next, in November I've done a few motion planning illustrations for my older brother, and a fake diploma for fun.

Fake diploma Motion planning - kpieces Motion planning - kpieces grid Motion planning - kpieces multigrid discretization Motion planning - path

I hope you guys like my new stuff.

I'm working on two new covers and, still on my 3D image - The Piano Room, but currently I am on hold 'till I finish the two covers.

Auf wiedersehen, playas. :)

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.

My first poem (in Romanian)

For those who enjoy my artistic writings, in Romanian, I have a "new" one. I've written this poem on 28th of October 2007 at 13:48, and it's my first one:

Moleculele acum cântă în cor,
Îngână un cânt cu trist dor,
Pentru tine, întâia oară
Ca tu să mă auzi de astă oară.

"Nu" este cuvântul ce azi nu-l aud.
Acesta e cel ce-n urmă lasă omul ud,
Iar azi, eu nu îi dau înţeles,
Căci nu doresc să am de ales.

Şi de înţelegi azi aceste vorbe,
Atunci lasă-n urmă tăcerile oarbe,
Ca azi tu înţeleasă să te faci
Şi ca o mică floare să te desfaci.

More illustrations

Salut!

I continued working on illustrating more artistic texts I had. I decided to publish this new set, so here they are:

Réthorique Lucid dreaming The throne Selfish Discrimination Loneliness Starry night

I hope you enjoy these new illustrations :).

Zgândurele cover Another idea which came into my mind was to create an e-book [a PDF file] with all my writings and the illustrations along side. So, now, those who understand Romanian, can download this PDF instead of surfing the blog to read my texts. I think this is "more manageable"/usable :). I've even designed a front and back cover. The title for this e-book is "Zgândurele".

View the Zgândurele e-book (PDF)

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. :)

Jarul rece

The cold ashes Încremenit între două extreme de posibile reacţii, te aflii acum neştiind ce să faci. După ce ai trecut prin jarul rece al lunilor, după ce sufletul a stat la rumenit îndeajuns pe frigarea ascuţită, înţelegi că nu poţi cere ca lumina cea dintâi, din vremea genezei, să emane căldură şi să producă fotoni şi azi. Chiar dacă totul a început cu un avânt ce nu poate fi definit decât ca infantilo-naiv, acum, în ultimul ceas... liniştea frustrantă, tăcerea încăpăţânată, au sugrumat stilul lacunar al magiei ce a fost şi n-a fost. Factorii ce transced limitele native omului, au prevalat încă o dată. Magia şi inocenţa, căldura şi bunătatea, toate au fost zadarnice, în ciuda strădaniei inşiilor ce orizontali ar vrea să fie. Luna tot rece şi pustie rămâne...

În dorinţi, zgârcit încep să fiu...

Alb mai roșu

The vision Alb. Totul e alb. Alb e cerul, albă e scoarţa terestră. Văzduhul întreg s-a îmbrăcat într-o mantie albă, imaculată. Nourii albi au plâns cu lacrimi de cristal. Lacrimi reci imaculate. Alb vremelnic. Numai tu, roşu, pătezi albul. Dâre roşii, în timp, şi riduri subţiri laşi printre mărgăritarele reci şi albe. Negru, e negru în sufletul tău. E un negru ce înghite totul. Singur, roşu în albul orbitor te aflii...

... sau, e un trandafir alb, pur?

Văzduh transparent

În câmpul pustiit stau acum, şi vântul extrem de rece îmi despică neuronii împărţindu-mi cortexul în două. În pustiul cristalin mă uit cu o sete inexprimabilă, mă uit în adâncul împrejurimilor şi doresc să văd luminiţe pe orizontul întunecat şi cleios, dar nimic. Totul este stins şi rarefiat, lipsit de esenţă şi de ce-i mai bun pe lume. Un aer de dezmăţ intelectual se simte venind din depărtare, trezindu-mi gânduri grele şi temeri profunde. Nihilismul e pretutindeni. Secundele se succed sacadând pulsul, minutele cad pe rând ca nişte tunete ce anunţă iminenţa orelor unse ce au să vină... adeverind vremelnicia fiecăruia...

Finito.