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Ricky Colson
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Attended University of Texas at Austin
Lives in El Paso, TX
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Patreon post for my drawing of St. Patrick's Cathedral in El Paso. #patreon   #drawing   #architecture   #art  
<p>St. Patrick's Cathedral</p><p>11" x 14"</p><p>graphite</p><p><br></p><p>This doesn't quite fit into my Welcome to Autumn series, but I've included it because it's still architecture. It's also the first finished drawing I've done in almost two years. I can't believe that.</p><p><br></p><p>St. Patrick's Cathedral, here in El Paso, Texas, is about 100 years old. I drew it for a friend as a going away present since I'm moving at the end of the mo...
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Any stained glass fans out there? #patreon   #stainedglass  
<p><a href="http://welcometoautumn.com/blog/autumn-city-hall-update-23/">http://welcometoautumn.com/blog/autumn-city-hall-update-23/</a><br></p><p><br></p><p>My motivation has gone up and down throughout the process, especially as it gets harder to tweak because of the size of the file. That's why it's necessary for me to find different mini projects to tackle like this next part. I'm attempting the stained glass skylight window for the front bal...
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Still catching up on my City Hall posts. #b3d   #patreon   #architecture  
<p><a href="http://welcometoautumn.com/blog/autumn-city-hall-update-22/">http://welcometoautumn.com/blog/autumn-city-hall-update-22/</a><br></p><p><br></p><p>Things are getting pretty heavy now. Face count is pretty high and my computer is stuttering. Here’s an update on the look of the entire front. I have a majority of pieces mirrored, but not all. The tower is still in the basic modeling phase. I have a few more details on the facade to model ...
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Candy Lane. New mini-project about Autumn. Collaboration with fans to build historic houses along with backstories. #patreon   #architecture   #victorian   #b3d  
The cardboard boxes are beginning to stack up around me and our next move is approaching. As we move from El Paso back to my home town of Houston, Texas I
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Here's another view of the front entrance, this time with the grand staircase in place. The brass railing will probably be removed since it looks like a modern addition. Either that or I'll make it more elaborate to fit the style. My first attempt had the stairs too steep for the building type, and it looked scrunched up. It's funny how adjusting little details by a few inches can change the look of the entire building. I added some lion statue...
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Here is a lineup of classical columns I modeled for the facade. They are very traditional without any creative alterations – who am I to mess with centuries of success? As you can probably guess, the corinthian capital was a pain to model. I may go back and make a composite capital, but I’m a bit worn out at the moment for that now. I haven’t marked which columns in my current building will be which type so I’ll be testing out different schemes...
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Patreon posts are all up to date now! Please consider helping out or checking out http://welcometoautumn.com #patreon   #b3d   #stainedglass  
<p><a href="http://welcometoautumn.com/blog/autumn-city-hall-update-24/">http://welcometoautumn.com/blog/autumn-city-hall-update-24/</a><br></p><p><br></p><p>I modeled the stained glass window to a point that I’m happy with. I experimented with different saturations and values, but this was the most accurate representation of real stained glass I could get. I attempted to texture it in Substance Painter, but there’s a very bad bug for Mac OS that...
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Construction continues... #patreon   #architecture   #b3d  
<p>http://welcometoautumn.com/blog/autumn-city-hall-update-22/<br></p><p><br></p><p>Things are getting pretty heavy now. Face count is pretty high and my computer is stuttering. Here’s an update on the look of the entire front. I have a majority of pieces mirrored, but not all. The tower is still in the basic modeling phase. I have a few more details on the facade to model along with the windows.<br></p>
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More bears! #patreon   #art   #sculpture  
<p><a href="http://welcometoautumn.com/blog/autumn-city-hall-update-21/">http://welcometoautumn.com/blog/autumn-city-hall-update-21/</a><br><br>Updated bear statue. I’m gonna stick with aged bronze for now. The image is a bit dark, I know. I should have run it through photoshop quickly. I bounced back and forth between glossiness, but when I finalize the material, I’ll do some research on bronze statue surfaces.</p><p><br></p><p>I had some issues...
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Lots of distractions recently, but here is one of the most recent shots of the front archway. I’m having some normal issues with the low relief images within the frames, but I’ll have to sort them out later. I used a lot of harvest objects to decorate with including acorns, leaves, and vegetables. The area inside the wreath is darker because it’s a hole in the wall. There will be a stained glass skylight on the other side that I’m hoping will cas...
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Working hard, but not a lot to show right now. Making adjustments on proportions, window details, etc. In the meantime, here’s a night time shot of the main entrance with some temporary spotlights.
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Modeling ornate windows. #b3d   #patreon   #victorian   #architecture  
Alright, here is one of the ornate window surrounds I mentioned in the previous post. The current material is a node setup provided by Aidy Burrows from cgmaster.net. This type of window is called an oeil-de-boeuf, “bull’s eye” in French. I love the look of these windows and designed this one using my favorite elements from various references I found. The actual window will be added later.
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Artist / Illustrator / Graphic Designer / Idealist
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  • Ricky Colson Original Art & Design
    Artist, present
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Currently
El Paso, TX
Previously
Charlottesville, VA - Austin, TX - Houston, TX - Philadelphia, PA
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Miniature people, animal silhouettes, and historical fiction art
Introduction
Artist, big kid, and cat whisperer.
Education
  • University of Texas at Austin
    2006
  • Cypress Springs
    2001 - 2002
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September 22
Other names
Richard