Second Empire Mansion Estate – test6

This is a view of the back porch for my mansion design. I still have some details to throw in as it’s pretty bare at the moment. I think it looks like it just snowed.

This is a pretty big wrap around porch so I’ve thought about adding an opening at the section closest to […]

September 9th, 2014|Blog, Welcome to Autumn|0 Comments

Second Empire Mansion Estate – test5

Next stage of my Victorian mansion. Here’s the first closeup shot of the porch and small architectural details. Some of the placement may change over time, but I’m happy with the direction it’s going.

I have to admit that it’s been difficult to jump right back into this specific model. I took another temporary detour […]

September 5th, 2014|Blog, Welcome to Autumn|0 Comments

New Title Screen for Welcome to Autumn

I decided I needed a fancy new title screen for Welcome to Autumn to add some drama and mystery. A little bit of sepia, little bit of train station action…What do you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts below.

September 4th, 2014|Blog, Welcome to Autumn|0 Comments

Second Empire Mansion Estate – test4

Almost two months have gone by since my last post because of my busy move from Charlottesville, Virginia to El Paso, Texas. What a change!

I’m looking forward to returning to the mansion design so here is a small update that I worked on before the move. The front porch is mostly complete with the […]

September 3rd, 2014|Blog, Welcome to Autumn|0 Comments

Second Empire Mansion Estate – test3

Here is a small update to the Second Empire mansion with the addition of decorative brackets/corbels around the cornice (the white trim near the top). I can go back and add some more sculptural details later, but from this distance they look pretty good. Next is the porch!

Check out the […]

September 2nd, 2014|Blog, Welcome to Autumn|0 Comments

Second Empire Mansion Estate – test2

You can see here the red brick and white trim color scheme for the Second Empire mansion estate that I mentioned in the last post.

I’ve cut open the windows in the exterior wall as well as adding molding trim near the roof. If you look closely you can […]

August 29th, 2014|Blog, Welcome to Autumn|0 Comments

Second Empire Mansion Estate – test1

In order for me to make sure my library scene is designed well, I needed more information surrounding the house it’s in.

Therefore, I’m taking a little detour and creating the mansion estate for my tycoon character. This “house” was built in the 1860’s following the Civil War in the French architectural style called Second […]

August 28th, 2014|Blog, Welcome to Autumn|0 Comments

Victorian Marble Fireplace – test3

Another update for my Victorian marble fireplace in Blender. I’ve added some decorative andirons (holds the wood up off of the ground), some wood, and an ornate set of brass tools including a poker, tongs, brush, and dust pan.

Check out the post at to become a patron!

August 27th, 2014|Blog, Welcome to Autumn|0 Comments

The Plaza Theater – Old-Fashioned Night at the Movies

640px-Safetylast-1This past month here in town, the El Paso Community Foundation has been hosting a film festival, showing all kinds of classic films ranging from blockbusters to vintage cinema. My wife and I planned to go to a few of them, but our schedule filled up early and […]

August 24th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Victorian Marble Fireplace – test2

Here is the marble fireplace mantel further along. I created the molding at the top and started adding the decoration. I used some of the decorative work from an artist on which is very helpful since it is very detailed sculpting, and I can concentrate on creating the rest of the […]

August 24th, 2014|Blog, Welcome to Autumn|0 Comments
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