So the next time you look to that friend who works from home, or maybe owns a small business, thinking man, that rocks, or worse, maybe I can call on them for X,Y or Z anytime because, y’know, they’re free and stuff, well… think again. Odds are the anxiety they cope with is more than you realize. Odds are they often lay awake at night contemplating the next move of their business, the next set of goals that need to be knocked out to push the ball further down field, or even just the set of responsibilities they know they have waiting the next day that will absolutely not fall to anyone else. Odds are they do what they do because of a passion, but they understand that in order to make that passion real, they have to allow it to become actual, factual work.
So, to my fellow artists, animators, writers, entrepreneurs, inventors, code slingers and business owners, I offer my most genuine respect and admiration.
Why a blog? Simple. I have a tendency to get into some great conversations on social media, but more than just that, those have often spawned responses from me that are far longer and more in depth than a tweet or post really merits. But this is how my brain operates. I pick things apart, break them down and like to think. Writing helps coalesce that thinking into something tangible. Literally, I like how writing is the act of forming something ethereal, i.e. thoughts and feelings, into something tangibly observable that can be shared. Writing solidifies concepts. It makes them real and manageable.
After putting it off for literally years and years, I’ve decided to start collecting those longer thoughts and responses. This could get ugly, I won’t lie. Sometimes the things I think, say and yes, even believe can be pretty far from what it popular or even generally accepted in one place or another. I’m ok with that. Writing like this gives a voice to those things that require a “voice” rather than imagery or sound, and I’ve come to realize this is something that could be good for me. It might be good for someone else, too. If so, excellent! If not, well… it’s still good for me, and that’s enough.
This is what this section of Sixus1.com is about. Sixus1 has been my world for a very, very long time, so it seems only appropriate that it also be home to this other sort of “content” that I create so frequently, yet collect so rarely.
Buckle up, though. This is where the craziness of my thoughts may well end up on a regular basis, and that, dear friends, is a very bumpy ride.
-Les L. Garner
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Apocalypse Girl #1 is officially off to the printers, and to celebrate, we have an advance of the first 100 copies available exclusively here!
Something truly special to mark the series launch, with this package, you not only get the first issue, signed and number by it’s creator, but also, a custom 9×12 sketch of the character (ANY character.. not just form Apocalypse Girl.. whatever single character you like!).
$25.00 plus shipping and handling
#3: The Disciple’s Package
The mega-apoco-fest kit, this one features everything listed in the Acolyte’s Package, plus you will receive one of the ultra rare, high quality prints of the “Double Barrel Thunder” painting of Anna (the lead character some might refer to as “Apocalypse Girl”) that started it all.
$40.00 plus shipping and handling
*Issue #1 officially releases mid November, 2017; orders with custom sketches please allow time for sketch completion; times may vary, but sketches are typically completely 1-3 days from their time of order, with shipping soon thereafter.
*All orders calculated at checkout with basic shipping through continental United States; please message or email to arrange shipping to other areas.
The Specimen series launches at Renderosity today with the release of “Specimen 23”!!!!
Special thanks to promo artists extraordinaire Vicki Leversedge and Antoine Lamuserie for the amazing render art on this!!
Over 20 years experience as a 3D professional, I’m now bringing top tier instructional material for the aspiring 3D artist RIGHT HERE: https://www.renderosity.com/sixus1-mentoring-tutorial-serie…
Anyone who has worked as an artist, especially in 3D, knows that it’s a “project based” world. This means many things, but one is that if you’re doing client, “pro” work, it might be great, but it’s always temporary. The 3D content world is the PERFECT place to keep your skills in top shape, thoroughly cut loose creatively AND build an income that will ‘float’ you through those down times, or maybe become your primary revenue on it’s own! In The Sixus1 Mentoring Video Tutorial Series, I will guide you, whether an absolute 3D beginner, or a professional looking for new alternatives, through the skills and processes you need to master to most successfully navigate the 3D content world! As one of the longest standing vendors in the field, I’ll be sharing the many things I’ve learned through all these years of experience, from production to business, art and design, and much, much more.
There are amazing opportunities to be had, if only we will step out of our comfort zones and go make them. Yes, I make 3D art. But more than that, I make opportunities. I would invite you to come along for that ride. It often ends up in some amazing and exciting places!!!