Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Polly want a texture?

Sorry for the bad joke! OK, so maybe I'm not really sorry. ;) I've grown to love bad jokes.

This is a 3D model I started over the weekend, as a part of my new portfolio. The modeling portion is almost done, I just need to add some claws and clean up the geometry a bit (too many loops on the side of the bird). I hope to UV map it tonight, and start painting the texture map for it tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Tee Design Spring 09: Sad Octi

Oops! Looks like this poor little guy has dropped his ice cream. :(

I'm starting preorders for a new tee design!

The shirts will be printed on 100% cotton American Apparel tees, and professionally silk-screened. You have a choice of navy blue, brown or black tees - the printing will be in white.

Each shirt is only $20, plus shipping and handling. Pre-orders will be open until January 31st. After the pre-order period is over, these babies will be going up to $24.

I'll be sending the order off to the printer on Monday, the 2nd. How exciting!

Please comment or email me if you're interested in placing an order, with your size, shirt color preference (navy blue, brown or black - printing will be white) and zipcode (so I can calculate shipping). shelly @ shellyrodriguez.com / paypal: etherrawen @ gmail.com

If you have any questions, leave a comment! <3

Sunday, January 18, 2009


A gift for a friend, of her character Mana.

Saturday, January 17, 2009


The first in a series of girls based on seasons.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

New Items in my etsy shop!

One of four new items in my etsy shop. I like this one the best!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Monsters, monsters everywhere...

I was casting more of my little monsters, when I realized that I hadn't updated my blog about them recently! So have a photo of the beginning of my monster army. :) I'm having a lot of fun with these little fellows - and I'm already brainstorming what to cast next. Of course, my enthusiasm might be curbed after sanding/priming/painting all of the casts!

I'm planning on getting a few of these guys to a finished state this weekend, hopefully I'll have a monster update for you on Monday morning! :)

Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy New Year!

A new piece I finished up last night - I feel really re-energized about my artwork, it felt good to draw this! Copic markers on cardstock, with a little editing in Photoshop. As always, click for larger.

I plan to complete more pieces in the next few months, I need to get back into the habit of creating completed illustrations, as well as the sculptures I've been making all along. :) I plan to have my portfolio revamped by mid-July, just in time for San Diego Comic-Con. How's that for a New Years' resolution? :)