always with these, I rendered the original image in 3D Studio Max
and then retouched and modified it in Adobe Photoshop. This was
an unusually difficult image to render for reasons you don't really
care about, involving lots of memory, unstable displacement maps,
and four computers. Just pretend you're listening, at this point;
I won't notice. But it all worked out in the end.
print is an on-demand reproduction of my digital painting. Its resolution
is 300 DPI at a full size of 18 by 24 inches. If you ask me, I think
you probably ought to have one.
Bradley W. Schenck 2005
guys tend to hunch over things and grunt at each other. It's wired
in; once upon a time it might have been "Check out sophisticated
flaking technique on stone axe of Gronk!"
Lately it's been guys bending over engine
compartments and nodding to each other, pretending that an automobile
engine is still something you can understand by looking at it.
It's a bonding thing.
Someday, in the Future That Never Was, it'll
be exactly the same.
That's why we see Rusty the Robot failing to find the right instructions
in his Ray-O-Zap Broadcast Tower Manual, while Henry looks sagely
over his shoulder, and everyone is wondering why it doesn't work,
and nobody really minds.
I blame the manual. It claims the proud owner
will be "Broadcasting in Twenty Seven Minutes!" which
sounds a bit dodgy to me, and I bet they said that just to make
the Proud Owner figure it's somehow his fault. As always, there
is no customer service number, and this is all happening late on
This picture's title is taken from a great
old tune performed by Henry Hall & the BBC Dance Orchestra in
1934, which was one of the best years we've had for dreaming about
the future. In fact our nearest spaceman in this picture is named
after Henry Hall. Which just goes to show, uh, something. I'll figure
that out in a minute.
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is the work of one pretty ordinary sort of person.
Please respect my right to eke out a fraction of a living from the
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I really like doing this, and I hope that you like the work, too.
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Bradley W. Schenck, 2004