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Arie's site to show stuff

CNC Enclosure

I have built an enclosure for my cnc router. No more dust and less noise in the garage.

Designed in fusion 360.

I still have to build an enclosure for the electronics on the side of the machine.

Willem Koekkoek

I saw this painting from Willem Koekkoek at Tefaf in Maastricht. I did not have the budget to buy it, but I really liked it. According Wikipedia Willem Koekkoek was known for his idealized paintings of Holland.

CNC Refurbish

Iโ€™m working on a cnc machine from the Makerspace Leiden. This unfinished design was made in Fusion360.

Porsche Spider

Work in progress. Iโ€™m still working on the wheels and other details.

Juffer van De Lairesse

Die schilder laat zich blindelings door zyn begeerte vangen,
En blyft aan ‘t Jufferschap en zulk gezelschap hangen;
En schildert vorders al zyn leevens dagen niet
Dan Jufferschap; het is alles Juffers wat men ziet.

Inspired by a poem of De Lairesse. Made of an old wooden toy block. I hope my sons will not miss the block.

I still want to reduce the size of the foot, but I donโ€™t have the right tools for it now.

Hongkong


Hongkong a lovely city.

I love the double-decker trams. I love the walled city look. I love the sounds, smell and food. I love the chaos. I love the relaxation. I love Hongkong.

It has been a long time ago since I visited Hongkong for the last time, so I have to use my imagination.

I made this image using Blender mostly.

Aphrodite


Wooden statuette of Aphrodite. 3D model from Geoffrey Marshal. Made with my CNC machine.

Woodworking

I am getting old. Time for woodworking. It was this or playing golf. Easy pick for me ๐Ÿ˜‰

Maya stone
Maya stone copy

Mars crater
Mars crater in wood

Japanese style monogram
Japanese style monogram

Young Rebel

YoungRebel2
This is a work in progress. I’m planning to finish this image somewhat different. No Star Wars for one. But the Star Wars bug got me. So I added the stormtrooper (thx JJ Palomo) and the rebel logo and called it finished.

The original plan is inspired by ArtStation. I really love the 2d concept art images on this site. I wanted to make concept art too but with 3d , because I can’t draw or paint well. So my initial drive was to make a fast build, sculpted and textured image. I failed. Most meshes are build extremely fast, but then I got caught up in details.

I’m learning Blender and by taking on a whole project is often times the best way; lather, rinse, repeat. I had to go back to 3ds Max a few times, but found it difficult to find my way around. Some other external programs were used. Blender is getting there but there are a few specialized programs, better suited for some stuff, out there. There are so many tutorials on how to do Blender that I can’t even start to thank all the makers, but thank you all.

Kanan

Kakan
The child is crying and the grandfather offers comfort. Where? I don’t know. I have never been there. In my imagination it is somewhere in the Sahara. Kakan means Grandfather in Hausa. Hausa is spoken in parts of West-Africa. So maybe Niger? Or is this family traveling on a trade route through the desert and ended up in Egypt. Is it today? Or many hundred years ago?

I’m always fascinated by paintings of the old masters; Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps, Vasily Polenov, Vasiliy Vereshchagin, John Singer Sargent, etc. But also more recently the movie Zarafa is really inspirational. I did not try to copy any of them but if got only a little bit close I’m happy. Unfortunately I can’t paint. I have to build. Today (3d) computer generated art is maybe frowned upon, but there are so many 3d artist making really beautiful stuff. This unknown and unappreciated group is also a big influence. I hope they get some credits one day. Another source of inspiration is the map of Northern-Africa. If you look at all the places, you will find the most beautiful names; Tataouine, Ghardaia, Al-Jawf and many many more.

This image started in Marvelous Designer. Playing with fabric and wanting to do something more than a short skirt, I started building a tent. Not many images I did in the past contain people in them and I think this is very limiting; people are the most beautiful subjects in art. They are also the best way of telling a story in an image. So I set myself the challenge. I used Poser to pose the grandfather and son. I re-sculpted and re-textured them in Blender, put some basic clothes on in Marvelous Designer and finally imported all the assets into Vue.

No animals were harmed in the making of this image ๐Ÿ˜‰