This is an award-winning image: Best of Show and First prize Non-Student Category at the MacWorld EXPO Digital Art Gallery, way back in 1999. It was a huge honor and we were taken to N.Y. for the award winning ceremony. Cool! The inspiration? At the time, friends and family used to call me their "Resident Alien", since I was new to the U.S. I decided to render the expression literally, depicting the alien comfortably sitting inside his spaceship, watching the soaps. I'm particularly fond of his chair, isn't it a blast? One of the images shows a slide from my course "2D Tools for 3D Artists", given at Gnomon School, stressing the importance of handpainted textures to give 3D models more personality.
"Resident Alien" - Personal portfolio - 3D Digital Image - 1999
Copyright 1999 Eni Oken