P. J. Rush


  1. New Portfolio Site

    I’ve been in need of a real online portfolio for some time now. I need somewhere to direct potential clients that demonstrates what I can do for them. Tumblr’s great for some things, but I’ve come to the conclusion that as a portfolio site, it is, at best, a placeholder. Fortunately, because I pay for Adobe Creative Cloud, I have access to a free Behance Prosite that can mirror any projects I post to Behance in a site I can thoroughly personalize.

    Prosites has a lot of great features, including the ability to plug into Tumblr’s API. I’ve also been contemplating a return to Wordpress for greater levels of control, but Prosites is much more frictionless, and any updates I make to Behance or Tumblr can be pushed over automatically, so I’ll be going with this option for now, while continuing to play in Wordpress to see if it offers some long-term advantage.

    My New Digs

    As of today, pauljrush.com directs to my fancy new Behance site. I haven’t laid down carpeting yet, and there are still a few bags of cement sitting in the corner, so pardon the mess. I’ll be fixing it up as I go along.

    This site is the first thing I’ve designed to work with my new “corporate identity” (editor’s note: I am not actually incorporated) that I’m very proud of. It uses the amazing OpenType typeface Calendas Plus, by Atipo. The regular weight is free for the price of a tweet, and the bold and italic versions are available as pay-what-you-want. These fonts have way too many features (ligatures, small caps, swashes) to be this inexpensive, and manage to be both academic and playful at once. It’s definitely not a general-purpose typeface, but it suits the mood I want to project perfectly.

    This Tumblr blog will remain open for business, and everything I post here gets mirrored over there. That means I can finally use Tumblr like everyone else instead of having to limit myself to posting only my own content. It should be fun. My Tumblr theme is going to get an update too, but I’m not in any particular hurry. I’m having too much fun elsewhere right now.

  2. A different render of my character from earlier today. I’m experimenting with edge lighting and specularity methods.

    A different render of my character from earlier today. I’m experimenting with edge lighting and specularity methods.

  3. The bust of an alien soldier, and the most detailed sculpt I’ve completed to date.

Credit for IMM brushes to BadKing. I also picked up the eye shader somewhere, but can’t remember where. I’ll add credit once I track down the source.

    The bust of an alien soldier, and the most detailed sculpt I’ve completed to date.

    Credit for IMM brushes to BadKing. I also picked up the eye shader somewhere, but can’t remember where. I’ll add credit once I track down the source.

  4. This riff on a 1930’s style cartoon character somehow morphed into a self-portraity thing. What sort of animal am I supposed to be in this? I have no idea.

Credit to Etcher_Sketcher for the zipper IMM brush.

    This riff on a 1930’s style cartoon character somehow morphed into a self-portraity thing. What sort of animal am I supposed to be in this? I have no idea.

    Credit to Etcher_Sketcher for the zipper IMM brush.

  5. A character bust I threw together one recent afternoon. I had no notion of where this was going until this gangstery fellow revealed himself to me.

    A character bust I threw together one recent afternoon. I had no notion of where this was going until this gangstery fellow revealed himself to me.

  6. A ZBrush sculpt of one of my favourite people, Dan Harmon, creator of Rick and Morty, Heat Vision and Jack, and the sadly now-cancelled Community. He also hosts the hilarious podcast Harmontown, which I was bulk-listening-to for three weeks before starting this sculpt.

Original base mesh by ZBro; zipper IMM brush by Etcher_Sketcher; buttons IMM brush by BadKing.

    A ZBrush sculpt of one of my favourite people, Dan Harmon, creator of Rick and Morty, Heat Vision and Jack, and the sadly now-cancelled Community. He also hosts the hilarious podcast Harmontown, which I was bulk-listening-to for three weeks before starting this sculpt.

    Original base mesh by ZBro; zipper IMM brush by Etcher_Sketcher; buttons IMM brush by BadKing.

  7. An ongoing project of designing a massive parliamentary complex inspired mostly by gothic architecture, but with touches of many other styles to give the impression it has been expanded upon many times over the years.