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  • Kids’ Animal Whisperer T-Shirts December 9, 2015
    Now that the grownups are happy, it's time to focus on the little ones. Kids' versions of my Animal Whisperer t-shirts are here! The colors are slightly different than the adult unisex shirts but still include a wide selection to choose from (17 colors!). They're printed on the same 100% fine jersey cotton, and every […]

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About Ricky Colson

Ricky Colson is a visual artist known for his paintings of miniature people, animal silhouettes, and Welcome to Autumn series. A native Texan, he's also lived in Pennsylvania and Virginia, where he rediscovered his love for architecture, history, and nature. Cat whisperer, Mexican food addict, and proud idealist.

Fashion Collection – Top Hats

October 1st, 2015|

The gentlemen’s collection of toppers and accessories.

I love history, and in my own projects I’m constantly having to research and build old models (architecture, furniture, etc). There are plenty of modern and futuristic […]

Introducing the Historic Houses of Candy Lane – Mini-Project

June 4th, 2015|

The cardboard boxes are beginning to stack up around me and our next move is approaching. As we move from El Paso back to my home town of Houston, Texas I must confess […]

Candy Lane

May 28th, 2015|

Candy Lane is the alternate street name for a series of seventeen colorful historic houses in Autumn, Virginia. Llolman Road, its official name, runs roughly southwest to northeast through the neighborhood of Northview.


Autumn City Hall – Update 24

May 11th, 2015|

I modeled the stained glass window to a point that I’m happy with. I experimented with different saturations and values, but this was the most accurate representation of real stained glass I could […]

Autumn City Hall – Update 23

May 8th, 2015|

My motivation has gone up and down throughout the process, especially as it gets harder to tweak because of the size of the file. That’s why it’s necessary for me to find different […]

Autumn City Hall – Update 22

May 6th, 2015|

Things are getting pretty heavy now. Face count is pretty high and my computer is stuttering. Here’s an update on the look of the entire front. I have a majority of pieces mirrored, […]

Autumn City Hall – Update 21

May 4th, 2015|

Updated bear statue. I’m gonna stick with aged bronze for now. The image is a bit dark, I know. I should have run it through photoshop quickly. I bounced back and forth between […]

Autumn City Hall – Update 20

May 2nd, 2015|

I decided a while back that I would sculpt a pair of bears for the front of City Hall as guardian statues where lions are usually placed. They would represent not only the […]

Autumn City Hall – Update 19

April 30th, 2015|

I finished the cartouche structure that will sit on top of the archway balcony. With the help of an artist on Blendswap, I was able to decorate the oval pretty quickly. I added […]

Autumn City Hall – Update 18

April 29th, 2015|

Lots of distractions recently, but here is one of the most recent shots of the front archway. I’m having some normal issues with the low relief images within the frames, but I’ll have […]

Autumn City Hall – Update 17

April 26th, 2015|

I thought I would show you all the very quick test animation I did of the flag. You can see that I still have some work to do on the animation.

I also […]

Autumn City Hall – Update 16

April 24th, 2015|

I finished modeling the roof cresting, but I don’t have a render of it yet. I jumped to another part of the roof, the flagpole!

Even a seemingly insignificant part of the building, like […]

Autumn City Hall – Update 15

April 21st, 2015|

Here’s another view of the front entrance, this time with the grand staircase in place. The brass railing will probably be removed since it looks like a modern addition. Either that or I’ll […]

Autumn City Hall – Update 14

April 19th, 2015|

Working hard, but not a lot to show right now. Making adjustments on proportions, window details, etc. In the meantime, here’s a night time shot of the main entrance with some temporary spotlights.

Autumn City Hall – Update 13

April 16th, 2015|

Here is a lineup of classical columns I modeled for the facade. They are very traditional without any creative alterations – who am I to mess with centuries of success? […]

Autumn City Hall – Update 12

April 13th, 2015|

Alright, here is one of the ornate window surrounds I mentioned in the previous post. The current material is a node setup provided by Aidy Burrows from This type of window is […]

Autumn City Hall – Update 11

April 9th, 2015|

This last week I worked on the window surrounds for each floor. It’s been tedious since each window has a unique profile. My original placeholders had the overall shapes down, but none of […]

Autumn City Hall – Update 10

April 7th, 2015|

I said I would get very detailed, and this week I felt the effects of that statement. Using old 19th century diagrams, I recreated an authentic double hung sash window. I modeled every […]

Autumn City Hall – Update 9

April 4th, 2015|

I started experimenting with the building materials last week. I attempted to see how far I could get with fully procedural textures. The stones and tiles are made up of arrays with some […]

Autumn City Hall – Update 8

March 30th, 2015|

I’m done with the floor plan for now. I have a general layout and I can walk around the building which is really cool. Last step before the “cornerstone” is laid is to […]

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