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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.

Autumn City Hall – Update 7

March 27th, 2015|

Last two days have been floor plans. This part is driving me a little nuts since it can be complicated, especially wall thickness, staircases, and multi-level rooms. I’m not gonna model the inside […]

Autumn City Hall – Update 6

March 24th, 2015|

Did some work yesterday building the clock faces. There are a couple structural layers that I built. Behind the hands there is the decorative iron work attached to a supporting iron structure that […]

Autumn City Hall – Update 5

March 21st, 2015|

I’d love to texture the building procedurally to have a variation in detail size, but I want more control. I’m not completely sure what direction I’m gonna go, but I may have to […]

Autumn City Hall – Update 4

March 17th, 2015|

Started working on the back side of City Hall at the end of last week. I’m going on a little less reference than the front side since I don’t have an elevation drawing […]

Autumn City Hall – Update 3

March 16th, 2015|

Down the road, I plan to add the building’s surroundings. Because this is a fictional history project, I’d like to build the area up in the timeline I imagine for the area with small […]

Autumn City Hall – Update 2

March 15th, 2015|

Here is an update on the building with the sides in place. Needs windows still. Trying to decide how much style variation I want around the building. Also starting to think about motifs […]

Autumn City Hall – Update 1

March 14th, 2015|

I’ve started work on the main centerpiece of Autumn, Virginia – City Hall. I designed this building in the Second Empire french architectural style, common for the 19th century when this building was […]

Autumn City Hall – Front Elevation Final Design

March 13th, 2015|

Here is the final design for Autumn City Hall. It’s pretty massive for the relatively small town, but it’s financial backers wanted something ornate and impressive to attract new residents. It’s built in […]

City Hall Exterior Lamp

March 12th, 2015|

The last week has been about lighting. After I finished up laying out a first draft blueprint for the front facade of City Hall, I needed a break from looking at lines. I […]

Sketches of City Hall

March 11th, 2015|

Now that I’m finished with the basic plan of the city, I’m starting to think about the major buildings including City Hall, the train station, and grand hotel. Autumn City Hall was built […]

Original 1879 City Plan of Autumn

November 24th, 2014|

Look what I discovered while rummaging through old stacks at the Autumn Historical Society. It’s the original 1879 plan of the city! Also known as the Wick Plan, named for architect and engineer Harold Wick, this […]

Surveying the Land and Virginian Topography

November 10th, 2014|

Each mini project I start seems to warrant yet another big one. The fireplace led to the need for a library and an entire house; the house led to the new website; and […]

Fire Simulation Tests for Fireplace Scene

November 7th, 2014|

As you can see, I’ve been playing with fire. I do not mess with fire in real life, never have. This type is completely safe, though!

After Blender 2.71 came out, I decided to […]

Second Empire Mansion Estate – test7

November 6th, 2014|

Moving back to the front of the house, here are the edited porch steps. I thought they were looking too similar to the rear steps with the balustrade continuing down to the ground level, […]

Second Empire Mansion Estate – test6

September 9th, 2014|

This is a view of the back porch for my mansion design. I still have some details to throw in as it’s pretty bare at the moment. I think it looks like it […]

Second Empire Mansion Estate – test5

September 5th, 2014|

Next stage of my Victorian mansion. Here’s the first closeup shot of the porch and small architectural details. Some of the placement may change over time, but I’m happy with the direction it’s […]

New Title Screen for Welcome to Autumn

September 4th, 2014|

I decided I needed a fancy new title screen for Welcome to Autumn to add some drama and mystery. A little bit of sepia, little bit of train station action…What do you think? […]

Second Empire Mansion Estate – test4

September 3rd, 2014|

Almost two months have gone by since my last post because of my busy move from Charlottesville, Virginia to El Paso, Texas. What a change!

I’m looking forward to returning to the mansion design […]

Second Empire Mansion Estate – test3

September 2nd, 2014|

Here is a small update to the Second Empire mansion with the addition of decorative brackets/corbels around the cornice (the white trim near the top). I can go back and add some more […]

Second Empire Mansion Estate – test2

August 29th, 2014|

You can see here the red brick and white trim color scheme for the Second Empire mansion estate that I mentioned in the last post.

I’ve cut open […]

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