Mark W Ballard - Art
"Meteor" - 3D New Media - © Mark W Ballard

"Meteor" - 3D New Media - © Mark W Ballard

It’s true you know, what Edgar Degas said about painting, “Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do”.  I couldn’t agree more.

"Fire And Ice" - New Media Art - © Mark W Ballard
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"Fire And Ice" - New Media Art - © Mark W Ballard

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"Roller Coaster" - 3D Visualization - © Mark W Ballard
Imagine the thrill at 90 miles an hour!
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"Roller Coaster" - 3D Visualization - © Mark W Ballard

Imagine the thrill at 90 miles an hour!

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"Beautiful Mind" - 3D Modeling - © Mark W Ballard
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"Beautiful Mind" - 3D Modeling - © Mark W Ballard

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"Fire Diamond" - 3D Virtual Reality - © Mark W Ballard
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"Fire Diamond" - 3D Virtual Reality - © Mark W Ballard

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"Red Wreath" - 3D Computer Graphics - © Mark W Ballard
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"Red Wreath" - 3D Computer Graphics - © Mark W Ballard

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"Symetricon" - 3D Computer Graphics - © Mark W Ballard
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"Symetricon" - 3D Computer Graphics - © Mark W Ballard

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"Star Crossed" - 3D Computer Graphics - © Mark W Ballard
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"Star Crossed" - 3D Computer Graphics - © Mark W Ballard

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"Easter Egg Globe 2" - 3D Computer Graphics - © Mark W Ballard
A variation on a previous image.
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"Easter Egg Globe 2" - 3D Computer Graphics - © Mark W Ballard

A variation on a previous image.

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"Easter Egg Globe" - 3D Graphics - © Mark W Ballard
This is a snapshot of one that is still rendering on the stud-hoss graphics workstation.  I’m excited to see the result…

"Easter Egg Globe" - 3D Graphics - © Mark W Ballard

This is a snapshot of one that is still rendering on the stud-hoss graphics workstation.  I’m excited to see the result…

About my 3D computer graphic artwork

Those of you who follow my blogs know that I post only original content, with separate blog pages for photography, art, traditional graphics, writing and music.  They’re all accessible from menus on my separate blog pages.

I’ve posted over 500 photos on MarkWBallard.tumblr.com, and close to 100 original artworks on MarkWBallard-Art.tumblr.com.  Lately, my focus has been on 3D computer graphics, photoshop renderings and multimedia pieces combining several genres.

Back in high school, I learned the ins and outs of mechanical drafting while I enjoyed Mr. Brigg’s Drafting class.  I went on to study Computer Science and took off on a career of computer graphics and database development.

I don’t do much programming anymore, but I do spend a lot of time on computer graphics, creating shaded 3D objects like you’ve never seen before.  When I say 3D, I mean, the objects I’ve loaded to Tumblr are represented in 2D on your flat computer screen or in artistic prints to hang on the wall.  But in truth, they exist as true 3D models which I can rotate, scale, skew, color, shade, texture - a wide array of options to customize and create a reality of imagination.

To some extent, I am able to plan the basic structure I’m shooting for, but invariably, experimentation takes over and I wind up with a magical creation I would never have imagined.  A popular one, First Bloom, was featured on Tumblr Radar and has had thousands of views, likes and reblogs.  For an artist, that’s a good thing (second only to making a sale)!

I truly appreciate the following I’m building and hope I will continue to reward you with creative objects from the other side of reality!

-Mark

"Chrome Portal" - 3D Graphics - © Mark W Ballard
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"Chrome Portal" - 3D Graphics - © Mark W Ballard

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"Amethyst Core" - 3D Graphics - © Mark W Ballard
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"Amethyst Core" - 3D Graphics - © Mark W Ballard

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"Spirality" - 3D Graphics - © Mark W Ballard
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"Spirality" - 3D Graphics - © Mark W Ballard

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