Author Archives: shasegawa

First Order Stormtrooper

25 May, 2016  |  9:32AM

I recently completed this illustration. My challenge to myself was to recreate this image based off of a picture I found using only shape layers and layer effects. I wanted to see if I could do it, and the end result is an (almost) infinitely scaleable image. 44 shape layers, no pixel layers, no smart objects.

First Order Stormtrooper


29 Jan, 2016  |  8:39PM

This is from a while back while I was still teaching myself some C4D. Now that I don’t have access to that program anymore, I guess it’s time to learn Blender. For now, enjoy a shark that started out as a cube.


Happy New Year

31 Dec, 2015  |  9:41PM

I apologize for the lack of posts recently. Katie and I have been busy trying to get all of our things from California to Oregon. It’s an adventure we’ve been hoping, planning, and dreaming for the last few years. Cheers to a new year and the possibilities, hardships, challenges, triumphs, and learnings that come with it.

Highway 5Highway 5. Shasta, CA.


21 Oct, 2015  |  10:13AM

To celebrate a day that we thought we would get actual hoverboards, I created a virtual hoverboard in C4D. I decided to go for a technical line drawing feel. Still have a few more things to iron out, but it looks okay from this angle!



14 Sep, 2015  |  10:24AM

Back in high school I tried to get into 3D by making LEGO renderings in Bryce. I’ve currently been attempting to teach myself (with the help of YouTube) Cinema 4D, and I figured I should probably start with LEGO again. It’s been a lot of fun to play with a more powerful program, and to know a little more about photography and lighting than I did before. Here’s my first Cinema 4D model, I’ll post more as I finish and learn more.



30 Jul, 2015  |  10:29AM

Finally getting around to posting an illustration that I finally got around to making. I’d been tossing this idea around in my head for a while, and it took me a while to get it done. Now it’s taken me forever to post it, but here it is! Also, I’m still not sure how to decide if I should call it a buffalo or a bison.



23 Jun, 2015  |  3:19PM

It’s always a little frightening for me to ask someone to do a portrait. I’m grateful that Linda wanted to shoot with me, it was great to chat with her about life and photography. She has such a different perspective on life, and it was amazing to get a glimpse into some of her experiences.