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I don't like talking about myself. I'd rather talk about what I do, make, or am interested in, so that's what I'll do here. I've been a professional artist since graduating high school, providing paintings and illustrations for more books, magazines, comics and private clients than I can honestly remember at this point. I'm an obsessive workaholic, which is both a strength and a weakness in that it can definitely lead to other parts of my life suffering somewhat, but I'm pretty much ok with it. 3D art became a kind of obsession for me starting in the early-mid 90's when, while working as a production artist for a large sports memorabilia, I had my first encounter with Ray Dream, Infini-D and the first version of Poser, then from Metacreations. It may be dating myself here, but I think I've had a very fortunate vantage point on the explosion of art, technology and communication because of being just old enough to have had to begun my career without the internet, but also just young enough to have evolved right alongside it. Back in the day, I produced my first personal 3d art pieces using a home-built PC with a 90mhz Pentium and a whopping 96 megs of ram, running 3D Studio DOS and eventually, Max... blazing
for it's day. Over the years, my tools changed as they did for most, evolving with the times. Max gave way to Maya for me, and Zbrush became a primary tool. I've had the good fortune to have gone on from my roots in comic book illustration, something I still love dearly, to have a wide variety of experiences in gaming, broadcast and film animation. In 2000, my wife, Rebekah and I, struck out on our own, taking my online moniker of Sixus1 and turning it into the business, Sixus1 Media, which we have to this day.

Thanks for checking out my work. Hopefully there's something in my visual ramblings that might appeal to you. And if not, well... thanks anyway. :) -Les

Current Residence: Cincinnati, OH
Just a quick note here to say how much I appreciate seeing this new group on here. It's cool to know that there are some folks out there who dig the work Rebekah and I do enough to say such kind things and start up something like this. Whether it gets a ton of traffic or only stays a small thing among a close group of folks, it's still just a really amazing compliment and I am incredibly humbled. So grateful for the folks who watch for my artwork out there and who support what I do as an artist and producer of 3D content. sixus1-arcanum.deviantart.com/

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Mavrosh Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
The Gift by Mavrosh

Thank you so much for creating the Meowl. This is something that was terribly needed and inspired me right away. It is such a cute thing and the "forgot to pull back the tongue" dial made me laugh so much...

Have a grea sunday!
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Sixus1 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
You are most certainly welcome!
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Borkuu Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Great to see ye Les, give my affection to Beckah. and again thanx for all the great critters and scenes.
Cheers
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Sixus1 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
will do!
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Sixus1 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
Hey folks! Got some questions for y'all...

1. Name a creature you'd like to see as a Sixus1 release for Poser. Can be anything so long as it isn't a copyright held by someone. 
2. Name a topic you'd like to see a Sixus1 tutorial video cover. Tiggersprings: your magnet request is in the works...
3. Name a classic comic book character you'd like to see my take on in traditional media, not 3d. 
4. Name your favorite "odd" food. Yup. Has nothing to do with art. But I love trying all kinds of crazy foods, so... there. :)

and.... Go!
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tiggersprings Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
1.  Oh... Animals. A Hedgehog would be great.  I don't know if it's possible.

2. I thought I replied before on the magnet tut: You've made me very happy. :) 

I love the morph tool tutorial. I'm finding my growing skill at using it very, very handy. I still need practice, but... LOL

3. Erm... Don't follow comics much... Wolverine?

4. Odd food... Dairy? I'm allergic... :(
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tiggersprings Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your morph tool tutorial. After years of swearing--and nearly crying--at attempts to try to make friends with that tool, something finally clicked with your tutorial.  About a week and a half before you released the tutorial, I had tried to "loosen" a bit clothing to eliminate a bit of collar and breast poke-through and just didn't get there.  I wound up doing postwork.  I watched your tutorial the other day and played with the brush a bit afterwards and went back at it yesterday and did a practice round on another scene that had been problematic.  My first efforts are rough--and didn't look too 'pretty' in spots, but it will probably take a little practice. 

I finished a scene yesterday. Note  that the dress doesn't fit the figure. It's Lil Bit's dress on the rabbit.  I scaled the dress and posed it to fit (from mostly head-on main camera forward angle). Then, I used what i learned in your tutorial to fix bits of pokethough. :)  It's probably decidedly 'uncool' as renders go by Sixus1 standards (since you normally make beasties, monsters, and other cool dark fantasy things), but I'm pretty happy. :D

fav.me/d7gmlj3

Interestingly, your tutorial confirmed something for me... When I was trying to eliminate the collar and breast poke-through on my my other image weeks back, I had trouble with Poser crashing a few times. Why? Because I tried to reposition lights while the morph tool was active. I thought it was something I had done, or some problem with our PC.  So, it wasn't my imagination, nor anything I had done, since you said it was common.  

Any way... Thanks.  Please consider doing a Poser magnet tutorial. I made progress with the morph tool with your help. Maybe I could finally conquer magnets with your assistance. ;)
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Sixus1 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Nothing uncool about it. I dig cute stuff too, and sometimes have been known to dabble in such things, though admittedly my association with monsters and dark subject matter tends to keep my lighter side from getting looked at much.

Very glad the tutorial could be of help! Going to check and see if you left a comment on Rendo.. a comment like this over there really does help let people make their decision on buying a product from us. 

Definitely going to take your suggestion on magnets and do a dedicated magnet video soon, as there are some absolutely insane things that can be done with them that I think people have no idea are even capable! -Les
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tiggersprings Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D

I have quite a few of your toons from way back at Content Paradise. :)

I didn't leave a review @ Rendo because I bought direct from your site store. I did post this in the pic in the gallery, so it should show on the 'Gallery' tab for your tutorial there, though.  I really am so very pleased. I fixed more poke-through the other day without having to fiddle with morph dials for hours, hide body parts, ect. :D

I'm so happy to hear you're going to consider covering magnets.  I know there's probably loads of neat tricks for them. I've watched or read other tutorials and just can't get the hang of doing anything with them outside of using Netherworks' old morph magnet kits (add morphs to clothing).  The last few times I've tried to tackle magnets, I wound up getting so frustrated that I didn't open Poser for days.  :(
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BorgBoy7 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the new product over at renderosity (Enchanted Forest: Kirin).
It looks really awesome!

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