Always “Like a Girl” Shameful & Predatory

Wow! Always (feminine products) should be ashamed!!! They have a wonderfully touching girl-power campaign going at the moment that seems like such an empowering statement. They ask simple questions that seem intuitively truthful. Beware! It’s a trick. The basic statements #LikeAGirl When did doing something “like a girl” become an insult? Is “like a girl”…

Social Media Response Assessment | College

This is something that finally freaking makes a little bit of practical sense. I am taking a Social Media class at the University of the Incarnate Word. It is part of my business degree concentration. I thought it would be a fun-filled class, complete with multiple postings to social media sites on a regular basis.…

Political Leaning | Liberal Capitalist

First of all this is a whimsical post. If you get all uptight about it you ought to just lighten up. I get along with people. I like people and they generally like me because I’m a friendly guy. But I apparently surprise people. I have lots of different people that I call friends. I don’t…

Blue Aliens & Refugees

My son had a bad dream last night about aliens being caught up in a storm & blown onto another planet. Some blue alien kid with a crest on his head was trying to help this family, but his dad was really mad because they had laws telling him not to help them. Wow! How…

Resumé

  drakedelucca@gmail.com Drake M. DeLucca 9835 Wagon Train Converse, TX 78109 (706) 888-1991   Areas of Expertise Public Affairs Web Publishing 2D & 3D Design Multimedia Generation Basic SEO practices Management Stage and Camera Messaging Implementation HTML/CSS/Dreamweaver History Currently a Senior at UIW (BS in Business Admin concentration in Social Marketing). Currently an artist and…

Drake’s Philosophy of Health | a Wellness Assignment

What is my Philosophy of Health? I have such strong opinions about health because I have been injured many times and seem to catch everything coming around. My basic definition of a philosopher is someone who failed and had to stop and figure it out for himself. I have tried so many regimens of diet…

Theatre Ghost | Game Level in Unity

Theatre Ghost: (click here to play the game.) This is my first game level. I created it in Maya and compiled it in Unity, a game engine. Use your arrows or “W,A,S,D” to play. Jump with the space bar. Have fun. Of course there is no objective to the game yet; this is simply the…

Stencils | Mudbox

This was another fun project done in Mudbox. I was given a model to texture with the criteria of at least 24 logos on his suit. We had to use real-life references for the facial texture. I decided he needed to be mammalian-ish. He’s sort of cute, isn’t he? I must confess that I really…

Sculpture | Subtractive

  In my Sculpture I class I have completed a subtractive piece. “Subtractive” means that material is taken away to reveal the sculpture within. I think I spent more time on this one piece than I have on anything else in my entire life. The initial carving was in floral foam which was tedious but…

Architectural Rendering | Maya | V-ray

In Set/ Level Design class we had to model and light a room in Maya with V-ray. It had to be accurate according to our research of an actual room. I chose a nail salon in Austin, TX that had some nice ambience. I had never been to a nail salon so I had to…

Normals | Maya | Crazy Bump

This was a fun week in my Intro to Animation and Game Design class. We learned a little about Normals and an application called Crazy Bump. Normals are an extended version of Bump Mapping. They allow the bump to respond to the lighting in your scene. That means, instead of simulating the bump of the…

Character Texturing | Maya

I had the opportunity to texture my first character this weekend for my Intro to Animation class. For my first time, I think I did an awesome job. We’ll see how everyone else did. This guy is very low-poly, yet I gave him some real depth. We were given a model that was already UV…

Quick Animated Banners in Photoshop

In Alicea’s Intro to Animation class, we had a fun task of creating an announcement banner for the head of the Department, Watkins. Adobe Photoshop has a timeline now. You can create animated GIFs that are very internet-and-device-friendly. This is especially useful since so many devices do not support Flash content.

Liquify Tool | Photoshop

We were given a silly but fun task in my Intro to Animation class this week. We are discussing Adobe Photoshop. It is a necessity in the business to know lots about Photoshop. Everyone uses it. Yes. Everyone. The task was to take a photo from online of a beautiful star and make them look…

Green Foam | Borders

In my sculpture class, Prof. Borders basically told us to let the Foam block speak to us. Don’t dictate to the foam, let it tell us what it wants to be. So I started listening to the green foam. This is what it is so far. Wow. I’m really digging this class. While we’re sculpting…