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Michael Abbey

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Employment Objective

I also have an active fine art career in progress, so, the 3D work is part of my creative life. My stongest skill in 3D is modeling, however, I have multiple visual communication abilities to draw from. (pun intended)
My objective is to do interesting

Personal Details

Nationality: US

Born: 2-20-1953

Work Preferences

Position(s) interested in: Art Director, Animator, 3D Artist, Modeler, Texture Artist

Kind of employment: Free-Lance

Type of work: Part Time

Minimum gross (yearly) salary required: $30,000+

Willing to work in: USA


Education history:


Computer graphics skills:

Composition &

Software skills:

Other skills or training: I have been a technical illustrator for 25 years, drawing 3D mechanical illustrations in pen & ink, well before 3D programs came along. I am one of the few from that profession that made the jump to using the computer. I also am an accomplished fine art painter with an active career. Besides animating close-ups of solder joint standards for training videos, I use the 3D program to model and render sea turtles as a reference for the acrylic paintings. I can work in pencil, pen & ink, airbrush, clay, or computers with Photoshop, illustrator, Lightwave,Premiere, etc.

Professional Experience

Experience: over 10 years

Work history:

1978-5 to 1994-1

technical illustrator at freelance artist

IBM, Perkin-Elmer, Memorex, Lo

1994-3 to 1995-1

art director at Santa Fean Magazine

1995-3 to 2003-7

tech illustrator, modeler, ani at IPC Video

and sometimes sys administrato

Other Interests

private investigation of paranormal events and leading-edge science.
I was a field investigator of cattle mutilations in Taos, NM for 1 summer.
(and I was a damed good ultimate frisbee player in my day)


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3D illustration for print

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3D illustration for book cover.

modeled and rendered in Lightwave

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A green sea turtle and an Ulua modeled and textured from assembled photos


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