With his roots in the fine arts, Jacob's work is a combination of both traditional and digital mediums. Most all of his illustrations are 3D-based, but what gives them a different look is his extensive use of hand-painted textures and real-world materials which takes otherwise crisp and clean CG scenes and gives them realistic grungy feeling not found in most pure digital work. This includes hunting down and photographing specific high-res texture resources, scanning flat materials like cardboards and papers and then of course, picking up a brush and laying acrylics and inks down to create his signature washes and grime layers.

Hardware
Jacob is a life-long Mac user and uses Mac's exclusively in the creation of his work. While prior workstation incarnations included loaded-for-bear MacPro towers with excessive amounts of RAM and hot-rodded video cards, in recent years he's simplified things, running a single 15" MacBook Pro. Of course, in the event that a project requires 64GB of RAM and 8x Xeon processors, his MacPro tower stands at the ready to crunch pixels. 90% of his work is done with a traditional two-button Logitech MX Wireless mouse, he also utilizes a 12.9" iPad Pro and Apple Pencil combo when super organic strokes are needed on the fly or additional line work needs to be added to a scanned drawing.

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Software
On the software side of things, Jacob runs a wide range of apps. For post-work, typesetting and vector design, he runs Adobe Creative Suite's Photoshop, Indesign, and Illustrator. His 3D scenes are set up and rendered using E-on Software's Vue 3D application and uses SmithMicro's Poser and Daz 3D's Daz Studio for character development and posing. Modelling is primarily done in Cheetah3D, but he also uses Sketchup and TinkerCad as required.

Image Capture
To grab real-world textures and found grunge, he uses an old Nikon D5100 kit on purposeful hunts and his iPhone 7 Plus when something cool crosses his path. Flat objects best handled via scanner are captured using an HP multifunction unit with glass scanner bed.

LATEST WORK


  • Nangarhar Province
  • The Small Hours
  • Another Day (Crash on Vaal)
  • Survey Team (Europa Mission)
  • Hunt for Starkiller
  • Sicarius
  • Safe House on Gethen
  • Scouts
  • Yuma Sector
  • From the East
  • Survey on Alcazzar
  • Messenger
  • BB-8
  • Dead or Alive
  • X-Wing Space Superiority Fighter
  • Seeker
  • Twin Ion Engine (TIE) Fighter
  • Place of Solitude
  • Temple
  • Outlanders
  • Stingray
  • Adrift (From Hell)
  • Mines at Hellas Planitia
  • Tara Regio Relay
  • Battle of Hoth
  • Shelby Road
  • Gojira Rising
  • Bendermecha
  • Slayer
  • Fuel Stop
  • Morning
  • Alexis vs. Sunfish
  • Acheron (LV-426)
  • The Last Jedi
  • Lost
  • Setting
  • Contact
  • Habitat 49
  • Security
  • Ultima Thule
  • FAV II
  • Birth
  • The Librarian
  • Recovery (Tech 49)
  • Venus Down
  • 1000
  • Alice
  • Overdrive
  • Wish You Were Here
  • Relic (A Long Time Ago)
  • Sleep
  • Venice Beach
  • Anaya's on Main
  • The Race Forever
  • Theed
  • Night Shift (Coming Home)
  • Heist
  • UFC-1.01
  • Burn
  • Homecoming (Highlands Return)
  • Rogue (Off Grid)
  • Guardian
  • Enlil
  • Creep
  • Lord and Father
  • What Dreams May Come
  • Gasu Wakusei
  • Risa Bay (Binary Sunset)
  • Challenger (Holden Dawn)
  • Origins
  • Witch's Rock
  • Survivor
  • Crash on Upsilon Andromeda b
  • Green Light
  • Long Eyes
  • Scouts
  • Second Wave
  • Fabrik Planeten
  • 53rd & 3rd
  • The Valley
  • Monastery
  • Perimeter Team
  • Dawn Patrol
  • Resurrection
  • Hardcore: Alpha Reach Ghost Marines
  • Sulaco
  • Intruder
  • The Old Road
  • Near-Future Street Level Scene
  • Launch Approval
  • Planeten Industrie
  • Fast Company II
  • Tenshi
  • Sunrise Over Cydonia
  • 800 Alameda
  • Docks at Elstree
  • Hyperion Borne
  • Promenade
  • Malibu Zombie
  • Dream Girl
  • Gatekeeper (Face the Slayer)
  • Secret Island
  • Travelers
  • Big Game
  • Dead City
  • Breakdown
  • Acheron Dawn
  • Crash on Volturnus
  • Cold War
  • Stranger on the Town
  • Scout
  • Nightfall on Caliber City
  • Redemption
  • Interurban
  • Mage
  • Alone
  • SG-1 (Explorers)
  • RSQ
  • The Arrival
  • Last Gas
  • Auld Lang Syne
  • Order of the Blackguards
  • 2009
  • Alpha Base
  • Flight Deck
  • Breeder (Chasing the Hybrid)
  • Ghost
  • Pacifica Station
  • Urban Angel (Suzume No Namida)
  • Mission Accomplished
  • Graveyard Shift
  • Chasma Ophir
  • Cadets
  • Nya Furontia
  • Rise
  • Dystopia Prime
  • Laguna
  • The Office
  • End of the Day
  • Arizona
  • The Last Road
  • Discovery (Unknown Passage)
  • Alpha
  • The Bowery
  • City of Industry
  • Fast Company
  • Urban Jungle 3
  • Station Secure
  • Freedom Fighter
  • Kumo Station
  • Delivery Girl
  • Seek and Destroy
  • New Arrival
  • Last Exit
  • ComStation
  • Los Angeles
  • Rendezvous on Tithonius Lacus
  • Homecoming
  • Urban Jungle 2
  • 6am, Alvarado Street
  • Saleen
  • Urban Jungle 1
  • Terra Macchina II
  • The Morning After
  • The Wait
  • Breach Team
  • Welcome to Alpha Station
  • Reconnaissance Mission
  • Terra Macchina
  • Private Dancer
  • Homeland Security
  • DDK 39
  • The Industrial District
  • The Lost Ones
  • The Swimming Hole
  • Return to Base
  • Atmosphere Generator (Baywatch)
  • Gearhead
  • Explorers
  • Cherub
  • Surya Namaskara
  • Safe Passage
  • In The Courtyard
  • Quittin' Time
  • Awaiting Orders
  • Radar Love
  • It's About Time...
  • Assault on Mu Arae
  • Serenity (Coming Storm)
  • Around the Block
  • Dystopia Intergalactic Starport
  • Police Dogg
  • Dogg Patrol
  • Fly Me to the Moon (Follow Me)
  • 2019 Post Alley
  • Monday Morning
  • Sunday Morning
  • Atlantis (Heading Out)
  • Celestra Descent
  • Repeater Tower
  • Room 213 (The Green Room)
  • Hangar 21
  • Atmosphere Station Maintenance
  • Edge of the Lagoon
  • Growing Boys
  • Nautica Station
  • Caliber City
  • Project Terminated
  • Supply Drop
  • Weather Station
  • Angels on Approach
  • Hideout
  • Death Dealer
  • Outpost at Aspera Vallaris
  • Hello? Is anybody there?
  • The Docks at Bespin City
  • Tactical Squad Alpha: Bahiyy al Din's Secret
  • The Courier
  • Tactical Squad Alpha: Extraction of Bahiyy al Din
  • Parking Enforcement
  • Dust Storm
  • Captive
  • ZH-120 Heavy Bomber
  • A Quiet Night at Home
  • 23rd & Cherry
  • Return to New Seattle
  • Bounty Hunter: The Arrival
  • Flightline
  • Crosstown Traffic
  • A Night at Feng's
  • Station 25
  • Hyperion