Turbosquid links will be forthcoming….

I’m currently in the process of extracting links to all my turbosquid files that exist prior to today and converting them in to html links that I can load up here in the blog. The next several posts will contain the links.

Why, you might ask am I doing this since people can currently go over to Turobsquid and just browse my stuff…

Simple answer to that is because I want to refer to some of that stuff in future posts here, and also maybe give more explicit commentary on the individual files then Turbosquid allows. For instance Turbosquid itself does not like artists to put ways for people to contact them inside of the descriptions of assets on Turbosquid… Turbosquid’s database system is neat, but a little dated… so tagging is not always done the best way over there as it’s limited to x amount of spaces, etc. Tagging here in the blog, I seem to be able to have a lot more abilities then over there.

I currently have over 9000 assets on Turbosquid, so this might take several postings to do. I do plan to put some commentary in to some of the postings giving a little more info about stuff then the turbosquid system itself does.

I’m also doing this because I ultimately want every one of my online assets to be linked to in this blog. Since there’s so many assets over there already, this helps me moving foward since I can cross reference stuff from my blog here, my future portfolio website, and other creative online endeavors I plan to undergo someday.

Some might call this spam, but I hope you understand that it’s not really. The idea here is to document what I have online already, and moving forward, create just as much comprehensive descriptions and links to new works… slowly building my own creative online empire of artwork more or less. It’s something that will take time to do, but this way of doing it is massively faster then the individual linking process I was planning to do a few days back that would have literatlly taken months instead of days…

I want to be able to cross reference stuff on Turbosquid to non-Turbosquid stuff that I have online, have the ability to have people that like my work contact me directly, and do a lot of other things that this will allow me to do in the future, which Turbosquid’s limited functionality cannot provide. I like TS, will continue to use it, and suggest others do likewise, but just feel it’s time to do a lot more then I have done over there, and am limited by what I can do there, so it’s time to bring the there over to here a lot more… Similarly, I’ll be doing likewise with Zazzle, my portfolio website, and maybe even other sites and projects I’ll be working on in the future… This blog is about re-creating MY online identy.

This sort of huge project is just one small part of doing that. I’m trying to take more control of what I create, and can do online. I’m trying to bring the various pieces of my scattered shatters of the online MY back together in to one ME, fully united… that’s what the links in the turbosquid urls that I”m going to post are about… That’s what almost all of my postings here are about… I want and need to be an individual artist not some random, unidentified person out there in cyberspace with millions of shattered pieces orbitting the earth, like space junk that has no purpose anymore… I want to be me, Jeff Thomann, and this is all what part of me trying to do that is about…

Growing up… .stream of conciousness… fleeting thoughts…

growing up … train-of-consciousness running me down!..stream of conciousness… fleeting thoughts, racing through my mind.. dream like visions… life is flashing before my eyes as various realities that I have known come colliding together in kaleidoscope forms making a rainbow prism for myself to see… myself… who I am…

Watching sunsets on Aunt Jo Ann’s porch (the brilliance blinding and beutiful), ruts in dirt roads. Covered bridge. Cows crossing the stream..
lincoln logs,
He man, Spider man, GI Joe and Fonzy

Fond memories of my dad’s flannel jackets, my great granma’s bonnet, clubhouse/treehouse… space cadets, imagination running wild. I feel like I’m awakening from a dream as I type this and begin letting my brain reconnect with some old memories… neurons are all a chattering away … excitement like a Child awaitng opening presents on Christmas morning… Christmas, Ceder Tree, tinsels, icicles… taking the icicle from the coyote’s cave near grandpa’s farm…

mind is racing as I conciously do what I need to do, at work, and elsewhere… however, I am no automaton. My subconcious races thinking about many thing… both wonderous and mundane. Creativity is flowing through every neuron in my body as I feel a tingle. I know that I am alive. It is good to feel this level of happy exhileration again… to be in touch with who that I am…. knowing that I am… being who I am… I am.

I am reminded of an old meditation that several nun’s and other Catholic mentors that I have related to at various retreats throughout my life have taught me…
Be Still and Know that I am God… Be still and Know. Be still… Be…

zest for life after mourning… inspirations of Jon – He is alive and is proud to be alive… spirit quests… change is good although we don’t like it when and fight it tooth and nail… understanding… wisdom…

It is good to be alive.


I am…
I am that.

ALIVE AND WELL here. How are you today?

Welcome to Jeff Thomann’s “official” new blog. (or JEFF’S ONE BLOG)

I’ve started a number of various blogs on blogspot.com in the past on a wide variety of topics, but never got many or any of them too far because I would start something, get on to another topic, abandon the blog, and not come back to it later.  I am sort of doing a “redo” here and starting over from scratch here on wordpress.  I’m doing this so that I have ONE blog and only ONE blog… I’ll post a link to this ONE blog from my multiple other blogs later so that they all eventually lead you here.  I like it over here a lot better than over there because here you can do tags and things a lot easier.

I’ll warn you now… I’m a bit of an eccentric individual with a lot of various hobbies, interests, and things, so will likely post about a lot of different things over time.  I’ll try to post Tags to each entry to make it easier to maneuver around the upcoming massive amount of posts about all sorts of things under the sun…  I’m in to drawing, painting, 3d animation, photoshop, sketching, video gaming, role playing, theater, the tech side of movie making and theater, art history, free-to-air satellite reception, internet tv, and a lot of other things.

A little about me… I’m a 30 something (possibly 40-60 something by the time you read this) year old, married man.  I live in the mid-west.  I have a BFA in Studio Art,with an emphasis in painting, and a minor in Theater.  I graduated from Truman State University in last century (December, 1999). I have the most amazing child who was recently born! We love her dearly.

I love oil painting, but don’t paint much these days due to lack of time and lack of a studio with a descent ventilation system.  Instead, I doodle with color pencils in my sketch books and panels in my spare time, or mess around with creating sketchy type things in Photoshop, MS Paint, 3d Blender Portable, Lightave 3d, or whatever other artsy tools I can get my hands on at the time.

When I graduated from college, I had a lot of interests in finding ways of combining my backgrounds of theater and art, and found myself studying 3d animation on my own.  Because of that, I got in to Newtek’s Lightwave 3d, which at the time was the only halfway descent priced 3d package on the market that could do some descent levels of animation.  I never got too far in to doing a lot of in-depth animation projects with that because I didn’t have time to create a lot of stuff, and also constantly found myself having hard drive failures, cds that got busted due to improper storage, and other hardware problems that erased everything.  I might get back in to it eventually.

I also like taking digital photographs of various objects and textures that I use for reference photos or to upload as reference photos for others on Turbosquid.  I like Turbosquid vs other places because it’s more forgiving to people that upload things without doing a lot of editing.  I like for photos that are reference shots to stay unedited so that there’s more of the direct just shot looks and feel to the photos, making it like an unblemished, raw material ready for an artist to pick it up and mold it in to something on their own.

I like playing and creating video games, but have not really done any real video game creation full scale yet.  However, I have several tools to do so if I venture in to that someday – Photoshop 5 LE, Torque Game Engine, 3d Rad, 3 Impact Game Engine, Lightwave 3d, Motion Builder, and a lot of various 3d and 2d packages that I’ve picked up for cheap or free on magazine cds over the years, or outright purchased.

I like poetry.  I would not mind writing a book or play someday.  I have tried to write for nanowrimo before, but never completed the book that year since it was the year we bought our house in the same month that I was trying to do that. (We don’t have that house any longer, but it was a nice accomplishment for me to obtain it, a wife, and dog all by age 30! 🙂 )

I will post more later.  I’m out of time right now.  Thank’s for visiting.  Hope to see you here again.