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Wed Dec 11, 2013, 12:44 AM
  • Mood: Distracted
  • Listening to: Grimes
  • Reading: Illustrated Story of Pterosaurs
  • Watching: MythBusters
  • Playing: Arkham Origins
  • Eating: Waffles
  • Drinking: Calpis

It's been almost 1.5 years since my last journal, daaaamn! Lots of things happened this year, but one thing for sure, I've been veeery busy. Still working on personal stuff whenever I have the chance, but not like before.  I have hundreds of unanswered comments and lots of unattended notes too, sorry about that, it's not that I refuse to answer or that I'm a jerk, it's just that I'm always very distracted, sometimes I start answering and suddendly I get lost in work again (people who know me in the real world know this) Thanks for the visits and for the kind comments :)  this year is almost over and I'll be uploading more of the stuff I've been doing.


Cookies for everyone, thanks for reading!

No pain, no gain

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 2:57 AM
  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: Lana del Rey
  • Reading: Dexter in the Dark
  • Watching: --
  • Playing: Monkey Island SE
  • Eating: Pop-Tarts
  • Drinking: Coffee

No pain, no gain... no gain, no coffee, no cookies... daaamn!!

Busy as hell but very happy.
In other news, I´ve been studying in AnimSchool since January, that gives me even less time to work on personal stuff and even sleeping, but I'm learning tons of useful stuff, it is worth every single hour spent. Best decision i could have made.

This will be a good year also, lots of changes and nice projects, hope the world doesn't end this year, though I still wish to see a big meteor crashing on earth or an alien invasion... or a massive zombie attack.

Thanks for reading and have a cookie.





My sister's work. :iconmonyfairy:

GIR y PIG by Monyfairy  3D Gir de Invasor Zim by Monyfairy
Perry el Ornitorrinco by Monyfairy  Ferb y Perry by Monyfairy

Thanks for reading and read you later ;)

Carlos Ortega

Decemberrrr finally!

Tue Dec 6, 2011, 3:15 PM
  • Listening to: Bacon Brothers
  • Reading: Stop Staring
  • Watching: Dexter FTW!!!
  • Playing: --- (no time, damn!)
  • Eating: Brownie
  • Drinking: Coffee

Where the heck are you, January? :)

Well, this has been one busy year. I've had so little time for personal artwork and most of the work I've done can't be published yet :(

But Hey! thanks for the comments, I'm replying them slowly but read all of them.


My WEBSITE is updated!! and updated almost every day, take a look!
FACEBOOK Like page (i'll upload most of the progress of my work there ;)…

And in another subject:

I wanted to share some of my sister's work. :iconmonyfairy:

She recently started learning 3D modeling.
I'm so amazed and proud with the speed she is learning this technique :)
Here are her very first 4 works! (she is also new here in DA)

GIR y PIG by Monyfairy  3D Gir de Invasor Zim by Monyfairy
Perry el Ornitorrinco by Monyfairy  Ferb y Perry by Monyfairy

Thanks for reading and read you later ;)

Carlos Ortega

Octobarrrr! Jel Yeaaa!

Fri Oct 7, 2011, 9:54 AM
  • Mood: Suffering
  • Listening to: Tron Soundtrack
  • Reading: none
  • Watching: Family Guy
  • Playing: Rock of Ages
  • Eating: Cookies
  • Drinking: Coffee
Again, the break I had lasted nothing! lots of work and lots of projects.. I´m very tired right now and I think I'll sleep for a few days once I´m done with all this work, very happy and excited though!

And again, thanks everybody for the comments, I haven't had the chance to reply but I've read all of them ;)

In other news, I´ve been invited buy Goho Studio from Queretaro city to participate on "Illustrators Deathmatch", a new and very unique event, I feel so honored and excited to share space with some of the most talented mexican guys I know and admire :headbang: take a look at it!!…;

The time is coming, see you there ;)


PD hey! I´m on Exotique 7! :D

Back again!

Tue Jun 28, 2011, 5:19 PM
  • Mood: Guilty
  • Listening to: Taylor Swift (yeah... seriously ha!)
  • Reading: Illusion of Life
  • Watching: Cat Shit One!
  • Playing: Is Mudbox a game? hell it is!
  • Eating: Ham & Eggs
  • Drinking: Coke

Had some difficult weeks but I´m back on the road. Lots of work to do.

Thanks for the kind comments everybody, btw, I´ve had the luck to be part of Expose 9 as well as in 3D Creative Magazine with the image "May´s Gift"  which also received a DD here and was part of the KOSCAS catalog in Annecy 2011. Thanks for the support :)

Aaand by the way, take a look at my vimeo account.. it has some work I usually do as hobby

Carlos Ortega | Vimeo

I hope to have some free time soon, so I´m thinking in making some 3D artwork for free based on someone else´s concept art, I usually dont do it unless its a paid job or a really good GOOD artwork or artist I admire, but I admit sometimes it can be very refreshing and fun, I´ve done it before, I just don´t know how to make the draw ha! if you have any ideas or have seen some uberawesome concept art around here, drop me a line!
Stay tuned! ;)

Twitter: stroggtank…;
(I created a 3D image for the BG, let me know if it works for you)

See ya!

Birthday! again... I had a lot of beer, cake, wine, cheese, coffee etc. but most important, news, comments, calls and company from people I care and love. Thanks!
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: Troker
  • Reading: 3D World Magazine
  • Watching: Tron Legacy on BD!
  • Playing: Back To The Future: The Game
  • Eating: Cake
  • Drinking: Coffee

I know there will be a lot of haters of this movie but deal with it... what a beautiful movie! in most senses. :)  (3D effect was a bit "meh" though)

Carlos Ortega
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: Rogue Traders
  • Reading: 3D Artist Magazine
  • Watching: Beast Wars
  • Playing: Wii Sports
  • Eating: Oreos
  • Drinking: Grenade Juice
Pos eso.. felices fiestas! jaja, pasenla bien y gracias en verdad graacias por el apoyo y los buenos comentarios ;)   saludos!


Happy Holidays!!
Thanks a lot for the support and the kind comments!!!   ;)

Carlos Ortega
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Le Barranqué
  • Reading: Special Effects Handbook
  • Watching: Sphere
  • Playing: Raving Rabbids 2
  • Eating: Piruetas
  • Drinking: Coffee
Top bar looks cool in purple ;)
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: Le Barranqué
  • Reading: 3DWorld Mag
  • Watching: ---
  • Playing: Bioshock
  • Eating: Potato
  • Drinking: Coffee
Pues no fue la gran cosa la neta, no que esperaba mucho la verdad, tampoco hice mucho, pero pues pasó el 16 de septiembre y pues honestamente se siente bien chido ser mexicano y celebrar a México. Muchos se quejan estas fechas del gobierno, de las fallas del país, de que estamos jodidos, de que la corrupción, de que los ideales muertos, de que no hay independencia, de lo que dirían los héroes patrios si vivieran etc etc.. sin embargo se toman el día, se echan su pozole, se toman su tequila y regresan como si nada a chambear olvidando de lo que se quejan.

El quejarse y saber de la problemática no hace a nadie consciente, y sirve tanto como el que no sabe ni se queja, así que pa que andar de aburridos? Viva México!  Que no hay independencia bla bla? Bueno, a mi muy estúpida manera de ver, un país que frena actividades un día entero y muchas otras durante otros 2 días para que su gente se ponga ebria, se atasque de tostadas y pozole, eche la hueva y se queje de todo, como que si me suena a independiente y es mucho más de lo que tenían en 1810 creo yo.

Y que dirían los héroes patrios si vivieran? Uuuuta imagínenselos... que Todo un país celebra durante días aun después de 200 años el sacrificio que hicieron pues no maaames.. yo me sentiría halagado. Y avergonzado en cierta parte.. que un buen porcentaje de banda que dice que no hay nada que celebrar no tenga mínimo los huevos que ellos tuvieron para dejar su vida atrás junto con todo lo poco o mucho que tienen para actuar, levantarse y hacer algo en lugar de quejarse. Mejor hacer cada quien lo de uno como mejor se pueda! :)

Ánimo! no celebramos ser el país perfecto, (porque pos esta cabrón) ni el derroche de recursos que se da pa forrar al pais en tres colores, sino ser mexicanos, estar vivos o lo bueno que se les ocurra etc, con su pobreza, su corrupción, su mal gobierno, su hermosa gente, sus hermosas ciudades y grandes bellezas naturales, que Viva México!

Mi humilde y estúpida opinión nomas. Y aclaro que el hecho de que no me guste lo que menciono no quiere decir que no lo respete aka tolerancia y humildáaa!   Abuuuurrr!!!
  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Listening to: Michael Giacchino
  • Reading: ---
  • Watching: Invader Zim
  • Playing: Arcade Killer Instinct
  • Eating: Cookies/Galletas
  • Drinking: Coffee
Thanks everybody for the nice comments, was a nice surprise to get another DD with one of my most beloved works. Was a bit slow to answer all the comments but I did it! :D

Anyway... a lot of work lately... cheers!

BTW, check this beautiful work by :iconmashi: mashi in her awesome style wich I admire a lot ;)

Commission: Tesalia by mashi

Cheers again!   


Gracias por los buenos comentarios a toda la banda, fue agradable ver tantos de un dia pa otro con un trabajo que quiero mucho. Un poco lento responderlos todos pero pos se pudo, gracias!

como sea... mucho trabajo ultimamente... salúuuu!

Ahh y chequen el link anterior a esta excelente ilustración de :iconmashi: y de paso su galería la cual tiene un estilo que me agrada bastante ;)

  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: La Barranca
  • Reading: Demon Haunted World
  • Watching: After Effects
  • Playing: Arcade Killer Instinct (at home of course)
  • Eating: Cookies/Galletas
  • Drinking: Coffee
Necesito pilas nuevas :D

Bueno, se me había pasado postearlo aqui pero este mes me tocó en la portada de 3DArtist Magazine, si tienen oportunidad, echenle un ojo! :)…



I need new batteries

By the way, I´m on 3DArtist Magazine´s cover, take a look at the article if you have the opportinity.…

  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Lisa Miskovsky
  • Reading: 3D world
  • Watching: Family Guy
  • Playing: Doom 3
  • Eating: Taco
  • Drinking: Coca obvio duh!

whaaat!? 2010 already?

Tue Jan 12, 2010, 10:31 PM
  • Mood: Fear
  • Listening to: Pony Pony Jo jo
  • Reading: Un triptico que hizo mi hermana
  • Watching: CNN
  • Playing: Mirrors Edge :O
  • Eating: Sandwich de jamon
  • Drinking: Coooke
Reeefooooooc! el tiempo se va de volada! Y pues bueno gracias por todos los buenos comentarios, aunque tengo la pesima costumbre de reponder semanas despues (ups!)

Buenos deseos!



What is happening with the time!!??

Thanks everybody for the nice comments.  :D   It is really inspiring to read through all of them.

Best wishes!!!





Mon Sep 21, 2009, 2:56 PM
  • Mood: Fear
  • Listening to: Metronomy
  • Reading: Reading:
  • Watching: Watching:
  • Playing: /
  • Eating: /
  • Drinking: /
Refoc.. borré toda mi bandeja de entrada jajaja... asi que no se cuales comentarios son nuevos :/


I accidentally deleted my entire inbox...    :/


Slowly gettin there... Ahi la llevo

Fri Jul 3, 2009, 9:30 PM
  • Mood: Sadness
  • Listening to: Placebo
  • Reading: Reading:
  • Watching: Watching:
  • Playing: Quake 4 (solia ser bueno)
  • Eating: Quesadilla (con muela que duele)
  • Drinking: Coca Cola
Subi pocos trabajos y he comenzado a usar mi mano derecha otra vez, solo un par de horas al dia... tuve que aprender a trabajar con la izquierda ;)

Una de mis gatas murio hace unas semanas, aun ando triste y la extraño, era un fastidio todo el dia, rascando la puerta, haciendo desastre con su comida, tirando su plato de agua solo para verla correr y despues pedia mas, era una pésima madre con su hija, etc... ahora todo esta tan callado y tranquilo y la extraño un fck CHINGO!. Hicimos todo lo posible para atenderla y evitar lo peor pero.. pues al carajo... mierda pasa...

Como sea... ahora cuidamos de la hija que nos dejó y ha cambiado mucho, de buena manera, mas relajada y amistosa, aunque creo que sigue buscando a su mamá...

Y pues vacaciones otra vez! ahi se ven, gracias por los comentarios, no respondo
ia todos pues era una joda usar una sola mano pa escribir jajaja, pero se agradecen.

Saludos a ti que lees!!


Uploaded a few works... I started to use my right hand again... just a couple hours a day.. had to learn to model with my left hand ;)

One of my cats died a few weeks ago.. still sad and missing her... she was a pain in the a** all day long, scratching the door, making a mess with her food everyday, pushing her water dish trough the stairs just to watch it flow and then beggin for more water, was a veery bad mother with our other kitten, etc.... now everything is so quiet and i miss her a fckng LOT. We did everything to prevent the worst but... shit happens...

anyway... we take care of her daughter now..  she has changed a LOT (in a positive way) but i think she is still looking for her mother...

Vacations finally!!!! see ya... thanks for the comments...i didnt reply all cause was a bit tiring to type using one hand... but thanks!

DEMO 2008…

junto con mi cuates :iconcesarguevara:

Making OF Bunny en:… de 3DTotal (antes publicado en/Previously published in: 3DCreative Magazine)  ONLINE!  :D


HIATUS... still

Mon Apr 13, 2009, 9:38 PM
  • Mood: Hurt
  • Listening to: Franz Ferdinand
  • Reading: Callejon de Subida
  • Watching: deviantart
  • Playing: Can´t play...
  • Eating: Oreo´s
  • Drinking: -
Vacaciones!!! mi mano a descansar e igual subire algunos trabajos viejos que son rescatables y valen la pena :D  asi como terminar mi Reel de 3D.

Y mientras se me habia pasado mostrar algunos de los trabajos que hago en la chamba:

DEMO 2008…

junto con mi cuates :iconcesarguevara:


Vacations!!! ... and no more words...

some of the work I do at the office

DEMO 2008…

with my workmates & :iconcesarguevara:



Thu Mar 19, 2009, 10:30 PM
  • Mood: Hurt
  • Listening to: La Barranca
  • Reading: 3D World Magazine (sali otra vez!!, jojo)
  • Watching: El Güiri Güiri (en yutub)
  • Playing: Can´t play...
  • Eating: Barra Quaker
  • Drinking: Agua
Dolooooor! / paaaaaain!!!

Mi muñeca me duele!

Ora que se que se me quite me desquito en la modelada...


My wrist hurts!!!!

As soon as I get better i´m gonna finish my stuff...



Tue Aug 26, 2008, 12:01 AM
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Bat For Leashes
  • Reading: Demon Haunted World
  • Watching: South Park
  • Playing: Photoshop
  • Eating: Chocolate
  • Drinking: ehmm... coca?
Ahora si, oficial...

Pues ya se publicaron los resultados del nVart de nVidia, por lo que ya puedo gritarlo cómodamente :)  , 3er Lugar con "When Tlalli Calls You", no lo habia puesto en ningun medio pues la publicación no se hacia aun en el medio oficial. El articulo completo:…

Y simon, feliz aun desde que recibi la noticia hace un par de semanas, la imagen se exhibe en la conferencia NVISION 2008 ( en San Jose California junto con los otros ganadores, menciones honorificas y ganadores de las 2 ediciones pasadas. Me hubiera gustado asistir pero baaaj... no es algo que este aqui a la vuelta...

Satisfecho a fin de cuentas... 3er lugar de entre mas de 400 excelentes trabajos es buen lugar...

Saludos!!! y gracias por leer!


Mas sueño...

Sat Jun 14, 2008, 2:51 AM
  • Mood: Stupefied
  • Listening to: Bat For Leashes
  • Reading: 3DW Mag
  • Watching: South Park
  • Playing: Zbrush (jugando nomas)
  • Eating: pizza
  • Drinking: adivinen... coca
Ja! apenas que tuve una semana de relax pa subir mas basura mia... mi sitio sigue en las mismas y pos hasta entonces aqui voy a subir un poco de lo que vaya saliendo... ya quiero mas tiempo pa mi y seguirle a lo que tengo pendiente...



Mon Mar 17, 2008, 11:16 PM
  • Mood: Nervous
  • Listening to: Ladytron
  • Reading: 3DW Mag
  • Watching: -
  • Playing: Photocho
  • Eating: Chilaquiles :)
  • Drinking: Agua¿?
Chale pos ahi van mas trabajos reciclados y otros que aun no termino... en progreso pues... mi pagina güeb estancada porque otra vez llegaron las temporadas de chamba... :( no me quejo pues, malo que no hubiera...