Papajohns Pizza – NFT Hotbags

A job for Papajohns Pizza, delivering 3D Hotbags, not pizza!

Designers Tom Hoff & Ash Sketch created some rough designs for some Papajohns apparel & it was down to LairdSquared to convert these into 3D bags for an NFT giveaway!

Below are a small selection of the 3D bags created for Papajohns.

Tom Hoff designed Rucksack
Ash Sketch designed ‘Puffer Bag’

Stag!! Stag!! Stag!!

I’ve always loved insects, but of all the insects, the stag beetle amazes me the most. They’re massive and the male ones are even massiver (or more massive, for the grammar nazi’s).

Over the last few years I’ve seen many female stag beetles, but never the larger male.

Until last summer… I finally got to see one!

My excitement was short-lived, as its head was missing, it was clearly not well.

From that moment, I decided to sculpt one in 3D and here is the result. Sculpted and painted using 3D Coat, retopo’d in 3D Coat, posed and rendered in LightWave 3D.

Working with Tiny Giant…

I recently did some work with Tiny Giant, a company specialising in digital marketing and the use of Artificial Intelligence. They have used AI to generate ingredients for a small batch Gin production, or creating random names for horses in a Virtual Grand National event held online.

You can check out their work right here:

Their team approached me to create three themed Augmented Reality masks for Instagram, what a cool job! All themed with the glitz and featheriness of Mardis Gras… here’s what I created. You can check out the masks for yourselves at the links below:

If you want to check out the masks in AR you will have to click these links on your mobile device:


I started this when Wimbledon began but totally forgot about it. Started finishing it today… And here it finally is!

Rendered in LightWave 2018.

Furry ball was done using Fiber FX, grass is instancing from my own grass model.

The net is a simple model with a normal map of netting applied. Didn’t really need much more than that for this shot.

I think there’s only one light, and some Global Illumination to make everything look a bit summery.

Turtling…. I’m turtling….

Something that started life as a very quick sketch on a Post-It Note and then modelled and rendered using 3D Coat and LightWave 3D.

The original sketch:

Sculpting was done using spheres in 3dCoat, instead of roughing out using polygons first. Never tried this before, but it seems to work well.

Once sculpted, it was retopo’d and then painted in 3D Coat as well. After this, it was exported to LightWave 3d for the lighting and rendering.