These are two paintings (approx. 3ft x 2ft in oil on canvas) Iain Nicholls made to be used for creating texture maps for the 3D models in Veils virtual worlds. Texture maps are images which are applied to the otherwise blank 3D geometry that makes up virtual reality. Iain wanted to try to get away from the (to him) cold, graphic recognisable look that 3D graphics have today and try to see how painted textures might look. This is something which will bemore obvious in upcoming work as the technology and resolutions improve.