Card Art

Posted 12/8/10 0 comments

Here's some Lord of the Rings card art from a while ago.  This is the first time I really gave Corel Painter a solid go for an image.  All in all Painter is a great program but I've found that Photoshop can do most of the same things and I can move around much more quickly there.

Here's the sketch they chose (before changes).  They decided they didn't want the horse, staff, or Orthanc in the image.  Without those elements we decided to crop in around the central figure.

Home in the Sky

Posted 12/5/10 0 comments

Another sketch.  I kind of like this one.  This is what comes out when you watch Up and play Uncharted 2 within a couple days of each other.

Illustration Master Class

Posted 12/3/10 1 comments

I signed up for the illustration master class a couple weeks ago.  Click the image above to check it out.  It's like Summer Art-Camp for adults that's run by a whole gaggle of illustrators I really respect (and am looking forward to meeting).  I've moved past "excited" and into the realm of "crazy excited."

Dino Rider

Posted 12/2/10 0 comments

This is an older Challuunge.  Even dinosaurs need team spirit!

Alice Sketch

Posted 11/23/10 2 comments

Alice sketch from last week's Challuunge.  A little under two hours for this one.

Old Lamp

Posted 11/18/10 0 comments

Still life from back in our old garage.  Some areas could have used a little more love.

Figure Drawing

Posted 11/16/10 2 comments

From a couple weeks back.  I missed signing up for the latest session.  Boooooooooooo.

Game Backgrounds

Posted 10/26/10 0 comments

Sketch for a video game about a retro-spaceman that crashes onto a planet of garbage.

This is a part of level 2 from that game.  It was layered out so you fly in front of some objects and behind others on your way into the ship to fight the slime boss.

Figure Drawing

Posted 10/18/10 0 comments

From last week.
I'll post more as I get them into the computer.

Warhammer Card

Posted 10/12/10 0 comments

Image made for a Warhammer card game.

And the sketch... because it's fun to see sketches.

Spike & Spot

Posted 9/24/10 0 comments

This week's Art Challuunge.

Figure Drawing

Posted 9/22/10 0 comments

The next session of open figure drawing starts up tonight at the museum.

Bad Neighborhood

Posted 9/9/10 1 comments

Birds & Bones.  Another lunch hour painting.

Aliens meets Big Bird

Posted 9/7/10 1 comments

Midnight Spores

Posted 9/2/10 0 comments

He's kind of cute... but I wouldn't want him in my room. 
Another quick rough one.

Poor... delicious Yorick

Posted 8/30/10 0 comments

A Random Words Art Challuunge from a little while ago. I kind of liked it.

Lunch Hour Environments

Posted 6/9/10 0 comments

Getting Out of Town

Posted 5/29/10 0 comments

Jen and I are heading up to Squaw for the long weekend.  I'll be brining some paints and a small board so hopefully I can get some painting in.  Along those lines here's a small oil sketch from our campsite in the Grand Canyon.


Posted 5/26/10 0 comments

Process shots are always fun.  Since I just went back and did a little tweaking on an older piece I thought I'd throw the "how I got there" part in too.

Just getting an idea out at this point.  Pretty clunky.

Added some canvas and started testing out color and form.

Followed that line to this point.
Wasn't sure what to do with the edges so it got that weird egg frame.

Called it good.  Now that I'm looking at it again I kind of liked how the head shape in the earlier step mirrored the shape of the misty pyramid in the back.  This might be one that I come back to yet again.

Norns find a home

Posted 5/18/10 0 comments

More Norns, this time with a friend.


Posted 5/13/10 0 comments

Now they're not just tree-people... they're the Norn from Norse mythology. They're kind of like the Fates of Greek myth, all hip to the is, was, and will be of the land. Since in Norse mythology the universe is held together by a giant world tree it made sense for these ladies with their special insight into that world to be of the tree itself.


Posted 5/11/10 0 comments

Here are a couple tree-people based off of the silhouette exercise. This first one is digital.

This one is markers and pencil on tracing paper (markers on one side, pencil on the other). I'm going to stick with them over the next couple posts.

FIRST POST: Silhouettes

Posted 5/6/10 0 comments

Time to test this thing out. First post, here we go!!!

I took an 8 week entertainment design class with Todd White. We started with silhouettes. I found it a great way to brainstorm shapes but can be a bit restrictive if you already have a solid idea of the type of character you're looking for.