Thursday, October 24, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Bloggless reboot

45 min paintover from the Lord of the Rings. whew, this one got whacked with an ugly stick

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Its been awhile since I posted anything but i am currently working on a project ideating an environment. It doesn't get much better than that! love me some rocks. Enjoy and comments are welcome

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Thumbnails for a new project. theme : "Colony"
Rolling on ice (sounds like something illegal...)

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Friday, July 19, 2013

new process that I,m working out that is a basic summation of what I've learned at school. Block in the shapes in 8 key grey scale, apply color in Corel Painter, and then soften edges and render. Have the last step to go but here is the progress so far

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Miriam asked me to design a Hamsa for her for a tattoo. Hope you like it!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

two pieces I did for pops and mom, respectively. Hope you enjoy and take care

Monday, June 24, 2013

Welcome to the jungle! 45 min painting using Custom Shapes. They never cease to amaze me. Enjoy and comments as always are welcomed.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

While I am putting together some pieces for a project, this one was made on the side. Try out Custom Shapes, they will change EVERYTHING

Friday, June 21, 2013

Custom Shapes are the coolest thing in photoshop ever.... its like when i discovered custom brushes, times 10. CHeck them out. Was able to do these two in 45 min each. Enjoy and take. Comments are always welcome

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Have a few pieces in the works, but i discovered the ease and use of the custom shapes tool and I couldn't put it down.  I highly recommend integrating custom shapes into your work flow. Did this piece in under an hour! Enjoy and take care 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

recent character for a post apocalyptic scenario. enjoy and take care

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Currently concepting an environment for a personal project. After sketching ideas in my sketchbook, these were the best thumbnails that will be used for production paintings. Did these thumbnails after seeing Robh Ruppel's process work. Robh produces great work, and he uses basic geometric shapes to create dynamic thumbnails. As Robh says, "if it reads well as flat, poster shapes, then the final render with details will be even better." Also looked at a good deal of work from the Hudson River School. Epic landscapes is what they created, and they are magnificent. Look at Frederic Church, Savrasov, or Bierstadt for some inspiring images.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Did this after watching a Sparth demo in New Orleans. He was quite inspiring nonetheless

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Good times with Rednecks!!!
rednecks are some of the most ingenious people... although they lack funds, they can get anything to work. Imagine if a redneck got ahold of sci fi equipment though. I did, and here are the results.
A beaver dam busting flamethrower, rigged from a can of WD-40 and a bicycle handle bar and brake, the brake is the trigger
A 20 round capacity pump action shotgun, complete with night vision optics
An airboat without class. Lay - Z - Boy captains chair, BBQ at the helm, and a collapsible toilet at the bow.
Enjoy and take care

Note: these are still WIP as far as rendering goes
What a joy it was to see the last adjustments made to this piece. This is by far the most I have concepted for an environment piece, and the most rewarding to conclude. I had to ask and answer, "who are these people, why are they isolated from the greater population, what type of technology do they employ in their daily affairs, are they peaceful or aggressive, do giant lizards live with them (yes!), what do they value, what are their religious beliefs, are they vegetarian (thank you Mr. Buffington) and on and on.. and to me, that research, where you get to delve into everything from National Geographic to Frank Lloyd Wright to John Carter of Mars (and thus, Ryan Church, that concept art book is beautiful), thats where the gravy is. Enjoy the piece. Take care.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Bunch of goodies for an unannounced project. nice sample from the pool of ideation tanks

Monday, May 6, 2013

For an upcoming art show, i decided to revisit a favorite piece I did last summer to see if my practice over the past few months could make this piece even better; and the results were great. Take care and hope you enjoy

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

I have the opportunity to design an environment for a great project! After ideating with the director, we decided to design the tribal farming village first ( the setting is an ancient race of people that are very technologically sophisticated and have the upmost respect for mother earth: "they swim with the current, always!") During the initial stage of ideating, we decided to design a village with abnormal verticality. After that, we parted ways and I made these thumbnails. The last one (bottom right) was  picked by the director. Next, I am going to play around with this concept and see what comes out> Feedback, as always, is welcomed!