Monday, November 23, 2009

Random Sketches Galor

Went through my sketchbook the other day and scanned this and that. Just quick doodles, mostly drawn during class.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Rough Business Card

It is almost completed. My business card. I want to thin up the lines on the Gumdrops but other than that I'm pretty happy with it. Wanted to go with a simple design since I'm not too great at the whole Graphic Design thing. The little gumdrops still make me chuckle every time I look at them.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Quick Crow Lady

Hey guys, been a REALLY long time since I've posted anything. Been crazy busy what with school, internship, and the random sicknesses that seem to be plaguing Washington this winter. Anyway, nothing I've done for school has been good enough to post but here's a super quick concept I did for class. Original thumbnail by Jeffery Barros. The idea was that we'd spend two weeks developing an idea and then the idea would be taken from us and given to another classmate. So I lost punk rock orcs and gained murder crow trench coat. Wasn't too married to the new idea but I thought the idea turned out decent anyway.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Working Man

Hey guys, I just started an internship at Zombie Studios in Seattle. So I'm probably not gonna be posting very often, if ever, for the next couple months. I know you're all very disappointed but I'm sure you'll get over it =P

Anyway, see you guys around.

Monday, June 22, 2009

New and Improved

So I wasn't quite happy with the finished product last time so I spent a little bit more time with it. Got a little more texture in the and made the composition a little more interesting. Not sure if the head in the foreground reads but I still think it's a lot better. Anyway, you kids stay cool.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Lighting and Anatomy Study

Here is a relatively quick study I did using an old reference photo of myself. I organized the layers so that there ended up being a nice step by step process thingy. Anyway, it turned out decent so I figured I'd throw it up here.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Zombies Nooooo!!!

I've been meaning to check out a tutorial I found the other day for painting in photoshop for a while now. I don't think it turned out quite as interesting as I would have liked but it was definitely faster than my usual way of doing things. I really need to work on my contrast. All my values are usually to close together. Anyway, I think I'm ready to move on to something else. I'll probably fiddle with the technique a bit more in the future. I could see it being useful when time is a big issue.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Mech Starting Texture

For those of you who are paying attention, I posted my concept and original model for this guy back in January. Now that it's summer I finally have had time to unwrap and texture him. Also the poly count is dramatically lower. Right now he's sitting at about 4500 polygons where as he was originally three times that many. He's nowhere near complete but I figured I'd throw him up here anyway. We'll see how he looks in the next couple weeks.

Monday, May 4, 2009


Well life has been crazy lately, and in between finals, moving into a new place, and being sick I haven't had much time to do stuff. But there have been a few moments in between where I've been able to take a break and do a little art on the side. I've recently started sketching in photoshop which is nice. It didn't take me nearly as long to adjust to drawing with a tablet as I thought it would. Anyway, I haven't had time to finish anything but here are a couple WIPs for you guys to check out, there are a bunch of sketches I've been working on also but nothNot sure if I'm liking the middle one, but the other two are turning out relatively decent. The top one has been fun, I very rarely do environment stuff so it has been a welcomed change of pace.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Stuffy Noses and Sore Throats

It's been a while since I've posted. I've been pretty sick lately. Anyway, these are a few things I've been working on for a buddy of mine who is trying to get a start up company going called Algitt Studios. You should check 'em out.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Random Hooligans Paintings

So I have moved on from being a texture monkey and have now started doing paintings for various things such as menus and titles. I've never been too great at getting good poses down but this week it seems I am exceptionally rusty. I spit out a handful of sketches for the menus and painted a few of them. Probably won't paint most though because they aren't very good and I don't want to "polish a turd" as they say.

Along with all this, one of my teachers got a hold of the poster I did for the game. I'm still really new to the whole painting thing and he's a genius. So long story short after what I'm sure was 30 seconds of work for him, the painting game back to me with awesome lighting and better colors. So now I get the pleasure of cleaning it up. He did everything on the same layer so it was SUPER tricky to keep everything clean and ultimately I doubt the painting will be half as clean as it once was but the improvements he made more than make up for it. Anyway, still a lot of work to do but enough talk. Here is the entire life cycle of the poster thus far. (the top being most recent, bottom being the first thing I did)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Crazy Monkey Child

Really quick exercise during class this morning. It ended up being pretty fun. I don't do enough expression sheets. Anyway, enjoy.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Hooligans Update

Hey guys, so we've been chipping away at our game for a while now and it's actually starting to resemble a real game. Anyway, nothing too pretty but it's still really cool to see your stuff in a game. Like, REALLY cool. The art assets are a mix of mine and Jami Lukins work. But yeah, if you want to see more screen caps as well as video of our game thus far, my awesome producer Brittany has her blog that she updates regularly.

We were having a problem with the lighting which
was too dark and very blue.

You can see the difference with these two shots.

Anyway, I'll see you kids later.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

It is Done

*deep exhale*
It is finally done. I just sent the application. It is now out of my hands and into Blizzard's. I feel pretty good about what I ended up with. Now even if I don't get the internship I can at least feel good about giving it my best. Here are a couple pages of my portfolio with drawings I haven't posted here yet. Nothing special, just didn't want to have a post with no pictures because really, who cares what I have to say?

Monday, January 26, 2009

Tank Armor Painted

Alright, well here is the painted version of the tank armor I drew up for my Blizzard portfolio. Now I just need to finish typing up my resume and cover letter. Fingers crossed, everything is due in just three days. I'll be very relieved when it's all over with. And even if I don't get the internship at least I got a bit of practice painting. I'm still learning a ton from each painting I do. I'm excited for my next one just because it will be that much easier. Anyway, see you guys later.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Blizzard Internship

So I've been ridiculously stressed out over the past month trying to get a halfway decent portfolio together for Blizzard. It's been my dream since I was like 12 to work for Blizzard. At least half of what I know as an artist has come from watching those guys draw and having the chance to actually work with them is an opportunity I cannot pass up, no matter how much of a long shot it is for me to actually beat out all the other people who are going to be applying for the internship.

School's been keeping me so busy that I haven't been able to really do much of the old stuff I used to love and despite all the stress it's been really fun being able to go back to that. The real problem right now is that all my stuff is mostly line and very little painting. I was hoping to get a couple different paintings done by the end of the month but I'm still learning so much from each painting I do that I'm still only halfway done with the first done. It's turning out pretty nicely but it would have been nice to have a couple more by now. I'll post it when I'm done.

Anyway, here are a couple of the drawings I did that are probably going to make it into the Blizzard portfolio.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Dwarvish Mech

Last year in character design we got an assignment for "Lord of the Mechs." Long story short, I had to design Gimli's mech. I think it turned out pretty cool despite not being textured. Apparently the school did too because they changed the colors and put it in all of their advertising. Kind of a mixed blessing seeing as all these people are gonna see this half completed thing being shown as if it were complete. Anyway, concepts first and then model.