Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Feelings Pufferfish

I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Gremlins

My salute to one of the greatest Christmas movie ever made.



Friday, December 11, 2015

Sketch pages


Nothing significant this time around. But messing around with simple shapes and basic designs did lead to some inspiring ideas for future paintings. Spoiler alert: they will be about robots all beaten to hell as per usual. Happy Friday

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Moonlight Garage


Mock up and overpaint. 

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Character Development



So this morning I took a look at the work I did yesterday. I wanted to jump into working on the environment but it occurred to me that the reason I have been having trouble with a previous piece(mech in trees) is that it lacked story. I don't need anything too heady just something that drives the image a bit more that I had previously illustrated. That said I went on to the first and most logical question - Who is this? Answering this is going to make the rest of the piece fall in line. I can't tell you just yet, as I don't know but I like these options.

Monday, December 07, 2015

Finding the Composition


I opted to use the big guy because I felt he had the most personality. Some of the others had merit but regarding the final environment I have in mind I felt the tubby guy would be the most interesting. I also feel he'd be believable as a supersized character. I'm not totally in love with the composition right now because it does not break the confines as to what I consider cliche. Also this is like straight out of Evangelion. A tubby Eva unit would be dope though. Anyway, more tomorrow.


Grey Mech Variations

These took a bit longer that I had intended. My intention was to knock these out really quick being loosely based on the grey mech from the previous post. The first two are on the right track but that third one got really stiff. The two on the bottom line have personality but are quite a departure from the direction I wanted to go. These will end up in a large hanger with sparks flying from a welders gun, military jeep, monumental cords and random puddles for some sweet reflections. Basically all the stuff that ends up around a scene like that.

bot's and bot's and bot's and bot's

One old, three new ... ish. I'm currently taking another stab at designing the bottom right one.
More to follow.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Forest Scene

I imagined an assignment where I had to start a game where finding this plane would trigger and adventure much like The Last of Us. A horror game with a Studio Ghibli palate would be a ton of fun.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

Here's are two robots messing around.

 And this is a sketch of Krang from the ninja turtles.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Friday, September 04, 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Monday, August 24, 2015

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Land Shark the finale.

I've decided to name him Curtis. He recently got a lot of bad press for trying to make friends with a surfer. I believe the story has been trending.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Land Shark part 2

I did a little more work on this today. I didn't think the anatomy was hitting the mark so I got some ref and made some modifications there. I'm itching to get back to squid face humming bird down there but I felt I needed to do some drills with color before revisiting that one. I read an article able composition today that definitely helped me out and to a large degree assisted with my decision making on this image here.

Land Shark

Friday, July 17, 2015

Coloring the previous post proved to be a little discouraging so I decided to give myself a break. This is a creature singing, fishing and hanging out with some birds.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Work in progress. More to come

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Graphite sketches

Pencil will forever be my preferred medium. The origin of a couple of these are extremely personal to me the others are a done for the joy of creating.

Monday, July 06, 2015

Clowns

I hear quite a bit that people fear clowns more than anything. I firmly believe that is a statement said purely for the sake of others hearing (you) spout something mildly clever. I don't buy it for a second. I think being in a live war zone with shells and bullets going off left and right would over shadow being next to a clown. A car accident. Like when the car rolls over and so forth. I've been riding shotgun in a situation like that and I stayed shook for a good long time. So the clown thing, I'm just not buying it. I did a bunch of clown portraits here. I wanted to see if I could re-imagine Pennywise from Steven King's IT. Ultimatelty I had fun just rendering out the blobby shapes and seeing if I could get the expressions right. That's about it. So there you go, a bunch of clowns.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Monday, May 25, 2015

I didn't have a direction from the beginning and now I'm going in circles. I'll post again when I've made some real decisions.