Monday, December 10, 2012
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Ships and hangar sketches. Trying to push looseness as much as possible but still have everything read. However, I feel the bigger ship might need some more work... Thoughts?
EDIT: Added just a tad more color for interest. Feel like my palette has been really hanging too much in the browns lately.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Finally wrapped up my MFA and final thesis review! Received really wonderful feedback from the review panel and it feels great to be finished up with this chapter of my life. My project included a body of concept art as well as pages of a graphic novel adapted from Robert Low's The Whale Road.
Many thanks to Robert and his editor at Harper Collins for letting me move forward with this project. Robert provided information and feedback all along the way, essentially having a final say on all imagery...and I am extremely grateful for his generous participation and support throughout.
I plan on creating a site dedicated to this project soon. Here is one of the concept paintings and the printed package materials (Sorry for the low-rez blurriness of the package pic.. snapped it with an ipad.).
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Not dead...not yet.
Been laboring hard to bring some projects together, hence the lack of updates lately.
Genre hopping with this sketch again. This is my tribute to the Southwest Art magazines piled up around the house while I was in high school.
What happens often with personal sketches, and what happened with this, I spent a long time 'fixing' it without actually fixing anything. It's sat on the hard drive for a while now. Here's where I let it go.
(Thanks Grant Alexander and Zack Zdrale for quality feedback)
EDIT: made a slight adjustment.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Matua Mark at my daughters pre-school has a kit car with an Autobot decal... and yes, I just had to transform it. Took a fair whack of time working on it incrementally when I could afford it. A good learning experience....I really need the practice at hard surface rendering.(my excuse for being a nerd)
Edit: Made some adjustments...not real happy with the results, but I'll let it go.
Monday, September 12, 2011
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Wow, looks like I'll just post every August.
Thanks to those who follow this blog, I apologize about not maintaining it better.
While chugging through school and commissions over the last year, I have managed to compile a pretty big folder of personal sketches in progress. My plan is to open up one a week... finish or scrap it...and post up the ones that turn out halfway decent. That will result in at least one post a week, and should be manageable.
One more semester to go in Grad school. Yaaay! Just in time to step out into economic armageddon with student loans chained to my ankles. Aaaaugh!
Tried a bit of a different style with this one.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Here's a small fraction of work I did for Janelle Monáe's Archandroid album. The crown and armor was sketched out roughly by me, and then built by Hollywood prop-maker Jessee Clarkson out in L.A. I believe he infused some elegance to the design. The gown was fabricated by Jeff Gillies in Atlanta based on these sketches.
The final crown was pushed more towards a gold 'regal' look throughout the process, reflected in the final product (as opposed to the sketches). Also, the album cover image of the crown and armor was a composite, using photos taken of Janelle in costume by Andrew Zaeh, and pumping it up with additional details and lights. The earrings were painted on.
I should mention that the blast shield is just me nerding out the concept. Needless to say it was never seriously considered.
Friday, July 9, 2010
This matte painting project was created in moveable layers and animated in 2.5D with a slow camera move. The waterfalls were animated and some birds were thrown into the mix for good measure. It's amazing what the camera move adds to credibility...and our instructor for the class was awesome. I'll post that version along with the shot plan soon.