Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Another Evil Army...

complete with mist and other things you've seen before... but really fun to do.

These guys actually started out as Samurai.


Study after Brent Cotton...

I love the way this guy handles colors and paint...with no overkill of detail. Hopefully I can make some of that quality rub off.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

snowy street in the early morning

I used to work on this street. Charles Joseph Traffic Services. My best friends dad owned the company, and we worked with a group of close friends over the course of a few summers.

One of those summers we all 'worked' in this dank warehouse filling sandbags... there was a rickety upper level we would leap off of into a giant sand pile and pelt each other with rotten Asbestos tiles that had crumbled from the ceiling. The broken tiles would slice through the air and explode into powder right above our heads while we ran around like cackling idiots. ..can't wait for the after-effects of that one.

Anyway, this was painted years down the track the morning after our daughter was born. The street looked different, but the same. Strangley deserted but hauntingly familiar.

battle on a galleon

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Portrait of a humanoid...

my wife hates this. She hates it very much. Come to think of it, I'm not sure how I feel about it either.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Sargent copy

... filling in while I'm sweating out environments for the interactive Metropolis game 2719. Will post what I can when I can on those.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Saturday, May 24, 2008

This sketch was done for Janelle Monae's metropolis album, which for those unfamiliar is a concept album that features Miss Monae as an android named Cindi Mayweather. The year is 2719, and Cindi is on the run because she fell in love with a human, and this is against the rules. This is an early ideation for droid control marshalls... safe, expected, and ultimately rejected. The concept was abandoned for a while but will need overhauling for the associated online game, 2719. I will be reimagining them as creepy kids inspired by Mark Ryden's Little Boy Blue.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

oak queen

small oils...

These are fun for it feels like I actually produced something when it's done outside the digital realm. I'd like to get decent at oil painting...hope to do some more of these in the next few months if freelance work subsides.

iowa bridge

A couple more digital sketches completed in the bustling metropolis of Rochelle, Illinois.

Not quite sure where this blog stuff will go, but I thought it'd be a great way to share a hodgepodge of work while
I construct a (hopefully) more organized site. I'll kick this off with some semi-old work. Digital sketch from life/memory. This punga tree is a viewable through our bathroom window... usually one of the first things to see in the morning. I was struck by the way it looked in the early sunlight.