Monday, August 10, 2009

New Orleans

The weather was very humid, but the food was VERY good. Tended to be pricey, but it was worth the money :d Went to the "Two Sisters" and Brigtsen's, among other places. Got my beignets

(more pics coming later, all courtesy of my iphone)

Monday, July 27, 2009

Siggraph countdown 5....

Touched up and altered a past painting. Tried making the edges sharper and fixing anatomy issues on the face. I'd say he looks a little more youthful now...

Friday, July 24, 2009

Fanart...and sleep

I probably shouldn't spend too much time doing fan art since I shouldn't use it in my portfolio (or can I? :0) but I remembered this series and had to do something

If you know who it is, you're awesome.

I'll finish this later... It's late. or early... good night

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Pages from my sketchbook #1

Pretty sure these will be going into the portfolio. Just need to touch up the quality of the scan and put then together...

Monday, July 20, 2009

Skull Knight #1

added details to the previous concept. He's coming along... or she, you never know!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Imagination under the sea

Idea I started working on after getting a random idea from watching a commercial. The nose gave me a lot of trouble. I know it's supposed to be perkier with the tip pointing up, but... agh, i hate noses.

More to come soon

Sunday, July 12, 2009


Threw this down on painter, based off a concept I did. Not sure if I really like where this is going, but here it is

the face is just wrong, i know it! but i can fix it... after a nap

Thursday, July 9, 2009

small update

Continuing my copy of a master painting, done by Bobby Chiu, one of my favorite digital painters :)

Alchemy image of a what will be some kind of skull knight of doom!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Zuko and Catalina Island WIP

Getting there... I'm not sure whether I want to start over on the Catalina painting or not... Hmmm. Next fan art will be Sokka and something from Haibane Renmei. I'll do one of Memento once I watch it...

Monday, April 27, 2009

Zuko WIP update

I made him a little more "manly." Made his neck a little thicker and face a little longer. Loosely basing him off of Nishikido Ryo. He's not Chinese, like I imagine Zuko to be, but I liked his facial structure...

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Avatar fan art - Zuko WIP

Finished watching Avatar this week and felt like doing a fan art. Chelsey wanted me to do Zuko and Sokka, so here's one of them.

I wanted to get some practice so I started a portrait of Zuko. His face doesn't feel quite right yet, like it's too feminine... Comments and critiques welcome!

Update: 4/26

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Ballerina model portrait - updates

New black/white version + color. Comments and critiques welcome

Monday, April 6, 2009

Ballerina model portrait - cont

Almost done. Her hands are pretty tricky... they're obscured by shadows, interlocked and the ref I have is kinda small. Her shoes were the next most problematic part. The colored and a clothed version are next. Not sure if it'll just be draped cloth or clothing....

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Week - catch up (cont)

More on the painting class. I liked the values and how her muscles are very sculpted. Hurray, athletic models!

Reference / Painting

Concepts - silhouettes

Some fantasy type silhouettes I did. Used a handful of custom brushes to create different shapes for ideas.

To commerate my first attempt at Alchemy, here it is for the world to see...


I totally don't know how to use this, but I looks good for concepts so I'm gonna give it a go. Hopefully my next images will turn out much better. ^_^;

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Week - catch up

Reference on the left, painting I did on the right.

In other news, swag I got at GDC this year!

The usual light up pens, hand sanitizer, Strong Bad pins, Sam/Max (?) pins, Dragon Quest slime lens cleaners, a noise thing of the Rabbid Rabbits, a heat sensitive mouse pad (which is fun to play with while things load), Little Big Planet magnets, and the Lich King cinematic book! Ironically, I had to pay for my favorite item(the book), but it's full of very nice art works, 2 prints and a neat little story book about the fall of Sindragosa. My fridge got +10 coolness points toady, too.

Stay tuned kids. Concept works for my portolio in the works.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Week 6 updates

No color yet. but I discovered some setting on the blender brush that was wonderful! *happily blends painterly strokes away*

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Week 6

On top of fretting about GDC, here's some new paintings for you all. I should probably put some models up too. Yeah... later.

Week 6: The nude of from Renoux, the girl in the dress by Tokyo 99, both on Deviant art

Monday, March 2, 2009

Week 5 - Full Figure 2 (cont. cont.)

More refinement. Need to move on to Week 6

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Week 5 - Full Figure 2 (cont)

Updates. Not quite finished yet

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Week 5 - Full Figure 2

I almost suspect everyone in my class is avoiding using the male ref where certain anatomy is visible, so I, wanting to dispel the trend, picked this one. Originally, I had the same qualms of feeling awkward, but I liked his pose and how the light hit his arms so strong.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

First full figure - nudes

Week 4 assignment, first full figure. Will post male figure later...



2nd image w/ saturation layer

Friday, February 20, 2009

Updated BW female + color

Some more tweaks to the details. Sneak peek at the colored version too.