Thursday, March 7, 2013

Steampunk Pin-up

I wanted to try my hand at a fully clothed normal human form and this is what came out...

Again, shown in steps.

Step 1-Sketch:
Step 2-Color:

Step 3-Shading:
Final-Finish detailing:



Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Lovable Oafish Orc

Again, I've included the steps to completion to this gentle simple titan:

Step 1- Sketch:
Step 2- Color:

Step 3-Shading and some detail:


Final- Finishing details and background:

Friday, March 1, 2013

Happy Lil Goblin Giant

Here's how I did this one in steps:

Step 1- The sketch:

Step 2- Pick a color, any color:

Step 3- Add more shading and additional colors:

Step 4- Sprinkle on some magic detailing dust and a grey background:




Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Acutis Presbytis Venatoris

I gave the creature a fancy latin name to make it seem like a real "scientifically classified" animal. It means "Sharp Sighted Hunter". I was trying to create something agile and deadly that had all sorts of senses. I wanted it to be able to hunt prey in all the unimaginable conditions an of alien rainforest, or James Cameron's brain.

I usually gravitate towards chunky cartoony lines, so this is just the second time I've really tried to realistically render the shit out of something digitally, the first being my Cthulhu. I made a lot of embarrassingly bad mistakes on that attempt, which I tried to avoid. For the most part I think it's a big leap forward.

I included 3 stages of development to show my overall thought process here.




(Click to see larger size)



Sweet Dreams Kiddies...

Closeup of the Monster in the Closet:

Sunday, May 20, 2012


New tattoo design... still not quite perfect
Tattoo color placement test.... not sure about that purple flower



Monday, April 23, 2012

Self Caricature For Promo

Just a new one for my online presence, it was about time to update my image for the various listings i have online ~


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Rucksack Guerilla

So the client for this actually found me from this blog, he really like the "cool gorilla" sketch i did a while back and wanted something similar for his web site: http://www.rucksackguerilla.de/

Turns out he (Andy) was a really nice guy to work with, i believe he's from Germany, so it was also my first time getting paid in Euros ... neat! Thankfully paypal does the currency exchange on its own.

When he initially contacted me, i thought that the idea was pretty out there ... Fidel Castro kind of look, Popeye style arms, board shorts and a 'hang ten' sign with flips (no problem!) and a rucksack. Anyway, rather than try to corral his ideas to fit my own, i just ran with it and actually think that i interpreted his vision, rather than make it my own. It was fun doing it this way, and took some of the pressure off too. I'm happy w/ how this turned out, not sure when Andy will update the site, but i'm looking forward to it.


Monday, January 23, 2012

arma secreta

"Lava" gun

Here's a toy concept squirt gun... the idea was to have the water be illuminated to look like Lava... but I never finished the concept and then lost interest.. I can't bring myself to come back to it as I feel like it just turned into a lesson in applying textures. I've become wayyy too consumed with my other blog lately, and since I assume nobody reads this one anymore...

Friday, January 6, 2012

LoterĂ­a Cards

For those not familiar LoterĂ­a is a Mexican Bingo type game that uses little pictures instead of boring numbers and letters. Usually contains 54 cards in a deck. I managed to sketch 2 this week. I'm getting a little more practice free hand sketching on the tablet.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Kryptozoic


In order to creatively satisfy my need to create monsters...
I have started a new blog. Its totally under construction, but check it out.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Soviet Track Bike (Tachyon 3 Aerott)

Tried out my new Wacom tablet last night and finished up the track bike sketch I've been working on.