Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Hammer time

I've been working on this painting for a few days.  I'm proud of some things and I'm kicking myself for not having had more reps/ practice at the same time.  All in all I know one thing.  I NEED TO PAINT MORE.

Monday, August 13, 2012

In progress

I am currently in progress on a design that I found online.  I will post the progress shots as I go.I decided to challenge myself a bit so this is going to take longer than a day.  Let hope I finish before I leave on vacation on thurs.  Not likely :)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Sir Regiwald of Lincolnshire

Another zsculpt for the day.  Took me less time to start figuring things out, so that's awesome :)  I went loosely off of a design by Bret Bean, an awesome artist I found recently.  I thought that it would be a good practice for hair and fun cartoon rendering.

Thursday, August 9, 2012


ZBRUSH!  I decided that really diving into sculpting would be pretty beneficial to my skillset, and I also havent sculpted for a while.  I wanted to try a little hard surface sculpting considering I havent really done any yet.  This is what came out. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Here is what I was working on for the past 2 days.  The painting isnt where I wanted to get it, but I'm learning as I go.  I was working on line weight in the sketch and the clothing wrinkles in the painting.  This was a fun one, but time to move on!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Preview for tomorrow

I sketched up something for today, but I didn't quite finish it.  I want to take some more time on it, because I'm liking it and I'm not bored with it yet :)  Here is a little preview.

Monday, August 6, 2012


Here is a quick speedpaint for today.  I really need to do more of these. Bonus points if you can tell who it is :)
Hint:  She had Lightning powers in the show Heroes.

A little something I found

So I've hit a roadblock with the past two nights trying to put something out.  I've worked on something, but I hated what I did too much...so I tossed it :)  I'll get something new soon, I promise.

Meanwhile here is something I did a few weeks back.  I was trying to stick to a certain style and came out with this.  A little different. but it was fun.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

A day late

I missed yesterday so I'll post 2 today.  I had this portrait lying around so I might as well get it up here :)  Not my fav, but its something.  I think it could use a bit more finesse, but I got bored :)

I also thought it would be interesting if the God of war (Kratos on the left) and the Horseman of the apocalypse named "War" had a little spat.  There are various opinions on who would win so far.  I can tell you, I think it would be pretty close.  So far Kratos has the longer resume though.  Not even Zeus could take him down.  Good ol' War has is work cut out for him. :)

Thursday, August 2, 2012


So tonight while the family was gone I tried out some tofu.  It was my first time actually trying to cook it.  As I pulled the slimy white block of bean curd out of its cardboard box, I really wondered what got me to eat this.  I have always thought that eating tofu was weird, why would you eat tofu instead of actual food?!  Then I started trying to lose a bit of weight...one thing led to another, and here I am eating tofu and counting calories.  It finally got me.

It was actually pretty dang good.  Of course it doesn't hurt to be an world class chef like myself...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Things get weird

So my little family took off for about 2 weeks to Utah to be with family.  Needless to say, when my family is gone, my brain gets silly...and sad and lost.  This guy is pretty similar to how I feel without them here.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Ran out of time :/

Still working on speeding up.  Took way too long to get this one where it is.
I just watched hunger games yesterday finally.  After reading the books, I felt like it was a pretty faithful movie adaptation.  The actors weren't too bad either.  I was afraid that I would hate Peeta because I cant stand the actor.  He did alright though.  Jennifer Lawrence didn't do too bad either as Katniss.  She was pretty believable as the character.  Speaking of the girl on fire...


Saturday, July 28, 2012

Nothing new today

I celebrated my birthday in style with my fam and friends eating some burgers and whatnot so I didnt get anything done today.  I was halfway through a zbrush sculpt until the day went nuts at work, so alas I have nothing new to show...
But I found something old!

I did this one sometime last year.  I was trying to stick to a specific style, but I don't think it quite turned out.  Her design was fun though.  

Friday, July 27, 2012


Not the cat.  The Spiderman.  The REAL Spiderman.  Not the fake emo dancing one.

Spent about 45 min on this one.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Quick sketch of the day.

Poor Ben

This is often how I find my poor son.  His two older sisters love him SO much they need to nearly smother him to death every time they see him.  That kid is either going to be super tough, or extremely traumatized when he gets bigger.  Enjoy :)

Sunday, July 22, 2012


I have always been a huge fan of Batman and Catwoman being a couple.  Don't ask me why.  I think that's why I liked the "Hush" graphic novel so much.  Their dynamic just works.  A billionaire business man fighting crime at night and a master thief who causes crime pretty much always.  The perfect couple.

Latest is still in the works

I have been working on a little ditty for the last few nights.  I havent had more than a half hour each time so its not quite finished yet.  Instead, I'll post a few pieces from my FuturePoly class I took a few months back.  The class was super awesome.  It was taught my the amazing Horia Dociu.  I learned a ton from that dude.

This assignment to get the class members to explore new techniques in getting a lot of interesting detail in a short amount of time.  Basically, image searching is your friend and you should overlay pics to get a map to paint your character with.  :)

This guys was a character that we went through and mapped out everything about him.  From good guy or bad guy, all the way down to what genre of game are making him for.  It was an awesome assignment and I pretty do that with all my characters now.

Alrighty off to bed.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Claire tha Bear

Here is the latest.  Trying to loosen up a bit.


Man I keep doing these too late in the day...I guess that's what happens when crunch time at work comes.  This never really started out as anything.  I just sketched out some shapes and went with it.  Took me longer than I hoped.  Still super fun though.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Old Mans

I really had to force out this one today.  I wasn't able to sit down until about midnight, but a goal is a goal.  Its is seeming ever more odd to me that whenever I sit down with nothing in mind to draw, that I always draw some old crotchety dude.  I guess old guys have the most interesting faces to draw.  So many years of craziness displayed on a single canvas...Now I'm just getting too deep.  OLD MANZ PWN!

Monday, July 16, 2012


I really need to get arting on the side again, so I'm trying to come up with a new piece every day.  Wish me luck :) You can thank my daughter for this topic.  "Bananapants!" was the first thing that came out of her mouth when we asked her what I should draw, so we ran with it :)

Bananapants can be quite controversial when taken out of context.

And this is my daughter's depiction.  The bananapants kind of turned into flowerpants, but I didn't argue.

She's a freaking genius.


I need to put a good ol' sketchdump in here.  For now I will leave you with this.  Get ready, I'm going to try the whole "a post a day for as long as I can" thing.  Wish me luck

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Sir Impy of Domfurgherhavenshire.

I LIVE.  Its been like a year.  Apologies...

So anyway.

I promise I actually HAVE been arting.  I'm currently plugging away on a few projects at Microsoft studios, but here is a piece that I have been working on for a few weeks on and off.  I really had a lot of fun with this guy.  My plan is to take him all the way through the 3D Process as well.

Wish me luck.