Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Bromo



there was a song I had in mind for this.   not perfect but close to what I'd imagined. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

brainless sketching pt..3254


Back from the shadows, once again.   Had some freelance work to take care of and other life things that popped up along the way.  Here are some shitty brainfarts I had yet to post before disappearing.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

the History of Mia


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A friend of mine mentioned to me last week about "that girl you always draw".   Well this is Mia.  She's been the mascot and the namesake of my URL since about 1992 or 93.  I wasn't able to produce the first ever drawing I made of her, but that dreadful pic on the far left is an indicator of where my drawing interests were at the time.  Sure, there's a story with her, but I don't really try to tell it like I do with other characters.  She just seems to grow right along with me as I try to get better with art. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Hideo Concert



Back in July, I was hired on to do the projection illustration and storyboards for Hideo (http://www.hideoconcert.com).   Over 100 paintings and many concepts later, the production is ready to go! The first showing is right around the corner on Nov. 5 at the Performing Arts Center's Christopher Cohan Center in San Luis Obispo, CA.    If you're in the area, please get a ticket and check out all the hard work everybody has put into the show.  

Monday, October 31, 2011

Rogue


For a friend that could use some cheering up.
Photoshop
Rogue is Marvel's character, of course. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Portrait


Took longer than I wanted, but also couldn't get a lot of things about this going right.  Final result is ok.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

I'm alive






Hello

I'm still here.   Swamped with illustration work for Hideo and trying to sleep the rest of the time.   But tonight is a rare, free night, so here's some sketches.


Monday, July 18, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

New Gig!





http://hideoconcert.com

I am the new projection illustrator for Hideo , as of last week.  I will be doing the illustrations shown on projector during the concerts.   Quite excited to have the job!

This does mean things will be pretty slow around the blogs for awhile since I am so busy.   I'll still drop in here and there with other tid bits as time permits



Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Zbrush chapter 1: moving on


Gonna call it a wrap on Anita, here.   I learned a lot of things and hope to move upward with more modeling in the future. 

Friday, July 1, 2011

Zbrush face day 2


Day 2 of Zbrush.   Polishing up the face more.   Did hours of tutorial videos and got more familiar with the program and the UI.    
Eyes are a pain but they’re looking better.  Still dreading the ears but we’ll get there.  Will also clean up around her jaw and start to learn hair. 

Thursday, June 30, 2011

The 3D Journey Begins


I've never done 3D.   It's been something I've honestly avoided as long as I could after having a terrible experience many years ago with 3D Max.   But technology has come a hell of a long way since.    And really there's not many places left that are going to hire an artist for even conceptual or illustration work without at least some elementary knowledge of 3D CG.



So here we are.  I'm messing around with Sculptris and starting to dabble with Zbrush to have advanced options with the the models.    Yup, this is probably an ugly model but I hope to get better.   I've always heard how painters can easily transition into sculpting and 3D work because they already think that way.  I personally attest to just the opposite.      It's probably going to be a long, long battle ahead before I can make something somewhat presentable.  Here's to getting better. 

Monday, June 27, 2011

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Re-Draw


The last painting wasn't working out for many reasons, so it's onward with a re-draw and re-paint.