Monday, December 1, 2008
Well, one Thundercat that is. I'm a '80s kid so I was a huge fan of all the cartoons during that time. I always liked Panthro- he was smart and he had bad-ass nunchucks. This is my homage to that cool cartoon. This was definitely a fun one to paint up! Wonder if there'll ever be a movie based on this franchise...
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Sorry for the lack of posts. It's been a crazy couple of months for me. I did these a couple months back but never posted them here. I love doing these kinds of creature sketches. I have fun playing with brushes, textures, shapes, and values. I just start painting without knowing exactly what I'll be coming up with and let the brushstrokes help me find the forms. I have so much fun doing these also because in my day job I'm always designing with a specific goal in mind, a certain direction. But with these I can design as I go. It's fun to come up with the design, function, and story of the creature as I go. Is it more majestic or evil, predatorial or passive, slow or fast, etc. It's designing on the fly. Of course if it were to be used for some actual story I'd go into a lot more detail and research into the design and nuances of the actual character. All of this is the fun in concept designing. More to come!
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Ok, I haven't been regular with my blog postings. I have a ton of new artwork done over the past 2 years but of course 99% of it is held up in NDAs. I wish I had more free time to do personal paintings but with a new baby, a full time job, and some freelance work I find any free time I do have being spent with my baby girl (as it should be). She's a cutie. Anyways, since I haven't been regular a huge dump is due. => Here's a bunch of stuff I did for the God of War: Chains of Olympus PSP video game: 2 marketing illustrations, a couple of thumbnail roughs done for marketing illustrations, and some quick concept designs done for the PSP game. It was great to be able to be a small part of this cool game.
I have some more stuff I wanna post here soon so keep an eye out! Thanks for looking!
Thursday, April 3, 2008
This is another illustration done for ImagineFX magazine. The recent issue was like a dedication issue to fantasy illustrator great, Frank Frazetta in honor of his 80th birthday. So they invited a bunch of artists to contribute a piece in homage to him. I've always loved his paintings of the Death Dealer so I decided to take a stab at my own version. I had a ton of fun with this!
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
I was asked by the good folks over at ImagineFX to do a workshop tutorial for their magazine a couple months back. I wasn't sure what I was going to paint up and ended up doing a tutorial for this Martian-like character. It wasn't a tutorial necessarily on concept design or anything, just a simple tutorial showing the readers one way I approach doing a painting of a character. I painted it not knowing what I was going to paint. I just started painting some shapes and forms and eventually came up with this character. If you get a chance check out the full tutorial in ImagaineFX magazine issue #27.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Here's another quick creature sketch I did for fun. No big concept idea or anything. This is like the other creature sketches I did in my earlier blog posts- just playing with the brush and letting the design emerge as I push and pull the paint around. Fun stuff. The end result is this jacked up looking rabbit- thus the title, Jacked Rabbit!