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Saturday, April 5, 2014

couldnt sleep




took a pre work out c4 scoop , ran 2 miles real hard and im still amped so i drew.....................0_o . file crashed twice........then still drew it again lol

Thursday, February 27, 2014

DAY TIME


The below was night , this is day ,

you can watch the livestream video on this painting here http://www.livestream.com/kalenart

cheers

k

Friday, February 21, 2014

Demos,Demos,Demos



Demos done for my students in my Background design class and Concept Design Class . Slowly getting more comfortable talking and painting . Only downside is its pretty mentally tiring :/

anybody going to gdc? hopefully I will see you guys there!

cheers

k

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Forgetting to Post for Myself


it has been the new year and I haven't done a painting for myself. I have been so busy and stressed out about work that I sometimes forget to do stuff for myself.

I sometimes forget not all the stuff I do on my blog and deviant has to be portfolio worthy, and that I should get back into the habit of just doing stuff and not caring. So sorry about that guys I am going to post a lot more now this year : )

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Cliff Lake


Wanted to try out some different ways of approaching environments. This particular approach I took is from Eytan Zana. The approach is not too foreign but its something I wanted to explore a little bit more. He recently posted some psd files from the massive black workshop . I was able to take a look at the layers and break em down and try my own attempt. 

Since I took my time and kept all the layers I will post a tutorial soon of how I approached this paintinginting

Friday, November 22, 2013

Sci-Fi Demo


Quick Sci-Fi Demo done for my students . I usually do not post these because half of the time I do not like them . But as much as I like to think that every painting I do is a success , thats def not the case ( especially when done live and in front of students )

But I will start posting them more , I need to be more efficient about this stuff anyway

hope all is well

cheers,

kalen

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Test


Quick 1.5 test in exploring different methods of building a painting

cheers,


kalen

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Rest In Peace Grandpa




As many of you know my grandfather recently passed away . It was definitely a hard time for the family , but also a great for us to come together to celebrate his life . I was able to meet a lot of people from my Hawaiian side who I have not seen since I was a child , and some I have never met in my life. I will always remember the good times with my grandfather. So I hope you are resting in peace!

This one is for you grandpa, I hope the waves and fish are plentiful in heaven :)

Alfred M Chock 1932-2013



Monday, October 14, 2013

Liege Updates




Some of the stuff I have been working on with John Rhee and Coda Games . Creating an old school rpg look with a modern touch :) .

check out the kick-starter here and support


http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/codagames/liege

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Memories in Mas Palomas


Was reminded of a time Gran Canaria ......beautiful place. Been exploring simplicity of my work. Maybe next post will be hyper realistic

cheers

-k-

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Quick Break



Quick break from work , this year I barely post anything. Sorry for the lack of posts guys . I have been kind of burnt out. Hopefully with this mini vacation I will be taking to go home and see old friends and familiy is exactly what I need to get back into it. I am too young to be burnt out haha.

plus I am getting a new computer too!! so that means I will be trying out more 3d and other avenues of art. My comp is mac pro 2007 haha so I think I earned an upgrade!!

hopefully that means making cool videos too for you guys!!

anyways gotta get back to it!! Thanks for all the support you guys give me . I probably don't say that enough but it really does motivate me when I don't feel like doing work!!

cheers,

kalen

Friday, August 16, 2013

Studies







some John Berkey (old master!!),  texture, and film studies , more to come

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Study


Feel like I have been hitting a wall of late in my art , so that means back to studying : )

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

OLD BG's FOR A GAME


These are a couple of the backgrounds I did for a side scroller called Rush Brothers. Not sure how the game came out , but it was fun to work on side scroller backgrounds . I have always appreciated good side scroller art.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Kings Landing Thumbnails


Some Rough Thumbnails of Kings Landing Inside the castle walls . Done for my BG design class : )

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Volcanic

old sketch from way back when

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Kings_Landing

Sorry for the Lack of Streams . I recently took on a Teaching position at A.I. in Sunnyvale. Its been pretty fun thus far and students seem to be excited which is good. 

Our class we are redesigning one of our favorite IP's whether it be games , film , tv show , etc 

I am choosing game of thrones for the glass . So my first painting is a redesign of Kings_Landing. Unfortunately I cannot upload hi_res images or psd since those are restricted for my students . But I just wanted to show you guys I was not dead haha.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013

Trees


Fun little sketch , trying different ways of rendering :)

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Dorje Study


Dorje has always been one of my favorite artists since I was in art school way back when . Always fun to paint in this sort of style, though now a days not many clients like this sort of stuff haha sigh . Anyways back to photo-real practice . Peace

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Value Study

Back to basics . Co-Workers be dropping knowledge all day everyday

Monday, December 24, 2012

Have a Merry Christmas


Been blessed with so much this year . I hope it is the same for you. Happy Holidays

Friday, December 14, 2012

Halo Fan Art


I was really impressed by the game , I thought it was the best halo yet . Knowing a few of the artists that worked on it , I couldn't help myself but do a crappy fan art rendition to give them props on a job well done. I did this on a live stream so it was kind of fun. anyways enjoy

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

pi

I recently saw life of Pi , I like the visuals, my shitty attempt at what I remembered hahaha

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sunday, October 7, 2012

ADVENTURE TIME


havent painted for myself in a minute , finally! did this on my livestream check it out

kalen

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

My First Digital Paintings

So ever since my recent DD and the announcement of my job I have been getting a lot of questions of my journey , how I have arrived to where I am at, what did I study etc etc

well truth be told I don't have an answer for I cannot remember most of it , But all I can say is

ONCE I STARTED I NEVER STOPPED.

The posted paintings were from my very first AND ONLY digital painting class in January 07 with Mike Tracy himself. I passed with a C+ . I thought I was good back then too hahaha

So how do we reach that new level when we don't know where to start or even which direction to go , or even worse we cannot see the destination ?

My advice is just start moving , eventually you will figure it out , and if your lucky you will meet people along the way that may or may not point you in the right direction. But chances are any problem you have hit in your art , someone else has encountered the problem too , and they are probably willing to share how they dealt with it ;)

So I posted this for few reasons

1. I personally don't care if people know that I sucked ( even now I still have so much to learn)

2. To show you that we all have to start from somewhere

3. To show you that anything is achievable if you work hard and dedicate yourself to it. I really believe that. So if you are not where you want to be , keep moving forward ;)

kalen

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

GOOGLE HANGOUT SESH

done in a google hangout session last week , lots of fun to paint with some really good people