Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Time To Stop Sucking

Well I finally finished my portfolio show . It was nice to get some decent responses to my artwork . I'm ok with where I am at after 9 months , but I know the bar is much much higher than where I am at . Finally with school over I can focus everything on my art without being distracted by scripting classes or character animations classes , or even g.e. classes ( not that they are bad things , just not what I want to do) . Noticed a lot of people were in need of storyboard artists . So for the next few months I will be focuses on story boards . I know I can do it , just got to get back into it . I am going to buy a few books on it tomorrow and get cracking . I'll have lots of time to draw on the plane ride to Germany . So it time to stop sucking and get better . Graduation Ends . Now my Journey Begins . Watch Out!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


started it along time ago and bit off more than I can chew , I definitely wanted to explore painting complex scenes , but ultimately failed . I am going to try to finish this after all this graduation stuff. So many different types of designs and styles to learn its kind of overwhelming to take in at times , but I definitely do not want to be a one trick pony so I am putting in the work. I did learn a lot though. Ill be going to Germany next week to see my brother . So I'll be taking lots of cool pictures for us concept artist to geek out on for the holidays.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Entertainment Project - Environment

I am very satisfied that I took the class over the CDA ( concept design academy ) , if you ever have the opportunity to take Carlo's class I highly recommend it . I am learning a great deal just from his lecture and demos and I am really trying to apply his teachings in my own work. Here is an environment for his class I hope I can do value study soon!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Morning After

this one took me a lot longer than I thought . Style is extremely difficult to me anyways , just because every line has to count . Thanx a bunch to nino and especially edgar for the help and critiques , it really helped . I would like to do a more painterly style of this same picture in the near future . Oh yeah I officially graduated ! So thats kind of cool as well . But my work is just beginning . So graduating doesn't really mean anything to me until I am dope artist working in the industry . But it makes the parents happy . Ne ways enough rambling . enjoy !

Monday, December 1, 2008

Level Up

Its crazy to think I have only been doing this for 8 months. I was looking at old sketches I did a few months around April ish . I look at them and I was like wtf was I thinking . I still think now but not at much . So I decided to take a few of them and re draw them for fun . Learned a good deal as usual . Enjoy

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sunday Concepting

So while painting at the apartment Teddy decided we all should do a concept based off of a phrase for a couple of hours . So we pulled pieces of paper out of hat with words on them and the one we got was " twilight garden" . So we had about 2 hours to paint something based off that concept . I did a couple of thumbnails and drew some things out , then basically went head first into it and this is what I came up with . I liked the result but I felt I could definitely push it more . But once again it just takes more practice.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

All I See

So I have totally been off task this morning . Supposed to do some 3d , but I can't concentrate so I decided to do a couple speed paints . I was rather inspired by the song all I see by Kylie Minogue . I did some thumbnails trying to get that clubbing feel of bright lights with lots of people . But yeah if you hear the song you can kind of see what my painting is. Ok back to work!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Season's Greetings

its the holiday seasons which is my favorite season of the year . and it finally got cold so i get to wear my scarf which my bro gave me from germany. So I thought I'd do a holiday painting to get in the mood . The mistletoe I thought would be funny because I have this weird look on my face like I'm looking at some chick at the distance , but ne ways happy holidays.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Custom Brushes

just recently bought the 3d total custom brush tutorials , which obviously came with some cool custom brushes . Haven't used any in a very long time ( you develop bad habits ) . I try to paint it all by hand or draw it all by hand so that I don't become reliant upon the tool . Anways I thought I give the brushes a try . they were very fun!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Eliminating weaknesses one day at a time

did some sketches of a swampy/ forest like environment . I did a couple preliminary sketches to get my ideas out of paper as well as composition. I wanted to be very loose which was kind of hard because I'm used to a more tighter style . But like Carlo said I must eliminate my weaknesses

Monday, November 17, 2008

Creature Design

Creature Design for Carlo's class . I have learned a great deal over that the academy . I definitely want to take it again along with an environment class . I had an original design prior to this . Carlo owned me so I redesigned it . Definitely makes me think harder . I must attack my weaknesses head on!!

Passing Moments

Got rather inspired by Casshern , and the new song "street lights" by Kanye West . Both have such an emotional impact . So I liked the idea of the ending in Casshern where Tetsuya is riding with his wife . They seem so happy , I think the reasoning behind it is because its so simple . He rides his bike and she simple holds on to him tight as if they don't want the moment to end.
Such a simple scene yet there is so much impact.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Tree Post

I recently did some freelance work for a facebook application game . Unfortunately none of the work will be used for the game , but I did learn a lot about adapting to different art styles and developed some nice relationships. I hope to work with them in the near future again . Ill be posting some more work from the stuff I did so stay tuned

Thursday, November 6, 2008

C.G. awakening

this was a total joke idea I did for Chelton ( a.k.a chocolate god or c.g. for short ) . Basically its his epic soul calibur character that he created and its the story of him finding his sword in this cave . LOL don't ask its totally cheesy but it was fun to do it

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Lighting Practice

I recently acquired the book Bold Vision by Gary Tonge , its a pretty good book , tried to emmulate some of his lighting techniques. I learned a pretty good deal so it was fun , Took me about 5 hours , I could probably do it alot faster since I made a lot of mistakes early on , but hey you now I know next time. I am going to do another one just to try to see if I can emulate decent lighting but at a faster pace. Ill be uploading my fire fighter character designs too!!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

its going down

wip . Decided to go back to the old pencil and paper . Working on a run down environment concept. The line work is decent enough for me at this point . I am going to do some lighting tests in photo shop and possibly do a basic 3d model for some ambient occlusion paint over goodness!

Friday, October 24, 2008


Practice Makes Permanent . I officially made it a habit to attend life drawing 3 times a week . I think Charles Hu is getting rather sick of me but that guy is legit! Such a huge inspiration and it makes me want to do life drawing everyday. It really it is the key to being a skilled concept artist. I hope I can get enough money to go to the Gary Myers Workshop at his studio.

Body Rock

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Desert Concept

desert concepts , again trying to explore different styles . tried to go for a more cartoon style than realistic . Start with some initial pencil drawing and value studies . then went to some quick color studies . then did the final version . Enjoy

p.s. thanx nino for the critique , it really helped out a lot

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Environment Concept

Environment Concept I am currently fleshing out . Ill upload the color version painting soon. I hope . Probably will be adding the props for it first!!

Friday, October 17, 2008


needed a break from all the stress concepts can bring at times . apparently they want to tear down the forest that inspired Miyazaki to create Totoro. Ne ways a bunch of artists are doing art pieces and holding a gallery to raise money to save the forest. Google Totoro forest project! It's pretty cool . Ne ways here is totoro chillin at the ocean!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

entertainment projects 08

John Shephard - Rugged Photographer with a troubled past

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

flash painting

so just another test painting in flash. I am starting to get the hang of it. The first image is a scan from my sketchbook then I painted it in flash . Ill upload some more later.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

another environment , trying to adapt to different styles of creating environments. So i tried to go towards a more graphic look . I am also trying to experiment with painting in flash so I will upload those results later.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

this was an environment that i was working on , again trying to explore different creative processes for designing environments. I did some basic thumbnail sketches and tried some different iterations. Had the idea of a desert , rocky planet . I included some of my basic process of painting it too!

Thursday, September 25, 2008