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


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


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


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


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 ;)


Tuesday, August 7, 2012


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

Friday, July 20, 2012

Be Safe Tonight

If you are going to watch the Dark Knight Rises please be careful.

I recently just heard about the horrible event that happened in colorado. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and I hope justice is served.

anyways happy viewing guys be safe!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Live-Stream Fail


by the time i realized it , the painting was pretty much finished and I felt like a moron

Sorry to all those who literally stayed in the stream and stared at a blank monitor , you guys were quite dedicated! haha

anyways painting in this "tom scholes" type style is always fun for me , of course he does it better , but it still shouldn't stop me from having fun haha

2.5 hours photoshop


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Post Comic-Con Study

Comic-Con was a blast , Shout outs to Anthony Jones to introducing me to so many cool people , I got sit at dinner table with some of the industry's greats . I met a lot of cool people and left inspired

I was lucky enough to get my ass kicked by Robh Ruppel at his booth. Some of the stuff he said when critiquing my stuff really challenged the way I think.

He emphasized being able to break down complex things to its simplest forms, and also remember what exactly am I trying to convey and that if I keep that in mind , that my process will build around it.

When trying to do this my mind really hurt ( like literally it gave me a headache) . 1. because i felt so slow doing it 2. Because it requires me to really understand what im doing and not just pushing paint around.

However , as I slowly began to finish the painting , I really began to see the value in all of it. It is hard as hell to do , but it really inspired me to take my stuff to the next level. Fundamentals

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Tom Scholes Study

Just a quick Tom Scholes Study before I head to bed, Every time I see his work its another reminder why I shouldn't be sleeping. Tried out some new shape tools I made and some different approaches with layering.

about 2.5 hours photoshop.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Character Practice

having some more fun , character practice is always fun , I will probably add some faces soon as I practice different approaches to building characters

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


what else is new 4-5 hours  CS5

Thursday, May 24, 2012


Some random sketches from the old book :)

Thursday, May 17, 2012



is dedicated to anyone who has ever followed their dreams, to anyone who has ever taken a chance

In late 2010 I accepted a job as a concept artist at a local game company in Madrid,Spain. Not knowing much about the company or the people I decided to take a chance and go. Leaving behind my fellow artists , friends , family , and dance community I boarded a plane with 2 suitcases not sure when I would be coming back . From learning a new language , to getting accustomed to different cultures , everyday presented not only a new challenge, but a new opportunity to better understand myself and my art. From Morocco to Paris I was blessed with the opportunity of traveling and learning from others who also shared my passion in art.

From gaining new friends that have become family to losing a 3+ year relationship with the person I thought was the one, my journey abroad was one of the most enjoyable and also one of the hardest times I ever experienced in my life. But above all else, it was also the most memorable. As Artist we struggle make things that are unforgettable. As I continue to learn about myself and my art. I hope that one day when people talk about the greats, that you may one day think of me.

So to everyone that has been a part of my journey thus far this video is dedicated to you, and I hope that one day you too will have your unforgettable experience

-kalen chock-

Music: "Best Day Ever" -Mac Miller , "Dear Professor"-Dean's List , "Numbers" - Logic
Camera- Canon Vixia HD , Canon t2i, Tamron .

Friday, May 11, 2012

Stress Free Paintings

fun paintings to relax me when feeling stressed out ; ) . About 2hrs Each

update: totally dedicated to alexander maddocks ;)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


So We only have 4 days left on our Dust Project at Kick starter and we are very close. Remember if we don't hit our goal then we get nothing!

So please donate and spread the word if you can. Every little bit helps : )
you can donate here

Since Ember Lab posted the concepts on their fb page

I figured Id post the concepts here too, it was really cool to see the concepts built in real life!

 Anyways these concepts were designed for the main character Irezumi. The front is the store in which he sells all kinds of things found on his travels, while the back is his room in which he sleeps/lives

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Fun Sketch Before Work

Quite convinced I will never have a style because I am always exploring new things haha gahhhhhhhhhh!!!

cs5 1.5hours

Monday, April 23, 2012

New Journey

here is to new journeys ahead

Saturday, April 21, 2012

GDC 2012

GDC is always one of my favorite events , I always meet new friends , and can't help but be inspired to work on my craft


quick little study before I start work

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Concept for Galen

concept done for Galen Davis , super skilled 3d environment artist. Have to do a couple call outs and stuff so be on the look out for that. Hope all is well with everyone. If you haven't seen the vid below please watch , support , and spread the word. We need all the help we can get!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Dust Update

here is a quick video update of the project I am working on. They actually discuss the interiors that I designed so its kind of cool , I am actually in the video talking for a little bit haha , I am the dorky guy in the white t-shirt. Anyways If you haven't already seen the project on kick-starter please support,donate,spread the word etc!!



Monday, April 2, 2012


Quick Sci-Fi test about 2.5 hours in cs5 , experimenting with different ways of handling sci fi environments


Monday, March 26, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Have some big things I have been working on soon , which will be released!! maybe next month in the mean time sketches : )