Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Fifth Element Research

We're starting a project based on creating a new environment that fits into The Fifth Element. Before deciding what exactly I want to do, I needed to do some research on the movie and figure out how things are designed! The art direction for this movie is pretty unique, and although most of the designs seem pretty hokey, they have a charm to them!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Swamp Creature

I learned about using gradient maps in conjunction with an overlay layer to colorize a piece and I think it's totally rad!!
Here's a quick colorization of the above piece! Obviously hand tweaking needs to be done but in general, it's not bad for something done in 2 minutes.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

King Slayer

I've been watching Game of Thrones A LOT recently! Here's a Shot study!
Jamie is looking a little worse for the wear... Or maybe it's just my painting!

Jamie Lannister

Monday, January 13, 2014


This is the current long-board I made a while back! Everyone really seems to dig it!
What time is it?
I'm thinking about getting a new deck and doing something to show my SHM pride...
Fire it up!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Speed Paint

A 1-hour speed paint... Just something fun painted from imagination!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

3D Texturing

Time to add some character to this bad boy! Dust, dirt, grime and scratches! Maybe throw some Alpha cards in the drawers and get some envelopes going on... The possibility's are endless!

Friday, January 10, 2014


A portrait of one of my best friends, Huong!
And a self portrait! (Bringing back the beard!)

Thursday, January 9, 2014

People from the sketchbook

Some people in my sketchbook! I really dig the shirtless dude in the upper right... Yeah, he's totally getting more face time in the future.
Birthday Amit in lower Right!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Tough as Nails

Good ol' Jeb. He's a man that makes choices.

Scarf Girl (Photo Ref)

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Dust Bowl Part Deux

It's another post apocalyptic future.... and as always, everything's a desert!! Pack up all your belongings, the kids, dog and start moving westward in hopes of finding a better tomorrow.

The Next Dust Bowl

Monday, January 6, 2014

Mountain Technique Painting

I saw a video tutorial by Jonas De Ro on how to paint mountains!
Now, I'm not normally one to advocate "Technique Painting" but it's an amazing time saver, and hopefully I was thinking in terms of light and form enough for it to come off half way decent... I think I totally need to work on my shape language on this one, but this was a SUPER FUN to do and I really enjoyed painting it!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Melissa Paff

She has wide hips... Seriously, This isn't even a caricature; these are actual proportions!
Check her blog out Here!

Melissa Paff

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Ladies in Teal

Some fashionable ladies! I'd never claim to understand Fashion.... 
But I do enjoy it. There's so many neat shapes going on in the world!
Oh- and I like Teal... A LOT!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Simple Still Life

A quick still life of some Zinc White sitting on the table in-front of me... gotta practice those basics! Zinc white isn't super opaque, so it's perfect for glazing! If you want a solid white, you're better off using Gesso!
Let me Paint you a picture

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Friend Fhursdays

A long time friend of mine; Zach. He does music under the name Soft Ghosts!
If you dig electronic stuff, take a listen!

Burlesque is the Best!

I was at a Burlesque show for New Years Eve! It was an amazing experience and I totally encourage people to go out and support their local live entertainment! Oh- and the lady's are sexy and amazingly fun to draw. These were based off photo's, but I'm totally bringing a sketch book and sitting in the balcony next time to get a little live action!!
Rizzo Rogue

Balla Fire

Valerie Veils

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Partying with Molly

Hope everyone had a fantastic New Years Eve! Keep it going, We Can't Stop now!