Sunday, October 7, 2007

Video Demosssh

Three 30 minute Video Demonstrations:
Nothing fancy, just a few quick black and white sketches. Wanted to show the process and a few different techniques to some friends.

I've got full resolution video's hosted if you'd like, just give me a shout.

Here are some Sumi Ink, White Acrylic and Digital experiments.
Just quick stuff, but loads of fun:

Sunday, September 23, 2007

lazy sunday

Two from today, what else to say? Mm, how you been? :P
Edit: Updated the 2nd one, got some crittage. Thanks devin.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Two from this evening

Yarrr! You know I missed International talk like a pirate day yesterday? :(

Original and it's ugly cousin remix. :P Just playing around. I think orange is my favorite color, especially with blue.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Back so soon?!

Paint frenzy, just been having the desire to paint these past few days - plus I left one half finished from last night. Ok, 'nuff jibbajabba - two from tonight - well one and a variation/continuation...

Thursday, September 6, 2007


Only a handful of personal paints since that last batch, here are two I like :)
It's interesting to see what sort of painting I do with the main objective of relaxation... hrm hrm.

First is a little slapped together :\
I think I may pick the second one up again this weekend, maybe...

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Long time no see!

Been awhile :)
Sat down for the first time in over a month to do some painting outside of work. Here are a few of the ones I liked.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Another One

Another environment in the same vein as before; sketch up to start again.
A few people mentioned how sloppy I got with the perspective, oops! Definitely paying more attention to that now. Still, I like this one ...

And the model for those who are curious :)

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Environments OF DOOM!

Been trying to work on my conceptual side a little more, usually I work with a sort of chaos technique (read: messy and random :P) So anyways, First up is ConceptArt.orgs current (you might catch it if you hurry :P ) Environment of the Week: Floating Bazaar. Played with Painter a little bit on this one. After that is just a personal study, just started with some blocks in SketchUp and went from there :) Model is the last image if you are interested :)

Monday, March 19, 2007

EoW and Remix

Look at that! I updated an it's only been a day, no way!

First one is for's Environment of the Week Contest;
Second is a quick remix of that, about an hour?

Crits and Comments greatly appreciated, Questions too!

Oh, also -
Go vote for my good friend Vic's character "Ye Olde Bunny" !!!

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Doodle Potpourri

I've been hesitant to post the more sketchy stuff for some reason, only wanted to show the cream of the crop - but that's dumb and updates are far an few in between. So from now on I'll update more :)

So, you will see some quicker dirtier stuff stuck in with the usual ;)

Here is a big "I'm sowee" dump:

This first one is for my good friend Victoria Maderna:

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

New Batch

These are from today and yesterday, lot's of painting :)

Just returned from a weekend trip to Southern Utah visiting family. Soaked up a lot of imagery while I was down there, such beautiful and unique landscapes. Anyways, was good to have a break ;)

Any questions? Always happy to try and answer :)

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Just Playing

Just playing on these, same sort of techniques - some new twists but I feel my enthusiasm waning. Time for something new ;). I think I'm going to do the OFDW at CGTalk, some other studies. Maybe it's time to break out the paints again? Can't wait for spring, can finally go outside and draw without frostbite.

Oh, you might have noticed a new face to the blog. Played with this for several hours today, who knows if this is what I stick with or not; was fun to play around. Just a template that I customized and altered a bit, this html and etc. makes my head hurt.

Anyways, more unfinished doodles -

Monday, February 12, 2007

Today's Doodles

Just some quicker doodles today; trying the same techniques as below but with quicker monochrome sketches. Using color balance and a few other tricks to stretch that a bit. Nothing special really, didn't even feel like fleshing these out - just playing with shapes. Let's just say, keyword: half-assed.

I do like the limited palette, almost duotone on these - so simple but can be so convincing. Will also need to play with the lone robot and master idea, they can be my anchor in cityscapes perhaps.

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Snowy Landscape Process + PSD

Looks like you have to click this one to see the animated process.

PSD and other Files:

MikeCorriero asked me a few questions I'll try and answer them as well as I can;
The brush I used 99% of the time in this was a default round; size, opacity and flow set to pressure. I almost never use the manual opacity and for this particular style I found it best to use 100% flow as I didn't really have to 'blend' much. After the initial sketch I used an abstract brush with many hard edges to sort of lay down a base coat of the primary color I had envisioned for this painting. Directly afterward I used a soft light layer and the same brush to create even more variety in color, overtop of which I also use an overlay layer with the same method. Here I was establishing the general palette I used for the next several rendering steps. It can also be great to use the clone brush with these methods as it adds another layer of grit, grime and variance. Now, next came something I've really been enjoying lately something I saw Andrew Jones demonstrate at the recent San Franciso workshop. Duplicate your layers, or hit ctrl+alt+e. Flip this duplicate canvas, set it to either lighten or darken and experiment with it's position on the canvas, you may also want to enlarge your canvas by 200% in each direction. I think you'll find that some things work quite well symmetrically and others work best if you stretch and distort the canvas. Overall I really enjoy this technique - it's helped me see many possibilites that I would otherwise never see. I think it's also a great tool for conceptualizing. Moving on I used a 'dirt' brush, very low impact with essentially small bristles to add even more grit to the canvas. Afterwhich came one of the most drastic changes done with the editing modes; curves, color balance and selective color. If you have Adobe CS or above you will be able to click on these adjustment layers to view them in more detail. These are very handy tools if you've changed your mind about what colors/values you want as well as changing mood etc. Even if I haven't changed what I have in mind, I will still experiment with these and most often find something that I think works even better. The next steps are just more rendering and in the final just a unsharp mask to help visibility for web as well as tweak some edges.
Thanks for listening to me ramble ;)

Robuts and RowBoughts

I know most of you have certainly seen these before, and they are a few weeks 'old' now. But I like them and want them here for the posterity of my blog :)

Done in Photoshop, these are what I've dubbed Digital Paint and Photo Montages. The majority of photographs used are from, they have a huge selection of images; be sure and check out the textures section too.

Again, this series has a few progenitors and derivations - you can probably pick out which is which.

If you have any questions please let me know! :)