December 8, 2014

Dinosaurs and hoverbikes

A little thing I made for fun. Star Claws and his gang of misfits. Inspired after the Jurassic Park and StarWars trailer hit.

June 29, 2014

Concept Art Process for DD2

So I got to write a fun blog of process we go through when designing a character for Dungeon Defenders 2. You can check it out in the link bellow. Hope you guys enjoy it.

June 24, 2014

Drawing Rules

I try to keep these in my head as often as I can, but it's very easy to forget while you're in the "zone", and they just become an after thought. I finally compiled a list to keep above my desk. Mind you, I've compiled these over the years based on where I would like to grow as an artist, so they may not apply to you. Happy drawing.

Drawing Rules:

- Draw inspiration from books. You can close them when you’re done. Stay away from the internet, it’s an endless black hole of doom.

- Start with thumbnails/and color comps. Let that carry your design. If it works from     thumbnail, it works, period.

- Draw from imagination. Reference is good for reference. Use it to improve, don’t rely on it.

- Stay loose!make those shapes sing! make them flow.

- Keep it fun, chunky and stylized

- What's he/she thinking? action, movement, and story give the character life!

- Whats the focus?! Keep it clear!

- Form follows function. It doesn't need four arms if it only uses one. Read above.

- Ditch the ruler. I believe in you.

- 3 colors! 60%,30%,10%, That's all you get.

- Don’t overwork it. No, we don't need to see the dirt under his nails.

- Presentation goes a long way. You don’t wear flops with your tux. Take a moment to make it presentable.  

- Have FUN. Your life doesn't depend on it, just your job :D

Now here is an irrelevant picture of some dinosaurs.

June 12, 2014

New Zelda

I'm so excited.... can't wait for this to come out! I doodled this at work before going home. I really like how they merged both styles of wind waker and skyward sword.

April 26, 2014

April 21, 2014

Fantasy Comic

I decided to do a couple of pages of an old dumb comic I had from back in high school. It was fun to visit these characters again.

April 14, 2014

Dino Huntress 3

I had a lot of fun with this one. Trying to incorporate more story and setting into my pieces. This one took a long while to get it to a point where I was happy with. It was a struggle the whole way. That's what happens when you jump into a painting without a clear under drawing! You live and learn.


I put up the process for anyone that's interested.

April 11, 2014

Space Wizard

Drawing last night as I watched the Clone Wars. Such a great show.

April 10, 2014

River Beast

This was for another art challenge between the guys at work. I'm really trying to get better at environments. I have long way to go!

April 9, 2014

Freetime doodling

Here are some sketches I've been able to squeeze in my free time.