January 11, 2015

Weekend paintings

These started as doodles at work after trying some new brushes.



Space elf witch


Garrosh Hellscream

January 5, 2015

Gandalf the Grey study

 Completely butchered it, but it was a ton of fun to work on. I love the mood in all his paintings. Original >> http://www.john-howe.com/portfolio/gallery/details.php?image_id=71



January 4, 2015

Bilbo and the Ring

Still on that Hobbit kick. I also have a ton of loose sketches capturing little moments of the book. It would be fun to finish some of those.

Cheers!


January 3, 2015

Happy 2015!

   Hope everyone had a great time over the Holidays. Here is the first piece of 2015. Thorin from The Hobbit.  I loved the first 2 Jackson movies, but that last one left me a bit underwhelmed. I wanted to hearken back to the original story a bit, this is how I kinda envisioned him the first time I read the book.



December 25, 2014

Happy Holidays!

Hope you guys had some good times over the Holidays. I wanted to share a snip it on a story I've been developing for some years now. You'll definitely be seeing more of that little guy as the new years rolls around.

 Cheers!





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.


http://www.dungeondefenders2.com/the-concept-art-process/




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