Thursday, November 14, 2013

Roy Batty + Step By Step

This is an idea I'm playing with for character design class, re-imagining characters from Bladerunner for an animated film. This is my version of Roy Batty in progress plus a step by step of how I got this going. Enjoy!

Friday, August 30, 2013

The Scotsman

As a challenge to myself, I tried to re-imagine the The Scotsman from Samurai Jack. The idea was to re-design him as if this were concept art for a video game inspired by God of War. The original design is great but I've always imagined a game or animated film in a grittier style. Enjoy.

Friday, May 24, 2013

WIP - Portrait of Sonya

Here's some progress on a portrait . . . trying to play with line.  18"x18" Black and White Pastel on Rives BFK.

Avoid the Tyranny . . .

A sketch inspired by the book, Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon and the words of a choreographer from Smith College. Go figure.

Kami Kiri

   Kami Kiri, 18"x18" Charcoal on Rives BFK



I've been attracted to this idea since I sketched it out.  I think the original inspiration came from a creature in Japanese legends called the Kami Kiri.  There are two forms of the creature, a bird and bear form, but this one is slightly more akin to the bear form.  Here are some of the pieces. All are graphite and/or charcoal.

"Angst Ridden Bullshit"

My "Post Mortem" series has always been about me dealing with the trials of my past relationships. As part of my process, I typically start with stream-of-conscious writing.  The words, rants, poems, song lyrics, doodles etc. never last long as they typically get covered in layers of some medium.  However, they're important in setting the tone of the work, exorcising some demons and creating some texture.  

So, someone requested if I'd share some of my "Angst Ridden Bullshit." I'll start with these two and try and find some others. Much of what's written is my own but, occasionally, something  from the poet Charles Bukowski or lyrics written by Kevin Baker from the Hope Conspiracy make it in.

Anyway, enjoy or not.

Portrait of Linda Boltmann

I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to paint the lovely Linda Boltmann (88 years young).  Here's a sort-of stepper. I'll do a better job of trying to take more "in progress" photos. This one is 14"x14," Oil on Canvas. Enjoy.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wind Blown

A digital painting for fun and practice. Inspired by watching Memoirs of a Geisha this week along with visiting CG Hub and seeing all the great work there.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Material Studies: Fur + Armor

Trying to get a better grasp of painting different material qualities and still having fun with character. I can't help but ask myself though, is this my first "furry"?

This started as a quick sketch. I scanned it but didn't like the silhouette so I tweaked it in PS.