What up world,
So we’re doing some vehicle work in concept class these days…here are some quick little vehicle thumbs for you to make fun of. Word.
Wow, it’s been a long long long time! Sorry about the wait (for anyone who actually stops by :) ). Between some new course work as school and a little boy who just turned one, my time has been difficult to manage…which means that the blog has been put down for far too long. So I’m going to attempt to get some new work out there as well as update the book section. Thanks for your patience. This new piece is a cover piece for a new game called “The Darkest Age” which is a new role playing game by Spectacle Publishing. My good friend Rob Gee is one of the writers (he’s also doing a ton of content art for the interior) and he contacted me late this summer about working on the project. While I wanted to do much much more, I unfortunately was only able to get the cover done before school started and my free time evaporated. Regardless, it’s a kick ass project and I hope is does extremely well for the group… By the way, I’m posting my original thumbs for the work as well as the cover without text and with. I hope you like it!
Just a simple scan from my sketchbook, nothing fancy but it’s a drawing that I’m gonna throw some color. I was thinking this would be some sort of fire creature (although he looks like an alien right now)…
On a side note, sorry I haven’t updated my books in awhile…I have some good ones picked out, I just need to scan. Time, she is a difficult one to catch these days.
So I’ve been looking through a bunch of my more recent paintings and drawings and I’ve realized that I have a number or pieces that are about 70% done. Class demos, experiments with new techniques and just good old fashioned doodles that I’ve not had the time to finish up. As you can obviously see, with a new baby I’m having a bit of a difficult time keeping my blog updated with new art but I’m not giving up! :) So here’s a piece I painted over the past couple days. I originally started with a blue line drawing on bristle, once I got the perspective worked up (and it’s not perfect), I scanned the sketch into photoshop and began the painting. As a whole it’s not bad but I think the reflections could be pushed both from a value and a shape perspective…but I do like the structure. Anyway, hopefully I’ll have more work to come soon.
Lately I haven’t been able to finish many drawings or paintings (school and a baby sure keeps a man busy) but I have been chipping away at a few different sketches and studies. Since my blog has been so dead recently I figure I might as well share works in progress (WIP)…if I don’t it will be forever before I post anything. This study is from the Thor comic book drawn by Olivier Coipel, it’s just one of the background guys that I thought was interesting. Tim Bowman (an amazing artist working at Human Head Studios) turned me on to Coipel years ago and I have to say, he’s one of my favorite comic guys in the industry now. The point of this study was to work on matching Coipel’s mood, gesture, parts of his pallet while adding more interesting marks and color choices to the image. As I say it’s a work in progress but I’m having fun so far…