Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

A for the night.

Haven't had a whole lot of time to do anything new because I've been packing things up and getting ready to move. Yep, I'm moving to San Francisco!! I'll be working for a fun little studio called Planet Moon Studios. They're working on some really exciting things and I'm happy to be joining them.
Now, I just need to find a place to live!!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Started this one out in Painter and finished it in PS. No story to it really. It started as a small thumbnail and just kept getting larger.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

"ancient Stonefish ruins"

Here's a quick speed painting that took about 30 minutes. It's part of the ancient "stonefish" ruins..a very sacred place that lies in the most remote shallow depths of the under water world. I'm sure you've heard it, right? Or not since I just made it up...I think. Just be careful where you step.

Monday, September 15, 2008


Sorry about these monthly posts. I do have some free time coming up now so I should be posting more often. These are just some sketches from my sketchbook. Nothing special, just wanted to share. :)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Thursday, August 07, 2008


Just playing around with some brushes and textures. These were meant to be super quick studies but I got carried away in my own excitement.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Monday, June 02, 2008

I'm not dead

Forever...that's how long it's been since I've posted anything new. I do have some good excuses. I was in Singapore for a few weeks living it up beachside. It was an amazing place despite the oven-like heat and humidity that hits you like a wall the minute you walk out of the airport. I adjusted quickly though and took advantage of the pool, the cool ocean breezes, and the 40 cent ice cream. I would definitely go back again so long as I can tolerate the 25 hour flight that leaves you with the worst pain in the butt. That all goes away though once you get there and see that you're in paradise. I miss it already! the smell of food, the shopping, walking and riding the train instead of driving, and the diversity of cultures that all live peacefully together. (4.5 milllion people on an island that's only 3.5 times bigger than D.C.) Claustrophobics beware!
Anyway, I wish I had some cool things to post from my trip there besides pictures. All I have is this... a quick study from my sketchbook that I played around with in PS. Not very much of a memorial to my vacation.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

speedpaint and hands

I don't do enough of these speed paintings but I should do more because this was fun. I wanted to keep the colors somewhat muted and limited and concentrate on the mood and atmosphere. I started with using gray tones and then set the mode to color and dabbed bits of reds and greens here and there. I usually find it easier to work that way so it's become a habit. Oh, this was
roughly about an hour and a half.

Then there are these hand studies. I'm terrible at painting and drawing hands, fingers, fingernails, etc. so I thought I should start focusing on that area a little more. Somehow it's always the last thing I worry about when it comes to figure painting or drawing and character design. It's always the part that is lacking the most too and ultimately the whole piece suffers. So, these were just some quick studies drawn in photoshop ranging from 5 minutes to 10 minutes per hand. Next time I know to use a pencil.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


This was a sketch in my sketchbook...just felt like coloring.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

I couldn't sleep so.....

I painted these owls for you. I could've maybe painted sheep but owls are way better.