Thursday, December 4, 2014

Pulp Cover

I revisited this one.  I wanted to do something for Halloween this year, but I forgot to post it.

Digital Sketches

I've been doing some digital plein air and life painting.  These represent some of the images I've been working on.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Paso Robles Discovery Gardens

This is a design for the welcome center for a really cool Garden planned to be built in Paso Robles CA.  A friend of mine and a very talented designer Michael Sheffe did the layout for this.  I finished it with color and paint.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Movie Park Germany Dino Ride

This is marketing art I did recently for Riva Creative.  Movie Park Germany is using it to promote their new tram ride.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Game Changer

I just wanted to do a post about this amazing computer I bought back in september 2013.  I was in the market for a new laptop right when Wacom released their new line of Cintiqs.  The one that caught my eye is called the Companion and it runs full windows 8 meaning you can put all your software on it and run just about whatever you'd like.  It was a great opportunity to try something new.  I had been wanting to paint digital plein air for some time now and never had the right setup to do it with.  I knew this was my best bet, but wasn't sure if it would work out.  There are so many variables that digital plein air artists have to consider. Your computer needs to be portable, have a long lasting battery, have enough power to run the software you like, be comfortable, have the right pen tech and drivers, and the list goes on.  I had considered a couple other products but each of them had their limitations and ultimately just didn't work.  After trying and failing a couple of times, I was skeptical whether Wacom had considered the limitations and had a way to resolve them in their design.

Let me tell you, it's awesome!  Wacom really delivered with this product.  It does just about everything I want it to do.  If your a photoshop guy like me then you'll be happy to know that you can run full photoshop on this with just about all the settings you love with your desktop at home.  You'll need to turn off the advanced graphics options and use smaller documents, but you dont need those things most of the time anyway.  Not only photoshop, but I use zbrush and modo on it too.

I cant tell you how liberating it is to be able to leave your desk whenever you want and go work on the coach in your living room.  Plein air painting is so much fun too.  I dont have to worry about too much to carry.  Its just a small pouch that carries everything I need. Before I got this thing, the only place I could paint was at a desk.  Now I have the park, the mall, the library, the coffee shop, anywhere I want really.

Check out some of the sketches I've done in the past few months.

These ones are at the local outdoor mall called the Americana.  It's so much fun to paint there.  The atmosphere is tough to beat.

This was my view at church.  We were far enough away from the action that I didnt feel too bad about breaking out my computer.

This was a train ride over the holidays.  I had about twenty min each way to finish this one.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Castle Metaphor

This is a painting for an undisclosed project I did a couple years ago.  

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Augmented Reality Game Concept Art

I had the pleasure to work with my friend Devin Flanigan on this exciting project.  Devin was the writer/director for this augmented reality game.  These are concepts for sets where the game would take place.  The top image is headquarters in the past and the bottom is the same location in the distant future.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

2013 15 min Figure Drawings

Castle Ruin

I did some quick composition studys and decided to take one of them to a finish.  I rarely find time to paint interesting environments, so this was a treat.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

My Haunted House

So I did this sketch over a year ago randomly and decided to scan it just in case I felt like painting it later.  Last week I was itching to paint something for myself.  I found it in my files and thought I would celebrate Halloween early this year.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Harry Potter Museum

Warner Brothers Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter won a Thea award this year.  I did some illustrations for the project a few years back. 
If you're ever in London and have the chance to go, I highly recommend it.

A Theme Park in Spain

This is another one I did with Eric Williams Creative Director.  He did the layout.

Dinosaur Theme Park in China