Friday, December 4, 2009

Hey, where'd November go?

I've been working diligently on stuff for the Hive, and don't want to ruin any surprises by showing it off here, but I don't like going so long without posting anything, so here are a few random things that have distracted me over the course of the last month:

Friday, October 30, 2009

Sneaks and Peeks

Here are a couple of previews for the He Man and Hive shows I'm working on. January is fast approaching...

Monday, October 19, 2009


Here's a preliminary sketch I did today for the He Man show. After watching a few episodes of the 2002 Toonami re-release of He Man, I decided to take my re-designs of the characters and costumes a lot further. I also wanted to play with the relationship between Skeletor and Evilyn, adding some of the sexuality often associated with black magic.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I HAVE THE POWER!!!!!!!!!!!

I've been working on some preliminary sketches for the He-Man show coming up at Gallery 1988. I'm really excited to be working on this. He man was one of the first things to spark my interest in fantasy. I've been re-watching the old episodes whenever I can get my hands on them. They're awesome. Full of really weird design, cheap animation, and lots and lots and lots of cheese... delicious, corny cheese.

Sketchbook Update

Saturday, October 3, 2009


I really need to get someone to take better photos of these, but here are a couple of acrylic pieces I made. The pin up style painting, "Stinger", was made for The Hive's Beerotica show a few months back. The boy on the horse, "The Lost Boy" is for a show coming up in a couple of weeks at Liliya, a restaurant downtown. There will be a bunch of Otis faculty, alumni, and students participating. It should be a great show, and I recommend that anyone who can make it check out the work.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Gentlemen

Here are some drawings I did for a beat-em-up style video game called The Gentlemen.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Here's another one-night-painting. This one was based on an experiment in which I messed around with a ton of layers with random things on them to get a color palette that I might otherwise have never used. It was fun, and a good exercise, but I think I prefer a more thoughtful process. Still, I'll be trying this experiment again in the future.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Nose Job

I started this piece last night. It's based on a scene from Roman Polansky's Chinatown. Lately I've been thinking a lot about Noir. I've been reading The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler, and I've been on the look out for good old Noir movies.

Most importantly, I want to start incorporating elements of Noir into my fantasy work. I've always loved dark fantasy, but it always looks like it has a heavy goth influence. Not that I have any problem with gothic influence, but a Noir influence could set my work apart. Plus, adding Noir elements to other genres has a lot of great potential, ie Blade Runner or Wanted.

Hopefully I'll be able to develop this idea before someone way more well known than me turns it into a movie or comic or something.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Drow vs Mind Flayer

Here is a painting I did over the course of the last week. It is for a book cover art contest put on by the art director of Wizards of the Coast.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

After many hours of programming, arranging, animating, and begging professional web designers for help, my official website is officially up and running.

check it out

Saturday, May 30, 2009


I made this for the Western States Folklore Society's annual meeting this year. The idea was to combine elements of archaic stories with modern legends.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Ok, so here are a few of my pictures from Sr. Show and Graduation. I wish the lighting on my pieces was better in these photos, but I'll re-shoot them when I get a chance to show what they really look like.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Having trouble finding time the past few weeks. Been working on setting up my deviantART and illustration mundo pages. Still have to post stuff on conceptart. There are many, many sites to work on, now, but I figure working on them each a little at a time should still be feasable during this post-grad scramble.

I have a ton of pics from sr show and graduation, but they'll have to wait until another day.

Also, if you haven't already looked at her site, check out Jessica Dalva (a link to her blog is on my sidebar). She'll be in a four person show at La Luz de Jesus this August, and her work is the new hotness.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sr Show WIPs

Lately I've been spending all my time working on the pieces for my Senior Show. These are some of the works in progress.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Post with the Most

I've been away for a while, but I haven't stopped working. A year makes a big difference.