Monday, January 13, 2014

Random Art Dump!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Bone Mage

So, he's like a mage. But with bones.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Council of Spiders for D&D

Hey all, its been a while! Here's a new cover I did for Dungeons and Dragons. I've been eager to show this one, thanks for looking!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Running Man redesign project

Recently at school we wrapped up our concept design project with Kemp Remillard. The project was to update the 80's action/sci-fi classic The Running Man for a new generation. It was a balance of keeping the spirit of the original movie while updating the futuristic aspects and squeezing in some pop-culture references.

The first task was to figure out the look of the protagonists, as all subsequent characters would have to visually relate to our heroes. 

After designing the heroes, we had a great line-up of baddies to design. It was important to make sure they were "cool", yet had the over-the-top look you'd expect of a game-show personality.

I had a few different ideas for Fireball, ranging from Serious Business to comical. Comical was a hit with the instructors, so my take on Fireball ended up looking like a certain popular rapper.

Buzzsaw was a great challenge because his motorcycle was such a big part of his persona. I had a blast designing his ride, and Kemp's techspertise was invaluable during the process.

And lastly Dynamo, I had fun with this one. It was so hard to take this guy seriously, as he was probably the most ridiculous of the bad guys in the movie. I hope I preserved that aspect.

As always, thanks for looking! I did all this at the Safehouse Atelier.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sweet Tooth

One time I turned in a piece to a client with a strong hit of the color pink in it, and they asked me to change it because it wasn't appropriate for their audience. A very reasonable request, though with the unexpected side-effect of me wanting to use the color pink wherever I can in personal work now!

This is a revisit of an old idea. Who says I don't have a sense of humor?

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A Year of Head-Paintings - 2011

Every Tuesday night we have portrait-painting class with Coro. Its a single 3-hour session with oil paint. What follows are most of the paintings I did in 2011.

I did some oil painting back in college, but when I started these paintings I literally hadn't touched a brush in years.

Cast drawing had an impact on these paintings early on, I kept trying to make them about form instead of just abstract arrangements of color and value... which runs counter to what I was taught through most of art school.

Its amazing how you can stare at a painting for hours and not see your mistakes. I've got a bad habit of exaggerating foreheads, as we can see in some of these.

Somewhere in here I started to occasionally get something I wasn't outright ashamed of. Definitely a step in the right direction, I think.

Its painful to have some of these online, but I feel like I've come a long way this year and thought that was worth sharing.

Thanks for looking, can't wait for the next time I can post a year's worth of paintings all at once.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Vampires vs. Werewolves, Pandora's Vase

I did these covers for Capstone Press last year. I only just noticed them on Capstone's site, I have no idea how long they've been public.

Below are some larger versions without the type.

Being children's books I definitely was pushing the cartoon aesthetic a little more than usual.

In the end I felt like I got some fun images, though like with any work under NDA, by the time I finally get to post it all I can do is think of what I would have done differently if I were doing the job right now. Thanks for looking, all!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Big Ol Monsters

You guys like monsters, right?

I was thinking of these as card illustrations, I wanted to have some fun with simple straightforward images.

Please excuse my compositional redundancy, I'll try harder to prove I'm not a one-trick-pony next time! I did these images at the Safehouse Atelier.