Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Mad Maxine: Character Design 101.
This project was intended to take me through the process of designing a character from start to finish. I had to shake some REALLY bad habits with this one and it took what seemed like forever to complete. Ultimately, I had a blast working on this character and will value it as a stepping stone in my career as an artist and my uncontrollable desire to take over the world muahaha!!!! Merry Christmas!


Monday, December 21, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Australia is awesome. Thanks to my very talented co-workers for helping me crank out some cool shit. Two of the figure drawings at the top are master copies of Henry Yan's work.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


In recent news...well somewhat recent. I've managed to land a job at Krome Studios! Check it out...http://www.kromestudios.com/. For those of you who don't already know...the company is located in Australia! I've spent the last couple of months preparing for the trip(hence the reason why I have'nt posted in a while) and I'm set to leave Sept. 2nd. I will be arriving in Melbourne on the 4th. My official start date at Krome is the 14th.

This is quite possibly the biggest endeavor I have ever taken on and thank god my fiance has decided to come with me. Its a big move and a tad bit risky, but as I've been told...with big risk comes big reward. I hope to meet and learn from all of the talented artists at Krome and soak up the Australian sun. Thanks to those of you who follow my blog...I will let you know how the move goes as soon as I'm able!

Cheers mates!

Friday, April 3, 2009

I absolutely love the way painter blends paint so I often start a color palette using an oil or an acrylic brush. Once I have a solid range of colors established I will start to bounce back an forth from Painter to Photoshop. Photoshop seems to give me the texture I want more often than not. All of these were done from photographic reference and took me about 45min to an hour each. Still need to get faster...ughhh...but I seem to have found a technique that is working for me. The bottom panel shows my work in progress. More to come!

Did these studies in Painter...mostly. I referenced some photos I took at the Nashville Zoo. My intent with these was get faster and find a solid reliable brush to use in painter. Which actually slowed me down...but I found one! Give or take each one took me about 25min.

The piece on top is a John Singer Sargent master copy I did some time ago. The bottom one was from a still life photograph I took. Both were done with acrylics and both came out of an illustration class that I highly benefited from. Thanks Thomas!

Thursday, March 26, 2009