Monday, April 21, 2014

Daryl Dixon

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon from the popular television series, "The Walking Dead."

Digital: PS5 + Intuos4

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

Daryl Dixon value study

Rough sketch of Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) from the popular AMC television series, "The Walking Dead."

I will be posting the finished piece in the next day or two.

Digital: PS5 + Intuos4

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Crystal bats, fly!

A touch up on a redo from a much older piece.  Art inception!

Digital: PS5 + Intuos4

Friday, August 9, 2013

Animation Test

Whee!  I made it move!
Heh, my first attempt at animation.  It's needs a lot of work still, but here's the start.

Visual reference:
Muybridge - Horse in Motion

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013

Dragon Roar WIP - Round 2

Made more revisions to this guy since the last post.  Still needs more refining before I can start adding color.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Space!  I had this great dream the other night, and this visual scene really stood out in my memory, so I  said to myself, "what the hell, I'll try to recreate it."  I call it "Departure" because it was a departure from my normal fantasy themes.  Yeah, I'm bad with titles.  :P

Digital: PS5 + Intuos4

Sunday, July 21, 2013

What the elf...?

That silly moment when you're watching a movie and you suddenly get a random urge to doodle an elf.  Yup, that's how I roll.

Digital: PS + Intuos4
~approx. 30 mins, give or take~

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Digi Dragon

Sooo, I've been teaching myself Photoshop over the past year or so, like reeeeally immersing myself in tutorials, reading, magazines, demos, practice, etc. etc., and I've been learning a little something everyday... sifting through what applies to me as a painter, and the stuff that is just... fluff.  BUT... today I had a minor epiphany of sorts... that "Ah-Ha" moment (no silly, not the band)... something just clicked, and I felt like I made a huge leap in my understanding of how things work in PS in relation to how I know they work in traditional painting (but simplified as digital-ness goes). Any who, long story, slightly shorter... here's the result.  I think he turned out pretty darn good, if I do say so myself!  Plus, he's a dragon!  My favorite subject to draw and/or paint.  :)

Oh, I'll post the colored versions of this guy as soon as they're done.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Friday, August 24, 2012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Master Study -- WIP

Heh, long time, no post!
How about some Death Dealer action?  Yes?  Yes.  In the pic above, I've made a side-by-side of the original "Death Dealer" by Mr. Frank Frazetta (left) next to my humble start to a Master study (right).  If you're saying to yourself... doesn't the "Death Dealer" have more above and below the characters?  The answer is: Yes.  I've cropped the image somewhat on the top and the bottom to put more focus on the characters, and to just switch it up a bit.  If you're wondering what the heck that thing is on the top center of my study, it's just part of my easel.

Soooo, it's a WIP (Work In Progress) that I'm doing for the practice and fun of it.

My study -- Oil on board, 11" x 14"

I'm using the indirect method of painting here, where I basically start by laying everything out in a tonal image (Frank often used this method with his paintings).  After the tonal underpainting is done, I will start applying glazes of color, and lastly I'll finish up with some opacity here and there for some added final touches.

I've actually done more work on this since this pic was taken, and I *promise* to post an update of it soon.  ;)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Pirate skull

Creative title, eh?  Yeah... I'm no good with names.  :P

Arr... This be oil on canvas.  9" x 12"

He be almost thar.... 

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

ArtOrder Dragon - Side by Side

Jon Schindehette of ArtOrder announced earlier this month that he was looking for a new illustrated version of the little dragon in the logo (seen here on the left).  The image on the right is the illustration I came up with.

It was drawn with graphite, then inked, and finally watercolored.  After that, I scanned it into a computer so that I could add the "ArtOrder" bubble digitally, as well as make a few final adjustments to the image.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011