This page is designed to take over my current portfolio, as well as a place to dump all my works in progress. If you'd like to see my work, go to the Portfolio Page.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

American beauty

Train of thought: drawing a study of a girl with her fist clenched. Sees if Supergirl symbol would nice on her chest. Study becomes Supergirl.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

The Southern Oracle

A continuation of an older painting. I'm glad I held off on it, because I paint faster now. I realize that part of the secret is, don't give a shit! Not too much, anyway. The longer I painted it, the longer I realized I was channeling my memories of Neverending Story. So, blame that movie and those damned sphinx boobs for this nightmare.

Thursday, November 29, 2012


Young Spinosaurus chasing dinner. I don't always draw dinosaurs... but when I do, I draw MEGAPREDATORS.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Escort + Process .gif

I'm calling this done for now. I also thought it would be fun to put all the steps into a gif, so I did! I think I understand values and edges better after this painting, I will apply my knowledge to the next one.

Friday, November 02, 2012

Three Undies

Did some pin-ups, trying to exercise drawing from imagination. I didn't draw them from reference, but I did practice color use with some photo ref. Line art below.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Dragon Sketchin'

When I don't know what to draw, I can always poop dragons like hotcakes. Fun going back to colored line art concepts, I sorta stopped after college to become a "painter." Lul.
 I was obsessed with monitor lizards and dinosaurs as a kid, so these is just years of muscle memory at this point. I don't even like dragons, fuck dragons.

Monday, October 15, 2012

The Entomber

This is for someone I've been meaning to pay back with a concept for a looong time. It's called the entomber, which is an undead monster that can grab you from underground and pull you under with it's gigantic arms. This is actually a design for a LARP monster, which is new for me. I also do undead/necro stuff VERY rarely for some reason, so this was a real nice change of pace. Not done yet!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Escort part TRES

Toned down the background a lot to put emphasis back on the characters. I cropped it back down, too far away from what I originally intended with the image.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Escort continued

Continued this painting. I expanded the canvas because I felt that it was a little cramped. Trying to get the right feel for color and texture in the background while maintaining the composition is.... hard. It's surprising how much of a difference the formations of leaf clumps in the trees affect the flow of the image.


Sunday, September 09, 2012

New Painting Started

I finally got my computer running, and the day i did I spent 5 straight hours painting because I was so deprived. I was scanning some more stuff to post on this blog including this plan for a painting, and I couldn't help it and started immediately. I'm trying to work on simplifying my shadows and putting contrast only in the areas of interest. Not done at all, I'm probably gonna set that background back a lot more, add a lot more detailing I think to their costumes, etc.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Greatest Predator in the Universe

Ugh. Haven't updated in a month, EMBARRASSING. kinda hard when you don't have a personal computer after moving though.

God Emperor in worm form, plus the drawing in my sketchbook it's based on. Bonus Hwi Noree action on the bottom there. I guess I was going for a smokey Frazetta vibe, with the incense burning in his big lonely chamber. This was quick, i consider these studies for the bigger painting I'm doing. The greatest predator in the universe!

Friday, July 20, 2012

9 Lives - Sketch

I couldn't help myself.

Saw Batman: Dark Knight Rises of course, and as expected it was dope. Now I fanartz. I was actually a fan of how Catwoman was handled in the movie, unexpectedly. I won't review it, but I will say it's somewhere between Begins and Dark Knight in awesome quality.

Saturday, July 07, 2012

More dumps. Top one was done during my visit to Hong Kong  a few months ago. Bottom left... I dunno, heads. The bottom right is an old character of mine that is basically an Indian superhero, just something I had been noodling on and off for a while and I didn't know what to do with it sooo i'm just posting it for now. Sans clothes. 

Remember to view these images on a new tab, image compression is a doozy.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Alright i need to pick up the pace, I'm starting to slow down. I wanted to be posting something once a week but I got distracted by all this job stuff. Here's a sketch dump. The dreadlock girl in the top image was doodled while I was playing D&D for the first time, she was my half-elf druid. The lizard guy on the bottom is when i was playing Skyrim with my Argonian ranger. *pushes up glasses*

Got a new job at Turbine, which is now owned by Warner Brothers. Part of it is very familiar, part of it is really different. I've been put on their new project which is completely different from anything the studio has done before, it's really nuts.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Due to recent events, I have a lot more spare time on my hands so I can get back to working on stuff I haven't touched in a while. Apparently I haven't updated this chestnut since February, so I got on the case. I couldn't find a hand pose that was perfect so I had to combine a few and then look up what hands covered in blood looked like separately. I think in general I need to add more atmosphere, especially to the face, now that the rest has become so loose.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Guild Navigator

More Dune!

I've been trying to come up with a Steersman design for a while, this is the closest so far.

Here's the original description, summed up nicely by Wikipedia:

 ...a "humanoid fish," and described in his tank of spice gas as "an elongated figure, vaguely humanoid with finned feet and hugely fanned membranous hands — a fish in a strange sea."

 ...they possess a "tiny v of a mouth" and "ugly flap of nose" and that "Mouth and nose appeared small on a Navigator's gigantic face with its pulsing temples."

I wanted to make this creature interesting with contrasts; a round belly with an angular, lanky figure, appearing old and yet still undeveloped, frail but threatening for some reason. Although they are incredibly powerful they are also driven by their addiction to spice, so it was important to illustrate that they are driven by greed as much as they are by intellectual pursuits.

Technically they are even supposed to wear a leotard and a utility belt, but I might take some artistic liberties and do away with that... I dunno we'll see.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Another dump of sketches. Again, these are from over a few sketch books, most of the ones on the top are from my head and the obviously posey ones on the bottom are from life. I thought I'd keep up with the themes, so this time it's all girls! Yeeey!

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Callie Started

Workin' on Callie Maggotbone from Ugly Americans. I love this show, and I wanna finish this before the season is over. Bonus, there's tentacles in it!

Friday, March 09, 2012

Lunch time sketch. Bicycle sphinx...?

Saturday, March 03, 2012

So. I got a scanner.

After 6 years as a professional artist, I finally have my own scanner. How sad is that? Pretty sad. Contrary to popular belief I DO actually use physical (analog? so pretentious) media often, but mostly it's all in my sketchbooks and nothing ever finished. To start, here is a collection of stuff from Dune.
From top left - Laza tigers; Fremen costume; Shai Hulud; princess headdresses; krysknives; chairdog; old steersman concept (outdated, I've since redesigned them based on the book descriptions more closely); Alia, from a scene in Children of Dune.

I'll post more later once I get them arranged.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Ritual Update

More progress on this thing. Man, once I start doing freelance my schedule for updating goes right down the toilet.

I bumped the contrast and colors like crazy, figured I could do something interesting with the incense smoke. Still afraid to touch those handles right now.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Foul (or should i say eligible?) Bachelor Frog. To decorate our house with. I got a frame and everything.