Tuesday, November 04, 2008

John McCain

I wanted to get this one finished before the election was over. I knocked it out this morning amidst all the other junk I was doing. So it was a little rushed. Now it is time to watch the election results and see who will be crowned the new king of America!

Sunday, November 02, 2008


Well. I thought I should finish this painting up before the election is over. I wanted to get McCain painted as well. I will have to knock John out on Monday. I hope you all approve this message!

Saturday, October 25, 2008


Started working out the tones on my Obama Painting. I am hoping to get him all done and painted on Monday so I can get started on McCain.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Octopus WIP

I thought I would post a WIP of a current personal project I am working on in an effort to keep myself posting on my blog. The concept comes from my talented cousin Joe, and it has been a lot of fun to model thus far. Updates to come soon.

Monday, October 13, 2008


Having fun with my political paintings. Not sure which should be up next Obama or McCain. They both have very interesting faces.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Joe Biden

I was sketching during the VEEP debate on Thursday and decided to scan one in and do a little digital painting. Perhaps I will do some more of these political figures. Enjoy.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Andrew Ryan

I've been crazy busy with work lately and have had very little time for personal projects. Here is a model of Andrew Ryan from Bioshock that I am working on. Had a little time today to sculpt on him. I will keep you updated on his progress.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Potato Nose

Made this a couple of weeks ago. Thought I would toss it up for kicks. Marker and color pencil on the handy baseball size smooth Bristol paper.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Angry Mullet

Monday, August 18, 2008


My wife and I packed up the camping gear and headed for the mountains this past weekend with the idea of beating the heat.

Of course on our way there we had a tire blow out on the free-way and didn't end up getting to the campsite until all the good spots had already been taken. We did find a spot to camp off the beaten bath, only it was not well shaded and the heat ended up beating us.

In between hiking with the dogs, and swatting flies and mosquitoes I was able to do some drawing in my sketchbook, as well as this little art card while I was there.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Another Bobert?

Marker and Color Pencil. Another Sunday school doodle.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008


A recent commission for a nice couple in Portland who were looking for an interesting way to say happy birthday to their daughter in law.

When I met with them to discuss the project I happened to bring along some of my illustrations to show them. I then had to assure them that their drawing would not be "weird" or "scary."

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Small format. Ink and Color Pencil.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Progress on the old man

Been wicked busy working on my demo reel for the upcoming graduation. Here is the current progress on my old man model. I faked some particles effects with some alphas and some cylinders. It looks like a little whirl wind when it is animated. Still need to do a little more work on his textures and spec maps and then I think she will be ready to render.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Old man Low-poly

Thought I would update some of the progress on the old plant shaman I am working on. Was able to get some of the leaf alphas working today, and some of the base textures. Still a lot of texture work to go on this. I am happy with the way it is rolling along

Tonight I plan on setting up a basic rig for posing so I can get a couple of render tests done tomorrow as well as more work on the texture maps and unifying the color scheme. With his staff weapon he should end up around 6k tris when complete.


An ink and color pencil card I just finished doodling.

Friday, May 23, 2008

The old man

Been working on the old man lately. I've got the low-poly mesh all done along with the normal mapping. Did some tests with painting the diffuse in zbrush and baking them in maya today, and figured out my method for doing so. I am pretty excited to finally see this fellow all finished. Here is a quick zbrush render of the few minutes I was able to spend on his head this evening.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Funky Bird

I decided that it might be fun to post more stuff from my sketch books. Happily I just filled another sketch book during the lecture of my American Politics class this morning. Here is what ended up on the last page. I also decided to break out the red colored pencils today!

Friday, May 09, 2008


Alright here is another small format artwork. Ink and color pencil. His name is Crunchy.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Plant head

Hello to anybody who might be visiting! Once again it has been a while since I have posted. I've been really busy working on 3d projects, my website, and homework for my non art related classes in preparation for my graduation in June (rapidly approaching!)
I thought I would post an art card I made this morning. I have been drawing a lot of people with plants growing out of them lately. My mind must still be a little bit stuck in the game that I helped make for my senior project. It involved plant zombies. He is colored with ink and prisma color markers and pencils.

Friday, April 11, 2008

John Lennon Revisited

I recently came back to a project that I began in my advanced modeling class. No, it is not Harry Plopper! It's Mr John Yoko Lennon. I added the lonely hearts club uniform and worked on his hair a bit. More detail and textures are on the way.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008


Thought I should post something today. These are a couple of models I am working for a student short 3d animation called balloons. I am posting the concept work as well which was drawn by Ryan Stark, another student here at the Art Institute.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Old Man WIP

Been quite busy lately. This is something I have been working on a little bit for the dominancewar. He will eventually be an old warrior type shaman dude. Today I had a little time to work on his head. I plan on adding the clothing, and ornamentations later. I dig zbrush.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Finished Skulls

I'm very satisfied with the way this turned out. I think it might be the best lowpoly model I have made to date. When I get back from GDC I think I will make a little rotation video of it.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Skull WIP

Haven't posted in a little bit so I thought I would post my progress on this weeks assignment in my low poly modeling class. I was hesitant at first but I am enjoying using 3ds Max a lot more than I thought I would. Though I still like Maya better.

I decided to practice some techniques I want to use for the Dominance War. So I started with a zsphere in zbrush to model my high poly skull and then brought it in 3ds to retop and bake the normals and AO. Here is the result so far. Now I need to continue texturing and add a little grime. Should be finished in the morning. The skull is 492 tris.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


A picture of the teacher in Sunday school. I added some marker and color pencil for color. 2.5 x 3.5 inches.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Swamp Shrimp

So I just finished this model for a low poly competition over at 3dtotal.com. I didn't realize that the end of the competition was in GMT time until too late. So I was about 4 hours late getting it finished. Any-who, I think I will still work on it later on, but thought that I would post some of my finished renders here as well. The last images was my concept design.