Monday, April 13, 2015

Working on my Deer Duchess.

I also made a quick octophant. Whole lot of nope.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Fancy Animals Color Comps

I learned a lot about color comps today, and different ways to adjust the colors of a painting in simple clean ways. So, I started the painting and and created different color comps, 1. cooler purplish colors, 2. warmer rusty colors, 3. greenish tints, and 4. warm golden colors.

Fancy Animals

I've just started the Magic Box, Chris Oatley Academy program, and for assignment 1, we do a "fancy animals" assignment. It's kind of a hybrid of an animal and a traditional portrait.

So I am doing a deer version of Duchess of Portland.

Here are some sketches and the reference painting, and a deer photo.


A little practice in character design.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Composition Study - Franz Marc, Dog Lying in the Snow

I'm starting a series of 20 composition studies of some of my favorite paintings. It is a suggested assignment on The assignment requires that you choose some of your favorite paintings and turn them into grey scale, and then use any media to re-create the art. My first study is pencil on paper of Franz Marc's Dog Lying in the Snow.

I've always loved this painting. There is a repetition of curved triangular shapes along the top. The shadows of the dog are broken down into varied geometric shapes of varied weight. There is a great range of dark to light. Overall, the painting is very harmonious, simple and balanced.

I realize that my composition is not as wide as the original. Will aim for a perfectly matched ratio next time!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Omigosh the Group Three Banner!

Ugh, I just realized I never posted the finished Group Three banner.


Thursday, July 8, 2010

An update and a sketch

BTW, if you were wondering if these are digital or pencil, I do these straight onto the computer with a tablet and Photoshop. I should really look at investing in a specifically for drawing and digital painting program. Any suggestions? I may be totally missing out on an awesome thing. But for now, I am quite content with PS4.

Friday, July 2, 2010


Here's a sketch I started yesterday.

Oh, and also here is the orc banner. It's not totally done, but it's live and almost done.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Secret City

This is an entry I made for a Photoshop contest, it won first place out of 14. Unfortunately, I can't really post process or stages or whatnot while I'm working on contest entries because the contests are supposed to be anonymous until finished. You can see the entry, the source files, and the step-by-step here.
So anyhow, this is the picture before I "chopped" it:

and this is the picture afterwards:

Fun stuff.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Orc in Progress

I mostly worked on the orc today. He's coming along. My hand aches a little.