Sunday, October 30, 2011

Subject: Rscheearch

Too great not to post. It definitely makes you think

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

studies for painting

Hi, I've been fortunate to have been quite busy lately working between moving, my birthday, and working at Ubisoft at the moment on some fun unannounced projects!

The above are some quick studies I had done for a concept painting for a client awhile back. I did these from the reference as a kind of prep for the final painting. The image on the right's shadows are a bit dark then they'd probably actually be, but that's do due to the photo ref. Normally that wouldn't be an excuse, but I changed it a bit on the finish painting.

Basically, by doing studies of the references individually as is, I bring that knowledge into the final painting to enhance it significantly. I try not to spend too much time on them, just focusing on getting good value and color. I think by doing this it allows me use the reference more effectively and prevents internalizing/drawing out of my head and stylizing too quickly.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Check out PLAY illustration

Friend and former colleague Frank Vitale has become editor of Play Illustration, a site for illustration and design in toys and games. For those of you interested, you can head on over there now or feel free to sign up.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

some studies

works in progress - good learning exercises

Monday, April 4, 2011

Bike for Kam

A friend of mine's wife is doing a charity bike ride you can read about here:

Saturday, April 2, 2011

wondercon 2011

at wondercon this weekend, feel free to drop me a line if you are around

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

subway drawings

Thought I'd take a second and post some obervational drawings from the subway:
Always good practice. Well I've got to go, but hope fully will have some more positive things coming in the next few months. Thanks again for visiting.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

first update of 2011!

Bet you weren't expecting this:
Yeah, Neither was I. And yes, to answer your question, that was my former apartment buildilng and thankfully I'm ok and no one was seriously hurt. We were lucky. Fortunately, all my work managed to remain safe as well (minus the lingering stench of smoke that had to be dry cleaned out).