Friday, December 16, 2011

sky ship demo

a sky ship demo I did for my Advanced game Production class; time about 2 hours in Photoshop.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Heavy as Hell

this was a collaborative piece on deviant art with GenoPunk ( for the heavy as hell contest.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


this is an oil painting i did in the zorn palette:

I have learned to embrace a very limited palette as I am happiest with the paintings I get from using a smaller selection of colors.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


oil; pickout with burnt umber and titanium white on canvas for Ron Lemen's head painting class.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

head painting redux

I repainted Curly, making this my 4th oil portrait (or oil paining for that matter) and am doing my 5th this week. After this week I may also even start doing more than one a week.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

TAD head painting

So this is only 3rd attempt at oil painting ever. This is Curly from Ron Lemen's Head Drawing and Painting class.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Death Colossus

this was my entry for the create a Rift colossus over at deviant art; I chose a Death Colossus!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Warcraft - Final Desperate Act

My submission for a Warcraft Trading Card entitled Last Desperate Act; a summary is a Draenei priestess calling down righteous magic on a Flesh Giant. Jon Foster was super awesome in giving me lots of constructive, critical feedback on this!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Last II Standing - False Angel (or the Vulture's Kiss)

This was a two person project for Last II Standing at 's Thunderdome. My partner on this was my classmate Paul Temple. The theme for the contest was a beauty/nightmare dyptic. We largely worked in Corel Painter XI/XII and some Photoshop CS5 painting as well.

Make sure to head on over to and check out more of the dyptics done by friends, classmates, and others at

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

class portraits

my students have started requesting class portraits so I put this together last Thursday for our 10th(?) GAD class at ex'pression college.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

vulture studies

I have been studying vultures for a bigger piece; who knew there were so many species of carrion eating vultures. They are really interesting and creepy looking birds. No wonder they often inspire the design of bad guys (mr. burns?)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

david levy, tron concept artist at Pixar

One of the great things about where I work (besides getting paid every other week consistently) is the access to experts and professionals and places in a very creative industry. It allows for some wonderful experiences in learning. I have been able to visit Pixar about three times this year I think and this Easter Sunday had a presentation with David Levy, a Sr. Concept Artist who worked on Tron Legacy (we also both happen to be game industry veterans from Acclaim Studios). You have to commend a talented person that shares his knowledge and gives up his time on an Easter Sunday (it was a last minute change from Saturday to Sunday due to water main fixes in Emeryville)

David Levy's website is at:
and his blog is here:

and his teaser for his film Plug:

I highly recommend taking a look at his work and visual style!

Monday, April 25, 2011

post hard drive crash blues

with the crash of a hard drive (and fortunately not a full loss as there were backups of most things) I felt it was time to start a new blog about all things concept art related. Here I can post my images, research, notes and other stuff related to my interest in entertainment concept art.

remember....back up often!