Thursday, May 30, 2013


This is a re-work of a post I did a while back. This will be the last post for a bit as I tackle some freelance that needs attention. I hope to get back to making more stuff and posting it here soon.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Here is a design that has been in the back of my mind for a while. I wanted to evoke the horror that the Japanese are so well known for.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Show the Way

I'm trying out some stuff here to expedite things...quick and dirty.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

06 - Snow Day

April and May were twin thirteen year-old girls who lived on a remote data farm on the coldest quadrant of the planet Inshi. Their father was a technician who moved the family to pursue research only possible in the constant cold the planet afforded. The only way to or from the farm was to take the airlift, and workers and family members were strictly forbidden from venturing beyond the therm-wall.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Egg Sack Crawler Rough Sculptris

I'm playing around with sculptris, so I took the latest creature designs as an opportunity to learn. I am a super-noob at this 3d sculpt stuff, but I like it! I can definitely see the benefits. These will serve as a base for more detailed photoshop paintings. More to come...

Rejected Story Comp

This was supposed to be a comp for the next story, but I ditched it for another composition I am working on that has more movement and centers on the story better. Something nagged me about the piece while I was doing it. I started to get frustrated. I briefly considered doing a different piece, but I just kept working (classic art sin--don't succumb to the sunk-cost fallacy!)

I thought, "Hmm, the shapes are okay...but something is not right..."

I fussed and fussed...but the thing that bothered me was skillfully made clear by my wife, who said, "You know, you might want to get in there at eye level with the characters, since the story is about them."

Right on the money. As they used to say at work:


I am really glad I got to the root of the issue instead of fooling myself into thinking this was appropriate. In any case, I still like it as a comp, so here it is. A bit too Star Wars...old habits die hard ;)