Thursday, December 22, 2011

Meet Santa!!!

Happy holidays and stuff.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Blue Bomber!!!...not Megaman.

A robot I did for the Anonymous Challenge on ArtOrder. The full line-up of pieces can be found here. I decided to do this piece digitally for a change of pace.

I also decided to put together my process for this one, just because I can!

1. Some embarrasingly fast and small "thumbnail" on a piece of scrap paper or something. This was probably no more than 2 inches on either side.

2. Using multiply layers and various levels of grey, I turned my initial embarrasing thumbnail into a less embarrasing thumbnail. Mostly just trying to make sure the values work in this stage.

3. Trying out colors using color layers over the black and white thumbnail. Color layers will change hue and saturation without messing with your values. I probably threw in an overlay or multiply layer here and there.

4. Lowered the opacity of the black and white thumbnail way down and did a tighter line drawing on a separate layer above. Once the line drawing was finished I got rid of the thumbnail layer completely.

5. Set the line drawing layer to multiply and started laying in the background colors underneath that layer by color picking from my color thumbnail.

6. Still underneath the line layer, I started putting in some of the colors on the robot. I also did this by choosing colors from my thumbnail, but I saved the brightest colors for later.

7. Started painting opaquely on separate layers above the lines layer to get the highlights and rim light. I think I threw in some overlay layers also to get the warm light hitting the robot from below.

8. Rendered everything to completely get rid of the lines.

9. Tweaked the whole piece. Mostly added soft glows around the fuses and changed the levels and saturation a bit to gain slightly more contrast. All done!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Science Fiction!?

A recent painting I did as my entry for the Story Extraction Challenge on ArtOrder. The full line-up of pieces can be found here.

Oil on gessoed board.

...aaaand some process shots.


Detailed drawing

Color study

Friday, August 5, 2011

Treasure Hoarding Dragon!

I've had this one sitting around for a while now. Finally bothered to get it scanned.
Oil on illustration board.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Captain Mexico

Birthday gift for a friend. Luchador/vigilante crimefighter, Captain Mexico!

Acrylic, 8"x10"

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Various things.

Shame on me for lack of posts recently. For now, here's a Pokemon and some assorted sketches.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Color study for the dragon a few posts back.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Spirit of the Wood

Finished with this one.
Oil on board.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Forest beast stuff.

Color studies I made for the forest guy. I went with the first. The final painting is almost done now.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

There be dragons.

Some things I'm working on.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

I am the night.

Oil on board.