Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Color Exploration Sketches

For an illustration project I decided to do a bunch of quick studies to explore color and digital painting techniques.

Vehicle Design

For this project I designed a fun and fast little vehicle for flying around the desert at blazing speeds.

Shape and silhouette ideation

Refined silhouettes

Rough Sketches

Friday, December 5, 2014


I did a watercolor painting for each day of November as part of the aquavember challenge which is similar to inktober. I used google streetview as reference for the landscapes. The first 7 were gouache on toned paper, the rest were transparent watercolor.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Bouguereau Master Copy

I've been meaning to tackle copying a Bouguereau for a while now. There's a lot of subtle temperature and tonal shifts that I find interesting and I wanted to try to recreate them using photoshop.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Bank Robbers

I was playing a lot of Payday 2 over the summer and had the urge to do a scene inspired from that game for my first illustration project. It was a pretty ambitious project that I definitely learned a lot from by trying out some new techniques.

Thumbnails. Chose #5 because I wanted to tackle something new, an interior with lots of figures.
I used some of my blender skills that I developed over the summer to create a 3D block mesh to paint over.

Lots of Figure Drawing

So this semester I'm taking 2 figure drawing classes, and already almost to the halfway mark I've burned through hundreds of sheets of paper (I filled up a large newsprint pad, using both sides of the page, in the first week). One class is very traditional in it's approach by focusing on correct drawing and proportion and the other is more expressive and experimental. I'm just putting up some of my favorites that I did.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Summer Studies

I took two oil painting classes this summer at Lyme Academy of Fine Arts. Landscape with Mike Viera and figure painting with Hollis Dunlap. Both were great teachers and definitely helped improve my oil painting skills. Here is some of the work I did. All of these are 12"x16" and I spent about 3 hours on each.


The final image of the mech I created in Zbrush and painted in photoshop last semester.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Robot Mech Model WIP

Trying my hand at hard-surface modeling in Zbrush. It is still in progress though. The end result will be rendered out into an illustration. Thanks to Nick Zuccarello who visited a few weeks ago and demoed some of his techniques. I learned a lot from him and made the process a bit easier.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Zbrush Head

My first sculpt in Zbrush. It's a caveman/mountain man who is upset over his goat being stolen. I had more fun than I expected doing this.

Giant Train

Updating kind of late, I did this one the beginning of January.