Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 on to 2012

Can't believe it's the end of 2011, I feel like this year flew by. I enjoyed this year, moved to a new place in the world, joined a great studio and shipped a pretty rad game (40K space marine). I hope that 2012 is good year for everyone and thanks for checking out my work and leaving comments. Thanks again and happy new year folks.

seasons of VAN

been here a year got a nice view of the mountains out my window.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Study time


Studies the top one is a Richard Schmid, I really love that paining. I tried to replicate the brushstrokes as best as I could. He (like many Masters) has a effortless look to his brush strokes, almost as if his brushed danced around the canvas. I admire that look and strive to have all my paintings look that effortless. However effortless is far from how a painting like that is accomplished.
The second is a photo study just like the way it looked and the reflective light on the rock.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Friday speedy 01




Did a speedy at after work yesterday (1hr) got some time today and just pushed it a little further. Theme was "the wall". 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

DOW 2 retribution DLC







These are portraits done for some of the DLC character packs. They were super fun to do and based on some fantastic models done by the 3d character artists. of course THQ copyright
here`s is the link 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

lunch racing

roooom, roooom, eh I mean vummmm,vummmmm.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

locke

Been jonesing to do a character but didn't want to do something sci fi or fantasy. How do you make the ordinary interesting? I was also trying to refine a process for character sketching. spent about 2 hr and a bit on this. And commit to the weekly updates I've been so inconsistent recently.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Took the train to Seattle for thanks giving weekend (Canadian thanks giving). The vistas taking the train were pretty awesome and inspiring. also love taking trains, no traffic.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Water Towers

Trying to make it feel like a hot sunset. kept the pallet simple, and the painting in general. working on colour temperature.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

This is some thing




Last year I drew these character (bottom) last year. just found them again recently and got back to them. It's a idea for a idea I have nothing much to say until I have other things to show. thanks for checking it out.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sunday

refining my brushes and having some fun.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Collateral studies

I've been verry lazy and not posting anything in a week and a  bit now. here's a couple of studies I did in the course of a week in the mornings to warm up. I want to paint the way this movie looks. 

Saturday, July 23, 2011

big robot at sunset

Inspired by Adrian Smith fantastic Brass gods piece.
60 followers cheers

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Infamous 2

Finished inFamous 2 recently, loved it. fantastic game one of the best open world games I've ever played. Cudos to the folks at Sucker punch. 
Here is my conduit design.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Sunday, July 3, 2011

studies and skcetches




Some photo studies, working out my brushes and learning which ones to use for what, and some sketches. Those penguins were super fun to paint, there so small.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sunday, May 29, 2011

hide and seek

just messing around with texture brushes and colour.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

little Red

missed the dead line over at concept art.org for the chow (busy, lazy, life, in that order) I liked the direction it was going and I got a second monitor finally  so finished this one up. been wanting to do a polished character for a while now. Wolf is coming soon.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

the wolf

the wolf for the charecter of the week over at concept art.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Photo studies


Sartorist studies, grate resource for photo studies. trying to find a life painting venue and as always time. The face on the second one was a struggle. Subtlety in emotion on faces is by far the hardest  to capture. The other one is just a photo study of a photo of Patagonia.

http://thesartorialist.blogspot.com/

Saturday, March 26, 2011

red circle drape

very random but this poped into my head the other day. I just today could get to it. here it is. inspired perhaps by Sargent.
 Update: needed a pattern