Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Land Bat (Gray Scale)

I think it's pretty done in the gray scale painting. I'm going to try some color variations and see where it goes. Might possibly alter the design based on experimenting in color. Should be fun.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Land of Giants WIP

This is a fairly quick color sketch I was working on while on the phone. I started refining some parts already. I hope this is the first of more to come. I might try adjusting the aspect ratio of the format when all is said and done.

Friday, November 21, 2008


Been looking at some Sebastian Kruger. I love his work.

This is just messing around with value and warm tones. I'm starting to just experiment with color schemes. Can't be too worried about making mistakes now.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Monsters go "RAWR!"

Here is my first attempt at a fully painted made up illustration, without line art. It took me longer than I normally would take, but it was more of a learning tool than anything. Things will speed up as I get used to working in color, with rendering.

Saturday, November 15, 2008


This is an illustration I'm working on. I designed a monster and a character to do battle in an erie jungle cave setting at night under a full moon. It's probably going to be the most rendered thing I've ever worked on but I'm learning a lot about value and just taking my time creating accurate lighting and color with make believe characters.

It's still in progress, so I imagine the final will be quite different when all is said and done.

Friday, November 14, 2008


Part of the reason why I love figure painting is so that I can have an excuse to just mess around and experiment, no pressure to make it good, just let things happen, good, bad, and ugly.

Every session I usually start out by making a really crappy first image during the short poses. And then do something slightly more confident, and continue until the final, which is usually an hour or more.

Here is my progress.

Whether the final outcome was something that improved upon the others is still up in the air. I personally like the energy and the lost and found quality of the short poses. I guess that is a part of it too, learning to keep that sort of rushed energy, but learning how to control it.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Figure Painting

All gouache, water color underpainting. Definitely a challenging medium, but fun to use. I think we are becoming friends.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Land Bats (WIP)

Cursed Land Bats. Millions of years of evolution have resulted in a land-based bat. It's wings have shrunk and transformed into giant daggers, made of keratin. It is now over 10 feet tall. ( in the final version I will draw a little dude in there to show you the scale) and has no natural predators. It dices it's prey into small pieces so it can manage to fit them in its tiny mouth.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Bigfoot, Ninja Robot, and some guy

These are some very quick prelim sketches for what I hope to finish very soon. Well, at least the first two.