Thursday, May 31, 2012

Done with Autodesk Ink on my iPad

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2 of today's drawing pages

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Along the River

Quick matte painting extension of a photo I took in Shanghai in 2008. No real "concept art" flashiness this time.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Urban Extraction Speed Painting

This is almost more of a matte painting plate extension, but I threw in the dropship so we could call it concept art instead ;)

Approx. 2 hours, photoshop, based on a photo from Tokyo, 2003

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

FFIX studies

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Street Patrol

A little over 2 hours, photoshop...based on a shot from Tokyo in 2003.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Black magi

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Seattle 2112

Quick cyberpunk cityscape...about 2 hours in photoshop.  Originally based on a photo I took in Seattle, but you would never recognize it anymore ;)  Then again, would we recognize the cities we lived in from 100 years ago?

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Watercolor heads

This is fun, think I will do some more :)

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Watercolor portrait

Did a quick watercolor study of Aaron Kafka this morning from a photo.

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Castle in the Valley

Trying to work on making my textures and strokes more interesting, while at the same time keeping a sense of depth.  I revisited the technique I used for the Dwarven Outpost, but with more emphasis on depth and form.

It's a really quick way to work, this was just over an hour.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Troll Bridge

More playing with deep forests and trying for something "atmospheric".

About 2 hours, photoshop.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Goblin Ambush

Been a couple of days since I've been able to paint, but here's a new one.  Based on a photo I took in Lynn Canyon in North Vancouver last summer.  Took about 2.5 hours, most of that was on the goblin, as I am not really very comfortable painting characters yet.

Here's the source photo, so you can see what I altered and added.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Late night watercolors at JJ

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some sort of Angel

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Website generated character idea

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Farm in Fog

Wasn't happy with where it ended this morning, so I played around with it some more this afternoon.

Foggy Farm Lane

about 2.5 hours, photoshop

My work: paid in coffee.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

super heroines.

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Another colaboration with Sunny Shah

We went back and forth on this every 20 minutes for about 2.5 hours.

Plein air

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Monday, May 14, 2012

life painting

2 from tonight.

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Isolated Farmhouse

This week's paintings are going to be based on creating an isolated farmhouse for some sort of horror movie or game.  They need to have "feeling" as well as rendering.

Here's today's attempt...about 2.5 hours, photoshop.

Friday, May 11, 2012

The hero

Can't remember the last full page finished drawing I've done....

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Tree Fort

Photoshop, approx. 2.5 hours - Wanted to play with depth of field a bit...not sure how I feel about this execution, but I can see the use :)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Castle #3

Approx. 2.5 hours.  This started as a landscape, but it wanted to be a portrait ;)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Colaboration with Sunny Shah

Sunny and I worked on this together, passing the tablet back and forth every 15 minutes for about 4 hours.

Plein air

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

quick speedpainting

I'm going to flesh this one out more, probably tomorrow, but here is the start-point speedpainting.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Otter Vee/Wonder Woman

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Join the Metatarsal Empire!

A recruitment poster for the Metatarsal Empire from the short film and online interactive project "Quintipus"

Friday, May 4, 2012

Trying to work out a female otter cartoon.

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Metatarsal Propaganda poster designs

Roughs for a poster to be used for my wife's sci fi short film.

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Quick environment studies

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Cities Divided #4

Not *quite* as flashy as yesterday's ;)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Cities Divided #3

Truthfully, this is the first one I'm actually *happy* with.  I finished the fixes from yesterday's painting, total time approx. 7 hours.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


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Cities Divided #2 speed painting

Not super happy with this one...spent more time thinking about the design, but the rendering kinda got away from me.  Hopefully I can take the learnings into tomorrow's version.


Ok, I really hated it, so I went back and worked some more.  My laptop is out of juice, so I have to stop, but here's where it is as of now: