Sunday, December 30, 2007

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Weekend sketch bingo

Some modern day pirates from around my parents house and a few blistered republican pony owners.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Da Boom King

Recently I have come across a show that has to be one of the funniest I have seen sense Ali-G. It's called Flight of the Conchords. Its about a 2 man band from New Zealand and their band manager. Now that already sounds funny, aye!

This is a portrait of the Boom King (Bret).

Monday, November 12, 2007

Summer sketch'n

I did these every Saturday with a buddy of mine this summer. I never thought of posting them until now. Maybe now that it is 4 degrees I am wishing for warmer days.

Friday, November 09, 2007


This is a character I am working on with the help of Sam Nielson’s character design work shop here at work. He has developed a technique for creating and refining appeal when designing characters. By running your design through a series of “filters” you can make better design decisions for appeal. The workshop lasts for 5 weeks and we begin with a character that has to appeal to an audience ages 7-11. It also has to be a muskrat, squirrel or badger.

So here is my results from my original drawing, to week 4.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Another Thursday Figure Study

This is a color study from life I did a few weeks ago in oil. I miss the traditional stuff alot. (1.5 hr)

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


He never hesitated to throw a hippie on a meat hook.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Dengar the hunter

This was for a series of color workshops I did over the summer with Dave McClellan. I am so impressed with the amount of care the management staff at Avalanche have for the improvement of their artists. This painting had to do with analogous color. Monochrome with a hint of another color. I wanted to post this for the Avalanche Star wars challenge, but felt I wanted to work on it more. So instead I am posting it here months later.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Buffalo Undies

This was another post for the Avalanche challenge. It's not what I had in mind at first but due to sake of time and lack of posts I threw it up there anyway.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Drawing #2

This is a figure study that made it into the Society of Illustrators student scholarship competition. I just got it back from the show and wanted to post it. It isn't my favorite.

Friday, July 20, 2007

3rd grade picture

I figure when Sloth wasn't chained to the walls of his basment, he enjoyed as normal of a life as any other child droped on his head did. Goonies never say die.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Hit man

This is a piece I did a week ago for the Avalanche art chalenge. The topic was hit man. It was realy fun seeing what was done by the other artist. I hope I can start posting regularly again.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Coffee house blue

I total feel like I have been so busy, with nothing to show for it. I went to a book store coffee place. You know these places. They look like a good place to draw, but when you get there every one knows you are drawing them and you become the creepy
guy in the corner checking every one out. Than looking down all fast when they catch you.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Red hearts, green clovers...and purple horse shoes.

So I start working up in Salt Lake with magic art leprechauns that get all their work done, and than go home and blog. How do they do it? These guys up at Avalanche are having trampoline sleep overs with out me, I know it. So as much as I wish I could post the hours of work I have been doing, chances are a swat teem of Mickey mouse cadets would take my children from me in the night, and key my dodge stratus. So I will post an oldie. A 3D oldie.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Darth Nader

Never piss a hippie off, because they will just send the green lord of the sith. If you thought listening to Cheney was going to be rough, I went to UVSC to see what the big deal was with this whole "alternative commencement" for BYU graduation. I was surrounded by a swarm of pissed off hippies, and had to listen to Ralph Nader try and sell his book for 2 hours. If it were me graduating that day, I would have stomached the VP for 15 minutes than have to take that 2 hour kidney pounding.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Spring fashion

Big hats and flowers. What else do you need really?

Monday, April 23, 2007

1st texture pass

This is the first texture pass and surface extraction. I need to re do the uv layout I think. So all this might be a waste of time untill I decide.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Don't get a big head

Move over Z-brush, here comes a mud-box pie.

I recently have come across Mudbox and have found it to be one of the mos powerful tools in detailing and texturing high-res models. It won't take the place of Z-brush for now but I will be using it along side it to strengthen my work flow.

This big head is to remind me never to get one.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

1st Zbrush detail pass

I haven't had a lot of time to do much for this guy because of finals at school, but today I spent a few hours detailing the surface and forming some texture to this lifeless head. I will hopefully get to the surface sampling soon.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Low poly 3D head

I have been doing some 3D again. It has been a while and I am feeling way rusty. I like doing 2D stuff more but needed to try a go at this again.

This is the base low poly head without textures, lights and no fancy render. I will try and do that stuff later.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Last weeks baby steps

Here is my first acrylic painting attempt. I love it. I have put off using it for so long due to all the horror stories, but found it was a lot more forgiving than I had anticipated. It felt more like digital painting for some reason. I am not sure I want to be replacing it for oils any time, but I am going to do more of it this next week.

And another draped figure study from Monday.

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Thursday night figure drawing

My blog is sort of turning into an all out figure drawing grave yard. I haven't had a whole lot of time to do much of any thing else, and I'm enjoying learning more every day. I don't care to post only stuff that will get me a ribbon, so I am making my blog a sort of daily progress journal.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

wednesday figure drawing

This is another 2hr. draped figure study. I know more time wouldn't make any difrence, and to be honest I am getting lazy.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Another figure post

I fave been doing an extensive amount of figure drawing these past couple of months and am finally figuring a few things out. Not of course with out the help of a one Dave Malan. His help has been fantastic. Thanks Dave.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

I never wash my hat

I don't know what this is. Today in my Prehistoric life class I drew this and sense I haven't posted anything for almost a week I threw on a quick value, and screwed up his ear.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

My avatar is born

After all good suggestions, I finally have a colored avatar. No mater what I do, or how short my hair is, I always have bed head.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Avatar Ideas

These are the final two contestants in my "Avatar Battle Royal". Two man enter, one man leave. I need help to decide, so I posted evil vs good (I am too much of a wuss to be evil and I am too much of a pansy to be good). Let the games begin.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Last weeks random sketches

These are just a combination of a few sketch book pages from last week. I want to post more finished stuff, but I get bored so fast with a painting that I constantly start new ones from random sketchbook drawings. That is the beauty of sketch books. You don't have to have anything finished. Just move on to the next.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Friday Painting

Another digital life painting. I think I am starting to like the results of my digital paintings to much Ithink it is hurting my real oil painting results. Oh well.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Quick find

Nothing to get exited about.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Silhouette drawings

I know the whole drawing from silhouette to fully developed charecters is kind of a hollywood gimmic right now, but it realy helps in trying to find a realy unique look to your charecter that you would never have got without. I realy like the final result on every one I have done so far.