Friday, January 12, 2007

Hey all-I've decided to use this blog as more of a final piece outlet, as I have another more community based sketchbook based over hea:
Mr Grumble
so updates will be less frequent, but perhaps, more meaningful.

Monday, January 08, 2007

quick self portrait done in photoshop yesterday...round 45 minutes...almost done...

....and there!

things might be kinda slow as of now...i'm finding myself getting rather selfish and just perusing countless art books and references rather than actually doing my own work...let's hope this has some benefits!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Not quite done yet...but here's the first day's worth of a large oil painting I'm doing for a historical figure competition: Hasan-I-Sabbah, the first assassin, also known as the old Man of the Mountains. Different approach to painting this time, really light layers, so the oils dried in like an hour! Now that I look back...gad that left hand...disgust! Need to pump the orange clouds on the right as well...but again, first day's work.
Now I wish I had good studio lights and a camera yet again!!!!

Friday, December 29, 2006

yowser-long time since my last post! well, nothin' too exciting or finalized to post, but here are some WIP's for a stylized highland cow competition I'm doing right now for a 2dArtist magazine.
First was kinda just a manly figure to make myself feel cool, and then my work on the babpiping cows, to make me feel extra uncool.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Here's a veeeerrrrrrryy loose take on fascism, cuz that's what my teach wanted. After close inspection, one can sense the influence from Apocalyptico, but ever so slightly. The abstraction: the piece is a somewhat tribal emblem of the Eagle, which I associate with the term. Rough colors, hopefully get a chance to polish it off someday soonish

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Apocalyptico! I care not what Gibson did, because this movie is just simply stunning. The fact that they even implanted the denture caps on all the casts teeth was obsessivce compulsive enough to create such an enveloping atmosphere. I got kinda inspired, so I came back to studio around 1:15 with all intent to do some Incan/Mayan/Aztec/Tolmec sketches, but ended up with this...I'm going to polish him off tomorrow, probably add a bird insignia on the drape and call it a third of my final digital project loosely based on "fascism". The next one, Hitler in drag...'fashionism!'...or... 'dress to depress!'

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

here's a quick sketch for a steampunk captain, and a scratchboard piece for a steampunk magazine commission on the author michael moorcock. NOTE THE STINKINESS on the moorcock- wish i had taken more time on it, but that is life. finals week, and a free magazine job=lack of patience! poppycock i say.