Monday, October 02, 2006

Thursday, September 28, 2006

dating is fun

I drew this today after I casually asked Jeniece what she would say if I still lived in AZ and asked her to be my girl friend. She said no. Hurray for denial!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Char char!

More character designs from class. So much fun.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Chutney and the B

Character design class project to see who did and didnt get in the program. Man ... that day was tense.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Don't put it in the bad pile!!! Please no!

I love my char design class! sooo much fun. Here's some stuff for it ...

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Unlikely Heros 4 T-Shirt Design

So my friend Beerman makes old school PC RPGs. He created a series appropiately titled "Unlikely Heros". It featured friends and ourselves as the main characters.

Anyhow, he's working on the 4th installment ... which means I'll be very busy making lots of art (cinematics, drawings, designs) for the game. Here is the shirt design:

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Cars and Monster House

A while back I went and saw Pixar's Cars with some animation buddies of mine. I was quite disappointed with it. Visually/technically it was gorgeous ... but the story, characters, and their design were lame.

And then came Monster House. I had really mixed feelings with this one. Before it came out, I thought of it as a movie I would see when it hit the dollar theature. Fortunately I got free tickets for it when I was in SanDiego. It was actually a pleasent surprize. While it's not the greatest animation out there, the story, character designs, and style was fresh. It did not feel like a kids movie though ... it was dark, slightly twisted, and felt a bit cold. While I tend to like that over the "Happy-you-know-whats coming" feel to Cars, it was a bid odd.

So tonight I discovered why it had the gloomy feeling that it does. Chris Appelhans was one of the lead designers. He is one of my favorite illustrators. He has a darker style that gives fresh perspectives on characters and enviroments. I wouldn't call it happy art ... more like reflective art. It makes you think about yourself and your life.

Good work!

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Off the WoW crack, preparing for school

That's right, no more WoW until the expansion. I'm on my new eat/breath/sleep art schedule so expect lotsa updates often. Here are some random sketch scans to start with.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

I'm a true geek ...

So Brant showed me this amazing site: You can download soundtracks from various RPGs. They also have other tribute-to-games soundtracks. These last couple of days have been quite interesting. Today I was listening to a Final Fantasy X tune ... but in a Heavy Metal version ... with some guy singing opera.

I think I'm still laughing ... good stuff!

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Quail on a Plane!!

My uncle gave me a big lectur on how I need to spend my time more wisely ... so I spent many hours of my Sunday afternoon creating this. And yes, I know the plural of Quail is Quail.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

oh .... OOOH! ...crap!

One of the big bosses of WoW...

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Hurray for good Art Direction!!

These are screen shots from The World of Warcraft (aka WoW crack) that I took with my main character (Bishopobrian lvl 60 shadow priest). The artists at Blizzard had an extremely difficult task. They had to create a world whose enviroment would change as real life time changed. What amazes me is that the colors are really correct. At night everything is blueish. In sunset (as pictured about) you get clouds with bright orange in them. They have even recently implemented a weather system that brings rain/snow/fog. Anyhow, it's interesting to see how complex digital worlds are getting. Cool stuff.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

The Man, the Myth, the Legend behind Earth Worm Jim

I met the guy who created Earth Worm Jim!!!!! .... that character was my childhood role model ... explains alot ... but look at the pic. He's huge! He has a name too ... Doug Tennapel!!

Comic Con!

My animation buddies and I went to the 31337 geek fest known as Comic Con. Here are a few pics from the trip. If you want to see more, go to:

Sunday, July 16, 2006

More randomness

Some art from the past. The very sexy picture is of some friends and myself. The Bandestra drawing was for my cousins band shirt. It didn't get picked because people thought the bear type thing looked stoned ... I have no idea where they got that idea!

Kronik Energy Artwork

So yeah I design stuff for an energy drink company (including the cans). Here's some random artwork. It's kind of fun cause I get to design shirts, car decals, and a lot of random other things.

Monday, July 10, 2006

To Hell and back

So here is my old work place that taught me the importance of a good education. I think hell looks a little like this. Eric (my ex-boss pictured here) made me promise him that I wouldn't digitally alter his picture into a naked dancing man.

Back on the WoW crack

My friend fixed my WoW bug ... so I'm playing The World of Warcraft again. That gives me +7 to geekyness, +3 to 1337ness, and +12 to fat. I also get -9 to sex appeal and -7 to productivity. What fun! Any yes, that is my character: Whiffles, the lvl 26 Gnome Warlock. He is sexy.

Back from the AZ!

Now I can get back to work. Here's an old man from a 3d project of mine:

Thursday, May 18, 2006


Yeah, just testing