A couple of quick concepts

I wanted to do a fantasy warrior type and some kind of monster for him to bash.. so here we go :)


The passing of a legend.

I found out last night that Joe Kubert passed away and felt compelled to create some kind of homage.  This feels severely inadequate.


Sculptris day 2..and a half

After finishing the skull I pushed forward into doing a model of a male bodybuilder.
This took somewhere between 8-12 hours..



Today I downloaded and messed around in Sculptris.. a free program from Pixologic.
I haven't touched a 3d program in quite a while but have been going back over some anatomy materials and decided to give this one a try.  I am pretty new to the Pixologic toolset but it's similar to a few other tools I've used and once I got the shortcut keys down, it was a piece of cake.  After maybe 6 hours or so I was able to produce the skull pictured below.  Tomorrow I'm going to see about taking it further. 


Here is a sample of a few things I've been cooking up in the past month and a half or so for SDCC.
You'll also notice I've re-vamped my take on the Thing to tweak a few things.


More Work In Progress

Compiled Studies of Abdomen Originals below each of my digital paintings.


So, I did up a few sketches and decided to push one of them to a semi finished sketch/painting/piece...thing. You might remember the flying tiger from a while back that was part of a logo competition. Well, he didn't win so I thought I'd incorporate him here.

The back story.. In this little world I concocted for this piece, Wizards that are endorsed by the royal seal must attend academy. Upon completion, they must complete a set of 5 tasks. The first is to offer aid to a village that cannot be offered by a normal person. The village he is assisting has been losing livestock to this flying tiger, hence our wizard-elect's dual in an ominous canyon.

I used the method Ryan Church does in his video to establish atmosphere.
I feel like the wizard is a bit awkward.but I wanted him to feel almost ethereal as opposed to the backlit flying tiger. Be that as it may... this is the first fully colored imagination piece I've done for myself just for the pleasure of doing it. .and I did have fun.. so I'm happy with it being what it is ;)


Ryan Church Painter Tutorial

Thought I'd post up the results of my foray into the Ryan Church Painter tutorial. I added my mantis twist to it :0

Here are a few progress shots of my most recent WiPs..


Last Project of 2011!

I wanted to make sure the Thing had my back for the impending zombie apocalypse. Enjoy :)