Thursday, September 30, 2010

Game art in progress

I'm working on my homemade card game art at the same time as school assignments so they finish a little slower than previous paintings. That and my stuff is in oil now, so this is a work in progress...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

By the Gods (pencils)

Pencils for a new concept piece I'm working on. It's a nod to Frank Frazetta's Against the Gods painting. Will color later.

Scorpion redesign

I saw the Mortal Kombat film a few days ago and, man, what a nostalgia-trip it was. It is undeniably the most epic movie of my childhood. The music, set designs, costumes, fight scenes. Even some of the acting was good... well, maybe just the guy playing Shang Tsung.

Anyway, I got to thinking that the ninja characters, particularly Scorpion, had really awesome designs. I wanted to explore the design a bit more and make him even more of a bad-ass. The design they made for him in the upcoming game looks incredible, which inspired me even more. I'd wanted to do this kind of thing for a while, but haven't had the drive to do so until, well, now. Just started drawing just to be drawing. I felt I was getting rusty, so I picked up the pad and made this baby. It's a bit scratchy, but I think the looseness fits the design

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


back on the blog, not much to say other than that. Heres something I started today.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Taking a Break (Be Your Own Pet)

I needed a break from doing homework, magazine and "client" work, so I decided to draw something relevant to what I was listening to: Be Your Own Pet.

I first discovered Be Your Own Pet when Stephanie Herrera burned me, "Get Awkward," BYOP's second and final album. It's very good, and you should probably spend your drawing time with this as BGM.

Here's Jemina Pearl (former frontwoman of BYOP) rocking out.

And here's the reference:

Did this on Yupo watercolor paper. Pretty neat.

This seems like something I could revisit one day, perhaps at a different angle, so I can make the drawing mine, and not just a riff from a photo.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Still kickin

I do feel guilty for not posting in such a long time. I had an idea similar to this in my head for some time, thought I'd flesh it out a bit. I may go back to it.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

teaser for upcoming webcomic

hey guys, i've been on hiatus from the blog for quite some time. glad to see you guys are keepin it goin! anyways, i got myself a new computer and i'm tryin to play catch up. this is a piece from a project in the works. hope you like it!

Elk Tribute

I had a friend once.

He was an interesting person to say the least. He wasn't on the wagon, and he introduced me to some really great music. His artwork motivated me not to draw something that I'm not. He was into animals and nature. Maybe skateboarding, too. I was never to sure about that, to be honest. He was friends with everyone. He was friends with me. He passed away last year.

I painted this for him today.

His name is Jared Martin, and I miss him.