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May 12, 2013
And I find myself at Riot Games, making art with some of the most talented people around. It's been an extremely exciting, inspiring, and humbling year for me. I love where I'm at but I still have a lot to improve. So yeah, here's a nice big chunk o' work to look at.
In collaboration with Volta Studios
In collaboration with Paul Kwon
In collaboration with Bo Lu, Chengwei Pan, and Wes Kiel
You can expect updates more frequently now, I've got a bunch of personal stuff in the works :)
May 4, 2012
Apr 21, 2012
Here's a Two Towers study I did a while back... Definitely want to get around doing more of this kind of thing, there's a lot to learn here.
Graduation, my senior show, and all of that final stuff is just around the corner. I will be continuing to shut myself in and work as hard as I can until then. I have a lot to show after that point. If it ever comes.
Jan 19, 2012
Nov 3, 2011
I love dumps. All kinds. This kind, that kind, the cake kind... You've never had dump cake? Highly recommended, it is delicious (seriously, http://forrked.com/dump-cake).
Yeah, just a smattering of work I've done recently. The last two are WIP shots from my Game of Thrones thesis, which is coming along slow and steady; just wish I could dedicate more time to it. Thanks for viewing, cheers!
Oct 18, 2011
Sep 22, 2011
Aug 16, 2011
This is my entry for Laguna College's Dressed 2 Kill contest. http://www.lagunacollege.edu/dressedtokill/index.php
The goal of the competition was basically to design a masked character. My inspiration came a few weeks ago when I came across this picture while proving to my girlfriend that a "marmot" is in fact a real animal and therefore a real word. If you just look at his snout as a standalone head, you will shit bricks.
This is my original sketch. Instead of copying from the photo, although a great mask in itself, I wanted to turn it into something a little more innocent and charming. You can see that I am using the marmot's nose as the "face" which I was really excited about.
This is my first iteration. It has some redeeming qualities but it just wasn't turning out how I'd have liked. It's all around too goofy, and I wasn't thrilled about the colors I was using.
If I would have stuck with that one it probably would have turned out alright in its own way, but instead I just decided to start from scratch. I have a hard time working on something if I'm not excited about it, and this sketch gave me much more of that feeling than the previous one. Since it is a mask after all, the character's real head is sitting behind the teeth.
Mysterious, noble, wild, dangerous, animal? man? This guy had the feel and character that I was looking for. I started in black and white because it's easier for me to understand the lighting, and it allows me to think solely about the color when I add it later.
And here's the final. I basically painted this all in one sitting, and it was rough, but I'm fairly certain that I submitted it in time (roughly 30 seconds before the deadline).
This is the story that accompanied it:
"The great Marmot of the West has not been seen for many years. Some
say that it returned to the earth to be with its ancient companions once
more. Others paint a much more disturbing picture... They say there is something
new that roams, neither animal nor man, but somewhere in between. His great head
is fashioned from the snout of the creature, with horns larger than any sheep or elk.
They advise to keep hearty company when traveling these woods... the new
Marmot King is much more viscious than his predecessor."
Thanks for reading. Fingers crossed for the contest!
May 9, 2011
This is about my fourth traditional (acrylic) painting this semester. It takes a lot of patience when compared to digital, but man, I learned a ton. There are many, many lessons to be learned from mixing colors. Thanks for looking. Below are the pencils, and an inked version that I did for another project.
May 4, 2011
Apr 2, 2011
Mar 13, 2011
In the spirit of kickin things up a notch around here, I present to you an emotionless machine that spews lava onto anything that moves. I've been looking at a lot of Mr Jack's stuff recently and tried to channel some of that awesomeness. Stick around for more!
Mar 10, 2011
Mar 5, 2011
Feb 22, 2011
Here's some stuff from my current Princess Mononoke re-design project, and a sketch of the man himself, Kurt Russell.