Saturday, May 31, 2014

Nasty pipes

 Here is the work in progress for above piece.  Color comps and thumbnail ideations.

Weather Studies

 A fun exercise for sure! Exploring weather and atmosphere made me learn a lot.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Walk through the jungle

A dap with Unity. This is a parallax scene and i animated the little guy in here. Maybe this will be something more. Maybe make an actual game from it.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Kobold sketches

Current project I am doing. Kobolds go digging around and they come across a giant gold nugget that resembles the shape of a kobold. They are so amazed they build a shrine around it and bring the skulls of their dead to it. And to truly make it one of their own, they adorn its head with a a candle.

Chris Sanders Inspired Cute Thing

I created this guy about a year ago and just decided to finish him up recently. 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


some sketches for something i'm currently working on

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Crystal environment-WIP

Still needs some tender love and care. I'm going to focus on the tree's entrance and the crystals in the foreground. The 3 crystal clumps bother me, I need to work that out.

Minor tweaks to Sci-fi

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Finalized concepts

I'm reposting the sketches next to the finished paintings. so you can see the development.
Active portal

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

WIP environments

Practicing some sci-fi feeling compositions. Just working on the thumbnails for now, getting the feel for it.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Vehicle sketches

Here are some concept sketches I did for some vehicles.

Old Nightingale Project

This was a personal project I was working on last fall. I'm finally posting the progress images I did. Inspired by the Chinese folktale of Nightingale. I wanted it to be more dwarven fantasy rather than Chinese. I was doing a lot of exploration with style for this and attempted to do a color script for the story. I learned a lot and I might come back to this and develop it out more.

Here is the overall story:

 (I realize I am having a theme of crystals in my work lately! wow!) The Dwarf kingdom is dark that is lacking aesthetic
qualities that the surface world has. The Dwarf king reads a tale of the mythical nightingale that lives deep in the crystal forest. He calls in his lord in waiting and orders the capture of this creature. He imprisons the bird upon retrieval in magic crystal. He only releases the bird when he wishes the bird to sing.

As a gift, a neighboring kingdom sends a synthetic bird to sing. The song is mechanical and doesn't change from play to play. The nightingale escapes. After much use the synthetic bird dies. The king falls into a depression, almost causing the king to die.  The nightingale had compassion on the king, he returned to sing a song of healing. Death was vanquished and a pact was made between the king and nightingale, the bird would sing for the king but only if he was to be free.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Shadow realm: Architecture elements

Portal: to be able to enter the shadow realm you must be transformed from corporeal to etherial.
Statues: emit beams of plasma/magic and create a means for the transformation to occur.
Building: This is the house of the cleansing font this is the final step to the transformation ritual. Once the body is transformed, the mind needs to let go of linear thinking and opened to understand the cosmos.

Spider Femur Wand

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Spirit Tree Sketches

For my project. I was wanting the tree to have an overgrowth feeling similar to creeping fig plants. I was expirementing with silhouettes.