Friday, December 21, 2012

My final assignment for my matte painting class, with a little After Effects.  

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

My final assignment for my Fantasy Illustration class.  Two NPC characters you meet in Storm Slayer -- a Battle Khan (I guess a warlord based on Mongolian Khans), and a Pirate Captain.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Thesis Sketches - 3

The main hero has been alive for hundreds of years, so it took a bit of thinking to figure out how to reflect that in the character.  His body has stopped aging in his prime, so I opted to just show it through the graying of the hair and facial hair.  A young face with white hair seemed to work.

The scene below is the hero discovering in horror the village he frequented destroyed by fanatic magic users, who are on a holy crusade against the technological people.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Thesis Sketches - 2

Still trying to figure out more about my Hero.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The game I worked on last summer as an intern has launched!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

A WIP of the Snow Queen, my fourth illustration for my Fantasy Illustration class.

I initially liked the colors in this one, but after a friend pointed out that it looked like the tree was on fire and didn't scream winter I have decided to change the colors to a more cooler palette.  Although I really enjoy looking at this one still.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Thesis Sketches - 1

Some beginning sketches for my thesis project.  An outcast of a magic using society who resides atop a tree elemental, with only dryads as friends.

I am getting some really amazing critiques from my instructor Jason Merck -- he strongly emphasizes the use of proper reference material as well as trying to really think about who/what it is you're drawing before you start committing.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

The Storm Drake for the third assignment of my Fantasy Illustration class.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Second assignment in my Fantasy Illustration class -- an abyssal monster rising from the deeps.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Fantasy Illustration class is having us do illustrations based on excerpts from sci-fi/fantasy novels of the instructor's choosing.  This one is pretty bizarre, but interesting when you wiki it.  

"It was a… babe in arms. No, I exaggerate. It was probably two or three years old. It had black hair and blue eyes – enormous blue eyes! It was naked – completely naked – like a newborn baby. It was wet, or should I say glossy; its skin was shiny. I was shattered. I no longer thought it was a mirage. I could see this child so distinctly. It rose and fell with the waves; but apart from this general motion, it was making other movements, and they were horrible!"

- Solaris, Stanislaw Lem

Sunday, September 9, 2012

I learned a lot during my summer internship -- especially how to get work done faster.  It was amazing to see how much I could get done when I needed to.  I did a lot of character designing and environments for this iOS game...hopefully it does well!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

1hour sketch before bed.

I decided to paint over an old piece.

Friday, July 20, 2012

A new environment piece for my thesis work -- the magi king sends envoys to speak with a powerful necromancer.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Realized while playing Diablo 3 that I had never designed a paladin before.

I imagined this paladin to belong to an order that worshiped the sun.  I fully intend on doing a design of a corrupted, fallen paladin next.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012


Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Decided to go with the sphinx for my creature. I imagine the hero somehow tames the sphinx, or enters into some kind of agreement with it.

Friday, March 30, 2012

More Thumbnails for Thesis

Some thumbnails for the hero's mount in my thesis project at school. I wanted the mount to have some elements of legendary creatures from our cultures, due to the story. I started getting really interested in the legend of the Sphinx, but I'm not sure if that'll end up as the final idea.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Sunday, March 4, 2012

First Pass - Heroine

First pass at the heroine of my thesis.

Friday, March 2, 2012


Monday, February 20, 2012

Final Thesis Work

Some character designing for my final thesis.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Hunter and Hunted

Instructor wanted a piece without any use of gray tones. I kinda succeeded.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

For ViolinTay

Thursday, February 2, 2012


My DK from WoW.