May 6th, 2013

Summer is Coming

desert bugs
Playin’ with atmosphere.  I want to add in more texture and turn it into a texture experiment but this might very well end here.

May 4th, 2013

Tobias Fünke

Tobias Fünke
I have been hung up on this quote for about a week, so I made myself a wallpaper. Enjoy it, or don’t, but DO go watch Arrested Development. (The wallpaper is linked to the image if anyone clicks it for funsies.)

April 21st, 2013

Sad Walrus – No less than you would expect

sad walrus
Yea… It is. It is a sad clown painting with a walrus. If there is one thing I know, it’s that everyone can empathize with the plight of the walrus.

April 13th, 2013

TPB – Bubbles

TPB Bubbles
Lil digital doodle made in an effort to procrastinate. Mission accomplished. (Reference image: Bubbles)

April 10th, 2013

Wandering Eye

wandering eye
Either dusk or dawn, but definitely a hunting-type situation. You can tell from the pastel colors that it’s about to get real.

April 3rd, 2013

Glow Eyes

glow eyes
I still need to do some more studying on lighting before this one is done but the bulk of information in this image is centered around the eyes. He/she/it has a bulbous head because he/she/it is either impressively smart or particularly parasitic.

April 2nd, 2013

Sawdust City, Eau Claire

map creation
Possibly the first map-creation-steps .gif on the internet. I am a bit of a trailblazer. Everything morphed and shifted a bit along the way, mostly for the better. The project was headed by Historic Maps, LLC, feel free to swing over there and take a look at his previous and future maps from history times.
In the future I will try to organize my reference photos if anyone is interested. Even in a lack-of-interest type situation, I will probably compile them somehow.

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March 29th, 2013

Map Production

map making
It’s almost here! Just one more weekend of honest effort until she (art is a ‘she’ like ships, right?) is ready to be set free into the world. I am also excited that I still remember how to make a .gif because I will be combining hours of work into a 5 second gif for those who don’t have time to fritter away on a 5 minute video.

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March 23rd, 2013

Screaming Goats

screaming goat
A little quickie of my new hero (google ‘screaming goats’ before it turns into a sex thing and you will be happy you did). I am pretty sure he(she) had an eye poked out… if not, I make no apologies. It adds character.

February 14th, 2013

Hopeless Horn Bird

hopeless horn bird
This one started out on canvas – acrylic – small 9″ x 12″ canvas, but I needed to add more details and the canvas was too rough for me to dig into. I will either need to start playing around on a smoother paper or wood surface in the future, or continue to let Photoshop serve as a detail magnifier. As much as I sincerely love dirtying my hands and entire wardrobe with caustic paints, digital painting is wonderful because it lets me Dodge and Burn the image without impatiently muddying the entire painting. Ctrl+z is only valid for tactile paintings if the media is still wet or you don’t mind a little sandpaper. The only fault I can find with digital painting is that it doesn’t drip and randomly spread, but I am sure there is an action or a filter for that. And I always have sketches to fall back on for messing up my hands with graphite.
As far as the image is concerned, it is an attempt at something hopeless and static. Sometimes the winter gets to your brain like that. Manic happy is soon to follow.

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