June 22nd, 2015

Minecraft Adventures in Wood & Clay

minecraft chess woodworking
Woodwork and countless(64) squares courtesy of Steven.

minecraft polymer

Polymer clay tools, squid-in-progress & eyeless Herobrine cows off to the side.

minecraft chicken slime
One completed Chicken & Slime pawn; all the rest to go.

minecraft chess instructions
Completed chess set & instructions with built-in piece holder.

minecraft chess
It’s on! Classic good vs. evil battle.

minecraft characters

April 19th, 2014

Abyssal Zone + Bunnies

rabbit angler lavaflies
The first stages — sketching & vellum cut outs for adding in lava-ish butterflies. I wanted something a little bio-luminescent to add in some more color.

hare abyss lava
Finished I believe?! I’m really happy with the colors.

September 17th, 2013

Brisk Wanderings

brisk wanderings
Maybe still missing a little bit of low-lying smoke, but mostly where I would like it to be for your basic… entity wandering a lava-like field. Fall is seeping into my psyche.

August 4th, 2013

Chalkfest 2013 – The Squirrel II

We combined our initial sketches into Photoshop to play around with the idea. This is the game plan that resulted from tinkering.

Beginning Squirrel

Starting out the morning by mapping in the big chunks of color. Some people like to use grids, I think that is an extra, time-consuming step so I choose to avoid it. We eyeball in this house.

Squirrel Progress
A bit of time elapsed from the first picture to here. No time to dilly dally with cameras.

Adult group winner
Bragging rights! All thanks to my lovely partner Carrie Sood and not possible without the efforts of Volume One. For more pictures check out my facebook page. For more info about the event check out Volume One! Also, feel free to check out last year’s epic squirrel saga.

July 7th, 2013

Fashion Statement

fish face fashion statement
I am sure this will be the craze this fall.

July 1st, 2013

Neckerchief of Anxiety.

neckerchief of anxiety
A little sketchy sketch of an idea that has yet to be colored and ruined.

May 26th, 2013

Screenshot or it Didn’t Happen

working on something
Proof that I do more than just look at cat pictures on the internet. Not used to working this large in Photoshop, yet. It’s 16″ x 20″, 600 dpi. So far, I have basically just laid out where the next ten hours of detail work are going. Forging ahead, I want to test how “painterly” I can get, digital style.

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.

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.

February 8th, 2013


Exemplify Follow Up
Follow up! I am guessing the giants are a council of ancients. It’s looking a bit oceanic, so little man-dude is most likely bringing some sort of sea-related knowledge to the table, maybe a recipe or what he has learned throughout his life-passage.

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