making the pretty pictures

Friday, June 22, 2012

post school work

post school work-  this is some of the stuff from these past couple of weeks. its been hard to find time to paint when your packing, unpacking, moving across the country and finally settling in.  But here are these little guys.
 roughly 8-15 hours each.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

some things

ok, so theres not a lot of time for anything now that finals are here but i've been managing to work on these in my spare time.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

and after midterms

 One of my favorite artist told me I should focus on my drafting abilities in order to over come some of the more basic design issues i'm running into.  So I sat down and started doing more pencil studies and am making a note to put those up once I sit down at a scanner.   But, I felt like I was slacking off for not putting something up at all this week so for now  i'll put up some of the other stuff I fooled around with over the weekend.  :)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

a couple of speedies

a couple of speed pieces, BUG PEOPLE! yeah! anyways, I'm going to try and post my dailies up on here now instead of solely on chimera or DA.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

pied piper

These are some rough character sheets for my could be my senior thesis. The rat is the pied piper, he leads the orphans of paris into the sewers to steal their souls. The girl is a little helper of his and a first draft for the female character. I kept her in though to show the scale of a child to the pied piper.
-and heres a concept sheet for some of his various poses actions and another sketch of the children in the story.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

character silhouette ideas

These are the costume ideas for my junior final main character.
The animation takes place in a rustic small shuttle station where there will be a mix of aliens and human. So I'm shooting for a style that depicts a combination of space and a little bit of country and tribal. With this in mind I tried to keep the ideas relatively simple since I'm going to have to animate them.

traditional pieces

oil on canvas

traditional pieces

oil on canvas

Monday, January 31, 2011

entertainers and merchants

Several friends and I are working on a side project and this piece was one of my contributions as to what an off planet trader might look like. The big fella on the left actually has slits on the insides of his sleeves of skin, their for letting his arms slide in and out during day to day activities.
-Preferred method of transportation on land, floating barges.

water racer

This is one of the sketches for a watery species that I thought of, I wanted it to be that her hood/collar was actually a flap of skin that serves as gills. They would pump and stretch depending on what environment she's in. The gill hood also contributes to the species being absurdly fast in the water.

saddled mount

a great lumbering creature, used to transporting wares when machinery just, isn't cutting it... or maybe I should say pulling it?
-The tags on its rump are actually passes strung on the saddle for who ever's company is using them that day, a different tag for each language that is around the area listing the holding yard it should be returned to.
-the armor on the arms is actually a restraining device used to limit how much the muscles contract so the beast's strength can be strictly controlled.

unsaddled carnivorous mount

Unsaddled and a smaller carnivorous version of transportation, these mounts are one of the quickest ways to drag an excess of heavy materials across a long distance. Their also incredibly clever and due to their ability to sit on their hind quarters they are able to use both front limbs at a time on what ever activity their up to.

mother of tadpoles

This is the mother of tadpoles. she dwells in swamps and since the eyes of her children shine so brightly she loans them to travelers who pay her a special toll for crossing safely.... and other times she uses her children to guide those wandering with out paying the fare to her den so that she might dine upon them.

female bounty hunter

Female bounty hunter, her gun is made from a large hollowed out jawbone. It has a metal tube drilled in and wrapped around with leather to cushion the shock of a bullet being shot through, with out shattering the bone itself. Her species has an acute sense of smell and sight, unfortunately their hearing is almost non-existent.

robot studies

various trader robots, guards, pets and transportation.


These are a type of robot that wander only around market place districts selling their varieties of savory smoked meats to shoppers. the large metal grill fastened to their backs let them smoke meat every hour of the day.


This is called a watcher, the wealthy station them outside their homes as a guard or form of mobile security camera. Robotic, but uses fur and camouflage paint as a form of hiding its self if need be, These are not companion technology like pets or traders.


I figure that in any market place or town square needs a gypsy, and I wanted to give this one more of a tribal feel since gypsies are supposed to be travelers and not dwellers of a big city.


I like to think that this dragoons armor is gained by the victory of her battles and instead of donning by sliding it on. Her skin actually hardens in the forms of her past attackers and forms a type of shell.

demon hunter couple

Demon hunter couple, with a small example of what they hunt in the corner.