Thursday, September 1, 2016

Felecity Jones sketch

I did a sketch of Felecity Jones which I recorded as a time lapse:


For a while I've been keeping a Tumblr version of this blog that's more less a mirror of this one.
As it's become a little difficult to just dump the same content into each template my Tumblr is far more up to date.

Feel free to follow me there.  For continued updates on my illustration, painting, sketching, matte painting, and workshops I attend.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Thankyou Bioware, friends, Dragon Age Devs, and Dragon Age Community

 Dragon Age: Inquisition, Bioware Poster Contest

This is great news because I absolutely love Dragon Age!

Bioware put on a contest prior to the release of Dragon Age: Inquisition.

I was one of the top Finalists chosen by Bioware and a top 5 finalist during the Facebook community vote.

CG Society Editor’s Choice/ Frontpage Feature

I am very behind on my blogging.  Despite a lot of great stuff happening procrastination tends to swallow my posting. I’m going to try to sort out as much as possible (mostly digging through project files and hard-drives) and see what I’m able to put up here.
I’m very surprised and honored to receive an Editor’s Choice for my piece of artwork on CGtalk (a forum I’ve lurked on for many years)

 Screenshot from the frontpage of the Cgtalk site.

Looks like I’m amongst some great company in the choice gallery.
Thanks CgSociety, Cgtalk!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Taking Woodstock Matte Painting

This is one of the first large-scale matte paintings I ever worked on (late 2008) for a film called Taking Woodstock starring Demetri Martin.
There was lots of mud, garbage, and debris to paint on this one. for more shots of the created environment.

I'll probably be back in the future with more shots that I worked on.


Reference Photography and Moving Forward

Since first taking up a DSLR a few years ago I’ve been taking scattered phases of mentorships and workshops with pro photographers to learn more about it.

Initially I was mostly concerned with using it as a means of purely reference.  I would draw and paint from the photos (an approach taught to me by a handful of master book cover illustrators — IMC)  It made me the odd-ball of the smaller classes.  Most of the photographers I met tried to do as little post-production on their work as possible.
A lot of the workshops included photographing a professional glamour/dancer/fashion model of some kind.  I would provide some of the photos at the end of the workshop if they requested them.
As some of the models I worked with fleshed out their model agency profiles my photography started showing up in their portfolios.

I only started photography as a means of building my own references and understanding how to manipulate lighting. I think it’s a really great honor that they deem my photos worthy enough for their agency portfolios.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I'm Back!

I just got back from the Illustration Master Class 2014! – more info on that soon.

I realized that I haven't been updating my blog all that much, but I have been accumulating lots of content that I might like to post in the near future.

Here are some new and (updated) images that will hopefully deserve their own posts soon – with process/info etc.

Monday, April 14, 2014

A Preview

Here's a a cropped preview of a new piece I'm working on

Sheridan Grad Show

The Sheridan Illustration Program (which I’m alumni of) just had a very spectacular grad show last Thursday.

Looks like the portfolios of each student are still viewable on the website. There’s a lot of great stuff.