Sunday, December 16, 2012

Death Prophet

Finished! And with her new DOTA2 colors.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

Death Prophet (wip)

Taking a break from interiors :) EDIT because I got to work and realized my PC's monitor needs some calibration :P

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Prop Designs

About halfway through Motivarti; here's some of the work I've been doing. My mentor is Craig Elliott (website here) and I've been learning a ton from him! I definitely recommend checking the program out. I'll write something longer about the whole program when I'm not so sleepy. :)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Colored sketch

Took an old sketch and colored it for practice. WIP? Not sure, but moving on.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Mariel Zagunis

My favorite Olympian to watch, US sabre fencer: 3-time medalist with 2 golds under her belt from Beijing and Athens. Unfortunately she didn't medal, placing 4th overall—though she did carry the flag in the opening ceremonies, which is pretty sweet. Fingers crossed we'll see Zagunis again in the next summer Olympics!

I'm still trying to find a way to color my drawings. This turned out okay, though it still feels all over the place.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

I Like Turtles

Did this a month back for a CGHub creature design contest... a healthy reminder as to why I need an underdrawing. I want to tweak it up but NO! Gotta move forward! In other news, I've finally moved into a new apartment and my desk is all set up! The past three months I was in a nice but tiny place while we waited in between leases, so most of my stuff had to remain packed. I have space to work now, so here's to a productive year! I've been sketching quite a bit, so there'll be more stuff very soon. It's been an exciting few weeks all the same—waiting to hear back on a mentorship program I'm pretty jazzed about. Fingers crossed!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Life Drawing 2012-06-15S

Something else I did! I've felt my figure drawing muscles getting soft, so I've started going to Schuler School. I wasn't expecting a costumed model, but it was kind of cool! Still want to find a place that does gestures though - this was 1 3 hr pose.


So the game project that I've been working on for a few months now has finally launched on Kickstarter!

Kickstarter Page
Slugger is the first game that will be created by a brand new Baltimore startup studio called Pretty Weird. You can visit its homepage here: There are a ton of super talented people working on this, including some of my classmates from MICA, Yao Li and Pio Canlas. We're really pumped about this, and we need all the support we can get, so please donate a few bucks and let's make this happen!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

More 3D: Tables, Snowy House

Some things I've been working on, mostly to try and figure out polycount shortcuts, and also to see what can be done with just one normal map. Hoping to get back on my much more frequent posting, sorry!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Props: Jars and Chairs

Blogger's new posting format has really grown on me. Anyway, more miscellaneous props.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Self Portrait 2

I wanted to do another self portrait, and I wanted to play with lighting, so I painted in natural lighting - I had to split it up over two mornings to get the right light.

I think the main thing I learned, as opposed to how to paint natural lighting, was that I look hella ghastly and need to get out more.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Still Life - Espresso

A quick study last night - been trying to get better at painting! Before I worked at a cafe my senior year of college, I didn't drink any coffee. Now I'm snobby about espresso and coffee. Like how on this I had to pull (make) the shot a second time when it came time to detail the crema (foam). SIGH.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012

Channels and Screenprinting

I had another one of those discoveries that reminds you exactly why Photoshop is a several-hundred dollar program. I've always believed that it's shortsighted to assume you've "learned everything you need to know" when it comes to that program... there's always a better way to do something, or a trick that you can use to make your work better, or in this case, a completely new approach that opens up tons of possibilities.

At Capt. Jerry's, most of my work is taking someone else's art into Illustrator and outputting it into film separations. The very basic explanation is that each color has its own film, so you have to keep your colors separate when you create art for screenprinting. Naturally, this doesn't work as well with digital paintings.

EXCEPT... just recently I've discovered how to properly use alpha channels for exporting selections... which prompted my coworker Ian Jackson and I to start thinking. He discovered how to properly create channels from scratch, and I painted an image in channels just to see how it would work. Basic two color.

So there's some things that need to be finessed (other than my lacking photography skills) - lightening up the layers so that when they are printed as a halftone they don't get too opaque, you can see in the red especially...

But it's pretty exciting realizing that I can digitally paint films for screenprinting. Makes me want to go all out and make a several color image - or just a baller one like the amazing Batman: Arkham City shirts. I actually have a shirt from this series, and it's just another 2 color, red and black on white - and it looks amazing. And being a screenprint, it's incredibly durable.

Ideas, ideas, ideas!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Rama Attack Study - Colored

Glowy arrow, fire arrow, phoenix arrow, celestial-right-angle arrow, and space arrow.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Return of the Whipsword

Had so much fun with this animatic that I decided to try another one. Think I'm going to another one, slightly different (and a different character), but I love studying that urumi, hahaha.

Sunday, February 19, 2012


Prop work to supplement my thesis work from MICA. Also viewable at my website.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

That field goal kick

Well, it was a chance to play with vectors!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Purple Foil!

At work, we wanted a design to show off the AWESOME PURPLE FOIL we recently bought. I whipped up a quick design in honor of the Ravens!

So shiny!