Studies

Posted by on Nov 11, 2016 in Blog | No Comments
Studies

Below are a few recent studies I’ve done from black and white photos & film stills. These are great to practice your technique and workflow. I find it fun to experiment with colors and imagine how the scene appeared on set so many years ago. The top two pieces were painted in black and white […]

Thirsty Hands

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in Blog | No Comments
Thirsty Hands

I was asked by Chico News & Review to design the cover for their Annual Beer Issue which highlights the microbrewing culture in and around Chico, California. The A.D. wanted a local sculpture drawn holding a glass of beer. The sculpture is fairly large and is a landmark for the area. Pretty simple task except […]

Pirate Dinosaurs

Posted by on Oct 11, 2015 in Blog | No Comments
Pirate Dinosaurs

Unused character sketches for indie game development.  What’s better than pirate dinosaurs? Not much.    

Silo Barns at Reynolda

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Blog | No Comments
Silo Barns at Reynolda

I spent a couple of hours today finishing up a sketch I made of the silo barns at Reynolda a couple of weeks ago. I decided to do it in two parts so I could have more time for both drawing and painting. If I try to draw and paint on the same day, I […]

Narrative Sketches

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in Blog | No Comments
Narrative Sketches

Here are a couple of rough digital sketches I’ve been working on: I’m trying to learn to trust my instincts when it comes to working thumbnails up into a larger sketch. My thumbs are so rough that I tend to change things (composition, adding elements, etc.) a lot when I’m working up a comprehensive sketch. […]

Digital Ink

Posted by on Jan 18, 2014 in Blog | No Comments
Digital Ink

I used to make a lot of simple, graphic drawings for screenprinting and scratchboard art (like animals, runners, cyclists, trees, whatever). When sketching for that, I would just use ink pens like a Sharpie or UniBall. This way I can quickly block in shapes and decide where to play the darks and lights off of […]