Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Venezuelan House Animation

I am working in conjunction with the architecture department to make an animation of a venezuelan housing project.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Mr. Briggs

Finally, a color digital painting.
This is the underpainting.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Pete's Friend

Okay this is an attempt at burnt sienna style painting. Next up is full color!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Troll Sub Surface Scattering

I know I have only been posting paintings lately but I am still quite passionate about the 3D end of things. This is the kind of shader the troll needed for the University animation but don't get me started on that. I am in the process of making an industry standard rig for the guy and I'd like to use the blend shapes I made for him and make a few seconds of animation with him speaking. I'm thinking some sort of Actor's Corner type interview.

Friday, September 21, 2007

PhotoShop Self Portrait

Not bad.... Let's see what happens when I add color.

Various Paintings

These are a handful of paintings. The pots and jars one is one of my all time favorites. The mom and son was a commisioned painting and the mustard bottles and Chuck Close paintings are the results of art class assignments.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Butcher Stages

I thought I would try to take this sketch and paint it with a couple different styles. I love the retro printing press style.

Sunday, September 9, 2007


This is a work in progress. I thought I would try messing around with photoshop a little more. I am super pleased with the results (mostly the head, the shirt is not finished) considering I used no references for the drawing.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Some character designs for an animation called Aces.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Figure Structure Drawings

All of these drawings were done with a live model. These were attempts at understanding the underlying stucture and topology of the figure. The image second from top is actually just a 25 min drawing from a Saturday morning figure drawing sesssion at the U.

Concept Sketches

These are drawings for some projects that I am working on.
This is Isaac Grandeur. He was originally designed to be a character for a syndicated comic strip. However, I am thinking I have other plans for the guy.
This is a sketch of a character from a comic that my friend is writing. He is an African American professor trying to solve an ancient mystery... really, its completely cool and original. The other characters that happened to make it on are just some random sketches. Looks like there's an orc thing, a robot, and a character I've created named Isaac Grandeur.

Prometheus Storyboard

This is the first version of the Prometheus storyboard. I am in the process of redoing a couple of the scenes. I've added some pretty cool new video game elements to it.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


I like to make a clay sculpture before I make any character on the computer in Maya.
Stevie, Jimmy's counterpart in my personal project.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Troll from the U of U Three Billy Goats Gruff
A character named Jimmy I designed and modeled for an animation that I am working on.