This blog...

...was initially for pieces done on a computer, but has since become a free-for-all. Here you'll find process work (digital and otherwise), sketch pages and studies, sometimes with commentary.

You can see the rest of my work here.

Remember kids : if you can't make pretty designs, at least make pretty lines!

-Paul

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

From heat waves to blizzards!

2010 has been a year of dizzying highs and crushing lows. Change on nearly every front. Part of this change, I'm happy to say, is that I'll soon be an official employee of Blizzard Entertainment!



Polycount beat me to the news some weeks back, but I wanted to wait until I actually arrived in Irvine, CA safely to call it a done deal. Everyone's been crazy-nice, and even though I don't actually start until the 29th, I've already attended a sketch night there. I'll be working on their big, secret MM0, no doubt behind some padlocked door guarded by a snarling, Cerberus-lookin' hellhound. (FACT : They can routinely be seen sniffing the perimeter.)

Thanks and respect to all my friends at Vigil Games for some great times, and to my art pals from Sketch Night and the various Austin lifedrawing functions. Carry on, carry on!

P.S. -- If anyone can point me to a good comic book shop around here, I'm all ears.

23 comments:

Shaun Patterson said...

Congrats dude, I cant wait to see the combination of your art style and their original IPs..Pure Win!

3rd-string jedi said...

Congratulations. I imagine we'll be soon be seeing orc wench warm-up sketches. Ha.

Joshua James said...

A Good' Comic shop in the OC haha..good one.

Paul Richards said...

Sure, sure, rub it in...

This is California! At the very *least* I expect lots of options for pornography.

GWhitehall said...

I go to Alakazam comics near UCI, it works. Looking forward to melting faces with ya!

Nathan Andrew said...

Congrats! Would love to be in your shoes right now lol.

artboymoy said...

Awww Yea! Paul's in da houz! Congrats man!

Andrew Severson said...

Congrats!, haven't said anything to you before but been following your blog for a while.

And I met your brother at Derricks wedding, I spent the evening admiring his dance moves.

I think I met you once a while back around 04 at Maggiore's house, Im buddies with Pat and Derrick.

Anyways thats awesome news.

Rynox said...

Now this is exciting news... As a longtime follower, I'm looking forward to seeing some badass concepts for Blizz. Congrats!

bangbangteng said...

Can't wait to see you around here man!

I regular Comics Toons and Toys in Tustin, off the 55 freeway on Newport Ave.

There's a Mile High Comics in Longbeach...

and a few others, Comics unlimited in Huntington Beach... ect.

Ben Newman said...

Cool! I'm sure you'll love it; although don't neglect your lovely ladies in favour of trolls and such!
Say hello to Nick Carver from me if you see him...

Vinod Rams said...

Congrats again Paul!
Blizzard won't know what hit them!

pabloano said...

Wow how awesome and exciting! Christ, between you, Mr--Jack, and Samwise, Blizz really can't go wrong with art direction.
Guess this means you won't be contributing as much [as I'd like] to Darksiders 2? My world will end if there isn't a Darksiders 2. End.

Congratulations!

First Keeper said...

Watch out. There is orc behind you!

Mr--Jack said...

Typical!
I decide to skip a sketch night and it's your first one :P
Congrats to you sir on making the move, I must say! I'll see you next week!

Tom said...

congratulations! actually when i first saw your stuff i thought you already worked at blizzard, you'll be perfect there!

Bob Nelson said...

Congratulations, Blizzard is lucky to have you! I don't know about comic book shops, but I can tell you there's a good little (as far as I remember) figure drawing group in San Clemente http://www.scartsupply.com/ I'm sure there are plenty more. At the very least, it is worth the drive down there :)

Tyler James said...

The next gen mmo team is so over powered, and now YOU are on it? I can't wait to see it unveiled. I would love to attend a 'sketch night' since I'm super local. Any details? Good luck at Blizz man!

Mark Behm said...

Congrats, man.

Csmif said...

Congrats! Looking forward to some awesome designs

hadjare said...

Wow, that is amazing! Congratulations on your new job. :D

Dave said...

Holy Cow! Our little boy's all growd up! Congrats, man! I've always known you were meant for greatness!

Edwin Rosell said...

If you don't mind doing a little bit of driving check out Frank and Son's which is on every Wednesday and Saturday:

http://www.frankandsonshow.net/