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!


Sunday, March 27, 2011

My week in review...

CGFeedback hosted a challenge/tribute to the late, great Clement Sauve, which I took part in judging. There was a wake today in his honor, which I attended with Joshua James Shaw. One of many things I took away was this stand-out quote from Clem : "When in doubt, favor the unusual."  Spoken like a true concept artist.

There's a new (and hopefully somewhat informative) Babe Lab post : Body Constellations!  Experimental shit!

HOT OFF THE PRESSES : Dan Beaulieu is selling his second sketchbook of awesomeness! Get 'em while supplies last!

Here's a piece of fanart I did for the sickest, sexiest girl I know.

...and, you know, more of this stuff....

Keen eyes will spot, on the far left page, Anthony "Robot Pencil" Jones and Kelli "I Don't Have A Cool Nickname" Hoover.

Another week ahead!  Lifedrawing starts back up again, more Blizzard-y work in the wings, more doodles, more mayhem!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Surkov in my office...

[below] An original Victor Surkov piece finally framed and displayed!  It was given as a gift when I visited Astrum Nival / last September.  It's sitting next to my original Toph Gorham (which really deserves its own post -- It's the original pencils for that drop ship on his homepage).

This gives me an idea : I should start a personal concept art galley in my apartment, getting pieces from all the amazing artists I've met during my career.  I'd run out of wall space pretty quick!  

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Blasphemous - Griffinfly RMX

Here's another attractive bit of Blasphemous fan art, once again from The Russian Federation.  With hugs, even!  Respect to Olga "Griffinfly" Drebas! What I love here, apart from Miss. Drebas's superb handling of the figure, is the beauty mark she included just above Hailey's lips. What a sensitive touch. I'll keep that, if you don't mind!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

celebrity artist geekout - James Jean

I got to talk with the legendary James Jean at his LA gallery show, Rebus.  Here's a very unflattering photo of our 2.5 minute exchange.

I asked Mr. Jean what compels him to draw the backs of airplane seats in his sketchbooks [see Process Recess 3 : The Hallowed Seam] -- if it was just something to pass the time, or if it was a deliberate act to inform his imaginative drawing.  (I earnestly wanted to know.)  He said it was less study, more meditative.  Hrm....

Blasphemous - fan art cntd. // BABE LAB CRITIQUES?

Concept cohort Tham Hoi Mun did his take on Hailey, half of Blasphemous. Dude is always working super-hard. Cut it out, man!!!  I would title this piece "Necronomicocks."

...and, for good measure, he drew Holly as well.

ATTN : I'm looking to start a "critique/paintover" section for Babe Lab.  If you'd like a helpful eye on your stuff and want to be publicly critted by either myself or a guest artist (I plan to recruit others to do my dirty work), get in touch.   Or better yet, crit MY shit and show me what's up. I dare you.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

More wheel spinning...

...working on my practical lighting.

Messing around with technique some...

...and a quick pic I made for some random dude's girl.  Hope you get some, pal!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

New Babe Lab Interview : Mr. Jack

I wish I could say the piece below was mine, but it was done by my colleague Luke Mancini (aka Mr. Jack) for Babe Lab. Head on over for a full interview and some scintillatingly revealing process work!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011