Sunday, December 5, 2010

Dom War 5 Mini WIP

edit - Coming Closer..

Blocking in the design for the textures

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Dom War 5 Mini WIP

Was very unhappy with my model, so I decided to rework it. I lost 2 days on this and its not too different from the old one - but at least I'm happier.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Dom War 5 Mini WIP

today's progress.

Dom War 5 Mini WIP

Working on the Mini Dominance War 5 challenge. It's old school - 3k tris and no normal maps.
There's a week left.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Comicon 2010 finished

Finished this year's Comicon Challenge. It came down to the wire but I got both this and a 2d concept entry done. These are the final images.
If you want to see the full WIP thread it is up Here

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Comicon Challenge 2010

This years comicon contest at has only a few weeks left. I'm working on a younger version of cyclops, and am planning on mutating him fairly harshly. No more prettyboy.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Getting Set for Printing, pt2

Think this is the pose I'm going to go with. I need to pose the zbrush and then do a polish pass.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Getting set for printing, pt1

I'm working on stetting up my Hunter Character to get him 3d printed. I'm trying to figure out posing now, playing with transpose master in zbrush for the first time.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Frazetta Tribute contest

GA did a minicontest in memory of one of my favorite artists - Frank Frazetta. I met Frank twice visiting his museum, and both he and his wife were unbelievably nice. My painting doesn't hold a candle to any of his works, but it was nice to have the excuse to look through all my books again.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Dominance War 4.5 Finished

Finished up - came down to the wire. Still some things I'd like to tweak, but I'm overall pleased.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Dominance War 4.5 WIP

Low Poly, normals, Started the color map. No spec or gloss yet.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Dominance War 4.5 WIP

Almost there with the sculpting. Few pieces left then some detail work.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Dominance War 4.5 Concepts

Not really enough time to do this, but I'm feeling the need to do something besides work.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Huge Tracts of Land!!!

After seeing Brent do a painting of Christina Hendricks, I couldn't resist trying. Our Mrs. Reynold's is one of my favorite episodes of any show. But I think Brent might have missed some of her more well known features...
About an hour and 45 mins.
Painting Movie

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Cyclops Base

Just finished watching Scott Patton's 3d Character Design DVD from gnomon, and felt the need to start another personal project. Didn't want to completely rip off his giant, so I'm trying a cyclops. Did a quick modification of Zbrush's superaverageman, and then spent too long in max tweaking the geometry to get this basemesh.
I realized that this is the first time I've modeled "dangly bits". And by his pose he is quite happy to show them off.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Drawing and original colors by Tam, Brent did a colored version too so I thought I had to paint one too... 1 hr on the dot.

CHOW 187 - the Celt

not much to say, was a long weekend to get this done.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

anatomy study - skull

Spent an hour each morning working on a skull sculpt.
Here is the breakdown...

Friday, February 5, 2010

Lifedrawing Jan

Missed the first half of the last lifedrawing session- apparently good because there was problems with the heat. I prefer the "longer" poses anyway. 10 and 20 min drawings.

Monday, February 1, 2010

GA Post Apoc-Mutants sculpting mini contest.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Chow 186 part 2

There was a one week extension on this deadline, so I took a couple more hours and cleaned it up to look more like a painting than a colored drawing.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Chow 186

CHaracter Of the Week at
An alien archeologist comes to earth after we've wiped ourselves out. These are one week little challanges and I had a lot of fun doing it. Hopefully, I will keep it up throughout the coming year.

I built the guy in max quickly to get the turnarounds and the pose. Helped, but not sure if it helped with the speed.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Vermeer Video

I recorded the painting of the Vermeer study I did.

Watch it larger on Vimeo