A digital background painting done in Corel Painter as an acrylic painting. This is a portfolio piece and was not used in production of any game.
Friday, May 4, 2012
For one reason or another, I've been asked to make self portraits over the years for inclusion in mastheads, or on employee identification files, or for year end business or other similar things.
Over the years, they've piled up. I think that, sadly, the one with the green shirt is closest to the cruel hand fate dealt me, but the other weirdo ones are at least funny.
That blue head was drawn by my brother many, many years ago. You can tell how old it is since I've had silver hair coming in since I was in my twenties. I cherish the one copy I have of that drawing. I don't even have the original anymore, but I cherish the washed out xerox in my file cabinet.
The beardo one is ancient as well. I fully remember the ponytail I wore when I drew that one. The one on the right there was drawn a full seventeen years later.
This is just Facebook silliness. Nothing to see here.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
These drawings might not be new, but I've been thinking about getting more life drawing in, and revisiting these sketches really helped me with that decision.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
The very kind people at Best Friends Animal Society are putting out an activity book, and I'm lucky enough to be doing the illustrations for it. This is the cover illustration. I'll post the cover once I have the file in hand.
EDIT: This illustration has been bumped in favor of a different illustration with a menagerie of animals, including that most common of household pets, the horse.
Monday, April 4, 2011
The oldest thing you'll see on this blog. I found this illustration I did for the San Francisco Weekly (go SFW!) at least a decade ago. It's so old that I dialed down the color on this thing so it wouldn't be completely yellowed over.
It's fun to see old drawings. Sometimes it shows you how far you've come, sometimes it shows you something that has been missing in your more recent work. That gray tone thing on portraits- I've got to bring that back.
Friday, April 1, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
In keeping with my new promise to post more sketches here, I post these exploratory concept drawings done to flesh out a toy figure proposal I'm finishing. That's all I want to say for now, but I guess these are sort of self explanatory.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
I've posted these before, but I've tweaked them a bit since then, and since I'll be doing much more of this kind of material soon, I thought that they deserved another shot.
Included below is the original Joker sketch, done before I found the perfect vintage Batman puppet and decided to give it a cameo in the painted version.
For some reason, I doodle and draw a lot of pigs. The bottom two pigs were done for the Dueling Pigs blog. For this blog, which collects drawings of pigs playing the banjo. The upper right was a tabloid cover, and the last of them was done for a pencil art show a while back at the Howard House gallery in Seattle. I draw a lot of pigs.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
I made this photoshop picture a while back for my old Automatic Daddy blog. I found it again recently and I liked it all over again.
I combined a collection of found images of things as widely varied as an ancient amusement machine cabinet, stencils of hand prints, damaged glass, and the statue that sits on Shakespeare's tomb, of course (which looked so much like the genie in a wishing machine that it inspired this whole goofy thing in the first place). At this resolution, Gaussian blur is your friend, as is Corel Painter.
I wanted to do an exquisite corpse kind of a thing with anyone who'd want to do it, but I got sidetracked and never returned to it. One day, maybe I'll try it again.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
Thursday, December 24, 2009
All of these were done at top speed to sell at a group show at the Howard House gallery. Over 200 pieces of art hung on those walls, all just pinned up for easy and low cost sale. We moved a lot of artwork but nobody really made any dosh. The work was just too inexpensive to net us any profit. Well, it was fun anyway.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Boo Davis, the AD at the Seattle Weekly dreamed up this idea, incorporating film, Christmas and Sherlock Holmes, and she asked that it be created as kind of a collage. It's was a fun idea, and Boo pulled it together at the last minute, making my work look good in the process.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
A while back I was involved in the development of a game proposal for "Office Wrestling", a game idea brought to us by Emmy Award winning animation designer Dan Krall. While the company where I worked percolated on exactly what they might do with this proposal, another company announced a frustratingly similar idea, so that effectively ended "Office Wrestling". I'll post a couple more concept sketches here as soon as I can.
For the record, Dan was none too crazy about this direction for the visual development himself. I'm sure we could have made him happier with the full project, hopefully working with him on a more sophisticated approach, but unfortunately we never got the chance.