Friday, August 13, 2010

Heroes on a half shell


Another nostalgia bomb. Here are my renditions of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, my favorite super-heroes ever (though Hellboy is a close second.)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Plug



To stay sharp, I like to develop characters. This is a character from a D&D game that I fleshed out a bit, and gave a phoneme library.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Commander Krulos



I had to do my take on Krulos, the commander of the bad guys in the 80's toy commercial, er, cartoon, "Dino Riders."

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Dino-Riders!



Nothing like a bit of 80's Saturday morning nostalgia.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

ICONS: ION Guard

I did some illustrations for a supplemental book for the brand new ICONS RPG. The book will be available August 1st.


The Cover Art


Infinitus and his Thralls.


The 3 iconic guardsmen.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Simple coloring tutorial

I'm always interested in seeing the process other artists go through when they create a picture, so, I decided to try my hand at it, and show you my coloring process. The other day, I was asked to draw this muscly, red monster man, and I realized the layers of his picture could make a nifty process walk through.

I start by scanning an inked drawing into Photoshop. On a layer on top of the linework, I color the internal lines dark red, I then set that layer to "screen," coloring the lines under it.

After I do that, I select the area inside the character, and make a layer that is a gray silhouette. I put this there so I can easily select the area of the entire character.

I select that gray silhouette, make a new layer, and fill that selection with a simple gradient. This is a cheap and easy way to add a bit of light and volume to simple cartoon characters like this.

Next, I put in shading. On a layer set to "multiply" I go in with a low value brick red, and punch in shadows.

The final step is super easy. On another layer, above the shadow layer, I just flat color the character, hit multiply, and BOOM! The shading and tone shows through.

There you have is, super fast, super easy coloring.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Gotta' catch 'em all

I've always like the first set of starters from the original Pokemon games, its a bunch of reptiles and amphibians that just get bigger and meaner, so, I had to do my take on them.



Thursday, March 4, 2010

Almost Musical



This is a trailer for an indy film some friends of mine made. They asked me to animate a production company logo, check it out at 0:28. There's a bit of profanity in this trailer, so, if you're at work, don't crank up the volume.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sea Chameleon


Revisiting my pirate chameleon character I drew the other day. He certainly is no scourge of the sea, but, he definitely is a scalawag of the sea.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Lookin' for booty

Pirates are extremely fun to draw.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Big Game Hunter


This is one of those drawings I start drawing waaaay to late at night, and then can't stop working on. Sometimes stuff like that is the most fun.