Sunday, June 30, 2013

River Forest Fire

Some color studies I'm doing for an environment.

Trying to find the right focal point and color balance to convey the depth and mysticism from this world. I wanted to create a place where conflicting realities overlap with each other and end up creating impossible places. This one was a river forest merging with a volcano, I'm melding the sap from the trees with volcanic fire and making black trees coming from the water to look like hardened volcanic rock.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

For Alice

For Little Alice, a merry merry birthday to you. With many more unbirthdays to follow.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Shell study!

quick 45 minute (with a generous nap somewhere in the middle) sketch. Still life as suggested by my good friend terry.

Mad sketches

Headphone girl! Man, I do love super clothed females. Practiced with different kinds of patterns. did you ever notice the parallel between the checkerboard pattern on the hatters clothes and the chess themes that were in Alice in Wonderland? Wanted a mix of travelers trench coat, semi modern headphones, cybernetics, and mad hatter style.  Fairly happy with the way this turned out, though I need to fix quite a bit.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


This is for a project I'm currently working on (don't want to get to far ahead of myself with the details) but I wanted to create a series of merchants with different looks and personalities. Each sharing a few common traits.
1. They'd all be wearing masks
2. They would all be fully clothed (no sultry spice merchants!)
3. they'd be slightly odd, since strangeness breeds interest. 
I'm really happy with the depth I was able to convey with a few of these. I'm enjoying greyscale more and more (though I haven't quite figured out how to properly overlay color).