Thursday, January 26, 2012

Prompt: El Dorado

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Captain Norse God

The pose I was going for was one part Captain Morgan, one part awkward.

Monday, January 23, 2012


this is my WIP of Odin. not done, but mostly there.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Surtr WIP

Here's where I'm at now.... struggling and fighting with the color composition. The dude is meant to be a giant from norse mythology (bad guy), but I'm finding it's hard to communicate Thor-like design without a feather headed helmet, of which I don't figure a giant would be wearing.

Meant to be the fire giant Surtr who's grand role is played during Ragnarok... I realized after I had finished the design, that he's suppose to have fire hair and flaming armor... so lets call this a very loose interpretation.

Any critique is totally appreciated

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Been fighting with this for a while, but figured I'd post what I've got.
It's supposed to be Heimdallr, though he ended up looking more Spartan than Norse.

Changed the design to give it more weight and make it a bit more Nordic.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

This fits here

This is a necromancer design for concept class.  In our story the necromancer is Nordic so I figured I would post it here since it's been a while since I participated.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

From Game of Thrones

Friday, January 6, 2012

New Prompt: Norse God

It can be an existing one or create your own.

Monday, December 12, 2011

something i was messing around with this weekend, crits welcome!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Edit: Here's where I'm at now. Fixed the crop and took the silhouette into account. I'm trying to add more without overdoing it... make more of a story out of the character.

Where I'm at now. Any critique welcome.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

S.C.G.C.S (Stereotypical Cool Guy Cyborg Soldier)

Kind of losing sight as to what changes affect this positively. I tried to keep the overall piece loose, but what mostly kept me busy was anatomical problems involving the legs. The background and color came as a later addition, but I thought that in the cropped image they add a good cinematic effect.
As usual, critiques welcome.

New Prompt: Submersible

I thought this picture was funny.

Wikipedia entry: "A submersible is a small vehicle designed to operate underwater. The term submersible is often used to differentiate from other underwater vehicles known as submarines, in that a submarine is a fully autonomous craft, capable of renewing its own power and breathing air, whereas a submersible is usually supported by a surface vessel, platform, shore team or sometimes a larger submarine."

Monday, December 5, 2011

Turtle Guide WIP

this is extremely WIP-y. Please critique the shit out of it.

Sunday, December 4, 2011


Getting frustrated. Every time I add a new layer, I paint for 20 minutes, turn the layer off, and realize the painting was better before I changed it. I've tried adding all kinds of boats and structures, but I fail to fit them into the landscape in a way I like.
Mostly I'm failing to get the right value and color, and whatever I add doesn't seem to belong. Probably due to the fact that I'm using a color palette from multiple images, neither of which have any type of structures or boats.

Spirit Guy WIP

I was going with a "golden eagle" theme, and had put the character in a pose where he was to have an eagle landing on right arm. I didn't get to that point yet.
Right before posting, I was wondering why that eagle symbol on the sword looked familiar... Unfortunately, after a Google search I found it's a symbol used by.... the Nazis. (They were some stylish bastards.)
So, needless to say the symbol would have to change, as well as the gesture and size of the right arm. I'm sure he'd also benefit from some legs at some point.

Edit: Wow, it really looks like the arm of a small child..

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Had some issues rendering the background, so just the guide for now.
Might try to develop that staff/dagger/skewer(?) a bit more. I drew it with the idea that it'd be used for black magic or other miscellaneous spooky things, but it looks sort of plain right now.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

New Prompt: Spirit Guide

You can pretty much take this prompt anywhere, as long as the guide is human or human based (as opposed to a spirit animal). Don't hesitate to add animal features, though, or any other modifications that could make the guide more interesting.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Icy Mountains WIP

I didn't consciously make the decision, but this is definitely Skyrim inspired.

Got heavy handed with the airbrush before I posted, but I'm going to remove the layer to continue working anyway.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

New Prompt: Change of the Seasons.

So for this prompt I was thinking that you could personify a season and then show how they change the season. It dosn't need to be a human either, Just make it work :)

Level 7 Sketches

So... Here is mine (Well the sketches) I did the middle ring of the 7th layer. I wish I had been more motivated. :/

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Color Study

From the movie Drive.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Level 5 and 9 sketches.

Ehh, cropping so much makes me sad, but it needs to be done. I couldn't find a way to keep the scale I wanted while have figures in there, so I added a torch, and hopefully that brings them into focus a little bit. They seemed too small to notice without the crop, but now I don't like the composition.

I should have worked ALL of this out in the thumbnail stage! I don't know why I keep doing this.


Super early in sketching some of the characters still.. I don't like all of them. I wanted to do a fun girly after transformation one too but I didn't even start on this one til yesterday, and now my photoshop trial has ended so this is it for right now... :p

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

edit: worked on leg anatomy, perspective, and design. Not as tight and missing some design things I still wanted to add (wings and back sash), but overall I'm happy with leaving it be. Need to get to the Inferno prompt!

This is where I'm at right now. Working on the legs now. Any critique is welcome.

New Prompt: Nine Circles of Hell

From Dante's Inferno. I had this in mind so that we had some choice and could choose which ever one of the circles we wanted to concept.... or you can paint all nine if you're an overachiever.

Here is the wiki so that we can get an idea of what each circle represents:

Tag: Inferno

Monday, October 31, 2011

Moon Knight WIP

I tried to move along quickly, and I accidentally did most of the drawing on a layer that already had a fill on it.. Her torso/breasts are not right in perspective, and she has a mans head, but I'm going to start working on the new prompt. Maybe I'll add more later... Maybe.

Sailor Moon

I have no change of concept on this, just drew out one of her transformations. Looks decent, could use some more work, but that's not happening.

Character Sketch

Sketch I've been working on. I definitely want to bring this to a finished stage at some point this week. I could use a new set of eyes though. I'm trying to figure out how to make the lower arms look like they are energy projected out from the upper arm. Oh, and my sailor moon thing will be coming at some point this week, just not sure when.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Um... I hate this...

Ok. I really dislike this for many reasons... I like my design, and that is about it... And I colored it that way because I'm lazy.

Rock-a-billy Sailor moon!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Yankee Moon

Inspired by yankee (thug) school girls. 
There's a lot of weird stuff going on with the perspective here, but I'm pleased with how the design came out, so it's all good. 

Friday, October 28, 2011

Interior Sketch

And now for the boring part...

Monday, October 24, 2011

New Prompt: She is the one named Sailor Moon!

Fighting evil by moonlight,
Winning love by daylight,
Never running from a real fight,
She is the one named Sailor Moon
She is the one
Sailor Moon!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Franklin the awkward Amphibian

I attempted it haha. Not quite finished but meh. Really wish I could have cleaned him up more and fixed the back fin.

I didn't get as much time for this as I had hoped, worked all weekend. I also scrapped my original idea, as it sucked. This is a sketch, about 1 or 1 1/2 hours in.

Edit: I did more to it, still not where I'd like it to be, but I'm not going to work on it anymore.


Getting frustrated, can't seem to land on a foot or head style that I like. Probably more reptilian than it should be.

Newt... Kinda

My attempt and this Amphibian Prompt.
The lighting situation in the made me go crazy, and even now it isn't right AT ALL! But all in all I like him :)
I need to sleep... I hate work. Anyways, I'm happy with the design, so I'll finish it eventually. Just a sketchy thing right now. This image seems to be more saturated and the dark values are blotchy and darker compared to the actual picture... meh.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Amphibian Attempt

This turned out more cartoony than I originally intended, but it's something, at least.

Friday, October 21, 2011


Done for Alisha's class. I might clean up the bottom at some point. Probably not though..

Thursday, October 20, 2011


Thursday, October 13, 2011

New Prompt: Amphibian Creature/Character

Either/or, focus is on practicality. Subject should "make sense" in the world. Try to give the amphibian qualities that a real amphibian would have.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Still largely a WIP... composition turned out a bit awkward... it's proving to be a fun learning experience.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Jungle Outpost

Had to skew some perspective to get a larger composition. It was originally half the height and almost twice the width.

Still could use more TLC but for now it is what it is.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Jungle Outpost

New prompt, something primitive. No technology allowed! Try to post by next Wednesday, under the label "Jungle".

ID Things

I started rendering and the handle, trigger, and butt areas didn't look so hot anymore. Haven't resolved it all yet.

And then there's a cockpit sketch.

Friday, September 16, 2011


Here are a couple of vehicles.  They are pretty badly drawn but hopefully the designs read.