Hey everyone- lots of new work coming soon. i've been under a lot of NDAs lately and i cant show practically anything. in my free time though, i've started doing redesigns of the characters from a game im really looking forward to- Shovel Knight. The idea when i saw the gameplay footage was to do some very serious western box art you might have seen on a nintendo game in the 80s haha. (megaman 2 comes to mind as probably my favorite example)
but then i realized the characters were so cool, i just wanted to draw them all!
so heres number one- Shovel Knight!
for anyone unfamiliar with the game--its gonna be awesome!
been a while since i updated. been extremely busy with a lot of work (a good deal of which i cant show). In between these jobs i did some storybook images for the jungle book and they were a lot of fun. a refreshing style switch for a bit, but now its back to work!
below are the images, and im happy to say they are available via inprnt.com as high quality prints if anyone would like one! ill be doing a giveaway with some original pencil stuff sometime tomorrow for anyone who shares the prints via facebook or twitter.
Hey all- havent been on here for a bit but im gonna try and be more regular. Ill show some older work i didnt get a chance to put on here- but theres lots of new stuff comin as well. Im almost done with a huge personal project im excited to share, and Ive been working a lot with Dave on a few things as well that im really pumped about. for anyone who hasn't seen the awesome work people in my mentorship are doing, the class has wrapped up and you can see the full spreads of characters here.
below is some old moonga and paizo stuff i didn't get a chance to put up here- theres a few more on my DA. also included is a tattoo a lovely lady sent me of one of my old tin men she had put on her arm. was really awesome to see! working on a few more tattoos for people as well, and its pretty fun.
lots of new stuff comin, and i hope everyones doin well.
Heres some new work for Paizo i finally have permission to show. these are for two new scenarios for pathfinder called 'The Cultist's Kiss' and 'Severing Ties'. these were my first commissions solely focusing on portraits, and it was a lot of fun. the deadline was a real challenge, but im pleased with the results for where im at. lots left to do and lots more to learn.
speaking of, some of you might remember the Deathline challenge i began a year ago. my goals for the year were the following-
to develop a new professional portfolio- accomplished
to become self sustaining off of freelance- accomplished (in the 11th hour)
to lose 100 lbs and get in better shape- i lost 35, and made exercise regular
Im happy to say this year was overall a really good success and a hugely productive one. the first year after college is the time where most people in the arts make it or break it, and im relieved to say that things are on that ladder to a career. As far as the weight loss, working with tufts medical taught me a lot and while it hasn't gone as fast as I would have liked, im well on the way to losing it in a healthy way and keeping it off. and, hey, 2.35 out of 3 isn't (too) bad. Im gonna give some thought to deathline 2 this week and decide on some new goals so i dont lose track of the big things in year 2.
as mentioned before, i cant show anything im doing lately. so its time to share what people in the daggers have been doing under my mentoring class. the mentoring is in a sort of beta testing period. I think its going to go very well, but for now its all trial and error! heres what 3 of my students have been doing, with some links to the video crits as well as the forum thread with everyones work! Ill have new stuff to show next week.
below are works by (in order) Thomas Mahon, Malan, and Tadas. their submitted design is on the left, my crit is on the right, and the explanations as to what i did and why are in the video (3 hours of me and david talkin bout armor.)
for those of you who might not know, ive been working regularly for Paizo on some pathfinder campaigns for about a month now. its a lot of fun and im really enjoying it. Im not able to share the work im doing for them with you yet, but when i get the OK ill have tons of new stuff to share. ive got solid work almost til the new year, so i should be good and busy through the holidays.
Comic-con was also great fun, and it was awesome seeing those of you i got a chance to hang out with. It also made me realize that its time to make a more serious site, and that is in the works. (Thanks, Marc). ive never been this busy before, ever. even when i was finishing school. forgive me for not being able to stream as much, I hope you all understand. for those interested, ive started my first run at mentoring over on the daggers site. i run it on sundays, and i think it'll be a cool experience. you can follow it and check out the classes here-
Hey everyone. first off, for those of you who frequent the stream, id like to apologize for not being on much at all lately. I promise ill get some time for it in my schedule soon. The reason ive been away is because recently ive had a huge increase in NDA work- which for those unfamiliar, means work i contractually cant share. Ive taken on so much that its been almost impossible to make time for anything else, including the stream. The good news is ive landed a freelance job with Paizo as well as several other smaller clients that will mean regular work. they've been tons of fun, and i cant wait to share what ive been doing for them with you when my contract allows it. Ill also be at new york comic-con, as those of you who listen to the stream have probably heard. if you can find me, ill give you a hug. if you cant, then prepare to leave the con un-embraced.
below are some symbols i wrapped up for dream reactor's card game. theyre sort of heraldic takes on the 6 faction symbols in the game. because the images had to work at multiple sizes, some very small, the textures had to be generalized and painted in manually with less details than a textured brush would offer. was a lot of fun to try my hand at.