Sunday, December 01, 2013

so little time

For personal art! Swamped w freelance and contract work.

But there's ALWAYS time in meetings. My level of boredom can often be tracked by any particular OCD noodling that shows up in the sketches.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


A good break to the non-intentional posting fast. My Substrata contributions. I haven't had nearly as much time as I'd like to devote to this cool project.

You are suddenly trapped in an etherial hell dimension in which you are woefully under powered. You learn you must posses demons and use them to fight your way back home - through even nastier opponents. It's not a fun process and it doesn't put your demon in a good mood. So leveling up and making a transition from one to another shows you how they might hold a grudge.

Elder Nettle Guard.
An exploration in a different game universe.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

CastleCrashers Fan Art

A piece done way back for the LTD Gallery in Seattle. Video game theme. Acrylic on Bristol board. I'll try to keep up w more recent posting!

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 2

I got back a few weeks ago. It was a great show. Tons of amazing art to drool over. Lots of great feedback from lots of industry art directors. I've updated my illustration portfolio after this feedback with adjustments and culling. I'll continue to work on improving it as the weeks roll on.

These are some images from the life drawing night hosted again by The Art Department school in Kansas City. 2 great models, oodles of great drawings around the room. These were in my favorite: PanPastels. You have to get some of these! I'm still impressed by what an amazing life drawing (painting?) medium they are. Get a range of grays or browns and whatever plastic knife is at your local store. They carry them at Blick.

These two were on toned Wallace paper (sandpaper) and didn't suvive the carry-on home too well.

Plain-old pastel paper from Gage Academy's free drawing day a few months back. Was sitting on my desk unposted.

Monday, April 15, 2013

the Keep

Big changes for this piece. I was never quite happy with where it was- better now.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

I've finally been able to spend a little more time on some of these and it feels good. Not quite finished but closing in on it. I'll edit this post when I'm done.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

WebsiteRedux + Adventure Time

I'm no longer at Valve. 
It was a good 5 year run and I'm looking for the next opportunity.
To that end I've refreshed my website: 
Work in progress. It was getting stale.

Friday, January 04, 2013

His chief export is pain

The first guy just reminds me of him somehow.

Spent the morning cobbling a new AutoHotkey script that wouldn't interfere with my normal keyboard use - over on the keypad. Even tho the old one had a disable toggle on the numLock, I NEVER remembered to turn it off. And I can't go back to using photoshop without the thing. It's amazing.

I aimlessly doodled on this til I got back up to speed with the new muscle memory.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Toys. Make them. Faster.

Santa wasn't sure about promoting Vlax'gthor to Line Producer at the pole but it was hard to argue with the resulting massive increase in production.
Finally some time to play these past few days.

Friday, August 31, 2012

"Press Start" Art Show at Ltd Gallery

If anybody is in Seattle tonight for PAX, make sure you make your way over the the LTD Gallery right up the road @ 307 E Pike St.

I have an acrylic piece in there.

From the press release:

Opening Reception:  Friday, August 31st  7pm

As PAX Prime descends upon the streets of Seattle, Ltd has put together a one of a kind art show to celebrate the modern era of VIDEO GAMES.  VALVe artists and guest curators, Andrew Wilson and Eric Kirchmer, rounded up over 30 of today’s top video game artists to create a special collection of original and limited edition artwork. Hailing from Rock
star, Harmonix, VALVe, Double Fine, and more, these artists will depart from their everyday jobs to create new artwork inspired by their favorite video games of the modern era. Featuring: Ted Backman, Daren Bader, Patrick Ballesteros, Mark Barrett, Mark Behm, Ryan Benjamin, Scott Campbell, George Davis, Horia Dociu, Elijah Evenson, Mitchell Fletcher, Moby Francke, Andy Helms, David Heutmaker, Eric Kirchmer, Kekai Kotaki, Mr. Benja, Ron Lemen, Eliot Mechanism, Jim Murray, Dzu Nguyen, Mike Oeming, Raphael Phillips, Tristan Reidford, Wade Schin, Thomas Scholes, Hethe Srodawa, Alex Stodolnik, Jason Stokes, Willem-paul van Overbruggen, Andrew Wilson

The opening reception will be Friday, August 31st at 7pm, just in time to make your way up from PAX Prime.  Their will be themed drinks on tap courtesy of JOIA sodas, snacks from KIND Bars, a live video game inspired DJ set from FREEDRULL, and an XBOX Kinect set up along with our T2 Pinball machine set to free play.  This show will be a celebration of video games and the artists behind them!

Ltd. Art Gallery is a premier gallery destination for contemporary and pop fine art that specializes in showcasing the talents of top modern artists who draw inspiration from the many icons of pop culture.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Cintiq 24 play

I had a chance to try a 24" cintiq for a few hours. I never liked painting on the "smaller" ones before (loved drawing on them!) as I felt I was always right on top of the piece...but I think I could get used to
The color is better, the contrast is better. There's a lot to like.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Cthulhu cha choo

I was thinking about doing something more with a Cthulhuesque creature so I started playing with ideas tonight as a break.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Spectrum was downright walk around so much cool art was inspirational and daunting at the same time. I did indeed get to see lots of originals and meet lots of very cool people. If they do it again, I'll be showing up.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live

Anybody going?! Drop me a line.

I'm stoked about it. Hope to see lots of cool stuff and meet other artists.

Speaking of work, seems I never post anything from it. Here are some random AlienSwarm (play FREE btw) designs. I got to concept, sculpt and texture them. More fun than I deserved.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

medium exploration

More messing around with acrylic. The new Winsor&Newtons are great. They really don't dry darker or lighter! Need to do something that takes more than 15 minutes now. Try some color work, maybe.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Class exercise

A few months back I took a creature sculpting class by Jordu Schell. These were my hasty idea sketches. Ended up developing the chunky guy on the bottom left.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012