Thursday, December 9, 2010

Random snow environment concept

This is some kind of alien landscape, snow environment. Really just practicing painting with the smudge brush + a few other custom brushes in photoshop, & playing around a bit with color:

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Environment with a mouse

I finally got around to some more painting; i started this one this morning @ home with a mouse, then brought it to work and over lunch decided to challenge myself to not use my fancy cintiq and instead finish it with a mouse.

Surprisingly it felt much less limiting than i expected... Its almost nice in the way that it doesn't let me noodle... but i'll still use my cintiq/pen tablet. Mice are not terribly comfortable on the hand to draw with.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Tundra speedpainting

Another painting done over lunch today. It was done using both Photoshop and some of Painter; Just a study of a cold, tundra environment.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Update: another lunchtime painting! more vertical theme-age.

Monday, October 4, 2010


A few updates. These are all lunchtime paintings from the past month. Every now and then i'll try and get one in during a lunch usually on days when i've been doing something other than draw all day and i need my fix.



Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Environment speed-painting

Here's another quick painting. Just playin around with color, stylization, etc.

Friday, June 18, 2010


Just doodling around in the sketchbook. Decided to draw a "Beholder" .

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Snow Storm

Quick update:This one started out with me fooling around with brushes in photoshop... then ended up looking like something snowy, so i kind of pushed it in that direction.

Friday, May 21, 2010


This is a quick creature sketch done during a meeting, in my Moleskine™ sketchpad. I'll probably do a color version and pop it in here

The concept behind it, is it's some kind of napalm spewing bird. Spewing being the key word, he vomits liquid napalmy firey goodness all over attackers. So it's something akin to boiling hot, burning oil, X 10. He keeps his napalm reserves in the pouches under his neck:

Saturday, May 15, 2010

speed painting

Something quick done as a sort of "test" for adobe photoshop CS5 that just released recently. Used the new "mixer brush" for most of this painting.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Creature concept

This one was just an out of the blue creature concept. Just trying to make it gross, and bug like, and brush up on the ol' creature skillz.

Cleaned up version:


B&W Environment concept

This one was done awhile back on classic EQ. An old canyon/trash repository where junk has piled up. Never got around to color.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Creature concepts

Here's a character & a creature done awhile back at work. The top one is a variation of an elemental creature, below is a type of lava worm creature.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Desert Environment Concept

Another painting done over lunch, trying to break away from the usual forest/mountainous environment.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Mountain Environment

Another quick painting. In this one i was trying to achieve the same thing as the previous post. Less detailing, more use of custom photoshop brushwork for the details. Moving away from my hard round "paintbrush" and trying to exploit photoshop for all it's worth.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Forest Speed-painting

Another forest, this one was kind of an experimental sort of technique. Done pretty fast, just trying to keep things loose and not render into it too much:

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Jungle Environment Concept

Something from work, done last year, jungle enviro:

Monday, February 1, 2010

Nightmare bridge

Quick lunchtime environment sketch, about 20-25 min. Done while watching an episode of Kitchen Nightmares.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Water study

Another quick "speedpainting" done from photoref. Just studyin color & water...pushing the color just a bit in some areas while trying to remain true to life.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Random brain exhaust

Another update. This was a quick lunchtime sketch:

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tree dwelling

Last update for now. more in the coming weeks most likely.

Very quick one done over lunch last week.

and something from work done awhile back. A mine of sorts...

More color and value studies for a crystal themed environment.
A fairly quick painting, mainly just studying color, mood, texture, etc.

More mine type color environment studies.
Thumbanils and wacky plant studies: