Thursday, March 27, 2014

couple more Croods pieces

I can't believe it's already been a year since the movie released!  Looking forward to our sequel ;)

Friday, February 7, 2014

art dump of random things

bunch of random art that never made it onto this blog!  Recently started trying pastels and I hate it.  Driven to get better though!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

still here!

I'm surprised people still stop by my blog!  Been neglecting personal art for quite some time now.  My APOLOGIES! 

CTN-X is this weekend and I will be there sharing a table with Christophe Lautrette!  Come by and say hello!  I'll probably just be doodling on a giant drawing pad and getting high off my sharpies. 

Monday, September 16, 2013

lots happening!

There will be a lot happening in the next few months.  For one, I will be helping Ryan Lang with his phenomenal "The Art of Color and Light" class this semester with CGMA.  I'm very honored and hopefully I'll do a good job!

I also need to get cranking on some new work to be presented at CTN-X this year.  Christophe Lautrette and I are sharing a table very close to the entrance so come look for us!  More info coming soon! 

Monday, August 12, 2013

long time no see!

I started this painting a while ago, but slowly chipped away at it from time to time.  Finally got tired of seeing it unfinished on my desktop so I spent a few hours this past weekend noodling away.  This group of characters have been my go-to team since I started playing Ultimate Marvel v.s. Capcom 3.  Although their synergy sucks and none of the characters are top tier, I still prefer playing characters that I think are awesome.  And these three are the most douchebag looking, trash talking, ugly characters and I love them for it.  Anyways, thought I would do another step by step.

Started with some loose, gestural shapes with enough detail to describe the form.

 Did a quick color key of how this painting can be lit and seeing if the color palette will work.

Instead of adding three more images, I decided to show how I approach painting a character... on 3 different characters... on one painting.  Confused yet?

I usually go in and refine the line work especially on characters that have defined forms.  I turn that layer onto multiply and paint flat colors underneath on a new layer.  Once enough form is painted, I take away the line drawing and continue rendering.

More rendering and also adding textures to the bg.  I've also started adding a secondary light source.  

Add some fancy glows to separate the characters.  

Anime swirls always make paintings badass.  

And finally I added textures on the overall painting to unify it and give it more drama.  Although sometimes I still prefer the stage above. Thanks for looking!

Monday, June 10, 2013

break down of how I paint... sometimes

I posted this on my facebook page a while ago and it seemed to have gotten a lot of buzz.  Hopefully this is helpful to most of you in case you were wondering how I approached my paintings on The Croods.  Most of the time, it starts with blocking in graphic shapes and colors with the proper layer organized.  I tend to paint tight so even in my block in, I'm very specific with the shapes I'm designing.  The next few stages go by pretty quick because all I'm doing is throwing in photos, adjusting hue and value, and layer masking. 

Sunday, April 28, 2013

go fetch a tree!

Character designed by Carter Goodrich.  Painted by yours truly.