Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Vlad The Impaler Vers.1.0


I believe that if Vampires truly existed they would not be soap-opera hearthrobs with pearly white fangs. They would be true demons. Obscene, repulsive and vile in every way imaginable.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

Study

Pulled this out of my sketchbook and painted it in about an hour and a half. Trying to learn how to use the camel oils ( I suck at real Oils ) and some new textures. Semester is almost over!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Finished Alladin

This is as finished as it's gonna get. Is it me, or does he kinda look like Persian Barbie?

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Experiment

A quick mixed media sketchbook piece I did tonight for fun. Trying out some new techniques.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Alladin Quick-Sketch

One of the designs I did for my ILL 2. class. Another quick one!

Doodle

Staying up waaaaay too late and playing on the computer! Trying to learn how to use more texture in my paintings.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Some Heads



This is how I keep my Heads and Hands class a little more interesting for me. I painted this face a few days ago, and doodled over it today for fun. Crude stuff, but fun doodling!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Concept




Just started with a figure study and this character came out. So, I decided to try different things and see how many ways I could take the character by changing the face and hair. Fun excercise!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Belker

For ILL 2. we had to re-imagine a Dungeons and Dragons character and mine was the Belker. This is the face design, more to come soon.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Character design

Another late-nighter. This is another quick concept for the story I am developing. Illustration 2 will be kicking my a@% from now on so this might be the last finished piece for a while.

Monday, September 1, 2008

The Cardinal

The late night sketch-a- thon continues. Tired of looking at this one, time to move on. This was done completely in PainterX.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Art Nouveau??

Playing around really late last night and came up with this sketch. My humble homage to the style of Gustav Klimt. Oh and that's supposed to be a man's heart in her hands, not a tomato.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Sci-Fi Portrait

Something I started on last night. Just another fun experimental painting.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Concepts





These are my projects for the last couple of weeks. I've been watching massive amounts of tutorials and trying to learn Painter X backwards so It has been a very busy month and I have only scratched the surface. These pieces were done in Painter X only, no photoshop. Once again just trying to experiment with brush techniques and find my own way within the program using a very limited color palette. I find that I like the expressive and gestural approach to digital painting versus the tight rendered style. On the second piece I did get a little tighter than usual and I was happy with how it came out, though it was exhausting having to stare at the same painting for over fifteen hours.

Hopefully I will be able to put out a few more before fall semester begins!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

She came back

This started as a painting of a beautiful girl and evolved into this instead. Still trying to stay loose and gestural, just blocking in shapes and using mostly hard brushes.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Three Head Concepts



Head concepts for a character of mine done in Painter X.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Tragic Couple


A weekend project. I thought a lesbian version of the tragic couple would be kinda cool. This was done in Painter X. Still trying to experiment with new brushes and effects.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Genie Study

Started doodling someone for the Hunter to hunt. Trying to learn some new brushes in painter and just get back to basic shapes. Bill Sanchez's class is really starting to sink in now that I am on summer vacation. Can't wait to re-paint this one.

Monday, June 16, 2008

The Genie Hunter

A loose color study from reference. I am going to try and loosen up a bit more and try some more painterly, gestural strokes. I will repaint this one soon. I thought it would be cool to design a guy that hunts down genies and kills them.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Baako Noblewoman

A Baako noblewoman's scepter usually contains the burning remains of young voudun initiates. Inhaling these plumes of smoke is rumored to be what gives them their power and their beauty.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Ramsha's Third Eye



This started as a doodle this morning.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

300

I was inspired to do this speed painting by the quadruple amputee in 300. Yes, I was bored.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Arnaud Profile Study


A friend of mine suggested I show this guy in profile to better explain how the hat looks when worn. Good suggestion. I pencilled and painted this yesterday fairly quickly so not too much detail.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Arnaud Anwar Thibault

Arnaud of the Proud People and his sparrow Enu.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Creole Mystic

I was supposed to go to class today, but my bathroom flooded. So since I was already home I decided to work on some character designs. This is from my French-African universe. He is a Middle-class Creole mystic and his familiar is the sparrow on his shoulder. I did it in col-erase pencil. Hopefully I can paint it soon.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Tyus the Divine

This is a concept based on Hindu mythology. A Child-King born with the soul of an evil warlord. This painting was inspired by Indra Sharma, the greatest Hindu painter of all time.

Mike

This is a friend from my Heads and Hands one class.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

T.H.


My weekend project. A little loose, but I am satisfied. I hope she likes it.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Belamos


This was my spiring break project. I decided to re-deign one of my characters using only a silhouette. I did the original thumbs in brushpen, imported them in, and then worked the whole thing up from black and white. I don't think i am done yet, but I am running out of things to paint on this one.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Young Mother Earth

A study I did today using painter and CS3.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Asian Jesus.....Woman

Why not?????......... A quick study I did today using painter.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Officer Rudeaux

A design I finished this morning. Sort of a Sci-Fi, French-African Police Woman from the future. I'm in the process of doing a series of character designs based on French and African history, sort of a new France, if you will.

Friday, February 15, 2008



These are some character concepts I've been working on lately. Trying to take more time and learn how to render in a more painterly style. Also really trying to get down faces. My heads and hands class is really gonna help me this semester.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


This is another character concept for the same children's story as my last post. This is my idea of a wandering African ninja-type warrior woman. I kept it pretty rough this time and just played around.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Steed

A charachter I started a couple of days ago. My first piece all on photoshop, with no pencil drawing to begin with. I am actually truly happy with how it came out. Children's book illustration seems to be pretty fun so far.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

The Apple



A study I did tonight from a photo I took in figure drawing last year. Experimenting with some new brushes and blenders.