Monday, May 9, 2016
Friday, May 6, 2016
I saw Captain America: Civil War last night!!! All I have to say is WOW!!! Such a great film. Fun and light hearted while being emotional, dramatic and compelling at the same time. Well done Marvel... Well done! Oh and Spidey was awesome! I think that Marvel finally got him right.
Painted this Cap vs Ironman MMA piece to celebrate the new film! Can't wait to see it again!!!
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Recently I attended a lecture at BYU by the amazing Cory Loftis. He was the Lead character designer on the hit Disney animated film Zootopia! If you haven't seen this film yet you need to drop whatever you'er doing and go see it right now! Everything about this movie is amazing! The design, the color pallet is a pure visual buffet! The story is cute, super funny and teaches a great moral. I loved this movie!
Cory's lecture was incredible. He was able to show never before seen art and talked a lot about the process of developing compelling stories with believable characters and environments. It really helped me to recharge my batteries and reset me motivation.
Also, I'm coaching my son's soccer team this season and Thought it would be fun to do a quick Zootopia inspired soccer painting to bring on the season!
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Seeing as it's Throwback Thursday I thought that I'd share a painting that I never posted on here before. I've posted it other places such as Facebook, Tumblr, and Instagram. Those outlets are fine and all but the images are small and you can't really see some of the fun details that go into one of these paintings.
I painted this last year to use as a print for the Salt Lake Comic Con. The sketch below was created using 11x17inch bristle board, prismacolor pencils and Copic markers. The Painting above was made in photo shop using a Wacom Cintiq 24 HD. The sketch served as a really good foundation for the final painting. Not much of the sketch really changed, all I did was enhance it with some extra pixels. If you'd like to pick up a copy you can visit my store.
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Here's a little something I painted for the new Batman V Superman movie that came out this weekend. I know a lot of people are mad that these two heroes are duking it out. The fact is that they've gone toe to toe numerous times in the comics over their differences of opinions and it all worked out for the best.
I saw it twice and being a comic book fanboy I picked up a lot of the subtle correlations between the comics and the motion picture that the average movie goer might not. Also, I feel like it was written more for the comic fan in stead of the general public and there's going to be a lot of confusion from those not in the know.
It's definitely a very dark film and goes to places that most people aren't going to like. Overall I liked it and I'm excited to see where they take the franchise!
The second picture is of my brother and I in the early 80's rock'n our superhero gear!!!
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Monday, March 7, 2016
Fire and Electrical Hazard Monster
Slips and Trips Hazard Monster
Falling Objects Hazard Monster
Powered Equipment Hazard Monster
Sharp Objects Hazard Monster
Hazard Hunter: Buck
Hazard Hunter: Viki
Recently I was contacted by a client who asked if would be willing to draw up some monsters for a project that he had at work. The project was called Hazard Hunters and my job was to design monsters for potential safety hazards around the warehouse. Also, in addition to the monsters I need to create two Human characters that would be the hunters or wranglers of the hazard monsters.
All in all is was a great project to work on! I mean lets be honest I get to draw monsters for a living!!! Now on to the next assignment! Take care everyone!
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Yesterday the prompt for Sketch Dailies was none other than Darkwing Duck! I loved that show growing up and had to take a break from my normal Illustration work to paint up a little tribute to my favorite feathered crime fighter! Painted in Adobe Photoshop CS6 using a Wacom Cintiq.
I also included a gouache painting/ study I did last summer of Darkwing Duck as well. Forgive the sloppiness and the tangents this was one of my first attempts using gouache. It's a fun medium for sure I really enjoy painting with it. I'll have to make blog post that features some of my traditional paintings.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Anatomy line art
Rough costume sketch
Final line art
Value and highlight rendering
Final rendering with texture and generic background
Little tribute painting I did for the late David Bowie. My first real introduction to him was through the movie Labyrinth. I remember when I was a little kid and my cousin brought the movie over when she babysat us one time. I was totally freaked out by the Goblin King and the weird dismembering pink bird creatures. Even though it sacred me half to death I loved every minute of it. Rest in peace Mr. Bowie!
Made entirely in Photoshop using a Wacom Cintiq
Final rendering with texture and generic background
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Saturday evening the family and I were watching Disney's The Sword in the Stone, one of my personal favorite animated films. After the movie ended and the kids were all in bed I went in to my studio and thought it would be fun to do a quick paint over of a screen shot from the film. Originally I saw this technique done by the incredibly talented Tyson Murphy. I limited myself to about an hour or so for the over painting.
This exercise was actually a lot of fun and I learned a ton from doing it. I even painted one this morning over a Jungle book screen grab. Honestly the things you can learn from studying other people work is amazing! I think a big part of being a professional artist is the fact that you'er never really done learning. You will spend a lifetime practicing and growing in your respective disciplines. I look forward to doing this again sometime.
I've included the original screen grabs for comparison. Have a great week everyone!
Monday, December 14, 2015
As usual I had a blast working on this image. For me my digital art never really seems finished until it's printed and ready for display. For this piece I had it printed on a high quality canvas and I'll tell you it turned out amazing! I couldn't be happier with the final version! I took a few photos of my niece with her birthday present with my iPhone but the quality was so so. Happy birthday Kaylin!
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Last night I had the opportunity to be a guest, along with three of my former classmates from UVU, on Will Terry's youtube vlog. We were interviewed about life before, during, after art school and what we are currently doing professionally. It was great to catch up with my old friends and talk about the awesome experiences we all had in school! check it out!
Monday, September 7, 2015
Awesome Art Jam poster Created by RickWilliamson
Mel Milton and Myself
Over the shoulder view of a work in progress
There were a ton of people that stopped by to watch us all work. It's always fun to engage with the public because most of my days are spent working at my studio isolated. Using digital painting tools every day I forget that most people haven't seen digital art being produced. A lot of the spectators didn't know that Photoshop could be used for painting and a most of them had never seen a cintiq monitor before. So it was a real treat and a lot of fun to answer questions and show them how I digitally paint.
For my painting I wanted to paint a character that I had never painted before and with the upcoming Salt Lake Comic Con coming up I thought it would be good to try and get a new print finished to sale at my booth. I chose the mysterious Kylo Ren for my subject. Here's a step by step of my start to finish of the Illustration.
In conclusion, I had so much fun at the art jam and made a bunch of new friends can't wait to do the next one!
Snow and motion blurring
Textures and overlays