Monday, January 27, 2014

Nintendo Charity Gallery

Here’s a piece I did for a nintendo charity gallery that will be taking place soon! My character was Dr. Andonuts from the game Earthbound. I will post more info about the gallery when I get it. 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Joining the Tumblr Migration

Hello friends! Just a heads up, I've decided to migrate this blog over to Tumblr. It's just way easier to use than blogspot at this point. I will still post stuff here occasionally, but it will likely be just my larger projects or "bundles" of work. So, if you would like all of my updates, follow me to tumblr!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013


Here are a few studies I have been doing recently. The first is a study of my countertop from life, and the last 3 are copied from movie stills. 



Django Unchained

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Fangamer X Attract Mode Gallery Piece

Here's something I've been working on for the Fangamer X Attract Mode gallery that will be taking place at PAX this year. It's inspired by the game Harvest Moon, specifically the one for the N64. I spent hours playing it as a kid and I rarely see fan art for it, so I wanted to give it a go. It's titled "Spring Fishing Spot".

If you happen to be at PAX Prime this year, come check out the gallery! Here's some more info:

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Philz Coffee as Tiny Tower pixel art

About a year ago I got a little obsessed with this mobile game called Tiny Tower. My favorite part about it was how they took very real, specific places, turned them into simplified pixel art, and still retained the feel of the original place. For example, their "video rental" looked exactly like my local blockbuster, but in pixel form. 

As tribute, I turned my favorite coffee shop, Philz Coffee in San Jose, into a Tiny Tower floor. Complete with hipster bitizen. 

It would be fun to do more of these and eventually get my own little version of Tiny Tower going, but not much time at the moment unfortunately. Perhaps in the future!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Pastel Trip 2013

Just got back last weekend from another great week painting up in the mountains with Bill Cone's Workshop! It's one of my favorite weeks of the year, being up in the mountains, painting all day, and hanging around some great people. The outdoor showers are pretty nice too. Here's my haul from this year!

Afternoon light on some aspen trees next to a meadow

Barn in the Sierra Valley

River Rocks

Trying to capture all the different colors reflecting/hitting the water

Light through foliage

Still water at Upper Sardine Lake

River near Love's Falls

Sierra Valley 

Island in the middle of Salmon Lake 

Lower Sardine Lake mountain at Sunset

River rocks

Tent at the field campus

Forest at the field campus

More light through foliage, very tiny piece

Most are around 8" x 5" (ish), but that last one is quite tiny, only about 2"x3". And I'll end with a photo of the nice scenery at Upper Sardine. What a great week!