Friday, December 7, 2012

New Earthbound Prints!

So, my recent Earthbound piece is now available to buy online! It's being sold by my good friends at Fangamer as part of the Versus art show collection.

Also, I made another set of 5 prints done in the same style, which are now available to buy as well! Each is 5x5 inches in size. 

And here are the new pieces:

Also, I made a little "stamp" for the back of each print in which I tried to boil down each image into a small 2 value graphic. Then I added my name and Fangamer's above and below it. 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Camping Memories

I decided to paint an old camping memory of my and my two older cousins. We liked to sit by the campfire until it was almost completely burnt out. Soaking in every last warmth until my dad threw water on it. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Figure Paintings

Been taking a figure painting class! It just ended, so I thought i'd post some of my work from it.  I took it with Vadim Zanginian, who was a great teacher and helped me make some big improvements in my work. We only did black and white studies so that we could really focus on getting the value, structure, and proportions correct. Here are a few 3 hour studies from class: 

And, here are a couple of my studies from home, along with a photo of all the studies I did. I feel like I got through a bit of mileage.

Extra Credits Episode

So, myself and a few other people from Fangamer recently got the privilege of doing some art for this web series called Extra Credits! It's a fantastic series on how to make games. My work is at the end of this episode, starting at 4:19 and going to 5:35.

For anyone interested in making, or even just playing games, I highly recommend watching all of these. I learned so much from them!

Also, shout-outs to my fellow artists who also worked on the episode: Jon Magram, Laura Wilson, Jeff Benson, and Charlie Verdin. And of course, thanks to the Extra Credits guys for letting Fangamer do an episode!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Food Art

Here is some work I did a little while ago for a Facebook game called Chefville.  I was one of the food artists along with my very talented friend, CJ Guzman, who refuses to have a blog so I cannot link him now. He may have painted the occasional broccoli, carrot, plate or bowl, as we re-used pieces when possible. I also did some icons and foliage design for the game, which are shown below. The last 3 pages are some work I did on the game CafeWorld, which I briefly worked on before Chefville. 

Finally, shout-outs to my 2 fantastic art teams on these games. I could not have worked with greater people. Such talented, supportive, and fun individuals to be around. I miss you guys. 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Coffee Cartel

Found a new coffee shop to work at!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Versus Gallery Show Piece

Hey everyone! So in a couple weekends I will be attending the PAX convention up in Seattle. And, on Saturday night, I will be participating in the Fangamer VERSUS Attract Mode gallery show! This is the piece I will be showing. It's from the game Earthbound, and it depicts the moment when Ness leaves home with his (soon to be) rival Pokey to embark on his journey. I chose to do it in pixel art to call back to the original style of the game. 

If anyone happens to be attending PAX, the gallery show will take place Saturday night at 7pm.  The address is 1927 3rd Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98101. There will be art, live music, games, and refreshments!

Also, the print is available to buy online here:

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Painting Studies

Here are a few quick painting studies I have done recently. The first is some nice afternoon light coming into the office, the second is of some table reflections at a Burbank cafe, and the last is a lone grape someone left on a table at Starbucks. 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Bill Cone Pastel Class!

This July I was lucky enough to spend a week up the Sierra Buttes taking a plein air pastel class with Bill Cone. Bill was a great teacher and I learned so much more about color and light and how to capture it on paper. Plus, what more could you ask for then getting to paint all day, every day up in the mountains! We also had a terrific group of people, which made the week even better. Here's a small sampling of some of my paintings from the week. 

And, this last one I did at a lake near my house after I came home.

Finally, here's a photo of one of our painting locations. :)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Legend of Korra Background Paintings

Last fall I was privileged enough to do some background paintings for The Legend of Korra TV show on Nickelodeon. They were very busy, and thus hired me and a few other people on temporarily to help out for a few episodes. I painted these over pre-existing layouts done by a different artist. 

I have to say, I have never had more fun doing a paid job and I am extremely proud to have been even a small part of such a great show! 

For this last one,  I only painted in the lighting, weather, and snow. Things like the Aang statue, buildings, and all the ground planes were already painted before I got the piece,  just with a different season and time of day. 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Fountains and Pastry Shops

So, my mentorship with Scott Watanabe is over now and here are the last of the finished pieces I did for Rikki Tikki Tavi. The story largely takes place in the back garden of the house so I designed a fountain to be the centerpiece of it. I depicted both when the garden was new and well-kept, and also when the snakes invaded it, causing humans to abandon it. 

Also, not related to the Rikki Tikki Tavi story, I did an isometric of the pastry shop room I painted a while ago. 

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Rikki Meets the Cobras

Here's another piece i've been working on for the Rikki Tikki Tavi story. This is the moment when Rikki first meets Nag and Nagaina, the two cobras in the garden.