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!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Window Study

Quick 30 min or so painting study of my bedroom window and messy room. My stuffed dear named Chipotle also made it in there.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Summer Sundays

Went swimming. Hung up beach towels. Took a nap. Painted beach towels. It was a good Sunday.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Tree Practice

I've been having to paint some trees for work and am quickly realizing I know nothing about trees... or any kind of foliage for that matter. Here's a little practice piece I did at home from a photo to try and understand things better. It's also a little Ghibli inspired since I just saw Up on Poppy Hill.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

New Figure Paintings

A few black and white value studies from a class I am taking. They are 3 hour poses from a live model. The last one is a study of a photo I took at Lake Chabot.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

New Project

An inspirational piece for a new project I am doing about the Snow White story set in a 1920s circus. More to come!

Monday, February 25, 2013

More Extra Credits!

I just realized I forgot to post this, but a few weeks back Jon and I did the art for another extra credits episode. It's about monsters in horror games. Check it out!

I also hid a secret SHM in there for all you San Jose State people. See if you can spot it. :)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Fangamer Dating RPG Game!

This past week I've been working with some awesome folks at Fangamer on their new Valentines dating RPG game! In the game, you are delirious from walking in the desert too long and feel a strong need to get married, asap! So, you stumble across the Fangamer office and try and gain affection from and propose to different people. Here's a link to download it (only available on PC for now unfortunately).

My contribution was making the battle sprites of everyone in the office. Here's all the ones I made. The one on the top right is myself (although you can't marry me because I'm a bonus character, sorry).

Shout-outs to fellow artist Drew Wise, who made all the fantastic walking sprites, and basically the whole rest of the walking world. Also to Laura MW who made all the game over screens. Ok, go play! 

P.S. Visit to see a great video of what I did last summer at Fangamer. Written and directed by my good friend Jeff Benson!