Saturday, October 25, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Couple of Portraits

These are two portraits inspired by the drawings of John Singer Sargent.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Old Brigand

This is an indirect study of this awesome portrait by Ilya Repin:

I think master "copies" are a great way to learn, but it's easy to fall asleep while copying stroke per stroke.  So here I'm trying to mix it up a bit.

Sunday, October 12, 2014


Rough concepts of fantasy lizard creatures that live in salt water lagoons.

Saturday, September 27, 2014


The first of a series of personal characters.

Just as an exercise, here were some my goals with this character design:
◘To create a costume that appeared both functional and somewhat memorable. It's really easy to over-design fantasy costumes, to the point where they're no longer practical. I aim for something an actor could wear in a realistic setting.
◘Use soft lighting. Slightly cool primary in the foreground, with a warm secondary kick light.
◘Stay loose with the brushwork wherever possible.

Scale cloak inspired by this knit scarf:

Monday, September 22, 2014


Just going against the flow.

Sunday, August 3, 2014


The idea for this came about during a very busy week, but I couldn't wait to get it out. I'm fairly happy with the figure, though the environment may be a little lacking by comparison.  I wanted the foliage to seem out of focus, but it may simply appear rough and unfinished. If I get some more time, I might noodle on some more.