Friday, July 29, 2011

Koval Defender

Few would desire a planet as hot and as barren as Koval, but those who wish to stake claim of this proud rock will counter sharp retribution. The reptilian defenders stand high amongst the land’s natural barrier- come now, come take what is theirs!

Monday, July 25, 2011

River Illume

This was fairly quick, just focusing on light and atmosphere.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

I am a Freelancer

It's that time of year again when I do an outlandish self portrait.

Friday, July 15, 2011

That Day on the Rocks

This painting came together quickly. The abstract objective for this piece was to create a focal point of light on an object that recedes into mysterious shadow. In this case the object is the woman's leg. I tried to paint only the most necessary details and render only to the extent that it looks finished.


Here are a few quick screen studies from the movie IP Man. I'll certainly be doing more of these.

...and some master studies:



Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Fairy Catcher

There's nowhere to hide anymore. Word has traveled throughout the Great Forest that the fairy catcher and his talented sniffer are on the hunt. It has proven to be a lucrative business for the goblin, as fairies and fairy bits have all sorts of potent uses.

My original focus for this image was really just to create an interesting character, though as is often the case, I felt like I could push it further and further. The critic in me feels like there may just be too many elements, all fighting for attention. I am often drawn to art that shows restraint, almost a minimalist touch, which this certainly does not. In any case, I learned a lot from the experience.

I've posted my process on DeviantArt: