Sunday, September 30, 2007

First Time Blog

I wanted to submit something and haven't really done any real personal work since Graduate school started. Lately i've been doing publicity events such as the Howl Festival, teaching with Fly at MOCCA and just focusing on what I want to do. I did this painting at the Howl Festival 2007 with Jenai. It was really fun and may participate again next year.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Halp, halp

Can someone confirm that this looks okay?

It's big, so click here.

I'm redesigning my site and I wanted to make her the sitemap. Her attributes will be the different parts of the site (which I'll label). I haven't shown this to anyone yet and I'm dying to know if it's okay.
I've been on a mad Durga kick. That's just how I roll: I have one thing I draw obsessively for like 2 months, and then I move on.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


I went back into this guy and tried to make it pop a bit more, though I cropped it a bit differently with the scanner. I think I need to recalibrate or color balance the old Epson 2400, since some of the colors are different from the original. Probably should go even darker, but I'm trying to balance the pudding in the foreground with the value in the background.

Working on another Shelton Diagram Factory piece, but I'm posting it along with this one in my personal screaming idiot blog, so I don't want to be redundant just yet.

Let's see some more artwork, guys.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Book Art

I want to post here, but with my own website and deviant art page, I don't want to be redundant! However...I dunno, I like this picture enough to post it up again. So sorry if anyone's already seen this!

The couple is out of my favorite books from middle school, "The Immortal's Quartet" by Tamora Pierce. Yeah, I've always been a giant fantasy nerd. If it looks a bit yellow, it's because I colored it on my laptop.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Ate salmon.

Okay, so I totally did these for James' SDF Correspondence, but I really like them so I'm putting them up anyway.

It's-a me, Durga!

Yeah... I dunno. She has toucan fists. But I don't care, I think it's neat. So what's up now?


These are the "finished" versions of the sketches I put up. They were due yesterday. Acrylic wash on watercolor paper. I'm probably going to go back into them, since the big long one really needs some more warms and the tall one needs more contrast. Still figuring out what I'm doing with these.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Revenge of the Nerds: The Dungeon Master's Pleasure Prison

Hey, guys. Just want to make a special note to anyone that isn't already involved: The Shelton Diagram Factory Correspondence School has a blog up about the work everybody involved is doing for that little project. So go check it out, 'kay? If not for you, for my fragile, over-inflated ego.

These are really polished thumbnail sketches for an article my friend Adam Daigle is having published in a free online Dungeons and Dragons periodical called the Oerth Journal. He asked me to illustrate it for him and I agreed, even though there isn't monetary compensation involved. I'm a gem like that. The premise was that it's an article about the guys that go into dungeons and stuff after the adventurers are done clearing it out of monsters and obvious treasure. These guys (The "Gleaners") literally take everything valuable that was bolted down when the first people came through and then sell it.

I like this wagon one for some reason. I wanted to give myself the challenge of making something as boring as a freaking wagon into something exciting and interesting. It was inspired by the initial flavor paragraph in the article. I like it the best, but the art director went with the other two. What are you gonna do?

This is a sketch of the gleaner expedition getting ready to head in and start picking the historic ancient ruins clean of gold-plated doors, temple facades and things like that. I have to get models together for a shoot for this one: way too many figures to just use a mirror.

I had almost no ideas for the long, thin vertical composition they wanted. So I found the only mention of something scary or weird happening. A black pudding is oozing out of a little pool to menace the expedition. Hooray for amorphous, semi-sentient blobs!

There you go.


PS-I invited a bunch of people who I think may be interested in this. If you know if anyone else from SVA '07 who might dig it, you can send them a formal invite through the settings tab if you make yourself an author.



Hi all,

I made this blogthing for the purpose of seeing what you good ol' SVA folks have been up to. I don't know about you, but I hardcore miss being surrounded by art nearly 24/7 and having the "feedback circle" be possible; It wasn't just about getting feedback about my own work, it was about seeing what everyone else was doing.

So, that said, I really hope that this blogthing becomes a place in which to show off your latest, but also see everyone else show off. Please, post up anything you've been doing, drawings, sculpture, comics, your brain, whatever.

However, I do ask that the responses to the work be at least a little more than "It's good," etc. We all went to art school, we all know how to crit, whether we like it or not, and we've got to differentiate ourselves from Deviantart, at least a little, right?


But anyway, here's some junk I've been doing:


I have a superobsession with mythic creatures, and I finally had the chance to use them as subject matter after a very, very long time.