Sunday, December 11, 2011
So I've been employed as an artist at Kabam since my internship at the beginning of the year. This is some of the work I've done for the game Kingdoms of Camelot, which I worked on from January to this past November. It was interesting compiling all the work I've done so far and getting that eye-opening objective view (most notably of my early intern work, yeesh!). I've learned a great deal since then, as one of the perks of this company is being surrounded by incredible artists with fresh skill sets and approaches. It keeps me inspired and excited being around such talent and energy. Onward ho!
Monday, November 21, 2011
Jeff's collection grows with yet another heart warming monster piece! This one was bigger and a bit more troublesome due to my (lazy) lack of pre-planning (a little value sketch goes a long way kids!) I used warm back light with cool front light to push contrast and mood, similar to the last one. Of course the next challenge is putting more figures in the composition so that my artistic cojones may flourish. And my post wouldn't be complete without a disclaimer apologizing for the slight glare in the photo, as the dancing gnomes failed to appear, yet again..
16"x20" Oil on canvas
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Another one for, you guessed it, Jeff! After finishing it I saw a possible subconscious Lovecraftian influence via his story "The Outsider," apropos for Halloween I suppose. And I included the sketch for some reason...apologies. Nonetheless, I am determined to take better photos of my work, as I have come to the realization that kilt wearing Scottish gnomes won't magically appear and do it for me, regardless of how lavish my bacon burnt, gin soaked, Pogues blaring ceremonies. Happy Halloween!
painting-16x12 Oil on Canvas
sketch-palm sized sensual black strokes on paper
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Un autre morceau pour mon ami Jeff (I love google translate.) This go 'round I again riffed off a couple of digital pieces I did for my gradute thesis many sensual moons ago, deviating very little but hopefully more successful in execution. It wasn't an overly dramatic process which I suppose is good. I traded this painting, as well as the last two oil paintings, for Jeff's tattoo expertise which I'll show once my camera stops being a glitchy douche and stays on long enough for me to take some decent photos. 12x16 Ur-uhl ohn kanvis
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Another oil painting for Jeff. It was a doozy, which means I'm not painting enough! This is a rehash of a character I did for my thesis, many a fortnight ago..I think its a step up from the original idea and I want to develop the character and his environment for the next piece. Onward ho! 11"x14" Oil on canvas
Monday, August 22, 2011
Here be the finished painting matey, me first in many moon...argh. It's been at least six months since I've painted anything in oils. It felt good getting my hands, table, floor, pants, keypad and headset dirty again. I've come to know this fine gentleman as Jesup, the mutated monkey. I apologize for the shoddy photo, an inadvertent faux pas when out of practice for too long. This was done for my friend and tattoo artist Jeff Rassier. 12"x16" oil on canvas
Monday, August 15, 2011
So yes, this blog has been dead for a few months now, due largely in part to my current employment at Kabam. I've recently caught the creative bug again and this past Sunday afternoon yielded inspiration of the primate kind, sparked also by the recent release of Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, which I highly recommend seeing. These sketches are a precursor to a finished oil painting.