Thursday, June 23, 2011
A few weeks ago Riot Games contacted me and asked me to do an art test for them. I didn't get the environment artists position that they were looking at me for, but they have allowed me to post the work done for them which is pretty cool of them.
I had a lot of fun on this art test and I learned a lot. I had very little z brush practice before this and I have come to learn just how radically powerful Z brush is. This was painted mostly in z brush and then detailed in photoshop. I will be doing some more sculpts as soon as I can.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
So for some reason I had flashbacks today to a happier time, a better time, a simpler time. When all one cared about was highlighter colored clothing, pizza, and the thrill of kicking some good old Foot Clan butt. I was born a short year after these Turtle dudes were, and I was in that prime moment of my life when they surged onto the scene riding skateboards and wielding the ninja's tools of destruction. My parents hunted down the last 6 action figures left in the state of Utah one year, for my older brother and I, for Christmas. We had the pizza launcher tanks, all the bad guys, and we had dreams my friends, dreams.
SO today 2 triggers launched me on memory lane.
The first came from Joe Olson's hyper stylized and gracefully executed Donatello posted here. http://joeolson.blogspot.com/
Then right after in the completely opposite style the legendary Dave Rapoza put this Leonardo up on CG hub. http://cghub.com/images/view/138397/
So I felt a need to draw a Raphael. It was done in a total of 3 ish hours on breaks throughout the day, and its the first ninja turtle I have drawn since 1996.
Friday, June 3, 2011
I have been swamped with work lately. Half of which I cant post or even talk about. But I did get permission the other day to start posting the comic that I am working on so look for that soon. Until then here are some touched up sketches from church the other day. This lady had some things to say that cast women in a poor light. My sweet fiancée sitting next to me was shaking her head and heating up over some of her thoughts with good cause.