Birthday painting

moms kitchen
My birthday painting

I was caught off guard on my birthday and to my surprise Virginia gave me a brand new Cintiq 12wx.

I love my new drawing tablet! Its awesome! I’m all smiles over here at our house. As a double bonus I got photoshop CS5 as well! Double score!! I’ve spent the last few years stuck on CS1 so this is a HUGE improvement. Goodbye bugs! I will not miss you.

Above is my first painting on the new gear.

side view

Busted

I’ve been rather busy as of late and haven’t had a lot of time to make art.

Last night I found myself with the odd bit of free time and so I jumped onto zbrush and made this quick bust. I was inspired by these massive sculpts by Javier Marin which are installed not too far from my house. His work is amazing and this doesn’t even come close to how mind blowingly wonderful his installation is. It took my breath away when I saw it. It is by far the coolest thing in Richmond, BC.

My little sculpt took about two hours to make start to finnish. As always the punchline is that the rendering took longer than the work.

Jungle Painting

Scarlet Macaws
Costa Rican Scarlet Macaws

I have been working on some artwork for my sister. She wanted something that looked like an old tropical postcard. So first I painted the nice little Costa Rican Landscape below and then put it through the photoshop ringer, and after a lot of masking and engraving filters was able to deliver the above painting. I like it. Especially the color tones on the mountains in the background.

fully saturated
The raw un-rendered painting

There are more elements to this piece but I will post them at a later time.

Thanksgiving doodle

iphone painting
Waiting for the turkey

A holiday iPhone painting I made in SketchBook while waiting for the turkey to come out of the oven. I wish I had smaller fingers. Painting on this little screen is rather difficult.

frosty the snow man

Snow Day time-lapse

Yeah! The first snow of the year.

I got up early and set up my d700 to shoot some time-lapse footage and was rewarded with some nice shots. I thought I would make a snowman film for Silas and halfway through making it the neighbors saw what I was up to and joined in on the fun. It was a very fun morning.

winter is upon us

flyboy

Flyboy revisited

A maya/zbrush sculpt.

For the most part I made this in zbrush 4. I retweeked the topology to work better for me in maya. It was rendered in zbrush with an AO pass. It took about a day to model and paint. For those who are into this sort of thing, below is the wireframe.

Golden nodes

The Golden Node

I made this crayon drawing a few fews ago. There isn’t much to say about it. I just thought I would share.

William DeSeve

the con artist
One of the many tag along characters from Wakefield.

DeSeve is a romanticized fellow. The kind of man who has everything together.

Wakefield admires his coolness and calm straight forward nature. He is a real easy going fellow. A mans man. The John Wayne type who always knows what to do. He is considered to be a man of action.

Over time we learn that he is no of these things. In trueth he is a fake. A fraud. DeSeve is nothing more than actor playing playing a role.  Under pressure he is the first to turn tail and run.

House boat

I found this drawing sitting under a pile of hats in my room. Its one of those, wake up at two in the morning and draw while your half asleep drawings. It is a design from the Wakefield project.

boat design
A concept doodle for wakefield’s house. I was playing with the idea of it being just a boat.
learning to model in maya

The City Gate

A rough model of a mountain city I made in Maya late one night last month. I may take it into zbrush and paint it up if I have time.It had been sitting in one of my folders for a while and I thought it would be best to share it before it fades away. Its fun. I like it.