Thursday, December 16, 2010

Found some old animations

Hey check out some old animations I dug up

First one is an angry ball character walking

Here is a weight study.....I will eventually go a back and edit this one but not a bad start....I think there needs to be a slight displacement in the spine to help this initially with the lift. Need to also fix the pop in the arm a can see it's just a bit beyond blocking

Here are some Pixel monkeys trapped in my warehouse of art....I did this back in 2000 or so for an old demo reel using 3D studio Max

Here is another Monkey animation shot

Here is one showing a shifting of weight as some one is impatient

This one is called the big idea
Done way back in Maya 1

I will post more as I dig them up

Saturday, November 6, 2010

My illustrator is a PIMP

He is making a sweet Sculpt of my characters

check out his progress.....The digital version of the comic will be available this weekend I will post a link here and on face book

Monday, October 25, 2010

Animation test - Next scene

For Weird Junior High - here is one of our latest tests. We are fixing the timing with the sound.

Sean of War Whips

So For Sean of War I want me to be pretty trim and slim with the facial features and animate-able qualities of Team Fortress 2 - for the head, so I decided to create some whips to start the thought process for my exo-suit

Head detail coming up next - Well after Long beach Comicon

I wanted the Exo-suit to NOT look like your typical Muscle fiber wear (ALA: CRYSIS). I want it to be more layered in a way - unique and not a typical

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

First poster run preview

So Our comicbook goes to print and our posters. the world I created takes flight and book one is pretty kick butt cool. We move on with the 3D projects....OH yeah. Check out the two posters

Friday, October 8, 2010

SEAN of WAR it Is!!!

So the winner is Sean of War- Kind of a Gears of War type Character. I will be working on the story for the next few months to tie in with a an animated short...I am putting the claymation simulated - short on hold. I rather work on this. It fits my personality

Soon to post.....and yeah I just may include Linhs idea of food..........Definitely will be coffee involved

Monday, September 20, 2010


So I want to work on some new art but I wanted to take a vote on all those who sign up for this blog

I know I have tons of projects I am working on and I may get some head way next week to maybe work on some more/ new 3D stuff (outside of the animated short and comic - well it can be connected related to your vote) and wanted to see and give you guys a say and what you would like to see....with my nutty schedule this would be something I would finish probably after October

These are your vote choices

1.) Sean of War - a gears of War version of me ( been wanting to do this since 2005 - just no time)
2.) New environment - Sci Fi you guys pick the concept art and I will determine from your choices what to tackle
3.) New environment - Fantasy you guys pick the concept art and I will determine from your choices what to tackle
4.) New environment - Steam punk- you guys pick the concept art and I will determine from your choices what to tackle
5.) Any other concept art out of these genres- feel free to pick
6.) Any other character or creature that peaks your interest....

That is about it....have fun...and let me know

The reason I am doing this is I need to use models for lecturing outside of my projects and I might as well ask the masses

Thursday, July 1, 2010

normal map guts

One thing I can't stand is normal maps that look well so normal.......BUT if handled well they can REALLY compliment a model especially a higher poly one....Here is the progress on the scalped Zombie...WAY fun. Spec map on the upper torso included. I am Mud boxing his pants and head today getting it ready for the rigger

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Final Cover work over

Final cover for book 1 Check it out

Friday, June 25, 2010

Undead flesh

SO this week I have been Trying to take a vacation....Had a small one yesterday playing some x-box and relaxing. Today it's all about cleaning the house....BUT nobody said I can't paint ZOMBIE FLESH!!!!!!!

Way fun. The base texture was made by one of our artists. But the gross details are all me. I am still working in the details of grossness but I have to be careful not too get too zombie obsessed. Still tweaking it a bit. I may do some more hero modeling tweaks today too.......More than likely next week. He needs to be finalized and unwrapped. My goal is To have it done by next week for sure and this zombie also. We shall see......

Thursday, June 17, 2010

3D hero

So I am finishing the final stages of the hero....and yeah my face was just too fat...defeats the purpose to change my face for the hero. Can you say ego mania....LOL....(I might just make a better zombie) Anyhoo here is the new hero with some swwwwweeeetttt updates. I am finishing up the edits and finishing the hands

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


....Well maybe after some text tweaks....but here it is. More updates to come.....

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

OH YEAH - Desaturation

New one with sound effects and desaturated to match earlier pages........AWESOME

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

....In a Gun Fight Priceless!!!

One of my students asked me what would be the purpose of four arms?...Well when you can summon them when you need them a gun fight would be the perfect answer..Check out page nine I just finished coloring for Fist Full of Magic. I am going to tweak it a bit more and possibly desaturate it a bit

This was a blast to work on....sigh on to more character modeling than I would like to admit I have to do

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Check out a space ship I created for Game Assets.......

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Opening page for....

.....Alchemy's Razor
Check what I have been doing WAY fun

Monday, May 31, 2010

Cool drawings

Found some cool old drawings

old comic strip I made

Thought this was hilarious...just dug it up

All Art work Copy right 2010


Sunday, May 30, 2010

Messing with lights

Thought I would post this just for fun

Messing with lights with a scene I created for mapping for games...I will eventually texture it...going to add a few more fill lights - and soften up the main light shadow but FG has made some nice soft shadows gray and black with contact shadows. To Get AO to place nice it's good to crank up the FG

Fresh NEw IP

So As we prep to Launch with a couple other companies to possibly form a new one!!!!- comes some new IPs'- I can't talk much more than that but here are some prelim pages for one of my concepts. I can't get too much detail into it.....These are just progress shots of the books - Page 1 with the photos and page 2. Not sureIf I want to do Color. I have Fist Full of Magic to finish.

Sorry GUYS!!!...had to remove the title page
To cover my legal butt

Sunday, May 23, 2010



Saturday, May 22, 2010

Desaturated and details - Page 3

Here is a desaturated and detailed page 3 of the this uber cool western IP

Removing fatness and duck lipness- SHUT UP!!!

So I have started editing my head and making me awesome hero like. I see why some people may want to do cosmetic surgery. When you stare at your face a lot your like up ....EEEUUUWUUWWWWW Wish that was different


Any way.....This is the progress. Also trying to structure the head so it's less German big...ahahahaha

Friday, May 21, 2010


So part of a work agreement I have with another studio I am creating some models for them and getting some colored comic pages. Here is one of them I finished today. I am fixing up the last comic page I posted to add more detail to the first panel. Just bugs me that it wasn't originally drawn with enough detail for this rich world I created so I will add some steam punk elements

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Holy Molly

Well soooo much to do it's insane but we are at the trail end of the animated series Weird Junior High illustrations for the Bible on the series print and such. It's looking epic. We were trying to get the comic book out in July for my fist Full of Magic IP but it may have to wait till August due to time constraints and work load. Here is a sample of the color I did for page 3. My guys are coloring some of the others with a trade work agreement. I need to make them some characters and environment stuff. These guys are so awesome. We are soon going to sell some of my training vids in Brazil on Mudbox and Maya and such with them so things are looking cool. Have to help my wife recover from some nasty food poisoning more posts are coming

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Pushing the look

So on top of the WJH series we are working on I am pushing a comic book for another IP and a 3D trailer to compliment it. The comic book has been a lot of work writing creating and now coloring and editing. Here is one of the characters I am getting ready for my rigging intern to knock out of the park. I started editing the skin shader and I am digging the current results. I may push the dark eyes crack smoker dark shadows look.....and edit the texture some more

Here is the concept art

This one is the first pass

The new one

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

New animation testa

Check out out latest animation test....we are fixing the head scale issues and consistency with the main character here by not too bad.........We DO plan on replacing my voices eventually

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

WJH - new pencil test

Sweet great stuff hear....the guys are freaking killing it...we want to make this a eventual face book game with the iconic characters----- but we shall see one thing at a time

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Dead Week of Modeling

So I maybe putting a hold on the animated short for a bit so I can work more and get more done....on the more important projects. Weird Junior is on schedule so in the mean time I am modeling this main character for Fist Full of Magic trailer this next week and trying to get the comic books finished. He is lacking muscle tone in the lower arms so I will add that intern made a good comic book style here just needs a little ripped-ness

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A better old and young difference!!!!...Free with your FIRST PURCHASE!!

So I been staring at this for too long and needed some input!!!!...... I got some awesome feed back from fellow artists and achieved an even sweeter difference in the characters' ages features (I know almost a sentence)...So in essence they now look better in regards to her stages of life....selling the idea

Monday, March 1, 2010

A strong better old lady....wait.....

So I fixed some of the lack of edge loops and high lighted some cheek bones compared to the drawing......I like this a lot.....the base worked well. Lofted a spline curve as a shape and then edited to meet my evil needs....MMMMUUUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHHAHA...Oh and one on the left is the young version and then the right old...I want the changes to be in the cheeks and nose and a little in the mouth

Saturday, February 27, 2010

On the Road to NY comicon

Check out the latest update from my team in Brazil.....Good stuff here adding the back shadows to give the characters some depth....Awesome stuff....Also the lead Rigger at Blizzard has joined forces with us to get the characters Ready for another IP we have been working on.....Totally stoked

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Concept art paint over

One of my interns had questions on a character palette so I created this paint over, over their model showing the texture style and look for this particular undead character.....I left out the obvious leather and hand which are more of the same

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Animated short Main character redesign quick sketch

So got some good feed back on my main character for my short and the old design I have to agree is WAY too simple so yesterday I created a quick sketch mock up of the new look with a bit of the mother of the Triplets of Bellvue influence.....This will allow the audience to connect with her. I want her to seem kind and for the audience to feel for her as she goes through a range of emotions......

WHY Don't I look like a SUPER HERO???...CURSE YOU TACO BELL!!!

So I started my head a while back and got to busy to post but have been whoring it out for lectures......As I progressed and decided to incorporate my head to the trailer's main character I realized my head is not very comic book like and will need some fudging to make me comic book awesome......!!!....Sigh...I guess there is some sort of don't eat fast food moral lesson here...

Monday, February 1, 2010

Concept art

Recently been doing a lot of concept art and such for our trailer step is modeling as i begin the main character......Here is the statue of a goddess in the chamber of the villain in our trailer....CAN'T reveal too much

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Hybreed super hero love child

So we need to remodel the lead character fro our 3D trailer tied to our comic book.....Reason why?. Well he looks too much like an actor and not stylized (as in the 3D model not particularly the sketch) ....AKA not my design style....all my art work as you can see has a bit of the comic / cartoon or comic book feel. I want to add that and for fun put a bit of my features in the main character....hehe...The image below is my contract artist for the comic book

Monday, January 11, 2010

Some game animation

Here is a walk Cycle I did for Run Like Hell...holy cow found a bunch of old animation....will try to post it...Flash back!!!

.........Thought I would post some of my early illustration work...check it out