Monday, October 24, 2011

Deformed Gun fun

Having fun with gun proportions, spawned from yet another game idea floating in my head.

Saturday, August 20, 2011


Quick fine art experiment, showing Painter that I still remember it (although it's been giving me some lip lately)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Anti-Air Battalion

Hidden from enemy eyes and radar amidst the foliage thick valley of a river, this Anti-Aircraft Battalion (supply carrier out of view) defends a vital location.

Time to call it done, despite some funky perspective.
Going to slap it on the back of my new business card design, and have them delivered before Armadillocon, update the website, open a portfolio on filter foundry, update my paper portfolio... did I forget anything? :D

Sunday, August 14, 2011

AA river WIP

Work in progress of my latest and greatest, the Anti-Air group guarding the riverbank.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Yeah, yeah, warlock

A study of a screen cap from a music video - Bodyrox - Yeah, yeah
I think I'll do more, I can enjoy the music as I look for interesting colors, compositions and subject matter :)

Also a character design that started from some random shapes and turned into some sort of spell slinger.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Top Bachelorette

A quick break from the norm, I ran with the distortions as I referenced one of the photos that accompanied an article in "Study Breaks" a free local magazine.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Anti-Air radar

Anti-Aircraft radar emplacement silhouettes.

Still working on my Stähl Marz final, but figured it would be a good idea to return to exploring new ideas for Steel Stag.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Flag Sitter

I really should get back to Stahl Marz... one last random, showing painter some love.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Cartoon Mazda 3

Did this last night, had it set up right before the blackout, so I did it all to battery power.
Figured I should stretch my cute muscles.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Explosion legs

Been watching Feng Zhu's tutorials these past few days, and how Jeff Simpson works on Muddy Colors so I thought I would give it a shot.
Dropping photo textures is something I'm going to need to practice if I go that route.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Voodoo soldier

Another quickie, an idea I've had for the past week or two.
A break from working on Nicole's website and building a perspective grid for my Stähl Marz piece.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Random painting: Lipstick hat

Taking a break from the regular scheduling, mostly because building a perspective grid is going to be a pain, and I tired of working on Nicole's website.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Stahl März thumbs round 4

Took my favorite design, fixed the legs and some of the other details, and did some color studies.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Stahl März thumbs round 3

Picked out 5 favorite silhouettes and elaborated on them, making a few variations on each.
I'm not happy with any of the legs, I'll have to look at what other people have done.

This was by far the longest phase yet.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Stahl März thumbs round 2

Going through more thumbnails that reflect my decision to go with a hexapod (six legged) design, with a lot of armored car influence.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Stahl März thumbs

Thumbnails for Ianfodder's Stahl März WWI walker "commission."


I followed Arne Niklas Jannson's process tutorial yesterday. How did I not think of this before?
Using greys for the line and the shadow layers made me wonder if there would be a difference whether I used warm or cool greys. Turns out the final rendering has a much bigger impact.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

WWI tanks

Doing some studies for a possible commission thing at dA. A thing which I need to dig up.
British Mark IV

French FT-17

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Lizard soldier

Why is it so hard to find a painting to study? Probably because I can't decide, or lack of confidence in being able to reverse engineer the brushes used.

So I scribbled.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Marine PIV

Inspired by ProgV and that guy that said high school kids who have never been schooled have better work than I do.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

I like it when men scratch

Random strokes of digital paint lead to this. Not sure what it says about me, but I'm going to rebuild it in vector form anyway :P

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Randomness. I think I need more vector graphics in my portfolio, so that's next on the to do list, but I have some figure drawing / artist meet and greets over the weekend, so we'll see how I feel about it.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tank Killer

Final, almost. I already noticed a few things that need to be tweaked, gonna sleep on it and see what a fresh set of eyes spot.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

Tank killer thumbs

Redesigning the tank killer concept for "Steel Stag."
Time to see what I can apply from those tank studies.

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Last of these studies for now, it's time to see if it's going to help make my sci-fi stuff more believable.


I think I'll do one more after this T-55 tank, before I move on to the next stage.

Friday, June 17, 2011


I'm just familiarizing myself with Soviet armored vehicles in preparation for a planned redesign of my Steel Stag PIVs.

Back on the (mechanized) horse

Getting back to what I've been working on for the past year at school.