Sunday, July 20, 2014

Creature Crash Course

So many posts recently! I know, its crazy. It's amazing how much art you can create though if you don't play Battlefield.

I have been spending more time working on new personal work and getting back into teaching. I wanted to share a preview of what I have been working on for my new Creature Crash Course.  His name is the Gungle and he is like a fairy but a bit more socially awkward. His wings peel back similar to a blooming flower. This exposes a gland that emits a gas like material that lifts and propels him through his environment. This gas leaves a glow or haze in the air that is similar to a wisp or other magical elements.


For more info on the course just follow the link below...
http://workshops.cgsociety.org/courseinfo.php?id=520

Thursday, July 17, 2014

3D Creative

3D Creative was kind enough to interview me for their most recent issue. In the article I share some of my creative process, some of my adventures in the industry, and that my parents let me watch too many monster movies as a child. Head over and check it out! This issue is full of awesome ZBrush goodness!

http://www.3dcreativemag.com/latest.html


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Maleficent

These are some of the designs that I created for the film Maleficent. I'm a huge fan of the fantasy genre and had a great time contributing to this project.



















Monday, July 7, 2014

Essence: Creatures

Earlier this year I was one of 8 authors who contributed to Ballistic's Creative Essence: Creatures. I was honored to work with Andrew Baker, Simon Webber, Martin Rezard, Josh Herman, Ian Joyner, James Van Den Bogart, and Aris Kolokontes. For months the team designed, sketched, sculpted, and painted countless creatures. In the end we created over 250 pages of never before seen creatures.

Below is one of the creatures I created call the Rhinodino.

Early Thumbnails

Exploring the design

The final Rhino Dino


The next creature is know as the Bog Bomber. He was inspired by WWII water mines, crocodiles, and the Chinese giant salamanders. 

Early Thumbnails 

Exploring the design

The Final Bog Bomber

You can order your own copy of the book here...

Monday, June 30, 2014

Dinosaur/Paleo Studies

It's been way too long since I posted here. So to apologize here are some Dinosaurs! These were created as studies to learn some new shapes, anatomy, and because Dinos kicks ass!

I promise to share some new work and updates soon.






Friday, April 19, 2013

God of War: Ascension

Here are some characters that I created for the most recent God of War. I have been a fan of the franchise and Greek mythology for a long time. It was an amazing project to be involved and a highlight of my career.




















Monday, April 15, 2013

Crabby Patty


This was a demo I did for my students at CDA. I had a ton of fun working on these sketches with them. I plan on doing a final design when I have the free time. You can see a sample of the process here...