Sep 6, 2015

CG Masters Class Demo

Another Environment sketch which evolved into a moody tonal painting.  The goal here wasn't as much about technical correctness as it was about developing the character of a setting to reflect the personality of the inhabitant.  Loosely based on The Princess & The Frog, I imagined this place as the circus big top home of a traveling Voodoo trickster.

Works in progress: Thumbnail drawing, lighting block out, rough tonal

Aug 24, 2015

CG Masters Class Demo

Here is a thumbnail drawing and tonal painting I did for my CG Masters Class: Environment Sketching for Production.  What began as a retelling of Beauty & The Beast became more of Disney's Haunted Mansion.  More to come!

Apr 9, 2015

CG Master Class

I'm super excited to be teaching for the first time at CG Masters Academy starting in May.  If you or someone you know would like to take a quick online class with tons of professional tips, this is a great venue.

Jan 24, 2015

BG Paintings for Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck (HBO)

I had the opportunity to paint some backdrops for the bio pic about the late Kurt Cobain.  This was a loose, painterly style, to mimic oil paint.  Lots of fun working on a film again!   Thanks to Ken Duncan for the Art Direction.
Film Screenshot

Jan 1, 2015


Some fun location and character designs based on the MMO

May 11, 2014

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Color Keys

I painted color keys for most of the film.  These were painted over rough black/white model screenshots.  Vis Dev paintings from the rest of the art team were a big help in establishing key/mood for each sequence.  The goal of these images are to describe lighting direction and the combination of local color with that light applied to each shot.

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Visual Development

From 2009-2012 I had the great fortune of creating Vis Dev for this film, along with talented team of artists.  May 9 the film was finally released in theaters.  I am excited to show my work.

Apr 12, 2014

South Park: The Stick of Truth

This game is now released and I am excited to show my concept art created from the development process.  I created many more areas, but cannot show them here because they didn't make it into the game.  I welcome any comments.

Feb 9, 2014

Concept Illustration: Character Clash

Vis Dev class painting demo.  I used the setting of Skyrim to stage a scene of a Player Character versus an enemy. Topics of composition, lighting and digital painting process are also covered in this assignment.

Jan 27, 2014

Tuskarr Culture Kit

Within the World of Warcraft zone of Northrend live the Tuskarr.  This is some development of an alternative culture kit for these creatures.
Village exterior
Tent Interior
Below are thumbnail drawings; explorations of various props and set pieces used in these scenes

Oct 23, 2013

Stylized Lunar Base

I demonstrated my process of tonal and color painting for my Advanced Drawing class. Their assignment is to create a lunar base in the style of the animated short Burning Safari, from Studio Gobelins.

Oct 3, 2013

LCAD demo: Castle Interior

The second assignment for my Advanced Drawing class is a design of a Castle or Dungeon Interior.  I used a recent drawing as a base for my demo.  I made it more ancient/mystical and weathered.  This is a layout of an exploration space for game play similar to the Uncharted series.

Sep 15, 2013

Urban Environment LCAD class demo

This is done for my Advanced Drawing for Game class at Laguna College of Art + Design.  Assignments mostly include environments, but also Prop Design, Call out drawings and some characters.  The first assignment was to design a present day urban environment.  I demonstrated my process of research, thumbnail drawing, lighting and digital painting.  The theme is loosely based on The Last of Us.

Jul 8, 2013

Kazone Art Academy class demo: Fantasy setting

This is done for my Visual Development for Animation class at Kazone Art Academy.  I demonstrated my process of research, thumbnail drawing and digital painting.  I studied Gothic cathedrals and fantasy castles.  The subject of this scene is based on Minas Tirith, in LOTR.