Monday, December 2, 2013

Holly V. from Hyper Crush

Monday, October 28, 2013

Arthur sketch.

2hr sketch of my son while he was asleep.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A robot

Speed paint over lunch - 30 min.

Classy alien sketch

Friday, October 18, 2013

Spitpaint - Fire Worm

30 min.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Female study 2

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Female study

45min to an hour.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Spitpaint - Six winged creature

From the daily speed paint facebook group.
This one only lasted about 15 minutes.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Spitpaint - 'Modern Fashion'

Monday, September 30, 2013

Spitpaint - 'Burning black lord'

Burning black lord for the daily spit paint.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Spitpaint - 'Inside the Mech'

Daily spitpaint - Inside the Mech

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Spitpaint - Executioner

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


Playing around with an idea. Sky serpant.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Face study

done in about 2hrs.
Both are the same face and I didn't like the first one at all so I did something I never do - redid it right away.

Spitpaint - Water Elemental

todays daily speed paint. 30 min. 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Speed Paint

I joined a group on Facebook a few weeks ago and started submitting there to get more practice in.
The idea of the group is a speed paint in exactly 30 minutes (or less) with subjects they provide.

Good way to get the brain going and very awesome practice.

Here is one from today for 'The Forge'

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


Tuesday, September 3, 2013


Practicing blending and skin tone.


Friday, August 23, 2013



Thursday, August 22, 2013

Warm up

Friday, July 26, 2013


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Lzzy Hale of Halestorm - 20 min speedy

Another speed paint for the night.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Female speedy

30 min sketch before sleep.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Passage to the North - Matte painting WIP

A work in progress. The image part of the matte is pretty much finalized (a few tweaks here and there as I go). Jumping ahead to the CG models of the towers.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Back in a simpler time - final

Finally able to put this away for the time being. I can work on it forever, adding more and tweaking little things but I'm not going too. I'll revisit it later this year when I need to render a bit for my demo reel. 

Here is the final render with a bit of post done to it.

Here are a few images as I went along. If you want to see WIP renders, check out my older blog posts.
I began by blocking out what I wanted and where I wanted it. The camera position was pretty much in place right from the get go. The scale of the room did change later on.

Modelling begins and things were moved around.

More modelling and details being pumped out.

Most of the bulk objects are modelled and detailed and the lights are then placed in.

It's a small classroom (12 kids max) but I think it works. Texturing starts. Custom name plates were textured for each spot.

Smaller details are modelled and textured as I go until it was finally finished.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Back in a simpler time - WIP progress

More update.

Biggest things remaining are the books throughout the room. Then a few little tweaks and fixes and should be able to finally shelf this.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Back in a simpler time - wip

Was able to put in a few more hrs into this scene tonight.
- cork boards
- drawings
- far dresser

Still need to look into those windows (fix transparency / reflections)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Back in a simpler time - more work

A bit more done.
Biggest change/additions:
- Pencil holders changed up.
- Windows have latches.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Sk8t Girl - Finished

Going through a bunch of old WIP files and finally got around to finishing this.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Back in a simpler time - starting to texture

Finally getting around to slowly texturing the room.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Epic Pet Video

Bought myself a GoPro on the weekend and put this together with the test footage.

Side note : yes I know it's all washed out and looks like crap.  won't make the same mistake again!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Back in a simpler time - more lighting

No textures.
6 area lights combined with surface lighting for each light model.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Back in a simpler time - Very (very) early Lighting tests

Nothing special today. Spent about an hour cleaning up the scene and getting my feet wet with some lighting / render testing. 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Back in a simpler time - WIP

Slowly came back to this kindergarten room from over a month ago. Started off as a simple speedy and now I find myself coming back to it every night. I'm thinking I'll be able to start cleaning up the scene file and then laying out UVs to texture on the weekend.

Goal for this year is to do more 3d, draw more and once I get a hold of my GoPro, film more.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

GoPro Hero3 tests

Ran some tests with the GoPro Hero3. First time I've used one myself so it was pretty cool finally getting a hands on experience with it. Here are the details on each clip:

1. Time lapse - 1fps / 5 sec
2. Pro tune - 60fps
3. 4k - 15fps
4. 120fps @ 720 (scaled to 200% in AE)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Pillars of Earth matte painting

Happy 2013! Went out to my Aunt and Uncles acreage for a family gathering and Greek food goodness today and snapped this photo real quick with my phone. There were a few other shots I wanted to grab but I was already driving away and wasn't able to stop.

Kept it simple and to the point.  Might revisit it down the road to fill the emptiness on frame left, but we'll see.