Friday, December 31, 2010


So long, Tiger of MMX.. All hail, the Rabbit of MMXI

Friday, December 24, 2010

Dream Walker

One of my last illustrations for Suzerain Hero, which should be out sometime in 2011..

Friday, December 17, 2010

December Wolf

Havent done a traditional painting in a few weeks..
moar wolves!

Friday, December 10, 2010


So after doing a bunch of regular ol pokemon, I decided it would be fun to draw what each one of them would look like as human characters.
And here is the result..

Like before.. More to come as I finish them!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Stay out of the tall grass!!

I figured it's about time for some alternative pokemon art..
More to come!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Zerg Rush

Calling all Bounty Hunters to the planet Char!
Can you survive the rush?

Friday, November 19, 2010

Silver Doe

So, I painted this image last night before seeing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. I thought this was one of the more significant scenes from the first half of the book.. so much symbolism and imagery in one chapter.
Anyway, this is how I imagined it.

Friday, November 12, 2010


Auron (FFX) vs Squall and Seifer (FFVIII)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Remember remember...

The fifth of November,
the gunpowder treason and plot.
I know of no reason
why the gunpowder treason
should ever be forgot.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Thats right, I am the Pumpkin King!

Its still a bit squishy, I'll have to post some new photos when it dries out.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Link vs. Sephiroth

The first of many images featuring various characters.. mostly video game related.
I recently started working with the guys at Jay St. Video Games in Colonie Center as the new in-house artist. So expect more fan art of the epic sort.

Friday, October 15, 2010

October Wolf

Acrylic paint on bristol paper

Friday, October 8, 2010


Another all digital time traveler piece..

done with these for now..
next week its back to traditional painting!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010


Did this one start to finish in photoshop..
This is fun :)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Pleine Lune

"I can see a washed out moon through the fog..."

Gotta have a Porcupine Tree reference when I'm going to see them in concert tonight :D

Anyway this is another character for the same book I've been working on for the last month. This image was painted all in photoshop. digital painting is a technique I'm somewhat new to.. but I'm starting to get the hang of it.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Character Designs

Heres a couple hero characters I created for a new Relic series, part of the Suzerain universe.


Untamed Empires

Friday, September 10, 2010

The Realm of Hate

Heres some images I've been working on lately..
these are concept designs for one of many different Realms in the Suzerain Universe.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Mother Nature

My mom requested something other than 'guys with guns' :P
acrylic paint on canvas 18"x24"

Friday, August 27, 2010


Acrylic paint on canvas 18" x 24"

Friday, August 20, 2010

Kermit's Tie Fighter Adventure

Coloring with my niece, Isabelle.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Self Portrait

Been a while since I've done one o these. good way to practice painting from life.
This one isnt very good tho.. maybe I'll do another one thats a little less boring o_o

Friday, August 6, 2010

Wasteland Ranger

Some digital painting and photomanip

Friday, July 30, 2010

Banshee illustration

Doing some freelance work that requires some photoshop painting...
here it is in three stages:

Saturday, July 24, 2010


Trying my hand at some photo-manipulation

Friday, July 16, 2010

Sand Animation process

This week, I will be submitting my animation, Phoenix Tears, to the Schenectady Film Fest. If I'm lucky it could be selected for one of three spots to be shown at Proctors Theater on September 26th.
So on this occasion, I'll give you a small peek into how I made this animation of sand...

So to start, obviously you need an idea to build from. I had a lot going on in my mind when I was creating this and found it kinda hard to organize my thoughts. I started pretty much making things up as I went along, adding bits here and there trying to make sense of it.
lets see if you can..

Materials used:
-24''x36'' light table
-bag of regular ol sand
-video camera
-mac computer with istopmotion and imovie
-occasionally I used a paintbrush for details but 97% of it was done with..
-my hands

Anyone who has done animation can tell you what a long and tedious process it is. However, stop motion with sand takes it to a whole new level :P
Dont get me wrong, there were times when the sand made it easier and more fluid.. but the majority of it was going over an edge again and again to get it right.
It took a lot of adding and subtracting sand from areas along with just moving it around the surface. For the shading, I would sort of mist the sand over an area and slowly build on it.

I worked mainly in shadows to compose each image. leaving just the light coming through the sand as my highlights.

Generally I would spend about an hour composing each scene before I started animating. Each frame would take anywhere between 5 mins to 1 hour depending on the complexity of the scene.

In order to get any decent amount of work done, I stayed in the studio working for 12 hours straight, usually two or three nights per week in succession.

With the help of Porcupine Tree, Tool, Pink Floyd, Deathnote ost and Harry Potter audio books, to name a few... I was able to pull all-nighter after all-nighter to finish this 6 month project.
Call me crazy or a perfectionist (both of which I am), but I was willing to spend as much time as it took to get it to a point where i could be happy with it.
Even if it did take over 140 hours..

Friday, July 9, 2010

Day Moon process

So I thought for this week I'd show my entire process for a painting from start to finish..

Here is the first step.. coming up with the idea and planning it out in a thumbnail..
inspiration for this was a few different things like counterstike, metal gear solid, and I just really like the sky/clouds/moon :P

The next step is drawing it out on the board. In this case, its illustration board with a pre-coat of gesso.

For this piece I'll be using acrylic paint. After I have enough info from the drawing, I go over it with a thin layer of color. this gives me my base color and texture, and leaves just the important pencils..

Next it's time for the values. here I chose a dark blue to hit all the important shadows throughout the piece.

And from here, we move on to color, just going right over everything else.
Sorry theres no in between stages of the color.. once I get going with this its hard to stop :P

and thats about it. from here I take a photo or scan it to my computer and color correct it as close to the original as possible.
Total time spent: 7 hours