Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Zelda still life

click to enlarge

Digital oil still life of some assorted Nintendo paraphernalia and a rice krispy treat, painted from life with Photoshop.

detail view.

Time-lapse of its creation. Scrub through it to see the image at different stages of completion.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Terminator has bad face day

Some concept illustrations I did for Sarah Connor Chronicles showing what to do if a terminator comes after you: shoot him/her in the face with a shotgun. The actor was filmed with prosthetic make-up, and a patch of greenscreen to be replaced with CG.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Terminator matte painting

A matte painting of a post-apocalyptic nuclear power plant from Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles which I did at Entity FX. The plant was an actual filming location, but I modified it by painting decay and battle damage over it.

Here is what the original footage looked like...

And here is the final composite, featuring a CG human-killing robot by David Alexander.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Flower study

Digital oil still-life, done in Photoshop over a couple of days.

detail view
Here is the painting setup.

Sunday, October 19, 2008


3-hour digital oil painting from Bob Kato's drawing club. The theme was Van Gogh, but it doesn't seem to look too much like him except for the hat.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Sarah Connor Chronicles

Here are some concept frames I did for a sequence in the Terminator TV show in which Summer Glau escapes from an aircraft carrier full of angry robots.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Pushing Daisies matte painting

Background matte painting I did for the show Pushing Daisies. The black areas are where it blends into the film footage.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Marie Antoinette with Head

A life portrait, painted from a costumed model in the three-hour pose of Marie Antoinette enjoying the use of her head. Painted with photoshop on a laptop in at Bob Kato's drawing club.
Click to enlarge.

Sunday, August 17, 2008


Caracalla, briefly emperor of Rome.
He enjoys assassinating siblings, avoiding assassination attempts by siblings, and generally being a prick.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Still life with shiny stuff and hologram

A still life with CDs, a hologram, and other cool, shiny stuff.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Pendulum Album Art

An image of mine was used as a CD fold-out by Pendulum on the album In Silico, published by Warner Music UK.
Here's the image full-screen.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Moulin Rouge

A digital painting in Photoshop, painted from a live, costumed model in a Moulin Rouge-inspired theme. It was done on a laptop in in Bob Kato's class in a three-hour pose. I was also totally blitzed on absinthe for maximum authenticity.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Basic Astronomy album cover

Here's an image I did recently for the CD Slow News Day from Basic Astronomy. We went with an antique sci-fi theme, and looked to Jules Verne-era illustrations for inspiration.

There were a number of other concepts we experimented with. Here are some of the better ones...

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Rembrandt on Nintendo DS

A couple of Rembrandt studies I painted with Colors on my Nintendo DS.
Here's an article on Wired explaining on how it's done.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Nintendo DS sketches

I just got a Nintendo DS with the paint program Colors. It's a great program. Here are my first two attempts... A creepy bird creature...
...and Enik, the time-travelling Sleestak scientist.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

witch doctor

Here's a character design for a horror movie, which apparently hasn't been made, cause I haven't seen it yet. It's about a witch doctor who lives in a cave and punishes promiscuous teenagers.
And some of the earlier sketches...

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

turbine destruction concept

Here's a concept sketch from Smallville, blueprinting the destruction of a hydroelectric plant by a fight between Clark and Bizarro. Below is the original plate...

Friday, February 22, 2008

court sketches

Sketches from various courtroom goings-on. The names have been withheld to protect the innocent.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

miscenlaneous heads

A collection of various sketchbook heads, which includes a gangster and a baby.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Dog date

The first in a series of pointless shorts I put together with my friend Danny Nutter.

Saturday, January 5, 2008


These are sketches from the butterfly room at the Seattle Science Center.
The one on the left sat there perfectly still, long enough for me to draw it.
Then some kid ran up and kicked it with his shoe.
I think it survived, although it's probably dead by now anyway.