Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Sugar commercial- matte painting

 These images are from an Indonesian sugar commercial I worked on at Mirada/Motion Theory. I had to design a city made of cakes, and then flesh it out into a final matte painting.
concept sktech

Matte painting
final comp

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

McRib still life

I've been wanting to try a classic food still-life for a while, but finally found inspiration from the L.A Foodie podcast. Having never tasted a McRib before, nor eaten meat for over 16 years, I gave my review from the perspective of someone who couldn't possibly like it.
You can listen to it here.

I set up a an arrangement of objects and lit them with candlelight. I had to use two sandwiches because my dog ate the first one.

I recorded the entire process and condensed it into a 2-minute movie...

Saturday, November 26, 2011

holiday sale!

It seems like everyone else is having a sale, so what the hell?  I'm having a sale, too. Get these high-quality prints for 34% off at the store!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Renaissance portrait sketch

Another 3-hour costume sketch from life from the Drawing Club.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Larry Palmer portrait

 This is a recent portrait I completed of Dr. Larry Palmer, a professor of neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania and specialist  in visual biology.  It hangs in the neuroscience lecture room at the University of Pennsylvania.

It started with a meeting in his lab, where I took a series of reference photos of him in his element. We captured different angles and expressions, and from studying those, I produced  a series of pencil sketches to work out the likeness, personality and composition.  This evolved into a color thumbnail in Photoshop, and by refining this, it ultimately became the finished portrait, which was printed onto canvas and framed.

Monday, October 3, 2011

KIA Commercial

I did a bit of work on this epic commercial for KIA at Method Studios, painting spaceship textures and a sci-fi city.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Another concept frame from a Disney show, illustrating a time warp effect.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Giant crab attack

Another concept illustration from an upcoming secret project. A giant crab attacks the coast.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Flamenco dancer

A portrait from life, done in Photoshop on a laptop in my kitchen, and modeled by flamenco dancer Mercedes Ibarra.

Monday, August 22, 2011

framed Zelda prints for sale!

The Robot Rumpus Store is finally open, and I have my first prints to offer. By popular demand, I will be offering high-quality, limited edition prints of two digital paintings. If it gets a good response, I may offer more in the future. If you like them, please spread the word! Thank you.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

gallery reception pictures

Some pictures from the recent show in downtown LA.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Gallery show

My first Gallery showing is coming up in downtown LA! I'll be showing four digital still life paintings. The theme of the show is "home," and my contributions will feature objects of nostalgia, including action figures and Nintendo cartridges.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Roman Centurion

New 10-minute sketches from The Drawing Club of Brant Maynard as a Roman Centurion.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Time Tunnel concept

This was a concept I did for a Disney show of a time travel sequence. The character runs in super speed and passes several days into the future.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Squid attack

A concept image from an upcoming secret project. Bio-luminescent squid attack a fishing vessel.

Friday, February 25, 2011

15-minute hippie

This week's challenge from the Drawing Club: draw a hippie in 15 minutes.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sketchbook- The Hunchback

Sketches from the Drawing club, featuring Andy Flaster as the hunchback.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Absolut Vodka commercial

A matte painting I did for an Absolut Vodka commercial. I had to modify an existing location, as seen in the original frame below...