Friday, November 1, 2013

Skullgirls

Skullgirls is a beautifully animated 2D all female fighting game for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. The creator of the game Alex Ahad asked me to do a piece for the new in game art gallery for the PC version. I decided on Molly and Roxie because they were the characters I was rooting for to win the Indiegogo campaign for new characters to be added into the game.
Sadly they did not win.
Instead, I honor them with this pin-up.

If you've got a PC copy of the game check out the new art gallery!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Horoscope Honeys Part 10

The final Horoscope Honeys post.
Scorpio and Sagittarius.

Line art:




Underpainting:




Finals:
Scorpio

Sagittarius

I did my color study for each piece on the same sheet as I went. Since I painted them all production line style it was useful to help me figure out where to reuse the same colors for different purposes.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Horoscope Honeys Part 9

Progressions! Virgo and Libra!

Line art:


Underpainting:


Finals:
Virgo
Libra

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Horoscope Honeys Part 8

Let's get back to some progressions. Taurus and Aries this time.

Line art:


Underpainting:


Finals:
Taurus
Aries

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Facebook Finally

People who know me are often flabbergasted by the fact that I've never had or wanted a Facebook page. Well times are changing I suppose because I've got one now. Sort of. It's more of a fan page really.

I intend to keep the blog and the deviant page rolling of course, this is not a replacement. If you're the type who prefers following artists via social media then it's for you.

Go to my official Facebook fan page HERE!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Horoscope Honeys: The Show

Last weekend was the grand opening/calendar release of Horoscope Honeys at Gallery Nucleus. I signed a ton of calendars, met a bunch of great people and saw even more old friends. Super thanks to Ben, Wade and everyone at Nucleus for putting on such a great show.

For anyone still interested in a calendar you can order them here.
The original art is still available for purchase as well, you can find the listings here.

Thanks to Liana and Juan for the photos.



Ever the filmmaker, my friend Dan's take on the evening:
video

Friday, June 28, 2013

Horoscope Honeys Part 7

Tomorrow is the big day at Gallery Nucleus. Hope to see you there!

And now, some more progressions.

Line art:


Underpainting:


Finals:
Aquarius
Leo

Monday, June 24, 2013

Horoscope Honeys Part 6

This weekend is my Horoscope Honeys gallery show and calendar release at Gallery Nucleus. If you're in the LA area please drop in, see the original art and get a calendar. Or heck, buy the original art. It's for sale too!

A few more progressions for your enjoyment.

Line art:


Underpainting:


Finals:
Gemini
Cancer

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Searle in America

My Friend Matt Jones is putting together a Ronald Searle retrospective exhibition at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco. To do so he needs to raise some funds, so he's holding a small Ebay fundraiser featuring Searle homages by his friends in the animation industry.

I sketched a St. Trinian's inspired girl to help out. Keep an eye on his blog for auction details.



Monday, June 17, 2013

Horoscope Honeys Part 5

Today I'll demonstrate my painting process for the calendar a bit. In an attempt to save time I actually painted all the pieces simultaneously, production line style. So for instance, I would mix my first color then apply that color to all of the pieces that would contain it, then I'd mix the second color then apply it to all the pieces that would contain that one. And so on. I think it really did save me time, and it gave the calendar a nice uniformity to all the pieces.

I usually make an enlargement of my pencil drawing to transfer onto the watercolor paper via light box. I then like to take that copy and draw on top of it a lighting study which will be my guide when I paint the shading.


After all the art is transferred I paint all the line art.


As you can see, I completed all of the line art across all of the pieces (reusing as many of the colors as possible) before moving on to the next stage.


Next is the underpainting. I use acrylic wash to slowly build up all the shading and values.


Again, I do this for all the pieces.


Lastly I apply Luma concentrated watercolor. It's completely transparent so it retains all of the acrylic shading perfectly.
Capricorn
Pisces

Of course this whole process took me weeks because there are twelve pieces (plus a bonus) but I finished them all at the same time!