Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Stuff and things!

Messing around with the wet edges option in Photoshop. Painted all on one layer. First is about 20 minutes or something, second is... No idea. Need more figure practice.


Thursday, August 27, 2009


His alias is Mr. Dmitri Garsides though his real name if GASP!UNKNOWN. Derp! Rare antique & artifact collector. He's another character from the robot & sky pirate's universe I've been working on building. The pirate works for him occasionally, finding delightfully rare treasures. Garsides is quite hairy.

Textures used are from I enjoy textures. Lots!


Monday, August 24, 2009


In progress! Drawing fueled by Mars Volta and loads of coffee. Derp! Been working on this on and off for a few days. Missing a few adjustment layers/extra goodies in it. I suck at backgrounds and it looks overworked with all the layers on. Ew.


Tuesday, August 11, 2009


I'm redesigning my site. Only this time it's going to be awesome because I've outsourced the coding to a friend who does that stuff on a daily basis. :D

I made my own damask pattern for that. <3 damask! I took pictures of some copper piping I had and chopped them together in Photoshop rather than making the frame for real-real. It was quite enjoyable, so I think I might explore that kind of photochoppery more.

Also been working on some digital paintings. Nothing too good. Screen shot progress of one of them. Something I may finish actually homahgawd. A silly interpretation of Freya, the Norse goddess of AWESOME and METAL. Sweet guitar riffs, bro.

brb going to stop ragnarok

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Needs more jean short-shorts.

I hate drawing in Photoshop. My linework is horrible and jittery because I have shaky hands. I haven't found a setting to fix that so it's paint in photoshop only. D:<

Thus, man-butt painting. Not the best but I desperately need more figure practice. Drawn from a random photo in my anatomy stock. Worked on and off 3-4 hours while watching a Law & Order: SVU marathon. 'Cause Detective Munch is THA BEST.

He's a nevernude.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Crowbars are for geeky scientists.

I'm gearing up to take prop commissions again. For real real! Not for play play. I took a couple pictures of the most presentable pieces and collaged them as examples of how I roll. UNF! Older stuff is towards the end.

I've been obsessed with Half-Life recently. I got my hands on a papercraft pattern for Gordon Freeman's HEV suit from Half-Life 2. I started making it for kicks. It'll look pretty horrible on me even if it's scaled (short & stumpy lady /= Gordon) so I don't know if it'll go to the resin & fiberglass stage but... We'll see.

For anyone with knowledge of 3D programs! You can make papercraft patterns out of files from 3D programs and then print & build them for serious. The software Pepakura Designer has a free trial but its save and export functions are locked unless you fork out the 38 bucks. Cool stuff though.

Great job, Gordon! Throwing that switch and all, I can see your MIT education really pays for itself.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


IT'S A POST! IT'S A POST! I never posted the results of the whole mold/cast/wear saga I was working on a few months ago. I'm going to take decent pictures of it eventually, but here's something in the meantime. Photo by Kuroki.

All the hardware is sintra and cast epoxy resin. Software is moleskin, some cotton lyrcra, brown stretch vinyl, and god only knows what for the cape. I got my hands on some Rustoleum "hammered" black spray paint for the spaulders. The hammered paint creates a really nice texture. Starting another project soon with a huge scythe. Over-sized props are the best!

I've been working more on the sky pirate animation I rambled about so long ago. Script in progress and a character animation/style test in underway.

I really need a new scanner... But have some concept sketches.


Sunday, April 5, 2009


Like I've been saying, been casting stuff lately. Here's some of the goods curing. Epoxy resin and transparent dyes. When they're done I'm gonna back those suckers with foil tagboard and watch 'em shine. Reeeeeeeeeeeeally like using epoxy resin! It's good stuff!

A fraction of my Zeiram 2 DVD is in one of the pictures. Only mentioning it because I freaking love the Zeiram series hurrrr.

Also got a new sketchbook (HOMYGAWD IT'S SQUARE WTF LOL) and I've been doodling a bit. I've got some airship & Vanlande sketches that I'll post later this week.


Monday, March 30, 2009


Redesigning some characters for a story I've been working on for a while. Heavy Norse mythology themes and such (surprise surprise!) Here's a quick sketch of Rigg. Your basic roguish smart ass. I have no idea what's happening with his leather armour.

Been sculpting/molding/casting props lately. I'll post pictures of that whenever everything decides to cure... Sometime this week.

Of Simon and Garfunkle the one that is not Garfunkle. ...Sean Connery.
- Can you repeat the question?
Of Simon and Garfunkle the one that is not Garfunkle.
- I Garfunkled your mother.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

It snowed on Monday. It snowed a lot on Monday. Have a sketch from said snow day.

So they may be standing in snow but the stuff that's falling? Not snow. That's ash. From their burning ship nearby. See what I did there!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

I'm attacking the darkness!


I've been busy with work and by the time I get home I have no motivation to do anything. But that's how it's supposed to go, right? ...Eeeeeyugh.

I haven't been idle though! Seriously, I do stuff! I'm doing some prop/costume work with an April-May deadline, and I pretty much finished a sculpt of a talisman today. Ok, maybe not "finished" but "got to a decent shape where I can cast it." I've run out of RTV silicone so until I get some more I'm at a stand still with this particular part. But anyway, this is what you get!

Eventually it'll be cast in red translucent epoxy, the base sprayed gunmetal, and if all goes well, have an LED rigged inside so it'll light up. Gotta make 4 of these suckers.

This is actually the third or fourth sculpt for this thing. I like sculpting a lot, but I'm pretty bad at it so I don't do it too often, hurr. It probably was the worst route for this kind of prop since I want it to look machined/not lumpy/etc but, uh... Oh well! I can sand out imperfections in the final casts? I've got plan Bs and Cs incase of irreparable suckitude.

MAH TOOLZ. Nathan gave me a sweet pick set for Christmas, which came in super handy for this. It's also a decent set of weapons too if you wanna get in any knife fights. Derp.

Also, enjoy the ridiculous color palette so far. Moleskin ftw!