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ARK

February 27, 2013

A quick piece I did for an IFX challenge requiring participants to create an ARK vessel.

*Edit* Featured in ImagineFX magazine for winning the weekly challenge ūüėČ

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Hellboy Challenge (wip)

September 6, 2012

I started working on something fun for an IFX challenge that prompted folks to create a female equivalent of hellboy (a girly friend). ¬†I opted to explore an alternative to Hellboy’s big hand. ¬†Here’s a rough concept in progress.¬† I’ll be giving her a more dynamic pose, but I’m pretty happy with the robots.

IFX Monthly Challenge Winner

August 12, 2012

My creepy ass piece won the Imagine FX Monthly Challenge for July. ¬†I’m still fixing some things that really bug me, but regardless, I really learned a ton working on this. ¬†The given theme was “With Science” and the following is a bit of creepy text I included with it.

By day he shuffles about dusty libraries, sifting his rickety fingers through decaying books. His peers mock him, even pity him, but In the pale night, he satisfies his dark curiosities with great wisdom and science.  His subjects, all volunteers; victims of war, disease, and general misfortune. Grateful and loyal, they do his bidding. They are his disciples, his lovers, his strange, fantastic warriors.

Immortal

June 28, 2012

More creepy hot chicks in the works…

Tarra’s Scary Friend Beast

April 3, 2012

Something fun I did for another IFX challenge.  Good practice for Adventure Goat.

Farseer Wip

February 20, 2012

A forum challenge themed “Farseer” and fully open to interpretation. ¬†Thought I’d have a go at something soft and blendy, just to expand my brain.

IFX CHALLENGE WINNER

January 26, 2012

A fun piece I did for a weekly IFX challenge themed “ManMan…He’s all man”
I started with a big list of all the “man stuff” he was going to have (guns, crossbow, chainsaw, axe, beer etc…) but then I realized that this here is all a ManMan needs.

Wait I drew a guy? This is a landmark!

Self Published Art Book

March 31, 2010

Ha! Ha! Sorry, this puppy is no longer available… for now…..¬†for top secret reasons. ¬†Heh, yeah. ¬†so….. that’s that.

WIP

March 25, 2010

Just a preview of something fun I am working on.

Far East

February 11, 2010

My final for another weekly Challenge. It’s a strange piece but I know it’s successful on a certain level because I laugh when I look at the speeding characters. Don’t ask what the giant vehicle in the back is. I’ll work on a name for it like: Maximum fun fun floaty joy joy palace.

I might play with an alternate color scheme for the larger vehicles and fix some of those tangents.

Hiding In Plain Sight

February 4, 2010

Here be a little piece I did for a challenge themed “Hiding In Plain Sight”. It needs some help but it’s still pretty cute.

Hibernating MulchMuck; Though rare, these strange beasts are rumored to reside in the Southern regions of Limestone.

Hell’s Belles

January 26, 2010

Retail work is a bit depressing but art is keeping my spirits aloft. Here’s a screen-shot of my progress for this weeks MyFX challenge. The given theme for this one is Hell’s Belles. I’m having fun so far.

First Work Of 2010

January 4, 2010

Here’s my entry for this weeks MyFX forum challenge.¬†The set theme for this one is “It Came From Below”.

My entry didn’t quite jell with the challenge, but I really dig it. I started with a squid-like creature bursting from the ground, but ended up here. I had a lot of fun with the bits of crap breaking apart everywhere and the strange colors scheme. Heh Heh… personal joke really.


Cyborg Warfare Challenge

December 30, 2009

This week I joined in on another ImagineFX weekly challenge. For this one I’m taking the new¬†ArtRage Studio for a spin and loving it.

Her’s my work in progress. I’m shooting for something subtle which is certainly a challenge with a title theme like Cyborg Warfare.

MyFX Forum Challenge

June 12, 2009

alien2hsmlI joined in on this weeks challenge themed:¬†Illegal¬†Alien. I didn’t think I would come up with anything, but alas I did.

On the left is one I started but ran out of time.¬†Meet Eddie Mugsworth, aka¬†Gippy da’ Creep. Relatively well known in the theft rings for slipping out the back door with everybody’s goods. Best known for his troublesome infatuation with Female Earthlings. In fact, right now he’s supposed to be on look-out duty for Fiona!… Oh Gippy… Distracted yet again.

The bottom image I finished enough to enter.¬†Meet¬†Fiona… Intergalactic Diamond¬†thief. Daughter of the legendary Albert Novik, aka¬†Stealth McGrabby.¬†Fiona may have just been caught with her hands in the cookie jar but she’s gotten out of far stickier situations. If there are police around, then there’s a shiny, high speed shuttle waiting to be hijacked.

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Adventuregoat

May 12, 2009

I’m not sure if I’ll have the time, but I joined this weeks MyFX challenge themed “The Summoning“. ¬†I started out drawing girls again, but ended up really excited about drawing something involving Adventuregoat. Here’s my first sketch.¬†SummonWip-1

Challenge WIP

April 28, 2009

Here’s my current work in progress for the Dark Queen¬†challenge. ¬†I liked the queen by herself, but I had to add the king for the storytelling element. I’m still monkeying about with the over-all design, but it’s a fun switch-up from what I’ve been doing as of late.drkqueen-x2final

MyFX challenge 121 (Dark Queen)

April 26, 2009

drkqueen-1h2_smAs the winner of the last challenge, it is my duty to set up the next one. ¬†I chose Dark Queen as the theme because I thought it would be swell.¬†Maybe¬†a little too swell. Now I can’t resist joining in. Like I said before, I should be focusing¬†solely¬†on polishing the work I already have. He! Ho! Ha! Well, the truth is, that I’m doing both.

Shhhhh…. All is well……¬†All is on¬†schedule. ¬†Anyhoo, I’m taking a break¬†from¬†my epic syndrome and taking a shot at something using an approach I haven’t used in a while. Virtually no blendy blend.

ImagineFX Weekly Challenge

April 25, 2009

war-2swebFor last weeks forum challenge (Gods of War and Destruction) I explored unfamiliar¬†territory. You know, space ships n’ stuff. ¬†Zow! Zow! Vummm! Swoosh! Bazeeooow! Fizzzkk! Swoosh!

The image below is what I came up with and it’s the first time I tackled something of the sorts. To me it looks like a cover to a Sci-Fi novel or video game box. Yeah, the kind of game that looks pretty cool because of the box, but when you get it home and play it- it’s all crummy, and looks nothing like the art. And to top it off, It doesn’t even have the same freakin’ ships in it! Swoooosh! Zumm! Zumm! BezeeeeoooW!

Anyway, my image took first place by a hair.  Or should I say beard?  The runner up was an amazing painting inspired by Norse mythology.

One More Challenge…..

April 19, 2009

war-thmbSooo…. I ¬†really¬†should¬†be polishing the work I already started, but I had to have one more go at the weekly ImagineFX challenge. ¬†The theme is Gods of War & destruction. I started off with an idea about a god overlooking a castle siege, but after vomiting (twice) from concept boredom- I started to develop a Sci-fi piece!? ¬†I’ve been focusing on figures for so long I figured (ha!) I’d dive into¬†unfamiliar¬†territory. ¬†I pretty much never draw¬†ships and stuff, so this should be fun.

The three, large ominous shapes are the Nogchampa Wachoochoo gods ( Leaches of Death & Destruction) from Maetidup Tribal Folklore. ¬†Where there is war, they gather to feed. ¬†Legend has it, that they are looked down upon by all other gods,¬†but year by year they grow larger and their power¬†increases. ¬†Eventually they will no longer scuffle about at the heels of the greater gods. ¬†Blah… Blah…. ¬†That’s the way the legend goes anyhoo.¬†¬†Here’s¬†what I did this Sunday afternoon.

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ImagineFX Forum Challenge 2

April 10, 2009

deepdive-final-thmbSooo…. To continue developing my portfolio, I entered another online challenge this week. ¬†The theme was “Life Aquatic” and the image I submitted really pushed me to figure out a crap-load of stuff. ¬†Bubbles, Jellyfish, Deep sea strippers! ¬†I’m tellin’ ya, it was rough. ¬†Seriously though, I learned so much! ¬†There were all these mini accomplishments that happened while I worked. ¬†It’s really pretty funny though,¬†because¬†I started with such a god¬†awful¬†sketch/comp. I even ¬†referred¬†to it as cat barf ¬†on the forum. ¬†I started my project by scribbling a deep-sea diving type helmet, and then… out of the blue (ha! snort! get it?) I thought Deep Sea Strip Club. ¬†Yep, there’s something mighty amusing yet¬†truly depraved about the concept. ¬†We’re not talking dancers in oversized fish tanks here, we’re talkin’ unda da sea with barnicles, Tintin, and Spongebob. ¬†The lecherous viewers actually dive down in their big clunky ¬†suits to get in this joint. ¬†Blub blup blup… Welcome to the DEEP DIVE baby. ¬†(can’t believe I just said that)

Below are some progress shots, including the cat barf I started with. ¬†This is the¬†certainly¬†the most complicated piece I’ve done. I still have some work to do (fish, muck, lighting etc..). ¬†I might be able to make this a real knock-out portfolio piece with a bit more fuss and goo. ¬†You know, “Fusss & Goo”… It’s an old¬†adage from the 14th century. ¬†For Example: Leonardo’s painting¬†could¬†do with a bit more Fuss & Goo.

 

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Cat Barf

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Still Fugly

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Hmmm... could be The Cat's Pijamas

I’ll post the final image soon. ūüôā