Tuesday, March 27, 2007

"Diagnosis: ID Theft" final piece


This is the final of the "Diagnosis: ID Theft" piece. I am very happy with this piece because I think everything works together well. Anyway, this is what I am submitting for the grade. I will keep my fingers crossed that the teacher feels the same way about it as I do. Acrylic on cold press Illustration Board. 9 x 14 inches.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Dinosaur Final and Painting of my Mom

So, here is the final image of the Dinosaur chasing the kid. I think that it turned out pretty good. In case you can't tell, there is a car that is upsidedown and spewing smoke just to the right of the T-rex's leg. I also added some people, not that you can see them very well. This piece was done using Acrylic Paint on Cold Press Illustration Board. The final size is 5" x 7".


This is a painting I did of my mom. It isn't perfect, but I was playing around with a slightly different style. I was trying to use a lot of dry brushing. I think the results look like it is not quite finished, but other people seem to like the way it turned out. I may go back and do so some additional work on this one, but we will have to see how much time I have. This was done with Acrylic on Cold Press Illustration Board.

Friday, March 23, 2007

3D Chess Set










This is a chess set that I modeled using Maya 8. Not too much to it other that the wood grain for the table top is incredibly ugly looking. But I feel that I did a pretty good job with all of the pieces.
I found that I really like using Maya, it is a fun 3D program. I currently have a class right now that is covering the texturing and lighting. It isn't too advanced, but it is pretty cool to learn how to make things look almost real.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Partials and one Final

This picture is for my illustration class. Our project was to paint a human in an urban setting with either an animal or a monster/hybrid. I chose a T-Rex for my monster because I liked the idea of how it could interact in a modern setting. My idea has the T-Rex chasing a person (who is hiding behind a van). As you can see this is a very preliminary painting. I have essentially added a wash and began work on the building in the background and on the van. My goal up to this point was to establish a color harmony and to begin blocking in shapes.

This painting was finished and submitted for critique, and so I am currently working on the corrections and updates to it so I can turn it in for a grade. After I finish with the additions I will get a picture to post so everyone can see the final in addition to the partial piece above.
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This Painting was also for my Illustration Class. I am currently doing conceptual illustrations, and this one was an illustration for a Magazine article called "Diagnosis: Identity Theft". As you can see the image is not complete, but a few of the parts in it are. As with the piece above it was completed and submitted for review and I am currently working on the updates for it. When it is done I will post the final.
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This piece was also for the conceptual side of my class. It was an illustration for an article called, "Consciousness in a Cockroach". The article was talking about how studying insect brains help us to understand how the brain works and how it evolved. This was a play on th evolution theme. This was the final piece in it's completed stage. Acrylic on cold press Illustration Board. 9 x 14 inches.


Friday, March 16, 2007

Busy week

Well, this week has been busy, even more busy than usual and it is supposed to be spring break! I work at Novell and next week is their big technology conference in Salt Lake City. I have been working overtime trying to get things finalized for our booth. I am just glad that all the prep is now done, but I still have to go and stand at a booth and answer the same three questions over and over and over again next week. Should be fun.

I am still trying to decide the best way to show my work. I think I may just start posting it and then put a link to my web page in my biography section. It is easier to add it here than it is to create an entire web site, and my time is pretty limited at the moment.

Anyway, here is a picture I did a few years ago. This was done using Adobe Illustrator. I really like Illustrator and so I was trying to see how far I could push it and was going for a more detailed picture. Some things worked while others things need some tweaking, but overall I am pretty happy with the final results.




Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Just another day

Well, I am working on some different project for my school classes.

I have three paintings due next week, and so I will be taking pictures of them and posting them here. Hopefully I will be able to post some progress pictures of at least one of them to show how it evolves, but that may be more work than it is worth.

I am also planning on posting pictures of some of my other work. But I am still deciding if I want to just link to them here, or put a link to static web page. If I do the web page then I will need to revamp the whole thing to make it more presentable. My current page is so out dated that it isn't even funny. I guess I will have to think about this some more and see how much time I have to devote to updating the web site.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Testing Images

OK, this post is mainly to see how pictures look and to play with formatting and linking to larger images and all that stuff.

Here is an image that I did a few years ago in PhotoShop:

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

The Beginning

This blog is going to start out as a class project for extra credit, but depending on how things go it may turn into something more... but, we will have to wait and see.

I will be spending some time in the next week updating this blog with artwork that I have created either by hand or digitally. So, stop on by later and see what is going on.