Thursday, October 30, 2008


My favorite hero from Warcraft 3 (ROC). This was a comic book ink drawing I created about 6 years ago and I decided to paint it...well part of it. The original drawing was a full body but I didn't want to get too deeply committed into a painting that would never get finished. This was a lot of discovery for me. Basically just trying out as many brushes as I can find in Corel Painter X and trying to work with them. Oils, Artists' Oils, Chalk, Glow, Airbrush ,and a Blender pretty much makes up the entire painting.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Self Caricature

This was a pretty tough painting for me. It was hard for me to keep it exaggerated. I wanted to keep hacking away at the shapes early and it started to look too much like a portrait. I watch Joe Bluhm's Tom Cruise at work and got inspired to do this. This one I did all in Corel PainterX.

I ordered Don Seegmiller's new Painter book last week and I'm pretty excited about it. There's so much about Painter that I really don't "tap" into much. The pattern chalks is my new step I think. Watching Andrew Jones work them has me in the mood to add it to my list of tools.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Lord Death

Back when I was about 13 years old I used to play a roleplaying game called "Champions". Basically it was a superhero version of dungeons and dragons. My cousin Kevin and I were pretty much the only ones in this exclusive "club" and this image is a redesign of his character named "Lord Death". This started out as just the helmet that was sitting on my computer for about a year. I then just drew the body under it. All the painting was done in Corel painter with texturing done in Photoshop. Roughly 7 hours up to this point.