Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Sketch of an Elf turned into an alien along the way. Grayscale study in Corel Painter X.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Self Portrait

I was outside getting some shadow reference and I liked one of the pictures I took so I painted it. I tried to stay away from "rendering" like mad and kept it relatively loose. I even found a satisfying use for the impasto of Corel Painter...something that I normally shy away from. This took roughly 3 hours.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Noseforatoof [WIP]

Early grayscale of an image I am working on. Done mostly in Corel Painter X.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Schoolism final assignment.

I should've had this up a long time ago. This is the final assignment for Bobby Chui's digital painting class. Bobby gave us a sketch and we had to paint it using all of the knowledge from the past assignments. When I was in art school, Photoshop was literally 1.0. and wasn't thought of as a method of illustration.

I kept the image as is when Bobby critiqued it. I learned quite a bit from Bobby on "basic" photoshop techniques that I still use on everything I work on.


I realized that I suck at "vehicle" type images. So here's an attempt at some of that. Took longer that I should've but I learned a lot along the way. Made some more brushes for the "hard" edges needed for this type of object. I almost gave up on Painter for Photoshop on this one. The opacity and hard edges make Photoshop very nice for these sort of objects. Making paths then turning them to selections was a common technique for this. The design is rather a joke but the execution is what I focused on.


Great mage that I was lucky enough to have on my side. This is my favorite out of the four that I did. I will probably take this further and add a body and paint out the black lines. Looking at this makes me want to get back into the game... Corel Painter for the most part with some burn/dodge Photoshop used.


Undead without the jaw. I never had the guts to make an undead like this...scary. More Corel Painter X. Basic round modified marker and Airbrush make up the image.