Saturday, September 20, 2014

So this concludes my story illustration posts.  Feeling kindof low today, guess I've lost momentum in all my creative projects.  Don't think anyone reads this blog - which makes sense 'cuz I don't really advertise it or anything like that.  Plus my stuff is derivative, and not terribly interesting.  I had a sinking realization today that I've written 125,000 words so far, for an audience of maybe 2 people.  Sad part is that I'm only about a third finished.  Well, if you can't have quality, might as well have quantity, right?
Alright, thanks for indulging me while I wallow in a little self pity.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Story Illustrations Part 2

The concept in the story is that Elren ends up doing all of these drawings - some of the after the fact some during the course of the story.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Story Illustrations Part 1

So this is the first in a series of Illustrations I did for Part 1 of my book.  I've got about of dozen of these, I'll post a few at a time.

So today's selection: A section of the galaxy map, showing the riftspace channels between all of the neighboring worlds.  The text is uselessly too small, so I apologize for that.  Not sure how to present all the data I want so it can be read.

Second image you've seen before - its the opening scene (after the prologue) with Rylan returning from the ruins.

Last image, Rylan's friend Maedra playing the emisara (cylindrical harp\drum) as seen from the garden wall for their daily meet-up.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Shara v2

My latest version of Lady Shara from the latest version of my Story :)  Elren would have painted this one 2 years before the beginning of the book.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Rough drawing

I liked it less the more I worked on it (after a certain point) because the roughness of this is where its appealing.  Ah well, one day I'll learn to paint gud.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A few Pastels (technically...these were not digital. Sorry\not sorry)

Took the amazing Bill Cone's pastel class at Pixar - these are some of the results.  Still really stink at the medium, but it was fun to do some real world painting, and pastels are super fast.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

opening scene

This is the opening scene from the latest draft of my book.  I wanted to keep it loose - this one took me about 5 hours.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Cover for the book.
War of Ashes Back cover

Chapter Headings For the War of Ashes book

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Jaarl

Another race, same world

Monday, January 16, 2012

The Kuld

One of the creatures for the Sheildwall game I've been developing with a co-worker.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Video sketch

I've gotten hooked on recording my painting sessions then converting to video. Here's one example, probly have some more to come.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

too much stuff going on

So I just spent my free time of the last two weeks painting this. Now I hate it and I'm done with it. Too much going on visually for it to be coherent, and kinda missed the whole point of the painting actually. I wanted to really show off an interesting environment, but then I realized that the big fat starships would get lost if I didn't mute down everything and make it dull. Ugh. And I hate the colors too, but I just couldn't get it where I wanted it to be. Too saturated, too... disjointed. I guess I'm rusty - it's been a year since I posted anything. Annnd probably won't post anything new till 2013 at my current rate...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


So these are a series of images I'm doing for a coworker at Pixar who's designing pewter game pieces.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


This is the heroine from my latest story - Don't know if this one will make it to a sculpture or not.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Zak the Fly Hunter

Here's my latest sculpt concept. He's part of a group of interstellar small-game hunters. They like earth for its indigenous fly population.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Elrae redesigned

Since I did a painting of this character over a year ago, Jim and I have decided it would be a shame to do an octopus character without doing an attempt at bioilluminescance. After doing some tests with a blacklight and phosphorescent clay, I decided it was time to do a redesign with the latest and greatest ideas. The final sculpture will have UV lights in the base shining directly on the character, which will illuminate the patterns that were previously invisible across her body and tentacles. This sculpture is so complicated it will likely take months to complete - but hopefully the end result will be worth the effort.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Wing Born

Hey all - here are some images from my new story: Wing Born. Haven't gotten past the introduction yet- but hopefully I'll have some more time for writing soon. Plans are to make the novel much shorter than my last, and to have more illustrations throughout. (semi-graphic novel - perhaps an illustration every few pages). As you can see I'm experimenting with different styles, some which take more patience than others (the last image was made in illustrator ... oooi.... took forever. Not doing that again...) The top is clearly just painting over a sketch, while the other two are a rough paint on top of the first method. Let me know what you think.

Thursday, October 2, 2008


This is from the first scene in the intro of my book. This is (hopefully) the first of a series of illustrations for the book - I'm gonna try to develop a rough and yet appealing style, which you can see some attempt at here (its more loose than I typically leave a painting.)

Monday, May 5, 2008

Aryah's design...

So, I already know that I'm going to get a little backlash for how much leg she's showing in this one. Keep in mind that this character is a dancer-performer from a culture that falls somewhere between Gypsy and Polynesian. The costume is still in flux, somewhat - so I might post a few variants later on.

Monday, March 10, 2008


This creepy little guy is a genetically engineered janitor.