Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry (late) Christmas everyone! I hope you all are having a wonderful break filled with food and family!

This is my zbrush model that I imported to photoshop and painted over to give it a flatter look.

Hope everyone has a safe and happy new year! <3

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


This semester I was able to take a course in Zbrush. This program is pretty fun to use once you get the hang of it. So here are my assignments that I've done so far.

Our first assignment was just to create a head of a character, so I took the design of this bird from my sketchbook.

Next was to make a maquette of a character on a base. This little gryphon was the result. 

And finally my last complete project was to create a toy. This tiger (or tie-ger) comes with a mouse toy/companion and various accessories for both. His legs are positionable and both his head and tail rotate.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Deadly Nadder

This is a big project I've been working on for about 5 months now. It's a large puppet/costume of the Deadly Nadder from How to Train Your Dragon. I absolutely love this movie and I thought it would be an excellent excuse to create another new puppet. Soon I'll be posting a video of how he works too.

 This is his head when it was about 75% done

This is the whole costume as it stands right now. It breaks down into 6 nice sized pieces, so its easier to store in my apartment. His mouth opens and closes, the wings flap, his tail is slightly articulated, and the feet contain two stilts (about 12" high) so that the proportions match up to the dragon in the movie.

This is the almost completely finished head. The entire base is made from cushion foam and covered with fabric and the rig is made from several wooden dowels and pvc pipes. And we have decided to name him Jeff.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Paper Cuts

These are just a few of the paper cuts I've done over the past year. Brittney Lee has been such an inspiration as well!

This is one of my newer pieces that was done about a month ago.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Summer Sketch Dump

I have been busy this summer between jobs and projects but of course I've been working on some art as well.


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Arting Away!

Lately I've been very distracted by work, but I've been trying to continue painting when I get home. These are some pieces that I've finished so far.

I tried some serious painting as well. I've been working with lighting, and trying to get better at that too.

 Each of these took about 3 or so hours total.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Art from the Past Year

I finally got around to getting my own blog! So in order to celebrate, here's some work from the past year!