Thursday, November 19, 2009

Digital Paintings

Here is another installment of paintings I've done in the past few weeks. There is another one that I did of a landscape, but due to an error on my part (didn't back it up), I lost most of the work, I'll go back and rework it from where my last save point is. Until then...
Enjoy these.



Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Digital Paintings

Here is another set of paintings one is a crop of the brake system on a bicycle, and the other is a frill-necked lizard. I really enjoyed capturing the texture on the lizard.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Digital Paintings

Getting back in the groove.. Getting started on art again after a very long hiatus.. alot has gone down since my last post.. I have been working, I've moved to a better house, and my son has moved here to stay with me... busy busy.. now for some art.>> Here is a couple paintings the Oscar is done in painter, Jesse (my son) is done in photoshop. More to come.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

WIP (work in progress)

Well folks... seems the Ol saying: Time fly's by when your having fun. Is sooo true. I have not been updating this blog as often as I would like. But I have been having fun doing various other things since my last post. Some related to art and animation and some not. The art related stuff is still underway, I will be posting some stuff in the next couple of days. I am going to really work hard to update this blog more often with new stuff. I'm going to keep pressing forward to stay on course.

Cya soon with updates.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Jump Kick

Here is a little something I've been working on recently. Just about finished with this part, I still need to touch up the end of the clip with the smoothing into the final pose, and I am going to have another character receiving the blow from the kick. The beginning pose is the default pose the character is in when you download it, so I thought I'd play off that with the kick and return back to that pose. ( transforms can be zeroed out to get the T pose )

So far its been a nice rig to work with, it feels like the rig was built for action work.
I'll post more when I get some work done on the other character.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Torn Up

Here is the clip I submitted for the 11 Second Club for March.
Its not quite finished, needs a bit more polishing. I'll be working on getting it finished the next couple weeks. Enjoy.

Monday, March 17, 2008

March 11 Second Club

Hello everyone. Here is a posting of the blocking for this months clip. There is more to go on the blocking, I'll be working on it quite a bit over the next few days, and I'll continue to post the progress. Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Life Drawing Sessions

Its been a little while since my last post, been very busy... but I have been productive... Here are some more life drawing from the past three weeks, (no time to post til now) :-) I do have some other art related stuff going on but not able to post at this time. I'll be trying to fit in more speed painting sessions and will get them up asap.




Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Life Drawing Session

Rejuvenating it is to pick up the pencil and paper and do some life drawing. It 's been a while since I went to a studio and scribbled away. I was great, I'll be going on a regular basis now.
Thanks Sean.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Speed Painting 7

Today I hooked a friend into the world of painting and using a tablet to do so.

(I did this one again, showing how to use the tablet)
5 min color test

The images below are me and Chatree moving forward with our painting sessions again.
I really like this one and had a lot of fun with it...
I can't wait to do more.

I worked on this for another 30 today. (continued to add and refine)
total=60-ish min

Speed painting Session on Wednesday with Chatree.
30 min

Speed painting Session on Wednesday with Chatree.
15 min

Monday, December 31, 2007

Painting Session

Here is a little something to get myself started on the right foot for the New Year to come...
I plan on focusing on being more in CREATIVE MODE (all the time!) for my New Years Resolution.
Whatever it takes... New 3D Modeling/Animations, New Painting, New Illustrations...
I want to get better at everything I do. NO Excuses!

1hr 15min. I know some parts are off but... Practice, Practice, Practice...

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Speed Painting 6

Here we go folks, time to get back in the swing of things... alot has been going on. But I am excited to get back to painting, 3D, etc... feeeels really good after not doing it for awhile. These are some quick color tests that I did on Wed. night.
More to come...

Round Two +10 min. more

10 min.

5 min.

5 min.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Camping Gallery

click the thumbnail to go to the gallery

Well folks, here are the pics from my camping adventure a couple weeks ago. Basically its chronological order. It started off at the state park "Roper Lake" at the base of Mt. Graham Thurs. night, and then up the mountain to "Riggs Lake" Fri. then back down to "Roper Lake" Sat, due to the intense lightning going on that night on the mountain.
I still had a great time up there. The rest of the weekend was great as well. Good time visiting my brother and sisters. The photos at the end of the Show of the Jeep is my new ride. My brother, who now works in Flagstaff selling cars ran my info and hooked me up... For which I am very thankful... The explorer was on its way out, and I have been wanting to get a Jeep for a very long time. "WhooHOoo!!!"
I have started the semester teaching two 3D classes, which is great, I'll post more on that another time. All of this is going on was taking up alot of time, hence the delay in posting. :D

Well, more later... enjoy.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Something from the sketch book

Here I go, got a new sketch book and am going to work on doing some pencil/paper drawing, it has been to long and I miss the feel of it. It may look like crap now, but like I said... its been a while. Anyway, I'm going camping in two weeks for 4 days, and only taking the sketch book... Unplugged... haha... I'm really looking forward to it.

More to come. Take care.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Work in progress

Here is a work in progress, this is of a western style old time saloon. The scene will, at some point be used in a short that I have planed. More to come.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

It's been a while.

Well everyone, I didn't realize how long it has been since I posted last. To my surprise when I stumbled by my own blog, the date for the last post was way back in May. Well, I am not going to make any excuses... I have been working doing the teaching and when I have a free moment, I indulge in a good video game. I have been scratching away only a bit at the sketch book or modeling some 3D objects. And when I tell myself I need to get out the sketch book or open up a 3D file to finish, I instead without thinking, find myself clicking on that game icon to further my progress onto the next level. Gaming is my weakness, I admit it. Sure some may say just uninstall it so the temptation is not there, but I just can't do it. I need to learn that if I am going to spend 3 hours on a game then I need to spend 6 on some art work.

Any suggestions are welcome, excluding uninstall. :P

I would like to find the happy medium. I do have some art work that I will post this weekend, I have not been a complete slacker. :D

Wednesday, May 30, 2007


I am teaching classes now for the summer term, I am teaching a 2D class that is a part two, where I am teaching the ink and paint software. The other class is a 3D class that is called Props, Sets, and Environments. Should be Lots-O-Fun.

Speed Painting Session 5

Well, its been a while since I posted, and its been a couple weeks since I did these paintings with Chatree. Other things have been going on in the background to make the time available for such things as these painting sessions hard to come by. But I plan on keeping it up as much as possible, as well as other projects going on.

50 min.
Round Two

45 min.
Round One

Monday, April 2, 2007

Mermaid and Dragon

Here are the two paintings side by side that are now complete for Amy.
Hope you like them.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Mermaid Finished (really this time)

Ok, This is really the final. I'm glad that I went back and changed it up a bit. I made the lights go the opposite direction as to not shadow the most of the features with the lighting going the other way. And fixed the shadows as well as thinned out the water fx. to have a bit more contrast.
And yes, Chatree... I fixed her boooobie (this time).

I'll be working on next is going to be a logo for this said friends boyfriends painting company, plus a few more misc paintings as well as finishing up some of the ones I started in previous posts, I also want to get started on the storyboards for a new animation that I want to get going on. We'll see how it goes.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Mermaid Finished

Here is the final of the Mermaid for my friend Amy. I really enjoyed working on this one, It is nice to see it finished.

Friday, March 23, 2007

10 and 15 min. Color Tests

Here is three color tests that Chatree gave me to do. This time we used the regular Watercolor tool and Digital Watercolor tool in Painter for these tests.. I really enjoyed doing these. It really forces you to choose colors quickly and get them laid down fast.

15 Min.

10 Min.

10 Min.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Speed Painting Session 4

Another session late last night with Chatree. Starting to get back into it after having a small break. This one is a Louis Royo recreation. He is My favorite painter of all, his work is amazing.
I am looking forward to doing more of these painting sessions.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Something Fun

This past Friday, I worked on this for about an hour or so. The goal was to paint the armor on the girl in her pose... Lots O Fun!!!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Spent a Week Away

Well, it started Friday and ended today. I went to visit my sisters in Safford Arizona and had the chance to visit with a great friend that I had not seen in years, who was visiting from Texas. I managed to break away for a few hours and take some pictures of Roper Lake State Park that is in the neighborhood. It is a special place for me because my Dad used to work at the park as a volunteer. I miss the days. Here is a couple photos I took. I got trigger happy with the digital camera and took like 263 photos... I'll post new ones up once in a while. I had a great time.

Trail Path

Lake View of Mt. Graham

Lake View

Portion of Mt. Graham