Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Surf's Up!

Time to grease up and hit the beach here in the bay area, 'cause it's October (our best weather of the year).


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Further Exploration

Still exploring this guy. I'm not sure if I like this direction yet. I'll have to look at him for a few more days to decide. His face reminds me of the actor Phil Silvers (Sgt. Bilko, for anyone old enough to remember). Here he is anyway:

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Another Character Sketch

Finally, something that's not western themed. This is a fun character I was working on this week, hope you like it. Kind of looks like the "Early Bird" buffet line on a seniors cruise :) 




Sunday, September 25, 2011

Video Turntable of my Zbrush sculpt

Here's a video turntable of my Zbrush sculpt.  


video

You can see a higher resolution version in my web portfolio here (click the top right thumbnail image):

Friday, September 16, 2011

Zbrush Sculpt

It's finally finished! After spending the better part of my spare time this summer teaching myself Zbrush, I've finally finished my first Character Model Sculpt. It was a really difficult transition, having only used Autodesk's Maya for 3D work in the past, but it was well worth the effort. Zbrush is amazing, once you get the hang of it! I had a lot of fun and I'm really happy with how it came out:


And here's the Orthographic Drawings I created to sculpt from in Zbrush:


I'm hoping to create a couple posed versions of this character and render a turntable video to put in my Web Portfolio soon.


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Another Version

I wasn't really happy with my first pass at this character (especially since I wanted to try and sculpt it in Zbrush). So I reworked it, and here's another version:




I'm still working on the Zbrush sculpt, but I'll post it soon.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New Character Design

I've been trying to really dig into character design. Working my butt off on weekends and in my spare time. Here's an exercise (sticking with the western theme):




Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Character Design

I have so much respect for character designers, it's a much more difficult undertaking than most artists would think. Just trying to come up with original shapes and faces is hard enough, and when you add to that, trying to create shapes and forms that embody a specific personality and that will still be animation-friendly, you quickly see how complex and challenging the task is. I'm still just scratching the surface.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I Just Can't Stop

I can't seem to stop with the western stuff, I'm having too much fun.


Friday, April 22, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

In a Western Mood

I'm  feeling in a bit of a western mood this week, so I just went with it. This guy turned out looking a bit like Lee Van Cleef, one of the great Western Film villains of all time. It wasn't intentional, it was something I just noticed, when I was finished with the sketch.


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Robotopia

This is something I did for the pure fun of it.



Red's

This is a spot I have many fond memories of, from my days at Sega Studios on King street. We were just across the street from the ball park, and Red's was a short walk down the Embarcadero. Great place to have a beer and a hot dog.


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Western Edition

This is a sketch I did from an old Photo. It's in the Western Edition section of San Francisco, and this building probably no longer exists. Been a very long time since I posted, I've been massively busy at work. We finally launched our app today and everyone is really excited. I'm hopeful that I'll have a little more creative energy to put into my own work for a while.....