Thursday, April 18, 2013

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Rescued from the Garage

 I found this small oil painting I had done years ago at a painting workshop from art school.
 I clearly remember the day I painted it. During the 3 hour figure painting workshop, half way through, I hated what I had. At the long break, I was so disappointed in myself, I took a walk to a local gallery and was introduce to paintings by Ann Gale. OMG! I was so inspired afterwards I ran back to the workshop, tossed aside the other painting, and in the remaining 1hr this came out. 
I've never had quite the painting experience since, so this head study is special for that reason.

Art for Fundraising Event

A little watercolor painting I did for a friend and colleague who needs to raise money to save a high school's art program. I'm still not comfortable with watercolor, but it was a good cause to contribute to and find time to practice.

Drawing from FIlm

I am posting again! We'll see how long I can keep this up. 

I was going through an old sketchbook from years back when I took a film appreciation workshop.
The great part of having an instructor control the screenshot, is you don't know how long you have to quickly jot something down. These two pages from the sketchbook were from The Shining and City of God.
 I'm starting to do this more again. There is so much to learn from studying great film stills.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Watercolor & Gouache Workshop

What a fantastic weekend Thomas & I had up the coast in Mendocino. We got a chance to get away from our daily lives of photoshop painting and use real paint for a change.

I worked with gouache a bit, and struggled with watercolor. It was really enlightening learning From Erik Tiemens to take advantage and really explore the combinations of both mediums.

I won't ramble on about how amazing the in-class demos were or the exercises (check them out here on Erik's blog).

Here are studies I did from the class. The first piece Erik helped me out by masterfully adding the finishing touches.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Another Game!

Two games shipping for me in one year. Right after finishing up on Monkey Island: Special Edition sometime in March, I jumped onto LucasArts newest IP game. Check it out the anouncement and game footage on

I created the background art in Lucidity, the most creative freedom I've had working on a project and one of the coolest group of people I've  worked at the time.

(box art and character designed by Andrea Rhodes)

Saturday, August 22, 2009

10 years later....

This month marks the 10 year anniversary for me at my job.

A couple months ago this book was published Rouge-Leaders- The Story-of -LucasArts. The book contains quite a bit of concept art by great artist of the past, and some awesome people I work with currently.

To have lived through a decade of a history book makes me feel ancient.
I can only hope that I've grown as a video game artist over the course of those years. I didn't think I'd be here as long as I have, but I'm still having fun and doing new things each day.

In chronological order, here is a sampling of key art from some of the games I worked on. (all images copyright by LucasArts ).