Sunday, November 21, 2010

WoW Contest Entry

Here is a project I did for WoW's Graphic Design Contest.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Final Project: Knights Final

Here is the final image for my knights.

I added in some adversaries in the forms of bloody/oily looking demons, pouncing at our heroes.
I added a little more black to the image, in areas, and blurred out the background a bit as i felt it was too sharp and distracting.
A little more shadow was needed on some areas as well, like the one side of the knight's face.

Anyways, enjoy!

Final Project: Knights WIP

Hey all, here is the work in progress on my knights of the crusade.

Starting off, my sketch to give a general idea of the knight armor and clothing. This gave me a basis from which I could work with.

Next, I opened Photoshop and started with a greyscale portion, adding highlights and shadows right off the get go.

From there, I added in some details, such as fleshing out the one knight's face.

Then, I added in the base portions of color.

The background came next.

Once I had the background generally finished, I moved onto detailing the weapons a little further.

Coming up, the final image.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Final Project: Paladin Final

Here is the final art for the paladin.
I added in the demons for adversaries, but I am not happy with the fire on the second demon. I could not get it right no matter what I did. Maybe once I've learned more, I can come back to it and improve.

Well, here it is, let me know what you think!

Final Project: Paladin WIP

Hi everyone.
I've been working on some stuff for my final project, based VERY loosely on the Knights Templar of the Crusades.
The concept I am and believe I will continue to work on after the project is completed is a specialized group of Templar, a kill team so to speak, that hunts demonic infestations when and where they arise.

This character is a paladin. While still a strong fighter, he is also very spiritual and can cast spells to hurt and banish demons.

I started out with a sketch of his armor. I exaggerated it to give him a more unique and powerful look.

Next, I opened Photoshop and using the sketch for reference, made a greyscale of the paladin. I added lighting to help with directional lighting.

I then added some color to the image to flesh it out.

Once I had settled the initial colors, I added in a background to the image. I felt that, being the Crusade era, it would more than likely take place in Israel. Thus, I went with a more desert theme for this image.

I then added more tonal value to the image, in the form of greater highlights and shadows.

Next I added in the effects of him casting a spell. Not entirely realistic with the glyphs floating around it, but since the concept would be based for gaming, I felt that the visual would lend itself to the experience and eyecandy of the player.

Final image to come! Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Illustration Friday: Detective

Hey all, here is my rendition of Detective.

I think of crime scenes when detective comes to mind.
I looked around for a cool picture of a room to manipulate. I found a really cool looking bathroom that I felt would do nicely.
Once I had manipulated the image a bit, I added in the police tape, turned the bath water red, added blood stains and streaks, and added in the chalk outline.

I think it turned out nicely.

Let me know what you think!
I know, it's not fully drawn.

Illustration Friday Catch Up, Vol. 2

Hey guys.
Here's some more catch up work for Illustration Friday topics.
I have the topics Dip and Linked.

I went with a very quick illustration for Dip. It's a stylized paintbrush being dipped into a liquid. Simple enough!

As for Linked, I went with a link of chain on a metal floor. It took a little longer, but not much. Pretty straight forward if I do say so.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Illustration Friday Catch Up, Vol. 1

Hey all, playing a little catch up on my Illustration Friday topics. Three down, three to go.

First up, propagate, perspective and rescue!

Propagate: I took this on a more literal term. It is a picture of a broken gate being propped up! I know, cheesy. Haha.

Perspective: There seems to be a meteor traveling towards a planet, some similarities to Earth! There must be someone or something witnessing it!

Rescue: A helicopter rescue team has narrowed down their search and located a survivor on the ocean. Lucky guy!

More to come, but first, the pictures!
*note* These are quicker pictures.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Lack of updates

Sorry guys,
No updates lately.
Lots of personal stuff going on.
Will try to get some stuff up as soon as possible.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Illustration Friday - Expired


Well, I'm late with this weeks Illustration Friday. You could say... time expired. Hardy har har.
Anyways, this is what I, like most people, came up with.

Thanks for stopping by!

Ride for Cancer Postcard

Hey all,

I was tasked with producing a postcard that could be used in a local "Ride For Cancer" event later in the year. This is what I finally came up with, after a few failed and more risque attempts. I am still happy with it, overall.

After consulting my teacher, Leif Peng, we decided it should be tied in more with the event. Thus, I added bicyclist suits to the people and added the silhouette of a bike in the background. After "completing" it, I still felt it lacked something to tie it in with cancer, so i re-added the ribbons back into it. I am supplying both versions, with and without ribbons, for review. Anyways, on with the show!

Here's the ribbonless version.

And here's my preference, the ribboned version.

Thanks for your time.
Let me know what you think!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Business Postcard

Hey everyone/

This is my business postcard. The back is just a grayscale version of a previous artwork I did. The front was done yesterday after seeing a commercial for God of War 3 on the TV. How I love those games..

Anyways, hope you like it!

Front side.

Back side.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Illustration Friday: Subterranean


Here is my Illustration Friday for Subterranean. When thinking of subterranean, I think of monsters and such, living underground. Remembering a movie about stuff quite like that, Descent, brought about this picture. If you haven't seen it, it's not a bad watch actually.

For this image, I decided that I wanted the creature to be seen as if a flashlight were being directed on them.

It took about two hours to do.

Comments welcome!

Storyboard frames w/ Reference

Hey all,

These are three frames from my storyboard that I improved upon using photo reference on the poses (I hope I'm not the only one who feels silly posing for the camera). I chose these because they have movement in them, while not being very hard to shoot on camera (running, jumping out the window, flying...). It took about four hours in photoshop, my longest time yet since my wrist problems.

Comments more than welcome!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Illustration Friday: Brave

Hey everyone.

This is the first thing I've done since my wrist was diagnosed. I'm still wearing the brace alot, but periodically take it off, and this was one exception. It had to be done fairly quick as I was starting to hurt again, but it's very surprising just how much better it feels now than a week ago.

Anyways, this sketch is for Illustration Friday's "Brave".

Originally, I was intending to do it based on an Atlanta Braves fan, but after some info/advice from some friends, I used the Boston Red Sox. I did not know this, but the Yankees and Red Sox have a huge rivalry. I felt that because of this rivalry, that it would be very brave for a young kid to walk into Yankee Stadium in his Red Sox outfit.

This was done in Photoshop and took about two hours to complete.

Let me know what you think!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Bad News

Hey all,

There have been no updates recently and no projects worked on. I had been having intense pain in my left wrist for a couple weeks now and lately it's gotten so bad that I can't even use a pencil or type on the keyboard. It sure does suck using your off-hand to type alone.

Apparently, I have a massive case of tendonitis.

As of right now, I'm taking medication and using a splinted tensor bandage to try and heal my hand. I can't tell if it's working or not, as I'm up at all hours of the night feeling like my hand is on fire instead of sleeping.

I honestly don't know when I can update next. For the time being, I'm just hoping that I don't have to do physiotherapy or get surgery.

Until then, take care!

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Hey everyone,

This is a "quick and dirty" image I made in about twenty minutes for an assignment in which we place images into lettering. Most of this image will actually be lost when placed in the letters. I will add the lettered version once I do it.
See ya!

Illustrations for Rick Court's Blog

Hey all,

My class in school was tasked with designing three images for Rick Court's blog, a new Dean at our school. To fully understand the images, reading his blog post about him is helpful. I will state the general aspects of each image so that they can be understood. In total, these images took about six hours to do.

The first image is based on a game that he and his friends played as kids, called Kingers. A chestnut was drilled through and attached to a string, and used to hit each others' chestnuts to see whose would break first. The one with a chestnut remaining won. Their game ended after a fire burned down the farm, and the chestnut tree was removed to make way for Mohawk College in Hamilton. Hence the fire on the string.

The next image is of a worker in a blast furnace, such as where Rick worked at Defasco in the summer as a student. The vibrant colors and dark areas really appealed to me and contrasted well I found.

The last image is of Rick's life after he joined the work force from school, becoming a banker for years. I felt that the clean, bright look to the image made it feel more of a transition for the better, in the work world.

Well, that's all I can think of. I hope you enjoyed my work. Please leave a comment if you do!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

My upcoming Mac skin!

Hey all,

Sorry for not posting anything recently, last week(end) was a very busy one. I had a 4+ hour "billboard" painting to do and a 11+ hour Mac skin for school. I haven't even gotten my other homework done yet, personal life aside! It's very hectic.

I will also be going to the doctor's office soon, as my drawing wrist has been acting up lately (I had an accident a few years ago during work), so I'm hoping it's nothing serious.

Anyways, here is what I want to show you! I didn't add the die-lined version, with the cutout Apple symbol, but I can if anyone would like me to.

The character is based off of one of my actual characters on World of Warcraft. Her name is Doomreaver and she is a Death Knight.
For anyone who understands these terms, I am gearing her up for tanking, while my main specialization at the moment is DPS (damage per second). My tanking build is set up in the Frost trees, hence the cold colors and why the text has alot to do with cold.
This is what she currently looks like, although I took quite a few liberties on altering the armor for her.

I hope you like what I've done. Feel free to comment!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Twitter background design

Hey all,

For our portfolio class, we were tasked with making a new background for our Twitter accounts.

These are two versions I came up with. The first is pretty straight-forward, while the second I added in some multicolored almost gaseous flames.

Well, that's all for now! Comments welcome!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Illustration Friday: Adrift

Hey all!
It's been a few days since I last posted, with Valentines Day and then "Family Day", I've been pretty busy. I did happen to do this little piece today. It is the word of the week "Adrift" at Illustration Friday

I decided to go with the panoramic view to it, to show the vast amount of space our lone astronaut is drifting through.
Let me know what you think!


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Valentines, isn't it grand?

Hey all,

Well, with Valentines Day looming just ahead of us, I decided to make a card for my girlfriend. If you know me at all, you know I can have a weird sense of humor. My girlfriend and I are very easy going and always joking with each other. We've also dealt with a lot, whether her problems, mine or ours as a couple, so there was no offense taken from the card. It is more of an "Ode to us". Infact, she loved it and laughed very much.

Anyways, here it is. It consists of the "outside" that I printed off first, then the "inside" of the card, which I just printed on the same paper reversed.... I know, so technical haha.

I added the fold line strictly for reference. This was done quickly in Adobe Illustrator.

Leave a comment! Night all!

Cereal Commercial Storyboards *Updated*

Here are the rough storyboards for my cereal commercial.

The scenes are as follows:
1. Our robot walks into a generator room which is being powered by the Power O's cereal, in turn powering up... a building, city or entire world?!
2. He decides that he will take a piece, only one piece. He's not a greedy robot, he just wants a little pick-me-up!
3. As soon as he does so, sirens start screaming and alert lights start flashing! He's gonna be in trouble!
4. He dashes out the door and down the hall!
5. No stairwells or exits down this hall, trapped! But wait... *SMASH* through the window!
6. We see he has actually jumped out of the fourth story window, and landed quite a distance away, but is unhurt. Notice the "NO TRESPASSERS" sign.

7. Police/security vehicles surround the robot, all lit up and full of sound, oh no!
8. Thinking quickly, the robot "eats" the Power O!
9. His low battery gauge quickly brightens and fills up to full!
10. He seems to be more full of energy than ever before! He even begins to glow as some of the vast energy can't be contained! He grins devilishly.
11. Leaping into the air on jets of pure energy, the robot flies from his would-be captors, his backwash sending their vehicles careening wildly!
12. A cutscene of the Power O's cereal is before the audience, with the words "Boost yourself" emblazoned on the screen.

Leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Oops.. a forgotten art piece!

I just realized, while I've had this picture finished for a couple of weeks now, I have yet to post it! It only took about an hour to do during class one day. Anyways, without further ado, here it is!

Let me know what you think!

Illustration Friday: Muddy

Hey, sorry about the lack of updates, I've been busy updating various rooms throughout my house. I have mostly completed my "gaming room" downstairs; I had to lay a brand new laminate floor and my girlfriend was gracious enough to paint the walls. She has continued onto our bedroom now; I had the unfortunate opportunity of scraping/sanding the popcorn ceiling off, while she re-plastered the walls as the last owners wanted to be... artistic... by texturing the walls. Now she is painting the room, at our pull out couch in the living room is our temporary bed. It should only take another day or so until we're back to relative normality.

Anyways, I decided to sit down today and do my Illustration Friday submission for this week. The word is muddy.

It took me 2-3 hours to do. It was not as I had first envisioned, but it's decent. I might have another go at my first idea, when I get the chance.

Let me know what you think, comments and criticism welcome!

P.S. I know the gun looks off. It angles on the front portion on the gun in real-life, look up the M16a1 assault rifle. Nonetheless, I believe there is a little extra bend in it, from my drawing. UGH!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Illustration Friday: Focused

Illustration Friday's word of the week is focused.

Thus, my interpretation! It only took about an hour to do from concept to full. Hope you like! Leave some feedback.

Cereal Ad Assignment *Updated*

Hello again,
These are the steps to a cereal ad assignment for Leif's class.
As you can see, there were quite a few small changes to it from concept to final. Most notably were the guards.

Anyways, here is the starting concept. It was quickly jotted out on paper, then scanned into photoshop.

This is my quick colour composition. I just wanted to give a general feel of what it would look like. Again, done in photoshop.

This one is my final. Well, as much of a final as any artist... Of course we're never totally happy with our work, and there is always something to change. The biggest differences in this are the increased size and visibility of the cereal bowl, the changes in smoke and fire to plasma and efflux, the guards weapons, skull faces, pelvis' with spot lights and spiked shoulderguards. This was roughly a 4 hr job.

*UPDATE* I added text to my ad for better understanding. With the use of video gamer terms, this piece could be directed for use into that specific community.

Well, that is all I can think of for now. Enjoy!

Friday, January 29, 2010



I just finished this and decided to post it.
I call it Serenity. It reminds me of peace and quiet, that special tranquility that can be obtained while reading a book.
I will post three versions of it, let me know which one you prefer!

First is the finished product.

Second, the lightened outline version.

Third, only outlines detailing the face and feet. I don't know why, just looked kinda cool and different.

Thanks for stopping by!