Tuesday, October 4, 2011


I know it has been a very long time since my last post! Life has been crazy and I just have not had much free time to give to art. I've been doing a lot of artwork for a new game that hopefully I will be able to show one day! However, that is not this day!

Here is a caricature I did of my fiance! I love it! She doesn't think it looks much like her though. I'll have to keep practicing, hehe. I thought it came out nice though, so I figured I would post it, since I haven't posted anything in many eons. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

love means war - stefanotto

This is the artwork that I did for my friend Stefanotto's album cover entitled Love Means War. He is both an inspirational person and a  talented artist. I am happy to work with him! The album will be releasing on Monday, May 30th! You should totally check it out! Yesssss!

You can find him on twitter: @StefanOttomusic.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

madden wii work

Here are some character paintings that I did for Madden NFL Wii 10 and 11 for Electronic Arts. They were a lot of fun! Enjoy!

Friday, July 9, 2010

loner update

I had some time this week to color a drawing of the Loner character. I had to change his arm from the original drawing. I am pretty excited to see these characters in context and in action! Till next time! Shalom!

Saturday, July 3, 2010


I painted this character for my friend's new website. It is called Biblefox! It's an online community for sharing thoughts about the Bible! You should check it out.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

jeremiah 25:30

I was asked by a friend of mine to submit artwork for a show he was putting together. The only requirement of the show was to work in pen and ink on plain old copy paper. Pretty fun if you ask me! I was pretty distracted these last couple weeks, however, so I only did a single drawing.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

man of sorrows

This is a quick sketch I did while hanging out with my friend today. I might turn it into something more polished one day. It is a depiction of the most amazing man to ever walk this earth, Jesus Christ! I can never seem to get myself to paint him with his eyes open. He terrifies me.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

captain test

Greetings! I haven't had much time to do art these days! Today, however, I was much encouraged to color up this drawing I did from a while back. He is another character from the comic I am developing with my brother. Enjoy, and Happy Easter!

Monday, January 18, 2010

group colors

Hi there! Here are the colors for my previous post. Things are coming along! We are still trying to figure out what to call the comic. Once we come up with a name I will try to make some kind of title logo to stamp this picture with.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

main characters line work

Here is the line work for the five main characters in our comic! They're just hanging out! These are pretty close to being their final designs. I'll color this up soon.

Friday, November 6, 2009

new loner build

Hello! I have been without a computer for a while now. Here is a quick look at the new build I've decided for the Loner character in our comic. His character is going to see many battles and so it seemed good to beef him up a little bit. Thanks for stopping by!

His old design can be seen here.

Friday, September 4, 2009

comic concept update

Good morning! I'm very sorry for the long delay between posts. Here is some of the conceptual work I've been doing for the comic I'm working on with my brother. Things are moving along! My brother nearly has our first 6 issues roughed out! There is still a lot to do, however! So stay tuned for more updates in the future.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

ogre concept tutorial

Hello! I know it has been a long time. I've had a few people request a tutorial to show some of my process. So I put this together this afternoon. If there is anything anyone feels I left out, please feel free to let me know. I hope it is both informative and helpful!

Monday, June 1, 2009

june gamepro cover

Greetings! This is the Gamepro cover from June 2009. I'm just posting it now for no reason other than it's neat to get artwork published! For this image I sculpted all three heads in Zbrush. That was the part I played, lol. Pretty cool though!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

dominance war iv

Well hello there! It has been a very long time since my last post and I apologize. But now you get to see what I've been up too!

I've been taking part in an online art contest known as the Dominance War. This is a huge competition with some of the most talented artists I've ever seen! It is a game art contest with both 2d and 3d challenges. Since I am focusing a lot on 2d these days I decided to try my hand.

As part of the 2d challenge I had to create a character based within the Dominance War universe. They gave us a short story and made available to us a list of races and classes to choose from. The big theme this year was demons. So what did I do? I went with the most overdone race and class there ever was. A Human Warlord. Haha!

Here is a link to My Online Thread at CGSociety that holds my progress for these last two months.

The final image did not at all come out like I had originally imagined. I ran into a ton of compositional issues throughout the process and made many compromises along the way. I learned a lot about my process that I can now improve upon. And I was reminded once again to flip the picture often to make sure your composition is strong. I got tunnel vision and forgot to do that with this one. However, in the end, it came out alright and I think the experience was worth it! Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


The rufus is an animal that has black fur with blue spots on its legs and arms. Its tail is shaped like a brick which it uses to launch closets. An adult rufus may weigh more than 89 pounds and stand over 100 feet high.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

ogre concept

This is a concept painting I did for a friend of mine. It was just suppose to be some big monster guy with armor! It was a lot of fun and I think it came out pretty nice. I was also thinking of selling some prints of this sometime in the future. We'll see!

Monday, January 19, 2009

disney sketches

This past Monday I went with a friend of mine to draw at Disney's Magic Kingdom! I must say, it was great to have company!

Friday, January 9, 2009


Run for your lives! The radioactive worm slug thing is attacking! Hah! This is a 3 hour speed painting I did during training at work today!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

the remainder

I've added the Loner now! Not sure about the color scheme though!

Here is a quick look at the General character all colored up as well. I'm not even sure if I'll be sticking with his costume design at this point. But I decided to color him regardless! The color scheme is fun though. Hah!

the girl cell

Here is the girl colored up using the cell shading style. Because these are going so quick I think I will try to knock out the other two characters today. Stay tuned!

Monday, December 29, 2008

droid cell look

Here is another attempt at cell shading. I'm starting to kick myself for running out of room in my original drawings and not drawing the feet as a result. Next time I'll flip the page vertical to draw! So again, I'm trying to decide if I'll go this route with coloring the comic. We shall see as I am not fully convinced yet.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

cell shaded study

I'm going to try a number of different ways to color these characters to determine the most efficient and pleasant path to take for the comic! This is actually the first time I've made anything cell shaded! More to come!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

comic genesis

So recently I've been designing these characters for a comic I am making with my brother! My brother is coming up with the story for the purpose of giving me something to draw. Great guy! I must say that I am very excited about this. We decided on a fun setting and time period in which to place the story and now I begin the concept phase!

Here are the beginnings of the five main characters! I plan on posting updates here on the progress of the comic. Everything from location designs and prop designs to villain designs! All coming soon! Actually, first my brother has to tell me what those things will be, and then I'll draw that stuff. Stay tuned!

Saturday, December 6, 2008


Hello world! Here is a painting I did for my brother this morning! He asked for a 'drawing' of himself with his late beard. I'm not sure why I did a painting instead, other than I somehow thought that's what he was implying.

This painting took three hours. It was a lot of fun!

Friday, November 14, 2008


Our training theme at work today was 'Your Favorite TV Character'. I don't know if any of you remember Exosquad, but I thought it would be super cool to draw one of those characters. Now, this is JT Marsh, and even though he's not my 'favorite' of the Exosquad gang, I thought he had a pretty cool haircut! So I chose him.

Also, it was my intention to create an image that was fun with dramatic foreshortening. It could still be pushed farther, of course, but I am pleased with the result.

You may also view a process gif by clicking here.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


These are some expression studies from the other day. The more I look at them the more I laugh! It was certainly good practice! What's with the Mr. T hair cut?? Hah!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

a day at disney

This past weekend I went with a friend of mine to the wonderful Epcot Center! Because Epcot has such an awesome variety of architecture it never gets boring! The tough part is finding a shady place to draw from because it gets really hot! I almost melted from the heat last time I went. This time I was able to find an awesome spot with an amazing breeze to just draw for hours! Here are some pages from my sketchbook.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


This is a quick painting done in response to a certain Jen asking about rabbits. Hah! I amuse myself! I painted from a crazy bunny photo found in a google search. Hilarious!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

cyborg juan

A co-worker of mine, Juan Chavez, asked me to design him as a character. This turned out to be a real challenge because he gave me complete freedom. I thought the freedom would be awesome, but it was so painful! I had such a hard time trying to figure out how to make him look.

I enjoyed working with the colors the most. I feel the weapon design leaves something to be desired, but hopefully when Juan creates this guy in 3D he’ll make some fixes where my design is falling short! Go Juan!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

sketches for a bust

I'm going to be sculpting a bust over the next 7 or 8 weeks as part of an open sculpture class I'm taking. Today I did some preliminary sketches to help determine the look I am going for. I wanted essentially to sculpt a beautiful woman with long fun hair. I'm not sure which one I'm going to go with, so we'll see! I plan on posting the final sculpt when I'm done.

Friday, September 26, 2008

those eyes

I did this in the morning at work during our speed session. This one's from a mirror and I love it! Working from life creates such unique results. This isn't a perfect representation of me, but you can see the likeness for sure, and that is what makes working from life so awesome. No two drawings are the same! There is always a new interpretation! Yea!

abandoned circus

This was a three hour speed painting I did as a part of a work training session. It was a blast!

I started painting some rough thumbnails to zero in on my composition. I also created some custom brushes within photoshop to speed up the process. This was very exciting for me because I do not paint landscapes often. I may post some tutorials on how I created the photoshop brushes if there is some interest.

wonderful forms

So along with the human body, I absolutely love all the different creatures and animals that fill this earth. I find them to be another source of endless inspiration for the imagination! Just look at the Ninja Turtles. What an amazing concept. Add some ooze to any animal and you got a brand new character! Endless possibilities I tell you, endless!!!

These animals were just painted from some photos I googled. I found the shark to be a very fun challenge to recreate. The horse is pulsing with strength and the rhino is so heavy his shadow is slouching!

the barton!

This is a co-worker of mine. Haha! Bless him!