Tuesday, August 4, 2020


Hi Everyone,

Here is another drawing from back in June. There was a character design challenge featuring dinosaurs. Apparently, I learned about it three days before the due date so I spent the next two days pumping out something just to keep myself busy during the pandemic. I saw a couple really rad Sci-fi mecha dinosaurs and decided to try on of my own. I was inspired in particular by Keith Thompson's weird organic mech hybrid designs and have been watching a lot of Horizon Zero Dawn play-throughs.
The idea for this design is that the best dinosaurs are kept past expiration date through advanced tech and ethically questionable means.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Zbrush Class with ASIFA-South

Hi everyone,

I stated on my Zbrush courses from ASIFA-South featuring 3D artist Arash Salehi as my mentor. For my first project, I created a creature based on my concepts using Zbrush for the 3D mesh. In the past, I used Maya for most of my base mesh, but this course allowed me to process everything inside the software itself. Zbrush is very powerful when it comes to organic modeling, something that I found difficult using Maya. There are still some proportion issues to iron out with my 3D sculpt, but overall, I think it captured the essence from my concept.

The creature design is for a personal game project where the player encounters various creatures in an underwater world. Each "boss" is representative of different stages of grief and the methods you use to manage your encounters can affect gameplay. Perhaps you can even become the master of these beasts.

For this project, I started with the first creature the, Tide Ripper, a symbol for Anger, the first step of the Kubler-Ross grief cycle model. While the Tide Ripper has menacing sloping features punctuated with jagged armored shapes, the tiny vestigial arms create a sense of pity. The original design is supposed to be a representation of impotent rage that stems from being helpless or powerless.

Thorn Theater Panorama Art

Thorn Theater Production create a play for Easter 2020 and they contacted me for animated background art for their digital LED walls. I created a panorama for the scene where Jesus walked from the city to the sea where he performed miracles such as multiplying bread and turning water to wine. I created different time of days, and separated the environment into different layers for parallax animation.


City View Day

City View Sunset

Hills Day

Hills Sunset

Sea View Day