Monday, March 2, 2015

New Website!

My new website is now live - have a look around and kick the tires a bit. Should be good for viewing on a number of devices and browsers so please let me know if you have any issues viewing the content. Thank you!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Storyboards for Blake Shelton's Not-So-Family Christmas NBC Special

Storyboards I did for Blake Shelton's (The Voice) NBC Christmas special. Done in the style of Rankin ans Bass Christmas Specials. Stop motion segment directed by Corky Quakenbush from Space Bass Films. 8 Hour turnaround, pencil and marker.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Poster Illustration Sloppy Seconds

The image was flipped for the final poster

 Pencil and marker sketches of a hard-partying Ganesh

Line work in Manga Studio - going for that heavy lidded Seth Rogan thing.

Line work and gray tones finished in Manga Studio

Final color done in Photoshop

Friday, October 26, 2012

How-To Silent Hill Halloween Mask and Costume

Went all out this year on Robyn's Halloween costume. One of the creepy nurses from Silent Hill.

Starting out with a paper mache newspaper and paper towel base I added layers of  gauze bandages using the paper mache mixture to adhere and mold the folds.

Between the initial layers I added longer gauze bandages to use as ties to wrap the back of the head.

Time to paint!

Using watered down black acrylic paint I painted over the whole thing making sure to fill in the crevices.

Next I dry brushed a medium ochre over the higher parts of the folds. This pushes back the crevices visually and gives greater detail overall.

Fully dry brushed  with the ochre.

Next a slightly lighter version of the ochre on the highest elements.

Now two more levels of dry brushing getting lighter and covering just the highest bits  to create better depth.

A little red and black spatters around the eyes and we're ready to go...

Finish it all off with a paint spattered and distressed dress, tights with hand drawn blue veins, and a tea-stained cardboard hat folded using a pattern found on the internet and viola - creepy nurse!!