Thursday, November 20, 2008

Biggy Big Big

random doodle and brush fun.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Alien Invasion 1962

Been a little quiet around here. Some stuff from last week I did for an art test. My spin on the Resistance universe. They didn't go for it. Not Gears of War-y enough I guess...:)

Monday, October 6, 2008

Let's make a book

What's up fools? Copying and pasting from my Facebook:

I was reading a graphic novel called Flight yesterday. I've had it for a long time, but decided to pick it up again. If you don't know what it is, it's basically a collection of illustrated short stories from various artists. Some are amazing, and some are well... let's say it got me thinking, "hell, me and my friends could do this easy". It's not a new idea, we've talked about it before at various times, but never really followed up on it.

A couple of months ago I came across this site called It's basically a site for creating your own books, which, if you so choose, you could also publish. My brother and I used it to create a photo album of our trip to Asia earlier this year. It was simple, cheap and very efficient. It's free to create the book, and then you can order as many or as few as you like. Prices are very reasonable for what you get, and the range of binding and size options are impressive. Anyhow, I got to thinking... if even a handful of my friends got together to put it together, we could have a book in no time. I figure if each artist dedicated themselves to 12 pages (6 pages front and back), at 2 pages a month, we could have a book in 6 months. I say 2 because it's achievable, and I know that you're all very busy. You guys are so talented though, and I've seen what you can do when applying it to your work. I can only imagine what you could produce for something that is close to your heart. I know you guys all have ideas rolling around in your heads and personal projects you've always meant to get around to, so I thought this would be a nice opportunity to make it happen. Ideally, we could meet one night every month to give feedback and support and check on our progress.

If you're interested, please let me know, as I'd like to get things rolling while I'm inspired. In the meantime check out these links:



flight comics:

You can contact me through facebook if you're on it. Otherwise you can email me at jone mnemonic at hot mail . com (all one word. sorry for all the spaces, but don't want webcrawlers getting my email address).

Saturday, August 30, 2008


Hi all, here's a thing I just finished. Zombies vs Cowboys! This is a bookcover I did for my friend William Harms. His book will be published late this year or early 2009. You may see another variant cover emerge in October...:)

If you'd like to see a timelapse movie of my somewhat chaotic process check this link:

Anyway thanks for looking -Ray

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Street Fighter Late Submission

My version of Dhalsim in photoshop vs my Balrog in Painter i just drew.. Drew both quickly.. i always thought of Dhalsim as a magician.. hence the pose... no colour on this sucker.. .. balrog ... what i think he would look like in my eyes. just the usual portrait shot.. trying to learn how to use painter x .. hehe. any critiques are welcome.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Chun Li - Pun ver.

Here she is. My other super late Street Fighter challenge picture. There was another version of this picture but it started to look very hentai because it was in a worms eye view of her doing a high kick. At least this one, I can use the shadows to hide the crotch a little easier.

Friday, August 1, 2008

IMC Final Project

It's been a while but I've been busy:) Here's the final barring any tweaks...

The illustration is from a design brief for a book called Green by Jay Lake that is due to be published soon by Tor books. Dan Dos Santos has the honor of illustrating the real cover and it's a beauty. I'm fortunate enough to have had some great input from Dan, Scott Fischer, Greg Manchess, Donato, Boris and Julie, and the rest of the IMC alumni of 2008. Thanks all! I could not have progressed as far as I did without your help and encouragement!

Medium: Digital and Oil on Panel

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Hulk Smashed

Hulk head doodle sculpt I did awhile back, based off the Ed McGuinness art for Red Hulk.

Friday, July 11, 2008


Here is my super late Street Fighter entry. I orginally wanted to do a Chun Li picture but Sung did it faster than I could so I am back with another naked dude. Hope this doesn't become my "thing". Ha ha.

Monday, June 16, 2008

3D Total 4 Hour Sculpting Challenge

This is for a Speed Sculpt Challenge at 3dtotal. The topic is realistic cartoon. Its a four hour challenge where you take their provided generic base mesh and speed sculpt it into a realistic interpertation of a cartoon character. Yeah, its not very realistic but its in glorious 3d!!

Yubaba from Spirited Away at 4 hours of sculpting.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Aidan wall illo

This is for Aidan's playroom wall. It will be sourrounded by different learning posters, numbers, letters, calender, etc. I tried to capture a bit of Olie Josman's amazing rendering style. Started in Photoshop, did clean linework in Flash and color work back in Photoshop.

Life Drawing - 25min poses

I had a pretty good morning at life drawing Saturday. I threw away a few disasters but salvaged some lessons from today's experience.
I'm beginning to utilize some of the advice of Richard Schmid from his book Alla Prima in identifying edges and blocking in values while also incorporating line drawing to identify my proportions and add some flourish here and there.

Friday, May 16, 2008

After Wedding.. the cake toppers

Hey all,

I've been busy with the wedding.. and family stressing me out this last month! but here is the badly painted finished product.. the gorilla was an afterthought.. as i had no time to model myself .. and i just made it fast.. cut off a hand.. just sad. . . when i have time later i'll remodel a version of myself. . . I was so drunk on night of the banquet.. i can't remember half of it.. surprisingly i didn't puke~!

-10ske *MARRIED*

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

word to your mother

i did a old rough draft a while back ago, and i just added more details. I guess i could add more, but i'm kinda done with this one. I used 3d to layout the perspective and the buildings and just added shit in and out.

Zbrush Tomfoolery

Started messing around with Zbrush again recently, this is a sketch I worked on over the weekend.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Wedding cake Topper..*UPDATE*

well.. I think i spent about 6hrs on this so far.. including skele, light foil underskinning and then the putty. i'm thinking of adding a couple of bows after i've cooked her.. missing the head.. i'll be working on that tomorrow night. wish me luck.. i still have to make myself and paint this model...
critiques or suggestions please. thx.

ps. forgive my modeling skills.. this will be my second time making an actual model with my hands.. so far its all been 3d.

Thursday, May 1, 2008


Another Street Fighter to make up for the craptastic last one. This idea was jacked from the end of the latest TF2 vignette.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

I Did Arts at Home Also, Too

Cover illo for the May issue of Sports Northwest Magazine. For those not in the know, it's supposed to be NBA Commissioner David Stern wrecking our fair town in his attempt to swipe the Supersonics.
I agree that it's lame to post nothing for 43 straight months, and then when I finally do post something, it's way off topic.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Chun to the Li

Critique ME!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


hey guys.. wedding is coming up. so Cat and I, decided (forced) to make our own cake topper! this is the beginnings . .. a quick drawing of Cat in wedding gown.. ugh.. i might change the face and i was going to have her show some skin.. till Cat told me with a stern finger there'll be children coming... sigh.. so a diamond to replace the missing skin.. I still need to draw myself. wire skeletons are already made w/ some help from Cat.. hehe. I'll post a pic of the clay model when i get some of it done. .. i still have 3 weeks. wish me luck!

Monday, April 21, 2008


Hey guys.
Lets pretend that this is a whole-cast, EPIC street fighter collage, and its painted as good as Arnold Tsang's.
And lets pretend this I even know anything about this character, and this wasnt just an excuse to draw 'da ladies.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Late Dune entry.. Sorry!

sorry it took so long guys. no colour on this pic. i'm still trying different styles of drawing.. so bare with me. don't really know where i wanna go with my own style. but if you have more artist recommendations .. i would love to see their sites..

this drawing is aptly named No More Spice.. its a priestess from dune w/ her hands open.. i wanted to pour water from her hands.. but i'm bad at sketching water. the priestess's really creep me out... especially the little sister that talks with a husky voice and knows way too much..

Monday, April 14, 2008

Zombie Pug

I started designing a zombified Pug for a HL2 mod that I used to help out with couple of years ago. It was fun to play around with taking a cute pug and turning him into a muscle bound, slightly confused, man eating, cyclops dog with a bit of creepy appeal. I'll probably noodle with the body some more before moving on to the model and textures.


Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Feyd Rautha

Here is my month late Dune challenge picture. My Feyd doesn't look like Sting but this is all I could muster with little time and almost no references. Enjoy!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Who What-er?

I think I've played Street Fighter all of twice, but this is what I first thought it was when I first heard the name.

03/17/2008 Weekly(ish) Challenge: Street Fighter

All right, nice work on the Dune pieces ya'll. I think we could start production on the new movie adaptation - Dune-Song of the Atreidies: The Musical. Maybe we could get the remaining members of REO Speedwagon and Toto on board to provide the soundtrack. Awesome to the maxx!

Okay maybe not. Anyway, on to the present challenge - Street Fighter! I know some of you will be all over this in a heartbeat. Let's give ourselves a couple of weeks for this one. Why the extra time? Well, oddly enough this challenge just happens to coincide with the deadline for submissions to the Street Fighter Art Tribute book:

Read the rules for qualification. Otherwise do whatever you want:) Deadline is March 30th.

Yoga Flame!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

spice refinery

Dune was my first hard on for RTS games. I see their refineries as being neglected and old, and no new ones are built in order to maximize spice production cost. Yay, my first blog.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Baron

All right... Next time I'm sticking to a portrait...:)

Monday, March 10, 2008

Dune guy

I hadn't seen this movie until today (yay Netflix!) so I had mostly checked out a few clips and thought the bald dudes with the big collars were pretty ballin'.

Friday, March 7, 2008

..the ever living

Growing up, I couldn't wait to get home from school so I could catch the latest Thundercats episode. It's one of those things that if I looked back on it now, it probably is real bad so I'd like to think it was the greatest show ever in my head.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Please don't roll.

I saw the original movie VERY late in life, (like a few months ago), and all I could think about was how god damn scared I'd be riding an over grown shoe lace that barely notices I exist.

03/05/2008 - Wednesday's Weekly Challenge: Frank Herbert's DUNE

Ok let's up the ante a little. I wanna see some kitten feeding Baron Harkonnen action. Or how about your take on the Navigators? Or sting in a steel g-string. "I *WILL* KILL HIM!". Who's up for the challenge?

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Wonder Woman

As a kid I had a crush on Wonder Woman. ...ok *I STILL* have a big ol' crush on Wonder Woman!

[edit]After some feedback I made a few tweaks...

Monday, March 3, 2008

Mr. Toad and friends.

One of my favorite stories as a wee lad.

Vito Corleone

Vito Corleone's first kill. The best scene from the Godfather 2, my favorite movie as a child.

My Favorite tv show from when i was a kid!

Well, there was He-Man, Inspector Gadget and Transformers.. TMNT was great.. but the best of the crop was always GI JOE.. Who else is there to fight the oncoming forces of terrorism from the likes of Cobra Commander!! no one.. but da Joe's.


lol. well, here's Snake-Eyes.. everyones fave ninja soldier.


Marooned WIP

Arrgg... I'm so far behind on this stuff. I'm working on a book cover that falls under this category however, with a newborn in the house I'm lucky if I get an hour or two in the evenings to get into this. In the meantime I've been capturing the process using Camtasia and posting on youtube. Someday I'll finish it!

If you'd like to see it from the start, go to my youtube channel here:

Sunday, March 2, 2008


The Celery Stalks at Midnight is my favorite book title ever.

Friday, February 29, 2008

I was such a TMNT fan when I was young and Raphael is a bad ass. Go ninja go ninja go!


Thursday, February 28, 2008

Late Marooner

Ninja The Wonderboy

There are 8 people in the world who know what the F this is. But I was born and raised by it. At the time, it was the greatest story ever told, but watching it more recently, I discovered, I was dumb as a child. *shrug*