Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Monday Night Combat and stuff

I've been keeping very busy with Uber and Monday Night Combat for the last two years or so. Art Directing, marketing, and PR stuff. Here's some of the more recent stuff:

DLC Trailer just came out:

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Farmgirl 2010

Farmgirl from Dungeon Siege. Ninth anniversary edition. =)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Gotta Have a Hook Challenge

Hi all, ol' Duder's got a lot of irons in the fire. Recently I've been participating in an open art challenge put on by WotC art director Jon Schindehette on his blog Art Order. It's been a lot of hard work and a lot of fun. Here is the assignment brief:

Setting - A cavern
Characters - A Male Dwarf Fighter and a Hook Horror
Scene - The dwarf has just delivered a mighty smack to the hook horror and knocked it backward through a stalagmite and/or stalactite.
Details: The dwarf is wearing heavy scale mail armor. Wielding a warhammer and a heavy shield.

These are the thumbnails I started with: I chose number 3 as it felt the most dynamic and engaging to me: 

Here is the B/W drawing and value study that will serve as the foundation to the final painting:

 Next will be the final color phase coming up in the next couple of weeks.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Life Drawing - Gesture Drawing

Who would've thought the Maryland/DC area had quite a thriving art community? I suppose it makes sense when one thinks about it for a minute. I'd never given much thought to Maryland until the weird idea of moving here reared it's head my way. Anyway, that said I'm making it a point to go to life drawing every week these days. Not only is it refreshing, it's *vital* if one is going to continue progressing to the next level. Montgomery College in Rockville has a great community of artists and models that meet on the weekends to do Short and Long pose drawing/painting sessions. I'm sticking to Gesture drawing right now to loosen up. I look forward to becoming more involved in the coming months. Here are some highlights from June 2010. These are all roughly 5-15 min Gesture drawings. Sorry about the poor image quality. I have no lighting rig or image stabilization available to me in the foreseeable future.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Sunday Life Drawing May 2, 2010

Maria Garcia. Learned a lot on this one. I'm not at all happy with my proportions or edge quality however I did come away with some insight on how to approach next time around. There's a few nice things happening on her head. I hope I get the chance to draw her again as I definitely only caught a glimmer of her essence this time around.

Monday, April 19, 2010


This is my first Unleaded art posting! It only took me about three years!

The DNA for this image includes:
- Monday Night Combat
- Baseball
- Designers Republic
- Tron
- Early 60's retro fashion
- Japanese Folklore
- Racing
- Anime from the 90's
- Rollerderby
- Guns

Friday, April 2, 2010

Demon Toad!

Toadie is an illustration for Dr. Zimmer's D&D game. This creature is so tough that the players hacked at it for two full play sessions and it is still kicking!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Dante's Inferno!

I've been kicking this one around a while and finally got motivated to finish it when I saw this months image challenge over at Gnomon of Dante's Inferno. I got inspired for this one driving down a wide open country road just east of the foothills between Boulder and Louisville CO. In the middle of blistering hot August day, a couple of road workers were filling potholes and touching up the asphalt with these long propane torches. It struck me as a sort of vision of hell to be out on such a hot day dressed in protective gear and torching a wide open, heat rippled expanse. Anyway that vision stuck with me for a while until I've finally purged it to pixel paint!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Random sketch practice. I wanna see other PEEPS!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Creepy Babies Attack!

I was at a toy store today with my boys and found these miniature creepy looking baby toys. All I could think about is how scary it would be if these babies started attacking at will. Shot on white printer paper.

Creepy babies vs Polar Bear

Creepy Babies vs TRex

Tuesday, February 2, 2010