New Imagine FX Tutorial!

I was recently invited by ImagineFX to do another article with t hem . This time I did a tutorial on fantasy landscapes and how I usually deal with clients to satisfy their needs. There's also a video recording of my painting process that will come with the tutorial. The magazine goes on sale on August 24th, Make sure you grab a copy of it!


Photoscrap inspiration

Under the influence of the talents here at Bungie, I've slowly started to ditched photoscrapping in my paintings over the last year. I didn't even realize it until a couple months ago when i reviewed the work i did at the studio. 

When I sat in Stephan Martiniere's workshop I was really inspired again to go back and try to refine some of the techniques I used in my other paintings. 




Birthday Present

During the last two weeks I've been cooking up a painting for my girlfriend's birthday. It's a fresh change of direction from my usual work. With this piece I decided to go with something more contemporary, there's a lot of influences from a lot of the current editorial illustrators in the States and some of the comic artists from Asia. There's been a lot of exciting development on that side of the industry, if you haven't been keeping close check on that front recently you definitely should check out works from Frank Stockton, Tomer Hanuka, and Tyler Stout. It's been a lot of fun working on a illustration with a more graphic approach, I'm definitely going to do more explorations with this from now on.

Happy Birthday Joi!


pushing it farther

Life have been busy and eventful lately. I'm trying to cram in as much personal work as I can these days. Here's the mumm-ra redesign I've been working on in the past couple of nights on and off.

With this piece, I'm playing with some some painting elements that I haven't been able to get around to before. Working as a concept artist, I found that sometimes it's hard to concentrate on the finer details when you're working in a fast-paced production pipeline. Most of the time we end up using experimental techniques that are different with each piece. Sitting next to my buddy Jaime Jones at work made me realize what elevates your artwork to the next leve is these fine details that we are often overlooking.

Lets see how far I could push this piece over the weekend.