Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Years Alien

Wishing you all a Happy New years! Oh yea, this guy wanted to wish you one too. Here's to a great 2011! Done with photoshop and Zbrush.

Thursday, December 9, 2010


I enjoy doing sketches like this. I find it a great way to explore an idea. It's not about the rendering, more about trying to grasp that idea that's stuck in your brain somewhere. Pushed these around for about an hour each, was kinda happy with the result so thought I'd post it up here seein as it's been a while, however I just got an awesome laptop, and will soon post some more sketchiness from that soon!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Homo ergaster Study.

This was a project I started a while ago. I was able to do a 3D scan of the Nariokotome Boy skull, which I'm still busy doing some 3D sculpting on, but also decided to do my own version of a Homo Ergaster, which was this piece. Will upload more of the sculpting work here as I get them done. Done in Zbrush and photoshop.

Monday, October 4, 2010

A Alien

I did this sketch for a project of mine, but didn't feel the overall design was what I wanted, but rather liked it anyway for what it was. Jut a quicky done in Photoshops.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Sik part 2

I decided a while ago to do a full body, of the portrait study I did earlier of this guy. I've called this done, as it's been sittin around for a while so, out with the old, in with the new. It was a fun character study, and environment. It was painted in Photoshop.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Oh No!

It's a giant weta!!!

Pray for dawn

I was asked to do a couple of concept pieces for Stephen Batchelors, Pray for Dawn
based on Stephens descriptions on the characters. I made up these two over the weekend. Done in Photoshops!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

blazed oracle

I kind of imagined a temple, with a lot of these guy's, accepting blessings, like chosen oracles of some sort. Getting blazed all day, talkin some spiritual babble every now and again. But in all seriousness, it was a fun painting, done in good old photoshop.

bioluminescent alien

Inspired a little from watching The Abyss again recently... great design on those aliens! Wanted to do something bioluminescent in a pretty much zero gravity environment. Just some fun anyway, all in photoshop.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Anno Mundi

This piece I called Anno Mundi. It's Latin for "In the Year of the World." I was browsing through some old folders and came across this one, and thought I'd share. Painted in Photoshop.


A quick sketch I did towards the end of a work day, ended up not really being for anything, but, just something? none the less, the drawing was done, and he's a creepy bastard! Something I might sculpt in ZBrush one day... but posting the drawing for now.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

a few more from the sketchbook

A sketch of something alien... playing with something different in the mouth, makes for very sloppy, and messy eating though!

A demon study. Done with charcoal pencil and a white pencil.

Just a wierd, old little man. With horns.

study from sketchbook

Took a snapshot of an old study I did in the sketchbook. A pretty old one, and don't remember what I referenced for it, but thought I'd post it.

Friday, June 4, 2010

The Sik

Which has been me for the last couple of days, have been battlin a cold. But decided to draw something on those lines. But perhaps I'll think of a better name for him, because I'm quite happy with the design. I might sculpt this up, as well as post the concept drawing (when I ge the scanner working).

Got the scanner working and added the sketch. I carry around a little A5 sketch book, which I tend to just sketch down idea's, nothing more than 5 minute doodles. You never know when those ideas will arrive, so I find being prepared with paper and pencil at hand, handy for when I get inspired. This sketch was just something I thought of, and the painting changed quite a bit, as I'm sure the sculpt will take more a life of it's own. Cheers.

A Alien

An alien Zbrush paint up. Something a little more "fantastical" rather than gritty.

I do more than just heads, I swear! I just love the oppertunity, portraits allow to show a character, so I tend to do a lot. This was a speed paint of an old digital maquette I had to quickly demonstrate how I paint up in Photoshop. Also, A quick sketch of some monster who just wants to bash.

GM grotesque

Havin had a bit of time to do some personal work, I decided to just do a study of a grotesque dude who's been slightly modified. I didn't really think too much into what he does, etc. But I imagine it's not all, a pleasant life. I like playing around with harsh features and lines, and I wanted him to look like you wouldn't want to mess with him, but also sympathise with him. All in all, just a gnarly guy, which I had fun doing in ZBrush first, then exported the lighting pass, and painted him up in Photoshop. Cheers.

Wayne Barlowes Faraii.

My first post, so here goes!
I've been very inspired by Wayne's work, and was very fortunate to have recently worked with him on a project, and talked about doing one of his characters from his story, God's Demon. This is Baron Faraii. The sculpt still needs some work which will wrap up someday, but the Illustration was the final goal. This is how I do a lot of my concept work by using Zbrush to solve a lot of the forms, then doing a paint up in photoshop. However, this time the concept was done, and was merely, a homage piece. A portrait from the inferno.