Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Elemental Concepts

Way back when I created quite a bit of character art for a game that may or may not see the light of day. It was going to be an iOS/ Android game with "elementals" as the characters. These are the initial designs. Each character, instead of being animated, had poses to alert what state they were in: damaged, using magic, using a utility, won the round, etc.

Hopefully it's something I can go back to in the future.

Sunday, December 30, 2012


Another quick present I did for Christmas. Acrylic on canvas and admittedly not my best work. Still, they appreciated it :)

Monday, December 24, 2012

Awkward Portraits

Two more 6x6 paintings I did for some friends. Forgot to scan them so I took a quick photo after they opened them! I think I pulled off the awkward look pretty well. Acrylic on canvas.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Early Christmas presents...

Two 6x6 paintings that I finished today! They're for a Ameri/Aussie couple that are both a little obsessed with their vehicles. I really stuck to not zooming in when painting these which, while frustrating when doing the headlights, allowed me to not get lost in detail (like I usually do).

Now I just need to finish the rest of the presents I have planned!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

And then I was a refugee...

On November 29th the Australian Red Cross app "And then I was a refugee..." launched...an app I directed! It's an interactive narrative that puts the user in the shoes of a Somali refugee. It was a fantastic experience over the past 5 months, but it came with many challenges. 1 day a week to work on it, planning the entire look, feel, and information in the app, and giving directions to a writer, sound designer, programmer, and artist - a lot of complications came up.

Given we were all working in an untouched field, and really, quite a unique subject matter to the Apple and Google stores, I'm very pleased with the final result. There's always things you want to change and add, but given our extreme budget and timeline we really nailed it.

The app is only available in Australia for now, but will very soon go world wide. You can check it out here: For Android devices the app is available at Google Play. For Apple devices the app is available at the iTunes Store. The app is free and is recommended for people aged nine and over.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Colored pencil exercises last night. Pretty rusty with those too! It was fun to mess around though.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Two minute exercises for facial expressions. After doing a few hundred it really burns into your mind - working off a Massive Black tutorial.