Thursday, December 27, 2012

Map of Middle Earth - WIP - Vector

I was recently inspired to create this map after seeing The Hobbit last Saturday. I have been a huge LOTR fan since I first read The Hobbit in high school. I have incorporated the original map design, while adding icon elements from LOTR and the Hobbit. This is my current winter project and I am hoping that I can keep working on it until the weather gets above 40 degrees.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Portrait of Riley - Steps

I had this idea to paint one of my dogs as if he was in a traditional portrait. I put in about 8 hours on Saturday while listening to "Roseanne" on the TV in the background. I figure that I have about an hour or two left until completion. I have had a really great time painting this and laughing the entire time. Here are some of the steps in my progress so far. Painting done entirely in Adobe Photoshop on a Wacom Cintiq tablet.

Painting complete. Total time: 10 hrs.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Finished: The Hay King of Beet Farmers

I have been working on this for quite some time. Not in terms of actual work put in, just in terms of hammering away a bit at a time over a course of months. I finally finished it last night. 20+ hours in Photoshop. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Sisu Ski Girl

Original line art drawn by Elias Chatzoudis (formerly chatgr on deviantart). Coloring by me.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Dwight The Hay King

I had the idea to do a painting of Dwight as the Hay King from a previous episode. I am really having a great time painting this. The hay texture was a bit of a challenge at first but I came up with a process that greatly reduced the time involved in painting.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Bob and Riley - April 13, 2012

Riley going to town on a bone on Mama's lap.

Bob relaxing on the couch.

Black and white rendering of Bob and Riley.

Monday, April 2, 2012

"Coming Home" - Digital Painting

Original sketch by deviantart's squirrelshaver, lineart by me in Illustrator, and painting done in Photoshop. I am about 60% complete with this coloring job.

Close up of face on April 9, 2012

Close up of face.

Added some hair color and accent snowflakes to get a fell for the entire piece.

Starting to add tome to skin.

Base colors added in Photoshop.

Line art done by me in Illustrator.

Original sketch by squirrelshaver.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Andrew Hickinbottom / Serge Birault Collab

Amazing collab by these two insanely talented artists. Original sketch by Serge, painting by Andrew.