Friday, December 21, 2012

Infected by Art

Hi everyone! I entered another contest. This time I have multiple entries that I'm asking you all to vote for. Help a fella out @:
Here are the pieces I entered. They're all old. I'm surprised that of all the art I've made there are so few I still like and I couldn't help but make tweaks to most of them. Let me know if I made em better or worse if you have the time or inclination. Tell your friends to vote and Happy Holidays!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Happy day!

This just came in the mail:

So cool to finally be in this book. :)

Friday, November 23, 2012

Stolen Art

You gotta love how companies just decide to steal art and not bother letting the artist know they just worked for free.

How about some love OVIP mobile (inc.) ?

Friday, November 16, 2012


3DTotal is releasing a new art book called PRIME featuring a bunch of art from some really awesome artists...and me! Have a peek:

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Early D3 Barbarian models

Found these while transferring old data to my new comp. These are the first iterations of the male and female Barbs. The male went through several iterations before they settled on the current in-game appearance. The last pic is the first pass on the female Barb's default state before they changed her face. I made her a biiiiiit too buff also, so on the 2nd pass I toned that down a bit. These pics are from 2006.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Curse of the Everliving

A few months ago I got to do a bit of work for Games Workshop on a Warhammer Fantasy audiobook about Gotrek & Felix! I hope I get to do more. I could happily paint Space Marines and Chaos Knights all day. I think I still get too saturated though. Need to dial that back.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Diablo 3 Barbarian talking head!

Those of you with keen memories will remember that D3 briefly experimented with having 3d character portraits during dialogs à la SC2. The Barb and Deckard Cain were the only test subjects. Paul David made Deckard, while I made the Barb. There's a bit of Randy Couture and Bruce Willis DNA in there...

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Secret Ponchos

Secret Ponchos has been announced! This is the game I've contributed art to for the last few years for my friend Yousuf Mapara's little startup in Vancouver, B.C., Switchblade Monkeys. Jose Lopez and Daryl Mandryk are also big contributors. Keep an eye out for further SP posts and a cool trailer.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Sneak Peak

This is a teaser image from a super cool Indie game I've been contributing art to for the last few years. A buddy of mine has been designing this game up in Vancouver with a ragtag group of scrappy ninja fighters and will be unveiling it this month sometime around the San Diego Comic Con. More to come!


While perusing through CG Hub today...Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right? I think it's kind of neat actually to think that someone was inspired by my stuff like this. I really like the improved color palette and composition Xiaosa chose, but at least change the obvious design elements and maybe shoot me some credit. I made the Ranger concept art for Diablo 3 in 2005.

Xiaosa's CG Hub

I actually began updating it back in 2009, but put it aside and haven't done anything with it since.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Imagine FX process tutorial

So this is my first stab at a tutorial. Heroic Guy. Nothing like taking a moment to look at your work critically and realize it's all bunk. Also, it's getting weird that all I paint are naked barbarians in the snow. Next one will be different! Tut should be up sometime next month, but here is the link:

Friday, June 8, 2012

Halo: Reach

I was asked to do some Halo stuff back in late 2010. A few days later...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Stuff from the Diablo 3 Art Book

Barbarian vs Ranger PVP
This is the first scene I ever painted, as in, not just a dude standing there with a foggy background. There are so many things in here I see that need repainting/correcting but I'll resist. Those of you with the collectors Edition would have seen it in the hero section of the Art Book. That's the thing about Blizzard; stuff you work on is kept in a secret vault for around 5 years give or take, and then BAM! Funsplosion happens all up in your face.

Also, here are a few older Barb concepts I never got around to posting. These have been floating around the internets for awhile.

And finally the models I made for the 2nd round of D3 Goatmen. This was when we were still in our gritty phase before the rainbows and shit hit the public fan. Ahh, good times.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Diablo 3 Hero Art contest

Even though I don't work at Blizzard anymore, am I a douchebag for entering as a fan?
It's been awhile since I painted these two. Working on the Barbarian at was the funnest project ever. All the concepts, all the modeling. I learned so much while on this character too - primarily just how bad my anatomy was!

Here the D3 Barbarians maintain their vigil of Mt. Arreat.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Shoot Many Robots!

I did some art for Demiurge who have recently released their first original title - Shoot Many Robots! You play as a small business owner trying to navigate the ever changing entrepreneurial waters of a volatile seaside metropolis all the while raising your family of three boys as a single father! Pick it up and have some 4 player, loot-dropping, co-op fun!

Here are some paintings I did for SMR's various screens and marketing art.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

DIABLO III on May 15th!
It's about time.

Buy it! Play the Barb! I can't believe I started on D3 in 2003...a few hiccups later and voila! Possibly the most anticipated game in history. Congrats to everyone involved. :) You know I'll be Barbing it up in this place.
In celebration of hell freezing over, here's an old piece that I'm touching up just for fun. 2 more months...

Friday, March 9, 2012

Spectrum 19

HOLY SCHMOWOW! I'm nominated for an award in the Comics category for my Conan art in Spectrum 19...

It's really cool to be listed amongst these names, and even if I don't get Silver or Gold at least I'm in the book, and that's all I was really hoping for in the first place.

Wish me luck!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Nightworld characters

A smattering of concepts for the characters and guns.
Also posted are the first character models I've built in a looong time. I had fun dusting off the old low-poly skills.