Creativity Through Music: Tron Legacy

General / 17 January 2014

I was listening to Tron Legacy on my computer and I couldn't help draw something cool. I felt the music was part of my creativity and i don't really know where I'm going with this but this is the first sketch. I like the monolith-temple's feel to them and I like the dirtiness of it. I guess it will really come to life when I learn to add color. So far its just a cool idea in motion.

    The Capital of Washington: In a New Light

    General / 17 January 2014

    This monochromatic landscape I was trying to work with mood and lighting. I try and only use photography that i take myself and this was a shot of the Capital of Washington State, down in Olympia. I would like to get so good at painting architecture in my paintings as this is where i would like to lead myself into the future. Architectural concept art the medium of my choice. 

    Fortunately painting in Photoshop is nice and i enjoy working with the grey values before i add any other colors. I want to practice and getting in the habit of thinking of the depth of a painting to create a sense of mood without having to worry about a lot of colors. I soon will be working on where the light is in conjunction to the composition for the format of the page. So the light information directs the eye through the painting. In this case I'm still working with brushes i like and making ground that is feasible that has depth even when in the outskirts of land you can barely see.

    I Horde Treasure

    General / 17 January 2014

    Cabin Texturing

    General / 17 January 2014
    Model Provided by Phoenix Online
    I textured this cabin/ticket booth for Phoenix Online Studios game called the The Silver Lining which has been a good way i have been able to practice my texture work. I textured both the cabin and the bench. The models were given to me by Michael Fortunato. I had three months to work on both textures. They had me re-UV the layout to maximize 0-1 texture space and bump up the resolution from 512 to 1024. Below are the actual textures I use and created in Photoshop and Crazybump.



    Original 512


    Roll Out the Red Carpet

    General / 17 January 2014

    This is a flyer that was made as a ‘let me see what you can do and then we will hire you’ which turned out to be a successful piece but was never used. Anyhow i think its a great piece and it has a great composition and color palette. 

    Life As a Bug

    General / 17 January 2014

    So i thought i would create something new with the new ‘Mixer Brush’ in CS5. I mostly like it that you can blend color on the canvas which gives a more painterly feel. In this case its a bugs journey.

    Ya Estoy Andando

    General / 17 January 2014
    More Alchemy Works












    Dark Sunrise

    General / 07 June 2013
    This piece was an experiment while listening to Orchestral Maneuvers of the Dark (OMD) while painting this scene. I like the dark colors combined with the magenta and yellow. This scene was created with ArtRage to get the fine brush strokes, then brought into Photoshop for more finishing touches. I'm painting with dark colors trying to use contrast in the imagery. I want to eventually redo this piece and add architecture via 3D modeling, but overall I think this imagery looks good for now. Thanks for viewing. 

    Dark Sunrise




    Peaceful Landscape

    General / 18 May 2013
    Peaceful Landscape This piece was fun to work on because I started using my shrub brush for the concept.

    Cantabile Dusk

    General / 18 May 2013

    A Descension: This piece was one of my first paintings created in Corel Painter. I love the radiance of the ephemeral light shining down into the darkness. It was a fun painting!