Thursday, December 27, 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

Jade Maw boss fight from Guild Wars 2

Boss monster I built for the Fractals of the Mist dungeons. The tentacles were especially super fun to make!

Hey Squirrel Friend

I know the blog has been pretty dead this year. Rest assured I've been drawing plenty though! Today scanning begins for the next sketchbook. So I should be posting a bit here and there as I plow through pages between baby naps.


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Where has Katy been for so long???


On October 30th a new little boy arrived!

Monday, July 23, 2012

CTNX 2012

Animation expo

I'll be at CTNX 2012 this year with the new sketchbooks. 
Lots of people to get jazzed about seeing and learning a thing or two from. Syd Mead amongst that number, wooo!




Also... Have you seen my new favorite show?

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Guild Wars 2 Launch Date!

 

Tuesday, August 28th 2012 we are finally going live with Guild Wars 2! Over five years in the making this game is gonna be big. I am so excited and proud of seeing this world come to life and to be a part of making it.I hope to see you in game sometime. I'll be playing it a bunch! Probably as an Asura or Charr, I'm still mulling over my character roll. :)

At 0:33 you can see a sneak peak of one of my critters. It's a bit big!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Faun


So I've been falling deep into 60s songs lately. This lead me internet diving into 60s foreign cover songs and I found myself in 60s Japan. Wonderful often funny songs. Talking about it to a friend this leaped me over to a style of music called Enka, very nostalgic music. I listened to a bunch of it! Where I discovered the performer Jero on Youtube, linking me into the Yoshida Brothers. Sharing them I found out about Rodrigo Y Gabriela. It's really amazing how powerful the internet is. Rapidly exposing new undiscovered and unexpected treasures.
Too much fun sometimes!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Carnotaurs


Say it again George.

Cab Calloway and Mel Torme are great too.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Cobra-lalalalalala

Whole bunch of cobra designs. Started off sketching some heads from reference then pushing out from there.I like some of the flounder like designs as well as the final large snake on the bottom.




  




Oh Serpentor...



What IS going on anyway?
I cry sometimes when I'm lying in bed.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Centrosaurus speed sculpt

Centrosaurus quickie, about 30 minutes.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Quick ZBrush Sculpt


                              
I encountered some wonkyness while sculpting initially. I shrank the zbrush window to adjust my Pandora station and brought in a sphere for the eyeball. This made the head sculpt squish super flat. Oops! You can see me trying to figure out how to unflatten the poor guy.

I'm in the habit of modelling really sharp when I start out. After I get some good planes in there I like to start softening the model, bringing it back towards reality. Sometime I hope to finish something and you'll be able to see the whole process. I think all of the models on this site so far are just quick starts. Since I model all day I'd rather be drawing when I get home. I really ought to do something nice sometime. Tempted to do just a real good dino. I like them a lot...but I do see so many dinos online.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Rawr! Cuatro sketchbooks for sale


I've got the new book online! 198 pages of sketching and learning over the past year. You can find copies of it directly on Lulu.com HERE. And also on Amazon.com HERE. If you buy through Amazon at least check out the Lulu preview, it has a better image selection.

If you happen to be in the Seattle area you can get in touch with me for a signed and sketched in copy. Just comment on the blog and I'll make that happen. I really like drawing stuff in them.



I'll also repost my book from last year, Rawr! Tres which has lots more animal design work and less life drawing. You can find that one HERE.

Monday, April 2, 2012

ECCC sketches

I think I just about destroyed my hand doing sketches at Emerald City this weekend. I did a whole bunch of on the spot commissions as well as drawing in every book I sold. Except for Albert's.(You know what you did Albert)

Here are a few of the sketches Trevor managed to get shots of before they began floating off into the ether.




Also, more bangin' tunes I've been jamming to.

 Los Twang! I dare you to find sexier guitar.


The Lumineers!

Can't go wrong with Talking Heads, nope.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Emerald City Comicon 2012!

Emerald City Comicon approaches, and I'll be there along with several other artists of Sketchwich fame. We will be at booth 120 selling books, prints, stickers, and drawing things too! 




Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Beta sign ups for our game, Guild Wars 2 is live for 48 hours!

life drawing excercises

Life drawings photographed? Check.

Am hoping to have the book compiled and print ready this weekend. Just need to scrub the life drawings and figure out which pages I want to keep. I'm well over 300 clean, laid out pages.

I really like doing these kinds of break down exercises in life drawing. Grabs at the heart of what I like about character design. Looking back I'm never pushing as hard as I think I am towards those exaggerations!  


 

Monday, February 20, 2012

quickie


Made some good progress on the book today. Took a break a drew a bit!

Hare and fox find the egg. 
"I've never seen a hairy egg before," said the fox.
"Let's name it Harry," said the hare. 
Fox sighed, weighing the bonds of friendship.


Drawing this made me think of weird Easter Bunny origin stories.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Sketchbook in the works

Quick update! I'm currently spending all my after hours time putting together this year's sketchbook. Should have it in time for Emerald City Comicon. I'll be there as a part of Artists of Sketchwich @ booth 120 along with Trevor Howell, Doug Williams, James Phinney, Dan Cole, and Matt Barrett.

Hope to get back to posting art here soon!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

quick camels


Emerald City Comicon is coming up pretty quick. I just began scanning in all my sketchbooks tonight. Whew... It's a lot of stuff! Hope to have it all scanned, cleaned, and ready for print this month. 

Really looking forward to the convention this year. A bunch of us from the Sketchwich group decided to join forces in an omega booth this time! Some of the nicest most talented kids around trapped for three days in a giant party box.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Human Sculpt

A bit over an hour sculpting in Zbrush. Trying to get better at the humans!




Wednesday, January 18, 2012

No day like a snow day...

..to enter random contests!

I submitted to the 2012 Eustace Tilley Contest.

Click the image to go to the entry page.

For the large version right click and view image in a new window for more pigeony detail.


These aren't from today, but my neighborhood has been having lots of fun in the snow over the last few days. Definitely aren't used to the stuff over here, so novel!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

wolfie

Getting there.
Been trying to get my brain to flip positive and negative shapes without thinking so much about it. When I relax I can get some pretty neat stuff to happen. I need to make some time to get my hands deeper in the idea. Mess around more with real ink and paper, and plan a bit beforehand.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012