Jan 27, 2009

Octo-arm McWacom Leg!!

Yarrr! What say yee?

Jan 26, 2009

The Swabby

I'm pretty busy outside of work, so this is only a line drawing...and I did it while in Boston on vacation - just trying to say I'm really excited about the blog but couldn't do more at the moment for this challenge. I had fun with it though. I actually dig Treasure Planet and this was kind of a style tribute in a small way to that, along with Disney's Hercules. It's obviously only "slightly" exaggerated of course:)

Jan 25, 2009

I'll tell ya where de rum went!!

No rum betta den dis man rum from De Rock! 

Challenge's almost over lads and lasses. Get ya bums on the ship, cap'n says we set sail with the sun!

Meh Pi-right

Not sure how I feel about this. Not my typical stylings...but I thought I would take this opportunity to explore other techniques and such. I have been looking at alot of Adam Hughes work and was inspired by his awesomeness.

Jan 20, 2009

Onward ye cowards! Fear my HDR!

And now the far more awesome-er version...

Onward ye cowards!

OK, so I probably overworked this... I was having too much fun.

Wooden Legs...Wooden Arms...Wooden Eyes Too!

Here's my pirate character. Inspired by one of my favorite Rocko's Modern Life moments. That's all I have to say about it, so here it is:

Jan 17, 2009

Programmer Art

No lie, that is not a photo. It is actually a high quality pirate rendering generated in a sophisticated piece of software called MS paint... yea its got like more than 10 tools.

"oh, those are such nice tones"

and here is a HDR rendering.

Jan 10, 2009

Cabin Boy

Well here's mine, the cabin boy. Can't wait to see everyone elses

Challenge #1 - Pirates!!

YARRRRR!! It's time for our 1st art challenge!! Of the themes that we tossed around, doodling up some grog-guzzlin' pirates felt like the right way to go for a fun challenge! *HICCUP* So here's the deal:

You've got till the 25th of January (Sunday) to create a fearful and troublemakin' pirate character. One catch though, he or she HAS to resemble yourself. So underneath all of the leather, scars, and tri-cornered hats must be someone we can all recognize from the office. There's absloutely no style restrictions here folks so go crazy, but I suggest going full color because we have a plan to construct one giant poster of our piratey goodness after all is said and done. Also, think good about what you do as part of the crew and your title. Here is a site with some good info if you need it: 

And remember, this one is all about character, so a background isn't necessary. But hey, if ya feel the itch (no not that, the one to make a background...) then go for it! If you miss the deadline, then naturally, you WALK THE PLANK!!! 

I'll leave you with a larger version of the drawings up there in the banner. This was some concept art for a possible Monkey Island movie that got canned 3 or 4 years ago. Good 'ol Captain LeChuck and his crew.

Remember the point of this whole thing everyone, HAVE FUN!!

Jan 8, 2009

The Search (detail)

...and here's a detail.

The Search

I've did the character sketch for this a long time ago and finally decided to make something substantial out of it. The basic idea is that the main character and his colleague are searching through ruined spacecraft in a junkyard. Not sure what they're searching for really, so don't ask :P.

At this point, I've blocked in the composition and main structure of the piece, and am now going into tighter detail. Granted, I probably shouldn't be noodling with the character so hard before the environment, but layers allow me to do it the dumb way. Check it out.


Quick sketch of Gandhi I did a couple weeks back

A drawing to prove I can still draw

Guess I'll start things off for the blog!!
I sat down a couple of nights ago and the title of the post is exactly what I thought I needed for myself. 

Did this one in about an hour and a half. I'm pretty happy with it considering the circumstances. We'll see what I come up with next after a few more self-threatning conversations. ^_^