Friday, November 20, 2009

Attempting to Impress Employers

Card Game Illustration

Lately I've gotten back into playing Cardmaster Conflict ( for those of you interested in a new online hobby) and I suddenly realized after playing the game for five years that I could do some illustration for the site. I emailed one of the admins and they wasted no time in letting me help out with their new expansion set that's coming out.
The biggest challenge that I've found with illustrating for them is that the final images are all 123 by 50 pixels when they appear on screen during gameplay, which is an odd aspect ration to start off with, and then really low resolution, which means that I have to be extremely conscientious about my composition.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


A friend of mine requested an Oaktopus to put on his band's flyers. I decided to go with a Mignola-esque inked look for it, and then I decided I liked the image enough to color it, and then I decided to try out Corel Painter's watercolor functions, which I had never put enough effort into to get it to work well, but I have to say that I really like it now that I've given it a second chance.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Master is Ready for his Closeup

Dailies (the plural form of Daily)

Remember how I posted the drawings of my first three days drawing MMA fighter Frank Shamrock? Neither do I. That's because I've realized how much I don't really enjoy scanning tons of images, but I just wanted to let all you true believers know that I've still been drawing the same picture every day for a month.
This month I've been doing a full body picture of a model dressed up as a spy. I've been using it as an excuse to emulate a bunch of different artists that specialize in drawing attractive females.
Original photo of the spy girl can be seen here.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Master's Chamber

In my quest to come up with a plot for a video game adaptation of the worst movie of all time, I decided that it would be cool if the Master and his wives lived right on the mouth of hell, which happens to be a floating island. I've got 15 days until the huge portfolio review, and I'm hoping that some of this stuff I'm making will appeal to art directors enough to land some job offers.