Sunday, November 24, 2013

Friday, August 23, 2013

Don't Let Those Robots Eat Me!

I was painting the spare bedroom yesterday and listening to the Flaming Lips while I did so. This quick sketch and Photoshop color was the result last night! Couldn't resist. Go Yoshimi!

Monday, August 19, 2013

One for the Show!

Here is a piece I did recently for an art show benefiting a charity focused on mitochondrial disease. It's called "Ill Gnome".

Saturday, June 1, 2013


I've been really busy that last couple of weeks with my internship and haven't had time to post much. So as an apology I figured I would go ahead and post the first page of Oni Roll, the web comic. I am setting up a page for just the comic too, but I want to get a little farther in the story before I start really putting that out there. Anyway... here is page 1. Hope you like it!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Some pencil stuff!

Just wanted to share a couple things...

This is the first of a series I want to start about golems, they would just be pencil drawings with perhaps a tiny bit of Photoshop touch up. I might try to eventually do a gallery or something if I do enough of these...

And... bonus?

This was just my last in-class portrait drawing of the semester:

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Hudson the Alligator

Hudson the Alligator is for Hudson the Human nephew (coming soon!). Ima do digital mural thingy for his bedroom starring this little critter.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Oni Eyes 2 (for one)

As are a couple more quick paintings of "close ups" on the other two oni characters from my story.

Friday, April 12, 2013

The Eyes of an Oni!

So I am planning to do set of three of these, just to sort of get in closer to my oni characters. Buuuttt... since I kind of used part of this for my new banner I figured I would go ahead and share - a shot of what it might be like to look one of my oni in the eyes. Happy Friday!

Friday, April 5, 2013

The Crew!

Soo... here is the line up of all the central characters (in all their forms) to my upcoming web comic Oni Roll! I started the project for an illustration class, but I definitely plain on taking it to the next level. I'll keep everyone posted when the comic is up and running!

Monday, April 1, 2013

And the Dragon

Sooo... this is the final design for my central set of characters for Oni Roll. This is my villain, Fuuntatsu, in his dragon form.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Shop Concept!

So... here is the first full concept painting of the exterior of the sushi shop. I don't think it is going to be the final design but I wanted to share it anyway!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Fuun 2.0

This is a re-working of my villain character for Oni Roll, he now has a name: Fuuntatsu ("bad luck" and "dragon"... I think), or Fuun for short!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Monday, March 4, 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013

The first of the Oni!!

So... this is one of my sushi chefs in his oni form...still a good guy, used to be a bad guy... he may still get some final tweaks, but I wanted to share.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Potential Villain

I haven't given him a name just yet, but this guy is a potential design for the villain character in my Oni Roll story. He is a wandering samurai and he turns in to a dragon.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Jin or Min

This little girl is one of the central characters to my Oni Roll project, she is the pseudo-daughter of the three chefs. I haven't quite nailed down a name, but my lovely wife suggested Jin or Min, any thoughts?

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The sushi chefs together!

Okay, so my visual development project this semester is called Oni Roll and it centers around three sushi chefs in medieval Japan who are, of course, much more than their appearance would suggest. I was going to show these guys one at a time, but I put them together in a quick line up and figured I would just show them that way. Anyway, more characters form Oni Roll to come, but here are (from left) Mac, Tong and Bolo!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

The first of the sushi chefs!

Sooo... the sushi story continues to be developed. Here is Bolo, the first of the sushi chefs I am developing! Might be his final design, but always subject to change. Anyway, here he is:

Friday, January 11, 2013

Ye Olde Sushi Shoppe

I suppose this will serve as an intro to my spring semester illustration project. It involves a mepdieval sushi shop...

Monday, January 7, 2013

Ol' Red Hands

I wanted to try my hand at a painting with a little more "realism" to the style and details so I made this over the weekend. Ol' Red Hands is a character I've had in my head for a long time. I envision him as a sort of shaman/warrior in the Appalachian Mountains with the ability to shape shift into a wolf. He would cause havoc for early settlers and what not.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A Couple Quick Paintings

Happy New Year, everyone! Here are a couple quick paintings I did today and thought I'd share... any Goro Fujita fans might recognize a lot of his influence in the one with the dude standing in the field!