Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Color Studies and some Digi life studies

So I was in my Kazone class yesterday night, and was doing some paintings of the lovely teacher and the projector. I was mainly focusing on the colors, because I found the artificial light really interesting. But both of the paintings really sucked, so I came to the conclusion that I suck at making colors in Photoshop. I'm much more accurate and mixing colors traditionally. 

These are some studies that I did from home depot paint catalogues. These really made me focus on comparing relative color temperature, brightness, luminosity, saturation, RBG, hue, A, B, all those goodies in the Photoshop color controls.  

Colors are all relative. Here I was seeing how the background color affected the perceived temperature and value of the color that I had mixed.

This one took a SUPER long time. But it came out pretty cool. 

Friday, February 24, 2012

Marketing myself!

With the much cajoling, persuading, and convincing of my friends - I've decided to try to market myself a little bit more on the internet, exposing my artwork to more people.

Of course, if I do something, I do it all out. Here are 6 different networks I'm setting my self on. Check it out!
1) tumblr (
2) deviant art (
3) cghub (
4) concept sketchbook (
5) Sijun (
6) blue canvas (

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Environment Design thumbnails

Theme is "Warcraft California." Using some blood-elf style architecture.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Digital Plein Air

Working on color mixing and values in photoshop.

Futuristic City

Working on a more clean style. Using lots of layers in photoshop. This is HW for my production painting class at Kazone with Mathias.

Sketching for Environment HW

Composition Studies

Warcraft Attraction Concept

How to Train Your Dragon Attraction Concept

Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting

Painted this at a Tom Brown workshop last month at Laguna Beach. This guy on the street asked about buying it - but I declined.  Special thanks to Yves and Margaret - who helped me a lot on this painting. :)