Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A Steady Stream

yep, that's right. This stream of posts is a flowin'!

behold, a goblin. yes, a goblin. This is another piece of concept art for Big Squid Studios. This was definitely a fun one to do. I've always loved drawing goblins with a beak-like face/nose. It makes them look extra creepy, with a splash of comical.

Hopefully you enjoy it.

And as always, if you have for me to do just shoot me an EMAIL.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Concept Gun... and glowy bullets.

Oooooooo, glowy bullets with a rune inscribed pistol!  yeah, This is some more concept work for Big Squid Studios.

The great thing is that all this concept art is of stuff that I love to draw! It's like I'm not even working anymore.
Went to the local library last week and picked up a number of books for reference. That has been a great resource. Oh, and I picked up the audiobook version of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. That was a great listen/read. Ben Kingsley is the narrator and does an excellent job of it. Delicious.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Hey, my gun is smoking.

Well, anyway, here is a bit of concept design for my Game company Big Squid Studios. yeah... not much else to say really except that I like using cardboard and acrylic paint.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Zombie Principal

You've been sent to the Principal's office...
... and he wants to eat your brains.

... mmmmmmmm, you are definately a grade A student.

Here is another piece for Zombies Ate My Teacher. A delicious creation of Samuel Brigham Coates' mind (at first there was no pun intended but then half way through the sentence I realized what was going to happen and I full on went for the pun.)

For this piece I started traditionally with acrylic paint, cardboard, marker, and pencil.
Below is the piece before I took it into Photoshop for the final morsels of color and value.

So there you go. This really was a lot of fun to work on. Hope you enjoy.
Oh, and there is still time to go and get yourself into the ebook, all zombified and whatnot.

And as always, stay tuned for more exciting images and rambling!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Painted Miniatures and stuff...

See, I told you I'd be around more... what has it been? maybe 3 days? yeah, we're going to become kindred spirits for sure.

this post is all about News. Zombies Ate My Teacher was successfully funded so I will be doing more illustrations for that piece of sweetness. Hey, if you go and back the project you could get an illustration of you as a zombie in the book! mmmmmmmmm.... zombie likeness....

In other news, I thought I'd share some miniatures I painted.

Even-though I've moved on from my days as Painting Art Director at Blue Table Painting, I still love miniatures and war-games. In fact... as the final piece of news... I've started a company called Big Squid Studios. We will be creating war-games, board games, card games, and miniatures and all things awesome! So, Go check out the Blog if you like... come on, you know you want to.

Oh, and as always, I'm open for illustration work so just shoot me an Email

Monday, July 9, 2012

Overdue Zombie Homework


My apologies to everybody who checks this blog and to myself... and that guy over there. Sorry dude. It is long over due that I post something.
But... good news! you are going to be seeing a lot more of me!
"because I quit my job last week"
"....oh, sorry to hear that..."
"don't be, 'cause now I'm going it alone... it's solo time gentlemen."

Anyway, I'm going full-time illustration and I'm creating a game company.
So, you'll be seen more of me.

On that note: Here is one of my current projects.

Zombies Ate My Teacher

This is a project by author/artist Samuel Brigham Coates. Right now it is on Kickstarter for funding. Depending on the funding level reached there could be a number of additional illustrations in it.

This is the first of a series of interactive eBooks called Perilous Paths. Akin to the choose your own adventure books of the days of yore, the reader gets to choose their path.

Anyway... go check it out an fund it if you feel so inspired. I would love to see this happen.

Oh, and here are a few variations on the image that I provided the author.

And as always, I'm open for work, just shoot me an email.