Thursday, December 6, 2012

Lunch paint

Trying to get back in the game of painting. This is a painted version of  Steve Prescott's Wendigo Sketch. I really dig his whole set of the mythological alphabet. But then again I have always been a sucker for mythology :P

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Friday, July 13, 2012

Prometheus Fish

Hello Internets,
Recently a little controversial film came out called Prometheus. I have debated for along time about penning my thought of the film on this blog, as I feel so many people have a truly inaccurate picture as to what that movie actually is. As a person who once wrote a 25 page about Alien from a biological perspective, I feel I have a preeettty good idea about what Prometheus is and isn't. In any case, I absolutely loved that film and the implications of the black goo. So the above is a sketch for the first of a series I want to do that explores the possibilities of various lifeforms infected and mutated by the goo.

Here the gills have expanded along the lateral line of the of the organism become more like platelike for protection. Also, the gills are lined with micro-filaments to be able to breathe in any form of liquid. A hardened carapace of polarized silicone has replace scales allowing the organism to survive in the most adverse condition. The thick facial plate allows it to ram smaller prey at great speed shattering bones and stunning prey for the killing bite. Small spiracles along the lateral line can spray stores of acidic compounds onto attackers or anything that tries to grab it. The mouth has changed to have layers of independently moving  teeth to saw through prey with even the thickest armor. Tentacles have grown from the face, however they serve a more disturbing purpose. Much like a squid each tentacle contains a barbed tip capsule. Once the organism latches on to it's prey and plunges these capsules deep in the prey. While inside the capsule explodes spreading dozens of larvae, who then travel to gastrointestinal tract of the host. Here they feed on the hosts food, organs, and even other members of the brood causing diarrhea, abdominal pain, internal bleeding, and sepsis to the host. The largest and most fit organisms then chew through the abdominal wall erupting from the core of the host in a bloody fountain, killing the the host in the process. Using their evolved gills and collapsable carapace plates to retain fluid they can then survive weeks traveling across land to the nearest body of fluid, where they feast and reproduce on local fauna. Sensitive organs line the area around the mouth picking up thermal signatures, vibration, and pheromones leading the organism towards it prey.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Now with High Res video!

After diddling around in zbrush movie export settings I finally found the right settings for good high def! Check 'em out!

Friday, June 15, 2012

First Cintiq model

I absolutely love my new cintiq! Finished in under 4 hours from a sphere.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Smildon rescuplt WIP

Dug this out of storage, wanted to clean some of these old files up. A major WIP

Thursday, March 8, 2012

San Fran Sketch

I am down in san fran doing some on site training with Zynga and after a day of flowcharts I needed a respite. My lead is out sick so after wiping down his Cintiq i took it for a spin! Sketch done in 45 min.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Final CG Hig Challenge Textures

Final CG Hig Challenge Greyscales

Final CG hub challenge images

Much to my and my wife's joy it is done! Savor it! It was an awesome project and I had a blast working on it!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

cg hub challenge update

Challenge update! there was an extension so i need to go back in and clean my beauty render up and add the layer of cracking rock to the lower half.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

cg hub challenge update

minor tweaks did another overall detail pass though plus higher res images i also kicked out a turntable video I am going to try uploading it soon.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

cg hub challenge

Hey everyone. We hit a major deadline at work and got the last part of the week off. So in my spare time i decided to try and take part of a cg hub challenge to get some better practice. The theme of the month is gargoyles so i fired the old 90's so and got to work. I will hope to update as the challenge rolls on.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

New year New model

alright alright no more mister nice guy......I wanted to do a new model that wasn't just a head. I needed to push myself and boy did I. with a strong emphasis on anatomy and subtlety i think it turned out pretty darn good.