Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Off Kilter

Something I started a while ago that was meant to be quick. I don't really remember what I was trying to do! I guess I just wanted to draw something bloody.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

It's Official Now

"...Y'all an alpha. It's official now. Ain't nobody can tell you different, and when ya get outta here, y'all better ACT like one."
Commissioned image.

This was an interesting commission to do! I was given this scene from a short piece of fiction to illustrate; an NBA hopeful, who fell on hard times, comes of age during his stay in prison.

Researching tattoos was a bit of a pain, but worth the extra research! Hopefully the tats I gave the other inmate tells just as much of a story.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Wolves of All Shapes and Sizes

Just some sketches in the sketchbook. Can I start calling it Were-tober, do you think?

(Also testing blogger uploads from my phone! )

Friday, October 4, 2013


What are you waiting for?
(older sketch, Was messing around with photoshop brush settings)

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


The night is young, let me just change into something more comfortable and we can get started

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Moon Light

A quick painting of a werewolf. Happy October!
Watch the playback on my Colours Gallery if you'd like.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Cave Refuge

after really knocking out the cobwebs from my 3DS painting hand, and watching some sweet playbacks on the Colours gallery for inspiration, I decided to try and redo a piece that was apparently so old and horrible I didn't bother to load it onto the blog.

I saved the Playback on this painting if you want to take a look!

Friday, September 27, 2013

3DS Painting studies

I decided to break out my 3DS for some painting studies. My attempts at getting started go from "Wtf???" to "Cleared out Cobwebs" as illustrated below;

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Disaster Boy

Some promotional art/style test for The Refuge! You won't see this guy for a while, but that obviously hasn't stopped me from drawing him all the time. But here he's finalized for his appearance in the comic.

The background is an altered photo grabbed from Google, but apparently can be found from this site!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Simple Times

"Remember when things used to be simple?" 

  a sketch prompt from my tumblr!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Every good Blood Elf knows that the perfect way to end a long day of raiding with a quick dip in the springs to wash the blood of your foes away.

Commissioned image from buyer Naikelea!

ALSO i cannot claim credit for the background! I googled World of Warcraft hotsprings and grabbed an image! I can't seem to find the one I found again though... Hmm.

Saturday, September 14, 2013


This was a commissioned piece! I had fun with the colours and shading on this. Tried something new that sort of worked. Er.. what I mean to say is... uh. Well I'm happy with it, and so was my client. :)  

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Whats New

With the release of Titan Tale being delayed, and my future with DreamCloud Games a little up in the air (my contract ends in August - tomorrow!) they never the less put me to work on helping develop something new for one of their next titles.

Titan Tale has run into some issues, namely with Apple experiencing problems, and then we got some feedback from our testers that need to be addressed anyway. Still, I'm not sure what's to come! Ahh freelance life. I didn't choose it, it chose... well actually I did. Whoops.

Anyway, I can't show you much else, not yet anyway!
otherwise I've been working on more Refuge stuff. Exciting, and a lot easier a task to tackle after having been thrown through the gauntlet of creating an ENTIRE GAME'S worth of assets in a MONTH AND A HALF.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Refuge: Interior Study

Going back to Refuge stuff! This time... well, self explanatory I suppose. Another sketch exploring the main chamber of the Refuge. I've had the basic concept for this interior roughed out for a while, but with my wife's help and direction, we're really opening up the space and giving it life.

As it is, some things are still being changed around, but if you recall a more recent previous sketch, we're getting a better idea on how to handle this potentially complex space from different angles by relying on key visual elements that make up the spaces they're in. 

By all logic, that means the crew from the sketch is perched behind that large rock just left of the entrance and that's okay. Except that they found him anyway. Sigh. I'll sketch up some better hiding spots in the future.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Titan Tale: Facing Death Sketch

Anyways, the guys are working super hard to get my art in the game, although they are experiencing hiccups that weren't happening before- always at the last minute, eh?

Anyhow, here's a full sketch of the second promo piece I've been working on! Much much further along since this sketch, but that's why it's a teaser! Perhaps when we get a final build, I'll release the finished art! (by the way, the first image, makes a really cool phone background!)

By the way, fans of Requiem Mask might see this as a familiar face- and you may be right to see it. ;) 

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Titan Tale Promo Art 2

So Monday I posted a preview of some promo art for Titan Tale! I posted a couple more teaser shots on Twitter so I just collected them below...

...although the last two are from something new! Still for Titan Tale though. Excited about this one. Also, the game is in it's final phases so we're looking at a launch date soon. Maybe monday. Cross your fingers!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Promo Art Work In Progress: Titan Tale

Now that I'm not under the Boulder of Deadlines, I have time to post! And I have some room for other creative ventures! And yes, it's still work, but it's nice to do something different.

So promo art in progress for this game. It should come out this week for iphone and android!
Technically, I'm not allowed to talk about it, but someone has to build the hype while the programmers are still scrambling. ;)

This is just the first of a few ideas I had. More this week!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Majesty of Nature

Sketched up while listening to nothing in particular. 

Alex, and Rin crowd around Ookami, who has th eonly piece of technology in their forest refuge. (It's got a solar powered battery y'all!) 

Do caves even have wifi? 

Friday, July 5, 2013

Breathing In

I'm waking up to ash and dust
I wipe my brow and I sweat my rust
I'm breathing in the chemicals...

Sketched up while listening to "Radioactive" By Imagine Dragons.(obviously) 
Here we have Ookami with some sort of needle gun in his neck. Is it something helpful or hindering? 

I know I draw this guy a lot, and I will continue to do so. He's kind of my charge when it comes to The Refuge. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Remember Me

 Please... Remember me...

Sketched up while listening to nothing in particular, although "Another Chance" by Alex Clare comes to mind. 

Refuge character studies. Alex and... someone else? Someone familiar as well. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Peaceful Moment

Sketched up while listening to nothing in particular. Although I would say Aqueous Transmission from Incubus is a good accompaniment.  

Alex enjoys some time in a gentle river. Mainly some conceptual work for the Refuge. Lots of time spent in the forests, best to get a feel for it, right?  (as much as I can in pen anyway.

Monday, July 1, 2013

I'll Never Walk Away Again

Wake you up
In the middle of the night to say
I will never walk away again
I'm never gonna leave this bed
 The sound of his voice as he sang the words made her feel warm from head to toe. The song was appropriate, considering full scope of all that had transpired between them, but right now that didn't matter. Not when she felt more complete than she had been in a long time.
"That's a wonderful sentiment." She said, nestling closer against him. "...but can you do me one favor?"
"Anything." he said into the back of her neck.
"Cut your damn hair." 
She felt him laugh. "I'll think about it." 
"If you don't, then I want a divorce."
"We're not even married."
"We won't ever be if you keep looking like a hippie." 

Sketched up while listening to "Never Gonna Leave This Bed" by Maroon 5 (acoustic version)
I've had that mini scene in my mind since I sketched it! So happy to share it now. 

A *possible* scene far into the future of the Refuge. What happened? I don't know!

Friday, June 28, 2013

At Odds

Sketched up while listening to nothing in particular.
Bonus sketch for the week. Why?  Well frankly I'm not thrilled at how it turned out. But hey, sketching on the bus can only do so much. and like I said; that's what first drafts are for!
And anyway, what's up with these two? I thought they were all friends!  Or at least cool with each other? 

Our Little Secret

Sketched up while listening to nothing in particular, although I highly suggest "Truth or Dare" by Mariana's Trench! 

Some Simon/Isabelle (Sizzy!) to round out the week. Because I promised. :)
Although I'm surprised I don't draw them more because, out of all the relationships, I think Simon and Isabelle really are most like my wife and I- minus all the supernatural elements. ...I think. At least I'm about 63% sure neither of us is either a vampire or guardian of the world so...

Thursday, June 27, 2013

I Found My Heaven

 I see the stars in the freckles on her face,
And I'm seeing God every time she says my name.
So mother Mary, pray for me,
Without her I'm so lost,
Her love is my religion.

Sketched up while listening to "Her Love is My Religion" by The Cab. 
I hope this makes up for the cascade of feels from yesterday's post! Jace and Clary (she's got her Voyance Rune!) just... stupidly happy! These poor two haven't had a moment to really be *happy* with each other. I mean, come on, look at his grin.
The song, too, is just so much them in my eyes. Jace even says he doesn't believe in God, but he believes in their love so... :)
Give it a listen! it's a great song.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Hello Old Friend

EDIT: now with a freshly scented Tumblr link!
Still Spoilery though!

Sketched up while listening to... nothing in particular. Except the sound of my heart breaking perhaps. 

Fan art for Cassandra Clare's The Infernal Devices series.
I have no clear idea how tombs work in the Silent City, but I would like to think that he would visit them from time to time...

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Every memory comes on
When I hear that old song
We used to sing
With the words all wrong
I remember the faces
And familiar places
And I sing along
But Acadia is gone

Sketched up while listening to "Acadia" by Mariana's  Trench. 
A bit more peaceful of a scene. Although I gave some slightly wrong impressions in it. Mainly insinuating that the gentleman with the guitar (Kain) is a singer. He is not. Ookami (on the far left) is. But I can hardly be blamed for lack of foresight when these are started first thing in the morning on a bumpy bus ride! That's what second drafts are for anyway.
Also Rin (next to Kain) can be seen here. I need to draw her more, as she is important too.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Dreaming of Tearing You Apart

Burn everything you love, then burn the ashes. In the end everything collides, my childhood spat back out the monster that you see.
Sketched up while listening to "My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark" by Fall Out Boy.

 Ookami is an interesting guy to me. He broods, but often with good reason, and not to the point where he is downright mopey and tragic. He is actually a big goofball.  But there is a very visceral side to him that I have been exploring more lately.
And it is fun.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Professional Griefers

The firefight got too hot! Alex, and Ookami from "The Refuge".

 Sketched up while listening to "Proffessional Griefers" by Deadmau5 and Gerard Way.
Something about that song always gets me pumped for first person shooters. 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Ever After

You say I would make a better liar, and never face the music when it's dire... I breathe disaster ever after...
...Can you stay where you are for a while?
I could be your perfect disaster.
You could be my ever after... 
Ookami spends a lonely day, reflecting over his coffee of things that were, and could have been.
Sketched up while listening to "Ever After" by Mariana's Trench.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

In Her Blood

Clary Fray from the "Mortal Instruments" in Badass!Shadowhunter mode, a la "City of Lost Souls".
 Sketched up while listening to "I like the (Remix)" by New Kids on the Block.
(yes I said New Kids on the Block) 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Devil's Advocate

A concept doodle I did the other day of a character in "The Refuge" going rogue. (Although I can imagine him and Sebastian in my previous post to be besties right now)

Friday, May 24, 2013

The Refuge: gags and studies

Most of these have been on my facebook, a couple haven't!

These below were some rejected ideas, but still good for posterity! 

This one was from a promo piece I was working on. got really far on it, as you can see, but I decided a redraw was in order when I realized it wouldn't have the right look and composition I was going for.
His condition doesn't get any better though ;c

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Sebastian Verlac

I did a doodle of Sebastian/Johnathan from "City of Glass"done on Nintendo DS - with some leveling done in Photoshop.

Like and Reblog on Tumblr!

"Watch" me paint it on the Colours DS Page!

Enjoy :)

Friday, May 3, 2013

The Refuge: Promo Comic Reject

This comic has been in my to do pile for OVER a year. Unlike the City of Glass fan comic, this one has too many in-corrections for me to overlook. I decided it'd be a more economical use of my time if I scrapped the pages I had and reworked them from the ground up. Sometimes you've got to, especially with the skills I've picked up since beginning this promo comic. Still, here are the first 4 pages (out of 10 ) without text for you to enjoy!