Tuesday, January 29, 2013


This took me about 10 hours. I really found it difficult to do the process of metamorphosis, I had to study up and read, which I love anyway. So, read up and paint great shit!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Winter Wanderlust

Just a little something fun for the holidays! Happy Holidays everyone!!!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Re-touch "Barn & Horses"

I decided to take this painting back into photoshop and make some changes. After looking at it for a couple of days I realized that the barn was to small in the perspective and the horses weren't dark enough in the foreground. I also dropped down the mountains and the dead brush. I think it looks a whole lot better the the previous version.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Barn & Horses

Painting I did for a book cover. I found this to be quite fun. I had never done a western type of theme before. I found it to be very challenging, trying to come up with a good composition, playing with lighting, painting horses. I think the final product says something interesting about attempting something you've never done before. Also, I owe a debt to the book "Alla Prima: Everything I Know About Painting". If you don't own this book and your a painter,........SHAME ON YOU.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Milktoast Forest

Some cartoony style concept. I think I might play around with this style for a bit.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Where's Yoda?

I used a lot of reference for this one. Spent about 3 hours just looking at and compiling photos. In the end I thought it sort of looked like Dagobah, hence the title. I then decided, "Hey!" if it looks like Dagobah then I should paint it more like Dagobah. So, I added a few things, got rid of a few things, changed a few things and viola!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Blurrgat Caverns

Just doing some more stuff in the style of "Creature Box". Hope you like it. I thought a cool toned cavern felt right. The compositions a little goofy but, I felt it turned out to be closer to what I was looking for. Sometimes, breaking the rules works


I wish I knew who originally did this, but I saw it on a drive at school and thought I want to figure out how he did this. So, I sat down with my "Wacom" and pounded it out. I think I did a good job and you will probably see some stuff like this in the future.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Valley of Shandor

Tried to rock some Shaddy style. God bless his little heart for being so epic. I fear as though I have not come close to living up to his almighty epicness.

Rainy Day Meeting

Friday, May 18, 2012

Venice, Italy

Saw that someone painted something similar to this, so I tried to mimic.

Saturday, April 14, 2012


This was a painting I had already completed, but looking upon it again, I decided it needed a few more things to make it more interesting and believable. I added the sunken ship and some kelp in random places.

Snow in the Color Red

Red's so cute!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Lonely Island

Knocked this sucker out in 15 min

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sketches #1

 This is a layout for the movie Planet 51. I saw this in a concept book somewhere and wanted to see if I could reproduce it. I think it came out pretty successful.
 This is 2 bad guys in the jungle...I cant remember where I got the inspiration for this image, but I know I cant take credit for it
This final image is another homage to CreatureBox....I seriously cant get enough of their style.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Grunge & Grit

I did these as an homage to CreatureBox...........I love their style

Sunday, October 2, 2011


Just having some fun.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ben Folds Cover

This was I project I did for one of my classes....We had to design a CD cover for a musician we liked. This is what I can up with.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Music Video Concept

These are 2 quick concepts I did. The left picture is for the Thrice music video for the song "Yellowbelly" and the right picture is for the Polar Bear Club video for "Killin' It"

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Paris at Night

This is a commissioned background I did for a music video

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Maudeville Canyon

This is a plane-air painting I did with the Sunday Painting Posse.....I struggled with this one, it was like a battle I couldn't win....It was noon and the light wasn't really working for me, but I pulled through. The top image is a painterly style where I've taken the liberty of adding shadows to help the image. The middle image is a texture based image. As for the bottom image, I thought adding a person for the foreground focal point would help the composition.

Friday, July 22, 2011


This is the second concept I did for HDR testing. I had a lot of fun doing this one, mostly because wine is delicious.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Underwater Concept #1

Concept I did for some test shoots coming up.. also I included my process for the painting.

Sunday, July 10, 2011


This is a painting that I did for a HDR shot that we will be shooting when doing our test shots on a Red Epic....should be a lot of fun.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Le Garage

This is what happens when you use "The Digital Painting Bible" by Gary Tonge

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Just having some fun, trying to do some cartoony style paintings.

Outpost on Planet Violialo

This is my attempt at a painting in the very similar styling of Dave Guertin. I did my own composition, and I think I did the painting some justice. I particularly had a lot of fun with the hues on this one.

For this one I just played with the curves function on Photoshop CS4, plus i mixed and matched some brushes to add texture.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Are you shore?

One of my friends, Brian Adelberg, took this photo. I really wanted to paint it. The tree is crazy, plus I like birds in compositions. If you like the painting you should really check out Brian's photography, It a spectacle of brilliance to behold.

Friday, June 24, 2011


I did this as a speed painting practice. I took me about one hour, even with phone call interruptions.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tangerine Skies

I wanted to do a monochromatic painting and when I started I realized I hadn't done one in 5 years, so this is my attempt. I feel pretty good about it, but I think I will practice a little more next time.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


This one was extremely fun for me, I kept having images of this building in my head and I finally decided to paint it. Also, when I walk my dog I always see these birch trees and I love how they're this sort of green white color with the deep blue cut ins going across the trunks. 

TOOLS: Photoshop CS4, Wacom Intuos

Monday, June 6, 2011

Golden Gate

I don't really have much to say about this one. I just felt like doing the Golden Gate Bridge. I blocked out the shapes and proceeded to add color and depth.