Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Prehistoric Times.

My Velociraptor Pair illustration was published in the Reader Art section of the latest issue of Prehistoric Times Magazine (Issue #96)!

But that's not the main reason I'm hyped up about this issue. In it is a multi page promotion for James Gurney's new book, Color and Light: a Guide for the Realist Painter. I've been a sucker for James Gurney's oil work since I was a child and would recommend flipping through his book, Dinotopia, to anyone in need of inspiration. He makes fantasy worlds feel more real because of his classical approach to painting. You'll just have to check it out to see what I mean. :)

Thursday, February 3, 2011


I recently flew up to Savannah, GA to visit my best friend for her birthday. And thanks to procrastination and World of Warcraft I stayed up all night packing before my flight and went sleep deprived the whole first day of visiting.

Amazingly enough, I discovered that the secret to productivity is simply "not to sleep." And here I thought artists lost sleep because they were too busy being creative. It's actually the other way around. Silly me. ^^

So here's one of the things I scribbled out in my sketch book while chilling in the costume department at SCAD. 

This is a redesign of my character Copernicus. He was the second character I ever made and needed an overhaul from his early Pokemon-influenced design. His body structure is mostly based off of a goat.