PASSION PIECES

A small selection of works done for my own enjoyment. These pieces are either from one of my many sketchbooks. Paintings, sculptures and models that I have built.

  • Type Illustration, Sketchbook, Painting

Digital painting done in Photoshop of a shuttle sitting on it's launching pad at dusk. This was done around the same time the last shuttle was decommissioned and shipped off to California on the back of a Boeing 747.

A painting of Elsa Lancaster in her iconic portrayal of the Frankenstein Monster’s Mate from ‘The Bride of Frankenstein’. Acrylic on Canvas Board

A Recent painting done in October 2013. A practice piece in acrylics on canvas board of Yoda from “The Empire Strikes Back”. What I am proudest of with this piece is that I used no black while painting this. Acrylic on Canvas Board

A personal kaiju or giant monster design on mine, I imagine this as a giant creature with the body of a sea turtle and a coconut crab and the legs of a crab or something like it. Pencil and India ink and colored with gouache on Bristol paper.

Gouache colored thumbnails for a greeting card design. This is one of a few renderings in my sketchbook that made me decide to start coloring my thumbnails, since then I have gone back and colored previous renderings and have colored them ever since.

Pencil study will someday will be painted over depicting an astronaut underwater during a training session testing a new type of EVA suit. The suit is somewhat of an update of the suit that I painted for the Creatives for Tomorrow poster.

This was a study done for an assignment, I had to conduct some research on the Dodo bird and it's likeness because in my thumbnails each time I drew the bird it looked like a turkey. This helped solidify the attributes of the bird in my mind for the final assignment.

This drawing of a male Gorilla was done in pencil and ballpoint pen. This study was simply an exercise for my own amusement. I have been told that this is one of my best pieces in my sketchbook to date.

A ball-point sketch of a tiger.

A grey marker sketch of a vehicle interior.

An ink and wash sketch of Miranda Kerr.

An ink sketch of the Creature from the Black Lagoon that was eventually sold.

Drawing from life.

Drawing from life.

Drawing from life.

Drawing from life.

A sketch I did while in College, sitting through a Philosophy class.

Concept Model of a Shuttle, kit bashed from a SR-71 model kit and parts from an F-14 Tomcat model kit. The wings were fabricated from layered sheet styrene. Here the model is shown in after primer has been applied.

Concept model after white has been applied to give it a Space Shuttle color scheme. Panel lines were added using a mechanical pencil. Markings were decals from both model kits.

This digital painting is based on a concept I had drawn in 2002, being a fan of 'Star Trek', I experimented with my own phaser design, and went with a ring shape for the handheld weapon. In contrast it looks somewhat like the identity disks from the film, 'Tron Legacy' which came out December 2010. I actually purchased the toy of the disk and was reminded of the phaser concept I had drawn 8 years ago. This inspired me to do a digital painting of this.

The Flight Yoke of the Thunderbird. This is actually the third pass for the yoke design. My idea was to combine the throttle with the control stick into one unit. When the pilot pushes the throttle in flight he is able to lock the throttle unit so as to not reduce speed accidentally when flying.

A simple maquette done in plasticine for the helmet. I did this to help myself while drawing the helmet to insure accurate perspective between from the front and side views of the helmet.

A concept line drawing of Elric's helmet.

Promotional poster created for my Portfolio class in the fall of 2011. This was digitally painted in Photoshop over a line drawing used as a guide. Graphic design by Beau Van Greener and Craig Tanner.