Wednesday, May 30, 2007

My Tentacle Head Bran

Hey my Bran made it to the Bran-Man website. Check it out.

The Fish Show (part 1)

Just a heads up; my "Fish Show" will be up this Friday and run through June at Amy's Ice Cream on 6th Street here in Austin. More pics, info, and a reception to be forthcoming.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Tabby Sabertooth Catfish Prints


Prints are now available of the Tabby Sabertooth Catfish. 11x17, archival matte paper, signed & numbered, limited run of 100, $25 +$5 for shipping & handling ($30 total). They came out pretty sweet if I do say so myself. Drop me an email or leave a comment here if you'd like one. Thanks!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Animalidas


My weekly post to the ASS blog. Topic: Muppets in Pop Culture

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Sketch to Ink


Here's an example of my pencil roughs to black & white. If I were pencilling for someone else to ink my pencils would be much tighter. Keeping the pencils loose when I ink speeds the process up because I can fill a lot of the details in with ink. This is another guy from the WEGS game stuff coming out this summer. (You don't want to know what he's carrying.)

Hunchback Periscope Fish

Tentacle Head Bran

A Bran I did yesterday for fun. I ran across the website and thought I'd give it a go. It was fun, I'll probably try my hand at a few others.

Friday, May 18, 2007

What I draw in the margins...

A self-portrait of myself berating myself for drawing myself berating myself.

Armored Gullet Fish

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Attack of the 50 Foot Supermodel


We could only be so lucky. Another 15 minute 50 foot monster for the ASS blog.

Elf Chick


An interior spot illustration for WEGS. One of the few times I actually used photo reference. I'm not going to tell you what photo I used or where it came from but I will give you a hint... I have a subscription to a certain magazine and the reference photo I used is from my favorite issue (guitar-pick bikinis kick ass) they put out every year except for the one where Vince is on the cover. That was a pretty good hint.

Long-Whiskered Dragonhead

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Name the Fish Wednesday Part II


Well it worked pretty well last week so I thought I'd try it again. It may become a weekly thing (hopefully) depending on participation. Congrats to Chalker for winning last week's. Feel free to come up with a cool name and you could win a print of "your" fish. Rock on.

The Red Dragon Inn Box Cover


I received a copy of the final print version of the Red Dragon Inn card game's box cover with all the type elements and I'm stoked, my first box cover! I think it looks great! Suh-weet. Check out Slugfest Games' new website. The site has a new design and you can preview some of the new stuff they've got coming out, including The Red Dragon Inn.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

And he's done (almost).

The paintjob's complete. All he needs now is some gloss resin for his mouth and eyes and he's completely complete.

My favorite 50 foot monster.


"...a monster of vaguely anthropoid outline, but with an octopus-like head whose face was a mass of feelers, a scaly, rubbery-looking body, prodigious claws on hind and fore feet, and long, narrow wings behind." - The Call of Cthulhu
My weekly post to the ASS blog. Topic: 50 foot Monster in 15 minutes

Frilled Sharkhead

Monday, May 14, 2007

Ninja sketch


My weekly post to the ASS blog. Topic: Ninjas!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

"Tongue O' Dung" rough


I did this rough while waiting for my computer to reboot after multiple reboots and finally a complete re-install of my wacom tablet. Like I needed that crap today. I have to remember: "Violence and technology... NOT good bedfellows." And if you know where that line came from you are a badass. The rough's for a game coming out this summer and Larry of WEGS graciously let me post it.

Bill Nighy Fish


If you don't know who Bill Nighy is this won't make much sense, but if you do it makes total sense. Good job Mr. Chalker for coming up with such an awesomely clever name.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Friday, May 04, 2007

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Fish sculpture paint job.

I wasn't having the greatest day yesterday so I took a break from staring at the computer screen and pulled out this guy and decided to work on his paint job. I cranked up some butt rock and went to work.
Here are his base colors, about 5 to 6 drybrushing coats of various blues and purples.I painted his belly white, did a base coat of rust red in his mouth and screwed in eyelets on the backside to hang him from.
He needs a few highlight coats, an antiquing to bring out the scales and a base coat of black for his eyes and teeth. Once that all dries, paint the teeth and eyes and a spray of varnish and he's complete and ready to hang.

Drawbridge Walleye

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Long-snouted Firefin


Pretend his dorsal fin is a fiery orange tipped with gold.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Hand Turkey


My weekly post to the Austin Sketch Squad blog. It was my turn to pick the topic so I picked "Hand Turkeys". 15 minutes from start to finish and was surprising fun and liberating. Kindergarten's on to something...

Bloated Freckle Face