Thursday, June 20, 2013


So this blog has been getting a bit stale as of late, so I've moved some more updated random posts to tumblr while I revamp this page:

Sunday, April 17, 2011

What I've been working on this year...

First things first:

This past year I've been working full time at Harmonix on the game Dance Central. It was my task to help create over 650 individual flashcards that aid in the learning of each dance move. I've never been very good at rhythmic ceremonial rituals, but after a good deal of playing our game I'm not half bad.

The game was a great opportunity to learn from a lot of awesome artists along the way. I got to see the characters develop, the venues fall into place, the cinematic story-boarded, and the QA department dance till they dropped. Not only was I creating the icons, but I was absorbing the lessons of the artists in the room about their processes and techniques for bringing characters to life.

On that note! Here are a couple of more recent 3D designs that I've worked on in my spare time:

A quick study of fred astaire, done at lunch.

An old time pilot based on a sketchbook drawing

My still in-progress entry into the Polycount Brawl Contest. (hopefully to be updated soon!)

I've still got a lot to learn, but I can say I'm a great deal further along then I would have been trying to learn all this on my own.
Plenty more art updates to follow soon!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

New Stuff on the way!

So I've been bad recently about updating the ol' blog, but it's mostly due to being really busy learning the ins and outs of 3D. I'll be posting up a bunch of new stuff very soon. Till then here's a collection of tree sketches done at various lunch hours.
The last one is a blend of 3d and 2d, just made as a test to see if I can start working with both to get results I like.

And here's a 3D silo made in my spare time to try out detailing a simple mesh with crazybump. I also wanted to try out hand painting some details, and using an alpha for the weather-vane.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Wedding Cake Topper

Over the summer two of my very good friends Alex and Lindsay tied the knot. It was a pleasure to sculpt a topper for their sweet and delicious chocolate wedding cake. It was made out of LaDoll airdry clay over a wire base. I then used a few coats of spray gesso and sanded it smooth. I used an airbrush for the larger areas and a small brush for the details.
I'd love to try something like this again in the future!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Art for Auction

One of my degree project pieces is going up for auction this weekend at an event called The Opening Gala. It's hosted by The Unorthodox Arts Foundation, which is a local company that supports different types of art and theater projects. There is also a pretty spiffy show going on at the same time as the auction. Visit their site for more information:

The event is this Saturday at King's Chapel Parish House at 64 Beacon Street in Boston.
The auction will start at 7:00 and end at 9:00

Monday, September 27, 2010

Zbrush Faces

Took some time at the end of the summer to try and learn zbrush.
These were the first few experiment heads I've created. I still need to learn
the technical side of making them game ready, but I want to learn the sculpting aspect first. Plenty of updates coming to the blog soon including a cake topper, an art auction, and some t-ride sketching.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Lunch Break Sketchin'

Nothing too fancy to update with, just two quick portraits done over lunch break at work.

The first is a portrait of Mortimer Stränge, a guide from Boston's Ghosts and Gravestones Tour. Be sure to check it out if your in town, I had a swell time!

The second is just a scaggy Joan Crawfordish sketch from a secret project I'm starting up with my partner in crime....more things to come in the future.