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.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Busy but Learning!

It's been a busy, but amazing past few months! Back in February I came into an exciting opportunity to work for Harmonix. So far it has been not only a blast, but also a chance to learn some new techniques.

The past couple of months I've been using my lunch and after work hours to teach myself 3DS max and other software at the company. I only have this one little sample, but I've already gotten a little bit better since I made it a few weeks ago. I hope to post up more like this along with some of the 2D designs I've been drawing on the T. I've filled quite a few sketchbooks up with pictures of the crazy people who inhabit my daily commute , andI'll try to get some of those pages scanned soon.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy New Year!

Here's the full view and detail shot of the christmas card image I put together for my mom this year. I took the liberty of cleaning up some of the yard trash/broken cars of course. I was also experimenting with a new set of watercolor brushes for photoshop, and I've been really pleased with the results so far.

This piece is still in progress. I'm trying to study more from film to get a stronger sense of color and layout. The final version will have a much punchier/interesting foreground. I'll be posting that up soon!