Wednesday, December 28, 2011

More Illos

Here's a few more story illustrations I did for

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Busy busy

It's been a busy time! Here are some short story illustrations I finished recently for More to come soon!

I also have a 30"x40" oil painting commission (first painting to be hung ever, phew!) drying in my living room. Feels like a graduation thesis from the year learning about oil painting.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Unfinished studies

Some good parts, some not so. All from ref.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Bioshock 2 Bas Relief Design

Something from the archives (2008). Here's one of the bas relief designs I did for Bioshock 2. In-game it appears with the phrase "Fallen, fallen is Babylon" across it, with a shrine of photographs at its base (which someone else did a great job on).

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sunday Sketch

Been busy working out a rather large oil painting. Meanwhile, a sunday sketch!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Random Study & Practice

One oils, one digital. Just random practice...

Friday, September 16, 2011

Mark Making Study

Simple study of interpreting a subject into marks. It's like a big puzzle, painting is. Ref from

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

More Photoshop Palette Knife

More photo studies/tests.

From a photo from (great site for period photos):
Can't remember the source for this one:

Friday, September 9, 2011

Photoshop Palette Knife

Trying out palette knife-like brush settings in Photoshop. Painted from reference:

Friday, September 2, 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Some Whiskey Bottles

Here's another, in warm light instead. Getting the hang of mixing oil colors, going to work on drawing and expression next.

Oil on 6"x8" canvas panel:

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Rag, Palette Cup, Ceramic Cup & Palette Knife

The fun and learning continues. I quite enjoyed tackling the cool overcast light from the window. 4hrs, oils on a 6"x8" canvas panel:

Thursday, August 11, 2011

New Pencil

I just bought a woodless pencil (Cretacolor Monolith 2B). I love it! *throws away clutch pencil that likes to break while sharpening*

Monday, August 1, 2011

Broken Graphite

My pencil nib likes to break under sharpening, leaving a flat jagged broken stump. So I decided I won't sharpen it any more and just draw with the stump. Take that, pencil!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Lookbook Painting

Started putting together a lookbook for O+B. Here's the first look:

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Worked a bit on an old sketch, but ran out of steam before I could finish.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Half Drawings

Shaking off the rust after much 3D-ness:

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Library Viz Done!

Now, I'll get back to drawing and painting. I promise!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

2D and 3D

Library design variations:
And properly scaled 3D model in progress:

Saturday, May 21, 2011

A Curious Specimen

May has been a productive month! Here is my contribution for an art project being organized by the filmmakers of the short film No Face.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

Painting Pitfalls: Getting too Literal

It's hard not to get carried away rendering many many many details seperately instead of working the whole painting. The danger is overcomplicating values and edges trying to describe objects too literally. The balance is thrown out of whack, and any appeal the had painting gets lost. Really, an impression can give a more tangible feeling for an interoir.

Here's a quick hack Photoshop filter job to illustrate. The high contrast B&W has less detail, but so much more depth and feeling. The "too literal" original is below it.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Gorilla Artbook vol 1 Released!

The book is out! Click here for the official announcement with lots of juicy preview pics, and the full list of artists. There are also links where to buy.

I'll just leave this teaser trailer here:

Gorilla Artfare | Gorilla Artbook Vol.1 from Café Salé | CFSL ink on Vimeo.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Random Doodling and Homework

Have been trying to come up with an elegant solution to scapulae. No real answer yet.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Lookbook Thumbnailing

More attempts at fashion design. Imagining the white as high gloss material:

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Good Balance

Good balance between fine lines and broad strokes are so important. It's too easy getting carried away adding more fine lines to try and describe something clearer. Better to erase lines to do so! (note to self: more fine lines highlight the drawing, good balance highlights the subject)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Figuring out Fashion

Imaginary designs from make-belief fashion label O+B:

And some anatomy homework:

Friday, March 11, 2011

Gorilla Artbook Coming Soon!

Exciting news! Gorilla Artbook Vol. 1 is on the way. Brought to you by CFSL Ink and Gorilla Artfare, it is a hardcover volume featuring more than 300 artworks from over 70 artists. So damned proud to be involved with this awesome bunch of artists!

It'll be available for preorder on April 7th and released on April 14th. In the meantime, click here for a small preview.

Cover illustration by Aurélie Neyret, Devin Platts & Tom Scholes, design by Victoria Maderna & Fredirico Piatti.

Update: release date has been pushed back slightly

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Back to Drawing!

After a longish break, back to figuring out this drawing thing: