Friday, December 23, 2011

Wow Card Wargen

Someone wearing incredibly shiny shoes pointed out that I don't have any 'finished' work up on my blog. "Its all silly sketches" he said as the sun glistened majestically off his reflective footwear. "Thank you kind sir, for bringing this to light. I was completely blinded to the issue. I will gladly add more polished works to brighten your spirits, my good man."

So I will be peppering in some more 'finished work' between my regular randomness. Here is a Wargen WOW Card I did last year.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Board/Card game WIP

My 10 year old, Sasha has been into drawing items and pets from video games lately. So we decided we would make another board game this weekend using some of her ideas. We started Saturday morning coming up with more random ideas and plans. We decided early on to make it a co-op board game because teamwork seems to be more fun than competition in my house. We couldnt decide weather to make it a board game or a card game so we went with the obvious choice for any OC girl: "Lets do both!" Why not. So we made a board with 4 zone locations (a forest, a town, a desert, and... a place where pets go to school... (that one is all her)

Team based battles against NPC monsters is something she really wanted to do so we came up with some simple test creatures to try combat on. So I suggest some basics: "Lets start with... a bear,... a Ghost and a... "CATAGATOR!!!" She screams in excitement. "A what?"  "Its an alligator with a cat face.!" "Sounds awesome!" The imagination of a child is always inspiring. Naturally I immediately pictured an alligator with its head replaced by a cat head. I never expected a full alligator with an additional cat face on the side. Needless to say, my mind was blown.

Then we came up with playable 'action cards' such as '+1 Damage to every monster in the world',  'Minus 3 to anything you want' (Im still not exactly sure what that one does), 'Defeat one enemy' and 2 Dark Damage' (shown above with skull and cupcake hat) that we cut out of card stock and penciled in. Then we made some quest cards that somewhat go with the zone themes (not really). Some of the quests include such epic adventures as 'Collect Star at top of Tree', 'Plant 6 flowers', 'Try not to fall' and many others.

By Sunday evening, we had a fully functioning (and hilarious) board game. Halfway through our first legitimate playthrough we found a HUGE exploit and won the game! Since its co-op everybody won and had a good time. =)

Saturday, November 26, 2011


My eldest daughter Kayla is into sewing and cloth crafting so I drew her this themed name plate for her bedroom door.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Disco Zombie Witchdoctor

Another fun sketch group theme. After I finished I realized this guy reminds me of my dad... in more ways than one.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Arab girl

A quick sketch of a stylized Arabic girl. This stemmed from a conversation about cultural facial features.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Its been a while

I know its been a while. My daughter just set up her art blog and now Im being guilt tripped into getting back to updating mine. I did an amazing rendering of a taco that I cant find (I may have eaten it) so this will have to do for now.

This is another oddity from Blizzard sketch group. I beleive the theme was French Horn, Yarn Monster with a bonus goat... KKGs idea. I was originally shooting for a design that could be used for a monster in Diablo... I think I missed the mark. =)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Warcraft weapon card

Here is one of the weapon cards I did for the Ice Crown series. This one was fun and pretty easy. The ice background was actually more challenging than the weapon itself. =)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Beyond Good and Evil HD on 360

Last week Beyond Good and Evil HD came out for $10 on the Xbox 360 (live arcade) This is simply the best deal EVAR! This game was originally released in 2003 and it still holds up magnificently. BG&E is in my opinion one of the top 10 greatest games ever made. If you have not played it and you enjoy the idea of and action adventure game with a great story, truly unique characters and art style (I know its hard to believe), fresh game mechanics in an imaginative and amazingly well paced action adventure game, then your in for a real treat. If these ideas confuse you, its ok. Continue playing Call of Duty. =)

Here is a sketch I did for one of the main characters Peyj. I started working on a larger scale concept of many of the characters. If I ever find the time to finish it, I will post it.