Thursday, June 21, 2012

RIOT!

Working at Blizzard on Diablo3 for the past 5 years has been an amazing ride. I learned so much and made a ton of great friends across the company. As of last Friday, I officially started my new job at Riot Games! League of Legends is my favorite PVP game! Very exciting times!


My frist of many LOL fan sketches. Miss Fotune is a badass!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tol'vir Paladin

This is another Warcraft TCG card I did last year. Im still not super happy with this one. I struggle with FX like magic spells. I probably spent more time reworking the holy stuff than I did painting the whole character. Luckily I got some great feedback from my painting support group (many of the names on the right) to help me finish this one off.  :)





Thursday, June 07, 2012

Aftermath

A couple of months ago, I did this fun little mini comp on Gameartisans. The theme was 'Aftermath'. I really hated math as a kid. I remember drawing a picture of a giant alien spaceship shooting lasers at the school on the desk during math. Needless to say, I got in big trouble for that. Now i have a daughter who shares my past views on the topic. So... As a responsible parent, I felt the need to create an example of completely inapropriate behavior when receiving a bad grade. Now she knows what not to do... my work here is done. :)



I wanted to do a 2.5D model, so I cut up the concept to make the textures, then colored them.


Then modeled out the individual parts, lined them up and painted the shadows in the right spots.



Once I got all the elements together, I had to make a lot of minor adjustments to the texture and geo to get it working like the concept.



As always, I finished it up the night before it was due. The great thing about web contests is that there are deadlines. I could spend another 10 hrs polishing this up, but the deadline always saves me from my OCDetailing ways. :)