Thursday, August 06, 2009


I was thumbing through my buddy, Paul Richards', sketch collection and was totally inspired. I picture this guy whippin' out a guitar and belting out "A Country Boy Can Survive." Here's some Beechnut in yer eye!

Monday, June 01, 2009

Star Wars: The Old Republic

I mentioned before on here that I'm working on Star Wars: The Old Republic. Last Friday, Bioware debuted a Developer Dispatch featuring those of us on the team that worked on the Trooper class. I got to be in the video but my 'stache does most of the talking.

Developer Dispatch: The Trooper

Also today we unveiled our big awesome cinematic trailer. I did the designs for the troopers and lightsabers. Check that badboy out.

Star Wars: The Old Republic Cinematic Trailer in HD

Monday, May 18, 2009

The Woman and the Dragon

Around Easter I was part of an art show called "Biblical Proportions". Each participating artist was asked to pick something biblical to depict. I went with the powerful imagery of the Woman and the Dragon from Revelations.

And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.

And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.

And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
Revelations 12:1-3

I've gotten so used to doing all my work digitally as of late and I was beginning to feel REALLY rusty, so I busted out the watercolors. Rusty is an understatement. Here's a bit of the process, warts and all.

Colerase sketch:

Having not worked traditionally in a while, I did a digital study of the colors to figure out my palette and whatnot. I adjusted some of the dragon anatomy while I was in there.

I painfully transferred the line work to watercolor board (I need to figure out a better way to do this) and started laying in some of the yellows and reds.

Little by little it started to come together. I did some of the finishing touches with acrylic.

Here's a High Rez version.

All in all, it felt really good to do a finished color piece in traditional medium. Hopefully I can get around to doing these more often. There were a lot of talented cats at the show. Check them out here.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Strongman Back Cover

I had a request to post the back cover as well. It's a bit different than what wound up in print but here it is:

Looking for a copy of Strongman? Ask for it at your local comic shop or snag one HERE!

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Staple! Cometh

It's that time of year again. Austin's big independent media expo, Staple!, is coming up on March 7th. I'll be there with my standard supply of sketchbook ashcans. I finally got off my butt and made some postcards and t-shirts too. I'll be splitting a table with Charles Soule, writer of a new book coming out of Slave Labor Graphics called Strongman. I did a cover for him a while back. He'll have books on hand.

Strongman cover (title graphic by John Rubio:

Axe Bunny T-Shirt:

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Life Drawing - Cami

Yay. More life drawing. It's funny, I'm so used to being able to hit undo or transform something into place if I mess something up in a drawing these days. Ya can't do that at lifedrawing... BUT you can do it once you get home and scan it in. Take that undersized head! I also added some white into the drawing. Thank you, Photoshop.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Life Drawing - Molly

I finally got my ass out of bed early and hoofed it to lifedrawing this weekend. Molly was a fantastic model, I didn't quite capture her likeness but I think I'm in the ballpark. I usually prefer the quick pose format for life drawing, but the long pose format was just the discipline I needed.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Star Dude

Since I last posted, the project I've been working on has been announced. For the last year and a half I've been working on Star Wars: The Old Republic. If you haven't already, check out the official website ( for concepts, trailers and other media.

In the spirit of Star Wars I did a quick sketch of some unrelated random Star Warsy goodness.