Friday, December 16, 2011

Those crazy Aliens

Here's another page of aliens.  We ended up using pieces of some of them and then one of them completely as a finished design.  Truthfully I was kind of bummed.  I was having far too much fun doing these.  I wanted to do some more.  Enjoy.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


So the Alien DLC for Keflings required a few special keflings that would be a specific character.  I knew right from the begining that I wanted to have some fun with Alien stereotypes and rip off a bunch of Scifi movies.  One that I knew I had to do was the alien design from the alien movies.  There was no way I was going to get the creepy vibe from H.R. Giger's work, and it wouldn't fit in the game anyway.  But if we were going to have an angry yelling kefling than I could certainly borrow from Giger's design for some fun.  I still wish we could have had the double mouth thing, but it just didn't work out.  Oh well.

I've been playing with a different style lately with this stuff trying to work a bit more like Nico Marlet.  His work on Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon is still the gold standard of character design and I figured if I could work a bit more like him, use the same tools and methods, maybe then a bit of his genius would rub off on me.  It's been fun working with the markers and pencils.  I know for sure I still don't have Marlet's genius, but man is it ever fun to draw this stuff.  Enjoy.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


For the recent level we released for Wolrd for Keflings I was able to design a bunch of aliens.  talk about a fun project.  I have pages full of random designs.  These are just a few.  Obviously I copied a few designs from popular movies.  But that was part of the fun.  Who doesn't want to see a Yoda kefling?  Enjoy.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

More Aliens

Here's another promotional image I did for the latest game I worked on.  This one was a blast to do.  I've always loved those cheesy b movie posters and this was my chance to do one.  I want to print it up really big and hang it in my house.

Friday, October 21, 2011


A game I worked on is coming out with an additional scenario that you can download and it's all about aliens.  The project was so fun to work on.  They've released this image that I did for promotional purposes.  Thought I would share it here.  Enjoy.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Shape drawings

This was an excersise we did in school for a character design class.  First you would draw some random shape with nothing really in mind, just let the pencil flow.  Then you take a look at the shape, you turn it around, swuint your eyes at it, until you saw somehting in the shape, and then you draw.  It's a great excersise in creativity, in finding new shapes to play with and new approaches to subjects that might be getting a bit stagnant.  I was feeling the ned to stretch myself and so I did these.  I put up the shapes first and then the drawing I did based on that shape.  Enjoy.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Painting Practice

I was teaching an art lesson yesterday and we were just having some fun painting.  This is what I came up with in the 45 minutes we had.  I was pretty happy with it.  Working on cardboard turned out to be alot of fun.  I may have to do some more art on it.  Enjoy.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Hula Dancer

Needed to clear my head and do a fun little drawing.  This is the result.  Enjoy.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Gator in a Tutu

This started out simply as an excersise in an art class that I teach to have fun with acryllic paint.  In the end I had some fun with it and my daughter oves it.  We'll put it in her room.  for now, I'll just pop it up on the blog.  Sorry it's been so long in posting.  Trying to get back on the horse.  We'll see how that goes.  Enjoy.