Team Aegis

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Inspired by the original X-Com game and their alloy armor, I decided to spent a bit of time imaging my team of badass alien brawlers.  I didn’t reference directly the game, but purely went about illustrating the headshots from a sense of inspiration and how I saw a team of mine existing in a world where elite soldiers were trained to go head to head with an unknown and ever-present threat of extraterrestrial terror.  Continue reading

BaseTradeTV Reflection

Though I am mired in my current work, I find that it can be a good thing to take small breaks from the grind to reignite my passion for artistic work by tackling smaller more focused projects.  I enjoy doing overlay and eSports work for many reasons, but one of the them is that it utilizes a generally very simple concepts that can be deeply explored through creative problem solving and intelligent design.  This allows me to push aside a lot of the extra considerations that can weigh down exploration of design while I’m working on such a complicated project as my Indie game Mecromage.

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An image to promote the crew of @BaseTradeTV

December of last year I had an encounter with a Starcraft 2 community stream on Twtich.tv that I really enjoyed.  Their obvious passion and dedication purely to the community of gamers was inspiring.  I felt this could be a nice avenue that would allow me to stretch a little and focus on quick creative execution of some small projects.  I contacted BaseTradeTV and offered some graphics support for the channel, they accepted.

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Prince Charmings: Riot Comic Contest Entry

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I entered a League of Legends comic contest held by riot games.  It was very entertaining and a fun way to flex some creative muscle.  Interestingly the most difficult part of the comic is creating something that would be funny and fit within the guidelines.  The challenge proved to be very fun and rewarding.

  Writing the comic is definitely a skill in itself.  At first I had Photoshop loaded up and I was using text boxes to attempt to create my story.  I soon realized I was a bit bolder than I should have, and reverted to ye ‘ole notepad to iron out the concept.  Once again proving that preplanning smart design is an artists best friend.

  After a couple weeks break dug in, spending a lot of time afterward detailing the art, and then applying the inks.  This piece is probably the most extensively inked projected I’ve accomplished.  I was quite happy with the results, but not so much on how much time I had until the deadline.  I had under estimated the amount of time to deadline, and ended up rushing the colors to slip my submission within the 5 minutes of contest deadline.

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Handel on the News get well Mike cartoon

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Mike Nolan, KFI traffic reporter and contributor to the KFI Handel morning show was involved in a plane crash.  Nolan is a former Marine, and excellent radio personality.  I listen to this show quite a bit while I am doing my artwork.  I decided to send a get well image to cheer him up.

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FEATURED ON KFI WEB BLOG (kinda cool)

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Katelyn’s Cheerful

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Cheerful I made to Cheer Katelyn! I wanted to print it and mail it with a letter, but my printer isn’t working very well. I put together a fun video of it as well, so Katelyn can watch. I hope you enjoy! Miss you Katelyn!

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Downwhere’s Man

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A friend of mine from the WCR community has been hard at work on creating a series of hilarious videos where he takes games that allow you to make morality decisions and plays out the meanest of the options. He commentates over the gaming for added entertainment.

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Envelope Art

While my wife was at BMT I attempted to write her every day.  I included an image to hopefully inspire a little joy in the challenging times.  Here are a few of them:

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I hope she had as much fun reading them as I did making them Open-mouthed smile

Toilet Tom

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This is a really fun concept I created for a Story book project.  The children’s book authored by Gene Benny featured lively house hold item personified as fun characters.  One of the more interesting characters was the toilet who I call Toilet Tom.

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