Grubby vs Flash MLG Dallas Cheerful

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I found out that icon_p_smnl Grubby will be squaring off vs icon_t_smkr Flash in the first casted match of favicon_32 MLG Dallas – Summer Championship happening tomorrow! The Warcraft 3 legend and Starcraft 2 titan squaring off inspired me to sketch up a little cheerful for them. I’m cheering for Grubby, of course but I wish the best of luck to both players. Somewhat selfishly I hope that it will be one of the most devastating spectacles of Terran mechanized battle bombardment thundering against the devote zen psi-shielding of the focused Protoss as they lighten the field with their searing storms.

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Keyes Beholding – SotN Grim Reaper

Speed Painting: Keyes Beholding–SotN Grim Reaper

As a fun exercise I decided to find a screen shot of one of the greatest 2d side scrolling games ever made, Castlevania SotN.  Eventually I’d like to create an entire HD remix of the screen shot as a fun wallpaper background.  For now, I’m going to try and go through piece by piece as a study.

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The Heart of a Man

the Heart of a Man

This was another practice of listening to a specific song on repeat the entire time that I work on a piece.  The track is then used for the background music in the speedpainting.  The hope is that the piece really reflects something in the music, and it forces a lot of creativity from me even when I might not feel the most creative.

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Pixel Interpretations: Castlevania 3

 

A new series of speed painting videos called, "Pixel Interpretations" show me rendering out game pixel-ized images producing an outcome of how I imagine the subject to be.

The following are all Interpretations of Castlevania 3’s Intro sequence.

 

Joshua Keyes Video redux of Intro to Castlevania 3

Click the more button to see some of the speed paintings that give more details on the illustrations that I created for this project.

 

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Toilet Tom

Toilet Tom

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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Talk Radio Comic

I often times listen to talk radio while I work on my various graphic projects.  One of my favorite shows is the ‘Bill Handel’ show.  Rich Marotta is a superiorly entertaining and talented voice on the show.  There is a lot to love about this man and his amazing career, but at times the listeners and others on the show don’t show very much respect for his well educated opinion.  

This cartoon pretty much an inside joke to those who listened to the show during the election era of 2008.  Check out Rich on the Bill Handel Show on KFI.