mark hamill portrait

mark hamill portrait

As I continue to transpose my traditional training into a clear digital painting counterpart, I am experimenting with different portraits. This one is Mark Hamill and tries to capture a look that spans his years in the public eye. This piece, like many of my recent spot illustrations, began as a simple vector drawing to place the structure of the face. From there, I began painting the portrait using a couple of different bitmap programs; incorporating painting techniques with composition effects as the layers of the image was built. This illustration is closer to the image I have in my mind than the last version of Mark’s portrait I did. There are some nice traditional effects that I have been able to capture while also leveraging the digital space in the manner I had hoped. I will continue to work through techniques and portraits as I evolve and converge my hand-skills and digital chops.

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space twins

space twins

Our family’s New Year’s Eve tradition have always been quiet. A time to hang out at home and relax, welcome in the new year and enjoy some quiet time. When we had kids, our traditions added some new events and has now blossomed into a full-on Star Wars evening. We started with the original trilogy, but now begin with Rogue One, and move on through the latest releases.

This is a sketch poster concept for the space twins, Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa. I am continuing to work through transposition of my traditional training and hand-skils into the digital painting. I am trying different techniques to continually push my comfort zone and skills.

If you are interested in prints of this painting or want to discuss commissions or projects email me through my contact page. Thanks and Happy New Year.

the punisher

the punisher

Planet Pulp is an online gallery that highlights a pop-culture theme every month. As part of their “rogue’s gallery, we choose how we illustrate that theme every month which is then posted to the Planet Pulp website, twitter, and instagram.

This month’s theme is “bingeworthy Netflix shows”. Since I have just finished The Punisher, I chose to do a stylized poster of the show’s main character, Frank Castle, and his signature skull.

The top image is the finished piece. The second image, however, is the complete Frank Castle portrait I illustrated before designing the final poster. The illustration began in vector format, roughing out the character. Once I had the basics, I began painting the larger bitmap file. Once that asset was finished, it was all laid out in concert with the iconic skull to create the final poster.

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general organa

general organa

Last painting of my 20178-2018 winter vacation. Despite most everyone in the family being sick over a majority of the holiday and losing: my printer, my digital tablet, a backup hard drive, and my eyeglasses this was still a relaxing vacation.

Loads to do in this new year, but this portrait of Carrie Fisher as General Organa is the last painting of my time off over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Looking forward to all that the new year has to offer and if you want to work together drop me a line through my contact form, or catch me through instagram or twitter.

no one is ever really gone…

no one is ever really gone…

Saw Star Wars: The Last Jedi again today. Coincidentally, it is also exactly one year since Carrie Fisher’s death. It was great to see her on the big screen for her last and most iconic role as General Organa so I thought I would whip up a quick tribute to my favorite Disney Princess, Princess Leia Organa in a role that defined her career; the young and defiant rebel princess.

illustrated tribute to Steven Spielberg

illustrated tribute to Steven Spielberg

Illustrated Tribute to Steven Spielberg

As I continue to refine my illustration skills to digital equivalents of my hand skills I keep experimenting with techniques. One of the great places I get to try different exercises is with Planet Pulp’s rogues gallery challenges every month. I was honored to be part of the crew this year and have been trying new ideas out every month since I joined up.

This month was a tribute to Steven Spielberg so all of his work was fair game and I thought I would play with Indiana Jones. The first image is a vector spot illustration with a nod back to classic illustrators I studied over the years.

The second piece is the same image, but interpreted as an attempt to paint using the digital bitmap tools I have available to me.