Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Morning warmup

Practice practice practice.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Through the Fire and the Flames we carry on!

Come July 1st, an ambition I set out to achieve 9 years ago will finally come of age. When I was 17, I decided that I wanted to make games for a living. And now after close to a decade of working really hard and coming really close to giving up many times I'm going to move into my first gig in the games industry.

To everybody who kept believing in me during the times I didn't; thank you. It really meant a lot to me.

To everybody who'se still out there working on getting their foot in the door; stay in the fight. Work hard and have courage.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Out of time

This will likely be the last speedy I'm going to do on office time for a while. Our department just caught wind of the new schedule and it is less than intelligently derived.

I love the kind of work that we do but how things are done on the "blunt end" of the spear leave me feeling like our department is going to lose it's head like the goose that laid the golden eggs. We keep exceeding expectations on our performance and instead of being rewarded for it they take our extra effort for granted and just consider it our 'latest benchmark'.

There is such a thing as doing "too good a job".

Yes, it's a privilege to be able to work in concept art so early in our careers, but I'm getting pretty tired of us and ours being worked like dogs for what others doing the same job in this industry might call fruit and nuts.

It's a give and take relationship; We give, they take. We'll see if we get what we were promised.

Fall seven times, stand up eight. ~Japanese Proverb

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Thumbnail Dump

Did some random thumbnails of fictional flora and fauna.

This fellow is a little bit... special.

Sunday, April 20, 2008


A speedy done at work. About 1 hour, no particular rhyme or reason. Can't shake this feeling of melancholy.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Another unfinished oldie

I know I've not been pulling my weight recently; apologies. My workstation at home is still belly up and gathering dust plus I've not been particularly motivated to rectify the matter.

This piccy is a fairly old one. Started as a character doodle and the background adlibbed in.

I need to go have myself a long walk. I don't seem to like weekends as much as I used to.

Monday, April 14, 2008

A pair of Speedies

Under an hour for each. Trying to develop my sense of color a bit further.

For the record I have a deal with a friend; I paint a decent 30 page comic and he gives up smoking. Just thought I'd put that up here to rile him up a little heheh. >:3

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Another Old Art Dump

Been meaning to upload these for a while. Work still keeping me busy. Trying times, but somehow we learn to survive and overcome.

"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do." ~Eleanor Roosevelt

Friday, March 28, 2008

Office Speedpaint Session

First art dept speedpaint session, 90mins. Theme was "futuristic".

Shouts going out to the other peeps who participated in the paint; Yvonne, Aaron and Milx :3

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Speedpaint - Cold Chasm

Stranded in the office waiting for a ride home.

A lone star races onwards,
the path ahead is blinding and uncertain,
but forward is the only way it knows.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Old Art Dump

Busy days in and out,
but the people in our lives make it fun :3
Old art,
But what is art if not meant to be seen and enjoyed by people?

Monday, March 24, 2008

Art Blog startyness

Yibble yibble. Greetings humans.

Will update when I can think of more to say, no hit plz