I had the pleasure to create Popular Mechanic's cover art and opener for the 2016 April Issue.
Have been working on this piece on and off during the Summer. Created in Photoshop.
This piece was not so much about sculpting as it was about learning how to use the lighting tools in Zbrush. Since I am not skilled in animation and like creating final 2D images, I wanted to learn how to take advantage of the Light/Lightcaps in Zbrush which will save me a lot of time when doing the post work in Photoshop
Jonah was created for the 2013 Desktopography wallpaper collection. You can download the wallpaper, as well as many other amazing pieces of artwork, here. The fish was created in zbrush and the environment was created in Photoshop. This started out not as a project but a fun way for me to learn how to use zbrush better. This is why there are so many different MatCaps (surface materials) on each version. I started to create a goldfish using dynamesh. Once I did that I went ahead and added more detail to make him look tough. After that, that is when I thought of the story, Jonah and the Whale.
This was a piece I created for the Tomb Raider Reborn contest. My wife was kind enough to pose as Lara for me.
I created this for Slashthree's Exhibition, Fairy Tales. I first sketched out what I wanted the characters to look like on paper and modeled them in Cinema 4d. Once I liked the overall look of the model I took the UV mesh inside Photoshop and textured everything.
Wojciech Magierski, and I wanted to help give him encouragement so we decided to create this for him. Neil, even when you think it is to hard to carry on just remember that you have a huge inner warrior that fights for you! Praying for you man! Wojciech created the monsters and I created the knight in zbrush and we both worked together to build the environment in Photoshop.
This was created in anticipation for the new Star Wars Episode VII movie coming out in 2015. My wife and I are the models for this one. I created the clothing using a cloth texture and the spikes on my character were created from some pictures I took of some lobsters we had for dinner.
This piece is a part of Depthcore's Chapter, Roots. The bug's body and legs were sculpted in Zbrush and everything else was modeled in Cinema 4d Broadcast. You can find the breakdown of this piece on my blog, hardcoretumblin.tumblr.com.
This was the CD album cover I created for the one and only Christian Fischer. I took stage lighting and placed it in his jacket and for his shirt I used grass and blended everything together using a Wacom tablet.
I created this for the 2010 Desktopography. This was my first attempt at in 3d using Cinema 4d. I really liked learning 3d and I think I may revisit this in the future since I have learned how to use it a lot better now.
This piece was created for Depthcore's Chapter Time. My beautiful wife helped me out by being the model. :)
I used an image of Milford Sound, New Zealand, as the base. I love showing massive scale of things and with the help of a few chemical plant images I was able to come up with this. Created for Slashthree's Steampunk Exhibition.
I really like Family Force 5's first album, Business Up Front/Party in the Back. I wanted to create an illustration for them so I contacted them and asked if I could have a high res image to play around with and they gave me one. Thanks guys!
I took a photo of my wife and I and used the Wacom tablet to quickly sketch in what I wanted the overall feel to be. Then before I knew it, the majority of the piece, excluding the jellyfish and some parts of the tentacles, turned into a digital painting.
This is still one of my favorite pieces that I have created and was released in Depthcore’s Freestyle IV. I didn’t know the direction I wanted to go with the piece when I started but since she was leaning forward in the original image I thought it would be great if she was coming out of a wall. The wings came later and at first they were white but then used ostrich feathers to change them to a dark gray.
The Return was a project I created by using a couple extension cords, one vacuum hose, and a Halloween party mask. I painted the black stripes on the mask and hung all the chords from the floor beams in the basement. Then took three different images and then went to town with the tablet.
This was the piece that made me really fall in love with creating very detailed illustrations. I was still in college and asked a friend of mine in my dorm if he and his girlfriend would like to do a photo shoot. My initial idea was to make them into water vs. fire but I didn’t like the direction it was going so I stopped working on it for about a month and then decided to do nature vs. technology. Created for Slashthree's Order vs. Chaos Exhibition.
I did this for Depthcore's Freestyle IV. I wanted to make the hatter a little more modern and over the top so I gave him a giant gun!
Created for Slashthree's World Exhibition II Exhibition.
Created for the 2009 Desktopgraphy Exhibition and you can download the desktop wallpaper here. Base photo was taken by Tracy Ehrler.
This was my entry for Darksiders II Contest.
This was my very first complete digital painting. Created for Slashthree's World Exhibition II Exhibition.
Created for Slashthree's 30th Century Exhibition.
Base photo was taken by Ceara.
Created for Slashthree's World Exhibition II Exhibition.
Base image by NikxStock.
The Cry of Emotion is a piece about how so many people hold in their emotions/feelings so others will not think they are weird, depressed, unattractive, hurting, etc. but one day the emotions will no longer be able to be held inside and they will come out whether we like it or not.