Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Weeping and Gnashing of Teeth

I have to admit, being a toy designer is a pretty sweet gig. I'm constantly adding new works of art to my portfolio, the groupies are a great perk, and they pay me in ribs. For the past two years I have been very happy camper...although...every once in a while there comes a project that makes even the burliest man (like myself) flee in terror.

Yes, that image is correct. I, Dennis, World Class Manly Man, was forced against my will to sketch, sculpt, and render a My Little Pony character.


Now I'll admit, when I wasn't trying to lodge a pencil into my frontal lobe, some of these images actually turned out pretty good.

Despite the quality of these images, a six hour long shower of barbecue sauce and motor oil was required after completion.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Nothing Beats the Original

I should probably just suck it up and buy it through Steam considering my 360 has been collecting dust on my TV stand for about 6 months now.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Welcome Foolish Mortals!

Well, it's been QUITE the October. I apologize for my short absence, but I've been gearing up for the Halloween event of the year! Needless to say, it was a night of fun, friends, and frights! Speaking of frights, I've got lots of spooky art from this month. That zombie behind you wants to know if you're scared yet... (Zombie moaning sounds)

To start, here's some concept art of a quick animation I created. I had a pretty kick ass cemetery set up; complete with nooses, tombstones, an iron fence, and this spooky couple:

These two were modeled, animated, and projected onto a 6' by 5' homemade screen amongst the graves. Unfortunately, all the videos and pictures from that night came out WAY too dark to see anything. So these stills and the actual animation will have to do. I just hope you don't wet yourself after witnessing these two specters...

Alright change outta those urine soaked pants because I've got more! I held a pretty big Halloween party this year. It was a fantastic turn out and I decorated every room on the first floor of my house. That includes a massive harvest-themed tent outside complete with a giant Ouija board (For drinking games, of course).
Amongst all my interior decorations, I created these creepy portraits featuring a few of my close friends. Stop crying, the scariest has yet to come...

That's right, your ghost host with the most! These spooky beauties were printed out full-scale and hung up throughout my house. If you'd like to check some pictures from the party, just jump over to my Facebook page. I'm too lazy to post them here. I hope you all had a happy Halloween! Oh, and watch out for that vampire behind you...


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Puddin' Time

Where have I been? Oh just working on a TON of Halloween stuff. I'll be posting some progress images of my costume and some home decorations in the coming weeks. Until then., enjoy this hilarious video featuring yours truly!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Thursday is Dumpday

I've come to the realization that I have absolutely ZERO 3D work displayed. Mainly because all the 3D stuff I've worked on recently is for work, and I'm unable to show it until the licensor gives the OK, the product hits the shelves, or the project is totally canned.

Annoying? Meh...kinda.

Thankfully a few weeks ago, I decided to light a fire under my own ass and get some personal work started in 3D. Here's a small preview of one of my characters, Rodney:

Normally, I hate posting unfinished pieces or ones that are still in process. Especially 3D stuff. Within the short time it took me to throw together that board I noticed every little thing wrong with the sculpt.

Overall I am happy with it, don't get me wrong. Aside from a few very minor changes, I should have him fully modeled and possibly textured by the beginning of next week. Until then, enjoy this illustration dump!

I did finish this piece, but I sort of like it with just the flat color and no effects. I'll post the finished version later.

Can you tell I've been on somewhat of a ghost kick lately?
And this little guy. One of the first drawings I finished in 2010. I need to do more tentacly characters.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

To the yellow-bellied, land-lubbing Kong Family:

During my times, I've come across quite a few video games. Many can be called a favorite of mine, most of which are still played to this day. If I'm lucky, I'll come across a game that hits me both as a fantastic game, and a huge source of inspiration and admiration. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest is no exception.

Incredible artwork, style, and design immersed in an atmospheric world full of memorable music and gameplay so challenging it makes most games today look like an expensive pile of crap. This game was an instant favorite of mine and continues to be.

I recently downloaded it onto my Wii and have been playing it for the past few days. I plan on doing a few more DKC2 themed illustrations in the coming weeks. Until then, enjoy this INCREDIBLE MEDLEY I found on youtube that also fueled inspiration for this piece.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Toxic Thrasher

Quick and fun sketch from late last night.

I hope you all celebrate our nation's independence by blowing up a small part of it! Happy 4th!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Strange Occurences

I've had a canker sore on my tongue for the past week. I'm about ready to chop it off. Anyone ever feel like that?

Saturday, January 23, 2010

I Am Not Dead

No no, certainly not. Feeling like death perhaps, but certainly not dead. My month-long hiatus from this blog is slowly but surely coming to a end. After nearly 30 days of sniffling and wheezing, I believe new sketches, renders, and even a new layout are in order. Until then, stay tuned!