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Monthly Archives: November 2013

Finding Myself in the Winter Salon

Finding Myself in the Winter Salon

I just finished a commissioned piece that started simply enough and turned into something more important for me. It’s not every day that my work touches on something more significant.   About ten years ago I banged out some dumb little thing to be a cover for one of my band’s EPs, “The Winter Salon.” ... Read More
The Value of Self-Reflecting and Editing

The Value of Self-Reflecting and Editing

Earlier this year, I did a piece to submit to Abney Park for their CCG/Boardgame. Capt. Robert—the lead singer, founder, band visionary, and spokesperson for the band—had put out a call asking for some steampunk art from fans to use on cards in the game. One of these was to be called “fog” and he ... Read More
A Dieselpunk Elephant (and a short tutorial)

A Dieselpunk Elephant (and a short tutorial)

I wanted to share with you one of my recently completed personal pieces: This the third in my surreal, dieselpunk-themed animal paintings. Here’s a list of my Photoshop process, from back to fore: The mesh background is a seamless background from Ron Deviney’s “Cyborg Parts” set. A few grunge brushes over the mesh gave it ... Read More
Using Illustrator and Photoshop together

Using Illustrator and Photoshop together

I have always used both Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop together as a unit. Each application has its own strengths and weaknesses. I end up doing a TON of drafting for both illustration and graphic design in Illustrator, whose vector output and editing is simply unmatched. Nonetheless, the finishing and rendering I can do in Photoshop ... Read More
Victory

Victory

Wanted to share with you some recent work I finished. This is a commissioned piece called “Victory.” It is a portrait of the client, depicted as a kind of spiritual avatar–younger, faster, and harder. The scene is a metaphor for the struggles and horrific hardships she had to fight through in her life to emerge ... Read More
Inaugural Post

Inaugural Post

Many firsts here. First post on my new ‘blog. First time on WordPress. What do I want to do with this ‘blog? Primarily, and I will be honest with you here, it’s a vehicle to increase my exposure. I’m working on building my freelance business up and everything I’ve read says, “GET A ‘BLOG!” So ... Read More