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New Piece: Declan

New Piece: Declan

I wanted to show off this latest piece, “Declan.” This is a commissioned piece of my client’s guinea pig, Declan, in a post-apocalyptic setting. She wanted some kind of sci-fi characterization of him. I knew she was into post-apocalyptic kinds of things based on her comments about some of my other work, and she’d mentioned ... Read More
Using an FX Layer Stack for Faux-Infrared Imaging

Using an FX Layer Stack for Faux-Infrared Imaging

In my last post I introduced the FX Layer Stack and the basics of how to implement it. Now I’d like to show you another way to use it. To review in a nutshell: you’ll have a group that contains, from bottom to top, a solid black fill layer, one or more blank layers for art, ... Read More
The Power of a Gradient Mapped FX Stack

The Power of a Gradient Mapped FX Stack

The featured image for this post is not a photograph. That fireball was painted by hand in photoshop using a powerful tool I call the FX Stack. I use this all of the time, sometimes with several instances in a single piece. I initially learned the technique from Mike “Daarken” Lim’s book, Elysium. When I read ... Read More
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
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