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Badass Lighting #3: Lens Flares

Badass Lighting #3: Lens Flares

Welcome to the third installment in my Badass Lighting series where we go over the oft-overused-and-abused effect, the lens flare. In the last two posts I discussed fresnel effects and specular bloom effects. Technically a lens flare isn’t a separate entity from those two, since a real-world lens flare is caused by either intense fresnel ... Read More
Badass Lighting #1: Fresnel Effects

Badass Lighting #1: Fresnel Effects

I’m a fan of hyperrealism. My definition of hyperrealism, though, is “stuff that defies the laws of physics but looks pretty damn cool nonetheless.” In fact, good hyperrealism sells itself well enough that you might not even notice that stuff wouldn’t work that way. But in an alternate universe (especially the one in my head) ... Read More
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
Skills Learned from Drawing (and Balancing it All, with Tutorial)

Skills Learned from Drawing (and Balancing it All, with Tutorial)

If you go through forums and ebooks for freelancers and designers there’s always someone who’s asking if they need to be able to draw to be a good designer. The response is always essentially “no, but it helps.” Being someone who’s been drawing his whole life I see this principle clearly. The things I understand ... Read More
Branding the Black Dog Shoppe

Branding the Black Dog Shoppe

In this post I’m going to talk a bit about the process of setting up graphics for a new business venture, as well as a short tutorial on making my new little mascot, Quincy: Recently I wrote a post about a side project of mine, pet portraits. Lately it’s been blossoming into a pretty reliable income stream, ... 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