Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Art for family: Part 2

My Aunt asked if I would make a cartoon strip based on something that happened out at their ranch last year. I'm sure it was way funnier than what I've portrayed in this strip but they were really happy with how it turned out. By the way, the cat is totally fine..... as long as he stays away from my uncle Steve. :)



Monday, December 30, 2013

Art for family: Part 1

My wife has been begging me for art for our hallway, so as a Christmas gift, I decided to take pictures of our boys and add some design elements and patterns, then print them out on 30x40 inch canvases.
You can see the original photos that I started with and where they ended up. The canvas prints were from Canvas4Life and were very high quality, making my wife VERY happy. :)





Monday, December 17, 2012

El Zombo Fantasma

Wow, it's been waaaaaay too long since I updated this blog.... just too much going on lately! Here's some stuff that has kept me busy over the last year or so.

El Zombo is a comic book series created by the very talented Dave Wilkins and published by Dark Horse Comics. Wilkins is an art director at Sony San Diego but has also created iconic comic book covers for Marvel and DC. Check out his work, it's INSANE! Dave Wilkins 
With his bold use of color and dynamic compositions, his style is unmistakeable. The same amount of awesome is poured into each frame of El Zombo. In the comic, El Zombo is a famous Mexican wrestler who is murdered and ends up in purgatory and the only way he can avoid eternal damnation is to protect a 10 yr old girl in Los Angeles. This gives him a chance to find his killer but all kinds of crazy stuff unfolds in the process. It's a really cool story and I've become quite the fan of El Zombo.

Dave has been awesome to work for on this project and it's been really cool helping him realize his 2D creation in 3D form. He was even nice enough to hook me up with a couple busts of El Zombo which I have displayed at work by my desk.

So anyway, here's some shots of all the work I've done for him including the regular and "beast mode" physical busts Dave had made from my zbrush sculpts. By the way, the zombie guy with the loin cloth.... that's part of something much bigger involving El Zombo. More to come soon. :)

-cmof






























Saturday, February 11, 2012

Orcs Must Die!

Well, I'm finally getting around to posting most of my work from OMD. I'm very proud of the work that me and my fellow artists put into this game. A lot of this stuff is repetitive showing both the zbrush and in game models but I think it helps to see both because sometimes details can get lost in the final game models. The interlude images were built using my character models and the weapon models were made by Gene Kohler. The environments were built by Paul Slusser, Rob Walden and Duane Santos.

-cmof