Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Speed Sculptin'

Finally got some zbrush time today. I started with my Medusa bust and turned it into this creature after about 3 hours. Just getting warmed up for a big monster project I'd like to start tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

William W.I.P.

Made some progress over the last couple days on this dude. I think he was looking too old before so I made him look younger and finished up his hair. I also explored an evil smile pose. I hope to have other emotions sculpted eventually.


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Trailer Hood Redesign

So about 4 years ago me and one of my good friends had this idea for a graphic novel that never got any further than a few character descriptions and some rough sketches. It was called 'TrailerHood' and one of the characters that I came up with was a little boy named, 'William Pumkin'. He was the only one I took to completion (see old drawings at the top) and I even created a maquette of him. I recently started going back to these characters and I'm wanting to make them all in zbrush and then someday pose them all for a big group render.

What inspired me to revisit this guy was a movie my wife and I watched called, 'Son of Rambow'. The bully in the movie totally reminded me of William so I took a picture of him from the movie and using liquify in photoshop, reshaped and painted over him into what I envisioned for the character.
So this is where I'm at after just a couple of hours. I'm still adding the hair pieces, (which takes forever) and then I have a bunch of expressions that I want to post as soon as I finish the teeth. Hope you guys dig it.

Saturday, December 12, 2009


Our latest theme for the Robot blog was 'saturday morning cartoons' so I thought it would be fun to make a Panthro bust. I started with my hulk torso, pushing and pulling so that his proportions weren't so hulkish (although his hands are still SUPER huge). I built all his gear and spikes from basic primitive shapes and by extracting sections from the torso. I didn’t want to redesign him but there were certain things I didn’t like about the original that I wanted to adjust like the spikes on his gear. They were really thin and flimsy looking in the cartoon so I bulked them up and shortened them. The other thing was his nose. In the cartoon they have very human-looking noses but I thought it would be cooler to make his nose more cat-like. I found a thundercats font for the base which was convenient. Hope you guys dig it!

Monday, November 30, 2009

From "1s and 0s" to "on my desk"

Well after a couple months of anticipation, the folks over at Ownage finished my print of Dr. Root! It came out to be 13" from the top of his hand to the bottom of the base. I could not be happier with how it turned out. It's in transit and I should have it on my desk this week. I am so amazed at how much detail they were able to get out of the sculpt and how well they did with the paint job! Ownage rules!

Not much progress on Hulk. I got distracted with another small project. We're doing a "Saturday morning cartoon" themed project at Robot this month, so I've been working on a 'Panthro' bust from 'Thundercats'. Just need to finish the nunchukka and the base and I'll post some images.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Slowly making progress....

I will finish this sculpt if it kills me! Made some more progress over the last month with an hour here and there. I'm starting to detail the hands then I'll go in and add some more details to the body. I'm really taking my time on this project but I hope to have it finished before the end of the year. Maybe I can make Wolverine with the same mesh and save me some time. We shall see.....

Knowing is half the battle.....

I've been really bad about keeping this blog updated....never enough time. I posted this a few weeks ago on zbrush central in my sketchbook thread and on the Robot blog. Our latest theme at Robot was GIJOE, so I made a J. Scott Campbell - styled Baroness model in zbrush. Looking at it now, I think I should have exaggerated the legs and made them longer... which is funny because they were longer at one point, but my brain wanted to make them normal proportioned. I may go back and push that further and come up with a better pose for her. I also tried to be ambitious and make the Cobra HISS tank for her to lean against but I never found the time to finish it off. Oh well, maybe I'll come back to it later.......probably not.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Ultimate Hulk Vs. Wolverine

My latest sculpt is based on Leinil Yu's Ultimate Hulk Vs. Wolverine image where Hulk is ripping Wolverine in half. I started this a long time ago during GameArtisan's first Comicon Challenge but never finished. I'm determined to finish it so I've been chiseling away lately and here's some of my progress on Hulk's torso. To follow my progress, check out my new sketchbook thread on ZbrushCentral.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Medusa all up in your GRILL!

So I'm finally updating my blog with my latest work, a Medusa bust I sculpted for our monthly art challenge at Robot. To see more images and a brief "making of" check out the blog!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

CG Elite Interview

CG Channel asked me to do an interview and provide 20 images so I gathered some of my favorite works that I've done over the last 4 years.
Some of these images are not on my site but I plan to add them soon. Stay tuned for my latest zbrush sculpt, MEDUSA!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Offload Studios' tactual sweetness

The folks at Offload Studios were nice enough to create a tactual 3D print of Dr. Root for the Gnomon Gallery. These are the images they sent me before the show. It stands 10 inches from top to bottom and they were able to get quite a bit of detail out of the ztool.

Gnomon Interview at CG Channel

CG Channel just posted the interviews from the show and wow, do I sound like an idiot. It's like I don't even know what I'm talking about. LOL. Oh well, I wasn't really prepared so that's how it goes. Matt and the CGChannel crew were super cool and did a great job capturing the vibe of the show.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Dr. Root, Overwatch and Hedgehog in 3D World

The May issue of 3DWorld magazine featured a full page on the Action Hero Contest! This is also the magazine I won a year subscription to. They are not cheap: $15.99 an issue!!! (but totally worth it. :)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

New image from the Gnomon Gallery.....

This is the image that was on display at the Gnomon Gallery. There were quite a few people there and I got to see some old friends and meet some of my fellow contestants. The room was filled with gorgeous prints of heroes and villains from the contest. Offload Studios was there as well with several amazing 3D prints including a 10inch version of Dr. Root. I will post some images soon from the show.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Gnomon Gallery! This Saturday!

I was asked to submit a render of Dr. Root for the Gnomon Gallery Show in LA this Saturday and I was more than thrilled to participate. I've never had art in a gallery before, so this is a first for me.
The show will feature the entries of 23 artists from the Pixologic Action Hero Contest.
The art will be displayed in 2D and 3D prints and Offload Studios will be there promoting the 3D prints along with Axiotron promoting the Modbook. Can't wait!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Back to work!

I am back to being busy at work over at the newly founded Robot Entertainment. Stay tuned for new models and sketches over the next week.

Halo Wars in stores NOW!

Yes, I'm a bit behind with my blog, I know but hey, on Tuesday the 3rd, a really fun game came out for Xbox 360 called Halo Wars and I haven't wanted to do anything else but play it. Now even if you don't like RTS games and have not played them you should seriously consider picking it up because it is so much fun and so easy to play, you will be jacking wraiths and banshees with your Spartans in no time. My gamertag is cMOF if you want to kick someone's ass, cause I really suck. Also, if you want to see most of the art I did for the game, you can check it out here:

Grand Prize Winner!

Well after 2 months of hard work and stress, I finally finished my entry for the Pixologic Action Hero Contest. After a week of the judges narrowing it down to 10 artists and a week of the community choosing their favorite, I somehow managed to come out on top. It was a great experience and a great honor to compete alongside so many talented artists and I can't express how thrilled I was to win. Now to see if I can get a 3D print of Dr. Root!
Here's the link:

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Pixologic Action Hero Contest!

I've decided to enter the Pixologic Action Hero Contest. The challenge is to make up your own hero or villain by drawing a concept, coming up with a back story and then modeling, texturing, posing and rendering the final from zbrush. The character I came up with is a villain called "Dr. Root" aka Dr. Kyle Rutmeyer. Attached is a couple progress images of the concept. I don't know if I'll finish but I at least started. To read the full back story and watch how this turns out, you can view my thread here: