Tag: Creature design

Book cover of Two young adventurers come acroos two large ogres as they come to a break in the forest filled with wolves.

Treating Clients Well and the Value of Building Relationships

As creatives we come across quite a few different personalities through our work. Whether you are a freelance designer or work in a studio, we all meet with people regularly in one way or another. But even though our communications are centered around business we are all still dealing with people. Some projects are individual Read More

A few more for the Vault

Ahh yes progress is nice, but it is so sad to see some old friends go. All the hours spent were not wasted though. Art is a fluid process much like a river and through time the pieces of our past go downstream paving the way for the stream to build and grow. May all Read More

Fantasy Character concept illustration of an undead warrior holding a giant axe and casting demon magic for video games

Scar the Uzgoth Leader First Released Concept for DownsideUp Games

Finally I have the opportunity to share with you one of the character concepts for a tactical strategy game being developed for Downsideup games. I had such a blast creating so much work for Oliver and his team. I got the opportunity to not only create a  boat load of characters, creatures and mechs but Read More

Fantasy Entertainment illustration of a deer like forest god, casting green magic.

Forest Shaman

After months of non-stop work I finally got the chance to go out and solo camp in the middle of the woods. Something about being out in nature really clears your head and helps one to remember the wealth of opportunity in the world around us. With that experience I was inspired to create the Read More

Poison Frogs and Fresh Ideas

I was listening to a few podcasts with Chris Oatley and Noah Bradley (1,2) where they were discussing the opportunities out there for illustrators. The beauty of this particular discussion comes from the fact that the emphasis is on individual ways an artists can make income without solely relying on individual commissions or day job Read More

Old Friends

As creative individuals we all know the bond that seems to form between ourselves and our work. It can often lead to some stressful times when it comes to weeding out the old works of the past that don’t quite make it up to our current standards. But like any serious development we must often Read More

We Need More Llamas

Ever since I was a child I really loved llamas. Not because they look kind of funny, not because they are all that amazing of a creature (even though they are) but for one very special reason. Every time I went to the zoo they spit at my Dad. I mean every single time and Read More

Over your bed

Everyone that I know of loves geckos. So why not create and evil one crawling over your headboard to hypnotize you? Sometimes creating works of art is just so fun, especially when you get to do mesmerizing evil gecko pets. Read More

Creating from linear shapes

 Creating Characters with Simple Line Shapes   Being able to play is an important aspect of creative development that every artist must love in order to keep their mind together. Most of the time we have specific ways we like to explore and draw inspiration. Sometimes its directly from life, other times it comes out Read More