Concept Art

Beachside Sunset

A digital environment concept art piece created with Photoshop. I enjoyed using a different color palette than I normally use to depict the colors of sunset, and imagining what a futuristic view of a beach would look like.

Creature Designs

Some fun creature designs, anthro-alien types bordering on cartoony. I focused on having distinct silhouettes and clear line drawings instead of a painted look. Some of the underdrawing has been left visible to give it a more lively, in-process look.

Defending the Keep

A digital illustration/concept done in Photoshop. The original sketch was conceptualized a long time ago but it got orphaned as I worked on other things. I kept it about 80% classic fantasy and added a bit of Eastern style twist to the designs which hopefully gave it a fresher look.

Dark Sorceress

Full digital painting of a seductive dark sorceress character. I tend to use different processes for different projects, depending on a number of factors, but this time I chose to go a very traditional illustration route.

I started off with 4 black and white thumbnails, just to brainstorm compositions. I wanted to show her using some sort of dark magic power while using the moon and some trees as the background. Once I decided on the composition I liked, its a pretty straightforward process of enlarging the art and filling in the details. I also changed some colors to set her off against the monochromatic background. Below you can see the step by step process, going backwards.