Saturday, March 7, 2015

Wizard of Oz - Mini-paintings


I listed a set of new mini-paintings today. This time the theme was Wizard of Oz characters. 
Check them out here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Kaotix

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Speed Sketching

Last night I did a series of speed sketches based on prompts from readers on one of my sketch websites. Here are the results. The ideas ranged from spaceships to pandas. Needless to say, it was a lot of fun.







Friday, January 9, 2015

Great News

The book I illustrated, The Dog Coffee Book  is now available on both the Kindle market and the Google Play Book market. Please check it out, leave a review, or suggest it to a friend! Any support would be eagerly welcomed.


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Ori Holiday

I made a little holiday dwarf today. Ori was one of my favorites from the Hobbit / Lotr movies. Or as a friend calls him…”the hippie meek one”. Yes, that one. 
I sincerely hope everyone is enjoying something wonderful this season. Hopefully snow. Maybe some gifts. Definitely time with loved ones and close friends. Possibly an adventure or two.
Happy Holidays!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Fall Painting



Finished Work 
Work done in PS    /   Total work time: 3 hours (on and off) 
I didn't work from a reference as I should have, and I didn't plan layers as well as I could have. But, I feel pretty happy with how it turned out. It has a few rough edges that I might soften later but all in all, I like the feel. I really love the look and feel of old tarot cards and similar illustrations so I tried to channel some of that here. 


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Holiday Art Preparations


I hope you’ll all forgive a little self promotion. I have some new items up on my Etsy (here). Mostly it’s some new greeting cards for the holidays and a bunch of open commission slots. I have a special section for RPG characters and OCs. As always, I’m glad to take custom requests. I have a few commission slots open at the time so now is a great time for anything unusual you might want drawn up. I’m glad to do original or digital works.
Thank you!
Etsy URL: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Kaotix


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Portrait Work

Two stylized portrait practices done over the weekend. I've got just a few weeks until I start school again so I'm trying to keep from getting rusty in Photoshop.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy

Alright, final update on this Rocket Raccoon image. I did some final detailing and I’m feeling a lot happier with it. Again, I took a lot of liberty with the look and feel but I like the overall feel. 

Comic Book Fan art

Here is some more comic book fanart for you. This is my favorite character from my childhood. Vision. 
Vision is described as... 
"Vision is an artificial intelligence, a "synthezoid" created by the villain Ultron and an Avenger who possesses the power to alter his density at will. Having gained a modicum of humanity, Vision is always afraid he may one day lose touch with it.
My favorite era for him was the time he spent in a relationship with the Scarlet Witch. There was something so tender and simple about him that drew me in as a kid. 


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Robin Williams



The passing of Robin Williams has touched a lot of people I know. Anxiety and depression are struggles many of my loved ones and dear friends have faced. The amount of personal responses I saw to his passing moved me to do a small portrait of Robin Williams to show my sympathy for him, his family, and for all of the lives he touched. My life has been changed by suicide and Robin Williams' passing reminds me of the weight of it's impact. For everyone out there, I would wish that you ask for help when you need it and find the love and support that helps you when you need it most.


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Landscape Art

I've had a good friend in town visiting, we built a mountain of furniture, and I finished up most of my coursework for the semester. Tonight I'm trying to wind down with some art sketches for a big painting I'm doing but it's not going well.



Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Fan Art



I can't get enough of The Dark Crystal.
Its my favorite movie. So here is a little fan art for it.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Book Wrap Up

I've posted a slurry of stuff on various other sites about the book I finished but neglected to put the information up here. So here goes.

We'll start with a few pictures of the final product. It has been really exciting to see it completed.


The inside images turned out well. I was worried about the gradient work but all seems well.



Most of all I'm excited to have been able to work with Suzanne Akerman to create a book that celebrates dogs and diversity. Let's hope this is the first of many to come.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Moogles

These moogles are fun to draw. I'm still trying to not focus on quality and just keep drawing really loose and fun. I'm using very simple built in brushes with no pressure sense and almost no shading that isn't colors. It's hard to focus on fun and not get pre-occupied with refining them.



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Frozen Fan Art

Tonight I'm doing some Frozen Fan Art. Mostly I wanted to practice doing some softer rendering. I typically rely heavily on line work, but there is another artist I follow who studies in NY who does phenomenal rendering who has inspired me to do some extra practice. 
Done in Photoshop with the pre-set HB pencil.