My Art

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Savage Gnome
Created using LightBox Video Web Gallery Creator


Links to Tools:

  • Wacom Graphics Tablets
    I got a Cintiq last year, and I haven't looked back since!
  • Corel Painter 2015
    I use this program to create the raw art. Its imitation of traditional media is uncanny. I do my sketches and painting directly on the Cintiq.
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
    I use this to finish my art. It's the best for color balancing, titling, and layering effects. The monthly fee helps you avoid the initial investment required by an outright purchase.
  • AzPainter2 and AzDrawing
    Barely translated from the Japanese, these two small art programs pack a major punch, especially when you consider they're free! I've used AzPainter2 for inking because it has a line smoothing tool that helps prevent line wobble. That's something neither Painter nor Photoshop have.
  • Sculptris
    Speaking of free, Sculptris is an awesome 3D modeling package that handles very much like clay.
  • ZBrush 4R6
    What can I say, the ZRemesher feature alone is worth the price of admission in this amazing 3D software.
  • 3D Studio Max
    My go-to software for 3D modeling, texturing, rigging, animating, and rendering.

Notes on
Midnight Studios:

These are spinner portraits for a virtual slot machine titled "Cashablanca".

Yes, I came up with the name...

Actually, it was a fun project! Not a lot of deep story or environment art to do, just the pleasure of doing evocative portraits. There was also some simple cinematic work that was fun to do, and I ended up doing a fair amount of research on Casablanca -- both the city and the movie -- which never hurts.