Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Hey everyone!

Hey guys it's been a while! couple of updates Im on my final semester of College exciting and i have new artwork to show you plus my thesis! a video game idea! 

First here is commission work i did for an awesome streamer named ThorDG which you can view here! Tell him Jacob sent ya! I'd like to say it has been a wonderful experience working with Thor as He is an excellent client and a very dear friend. Big things are happening this year and i can't wait to see where it goes! if you haven't already check out his Twitch page:http://www.twitch.tv/thordg/profile

In terms of my Thesis you'll have to stop over to my page: http://summonergame.blogspot.com to get a glimpse of all the content in the project

Cheers everyone!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Riot Art Contest - Polycount - Diana

Doing a piece of Diana, Scorn of the moon, For a riot art contest and thought i'd post my process here as well as their forums. WIP.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Zbrush and Art Galore!

Hello everyone!
In today's update I bring to you several new pieces along with my progress in Zbrush! I'm still new to it but hopefully I'll be able to master it and make some kickass stuff but anyway here you go!

This was my second assignment in class for ill and i decided to try a different approach that try something new i wanted to create a stained glass spot illustration of an Archangel. The first 3 are thumbnails and the fourth is the final piece. 

The next piece is something i created in my spare time :) I did a study of an jade ball and with some time to spare i added a lil spirit to inhabit the stone. I really liked how this turned out and I'm thinking of messing with it in After Effects soon.

And lastly for the Illustration side this is my 3rd piece in class at school of an undiscovered temple where an adventurer finds a golden buddha holding a....burger? haha well the assignment was weird for sure but i made it work.

But enough of that! Time for the showcase of Zbrush! Behold! 

Now this is just me messing around for the first time ever and it was very fun!

Now the next one was something we had to do where we come up with a head study then implement it into Zbrush and having to think about the size and details was more difficult then just doing whatever in the moment. First the sketch!

Now this is a bit of the start of it before it started crashing on me but i got it all worked out :)

And here is the final!

Hope you all enjoyed this and look forward to my next post! Cheers!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Let's Kickoff This Year With Some Art!

Hey guys! School year is here and it's back to the daily grind. I had a wonderful time in NYC interning at Triforce but now I'm back at Ringling and the first 2 weeks have been intense. So to show you all my hard work I have uploaded one of my first pieces from Class. Behold!

This piece is of a Cyclops surrounded by women in a very Conan type way. I really wanted to infuse Frazetta's style with my own Technique as well.

In the Gif below is a step by step process of how I came to the final. I apologize in advance for the sudden color study goes to render ( i had forgotten to not merge the other render layers in my class so i could show you my mistakes) I'll do better next time promise.

Anyway I hope you enjoyed this new piece to start off the year. Up Next: My Zbrush Models! :D

Monday, May 12, 2014

Super Mega Upload

Hello everyone! it's been a while since i last posted in this blog. I have a lot of new stuff to share and can't wait for you all to read and view it. It's been crazy since my last post, mainly because I'm now interning at Project Tri-Force here in NYC :D. I was shocked when they wanted me to come work for them so I can't wait to share what i'm allowed to with you all. But anyways back to the work :) 

This was rough but I gained a lot of experience from it and I'll start with my work in Illustration Class:

First project up and running was my haunted dryad concept, I wanted to make a character that had an eerie feeling to it but still beautiful. The background of this character was that she would lure prey into her lair and then suck the nutrients out of them leaving them hollow husks of themselves.


Splash Art

Next up was a piece that required us to take a story an depict a scene out of it. I choose Eragon when he awakes to see Saphira perched on his bedpost bathed in the sunlight. Eragon has always been a big influence on me ever since i was in 5th grade.

Up then was a two page comic strip of whatever we wanted. It's been a while since I visited my saga of Kendrik so i wanted to give him a bit of love with a scene where he gets into some trouble. I wanted to try some new style in pencil, trying out how some of my favorite artist treat the pages before putting them in color. Still needs some adjustments but i really like how its coming so far.

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And finally is of me riding atop a giant otter exploring the world. Need I say more?

Visual Development Class:

So if you read my last post about the Mimic story its progressed through the time at Ringling. With a color script, GIF, and lastly a 2 minute movie! enjoy :)

For the Color Script I choose the idea of when Darius is attacked by the mimic in the Valley of Derichi. 

Idea 1

Idea 2

Idea 3


Next up is the Gif. The plan was to make a 15 - 30 sec gif of a scene in our story then later using it to build on a longer scene as our final projects. My idea was to use the intro to the story where the Queen is giving her speech the the people and the raven enters the kingdom.

This the final video of the intro scene. It took a lot of work but hopefully it turned out decent :) Enjoy.

The res is pretty bad, for a clearer image go to: https://vimeo.com/95045022

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Design Unscripted

Hey everyone! A bunch of my fellow artists are being featured in a book about Visual Development. Check out the video and lend us your support!


Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Mimic - Characters, Props & Environments!

Welcome back everyone it's been a crazy four weeks of school already and i have a lot to show you! Behold! 

So a little bit of backstory: In my Visual Development Class we were assigned to listen to several radio shows from the 1920's and pick from one of them. I choose a story called "The Mimic", A sci-fi story of an alien posing a regular human infecting other humans and becoming part of it. 

In the class we could take these stories and twist to our own design. Here is mine:

            Ambassador Darius, Envoy of the Dwarven Trade Guild, arrives to meet Queen Rebecca, Ruler of the Middle provinces of Humans and personal friend of Darius. However Darias does not seem to be himself when meeting Rebecca, Thus in turn Rebecca asks her right hand man, Tyrin to investigate. When Tyrin does he finds out Darius has been infected by the Mimic along his travels and a scuffle breaks out and Tyrin is taken by the mimic. When he retursn to Rebecca he also infects her and the Mimic, realizing what a powerful figure it has absorbed, plots it next step in infecting the world…

Lets start with the characters I had to make four complete characters, a man, a women, a supporting character, and a creature.


Rough line work

Color Studies

Final (Before Critique)

Revision After Class Critique 

Next up is Props. We had to make at least 3-4 final Props to use in our story. This one we had to skip process in class and just dive head first into this one. 


Final Props: I choose to focus on The Queen's Crown, Tyrin's Sword and Sheathe, and Darius's Backpack.

Last up is the Environment.



Value Render

Color Studies

Final Value

Final: The Valley of Derichi

I hope you all enjoyed this and leave a comment below and share your thoughts! More to come on this new story!