Colored Pencils + Love = Happiness

What is it that inspires you?

There’s something to sitting in a coffee shop with a pack of colored pencils and some rough textured black paper. Its wonderful to just feel away from everything for a few hours, engulfed in flowery-goodness while sipping a chai tea latte with someone I truly admire.

Just feels happy

Made with colored pencils, black textured paper, and a little love <3

Made with colored pencils, black textured paper and a little love <3

Flowers are a Girls Best Friend…

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Not diamonds. Okay, flowers don’t last as long as diamonds. But flowers are calming, relaxing, and smell wonderful.

I used to always think, “well I can only draw flowers, that must make be a terrible artist.” But really, the fact of the matter is, if I can hone my love for drawing flowers, my painting and illustrations will improve with me as i’m enjoying the many variances… even the total far off and non-existing breeds that emerge from my imagination.

What is it that inspires you?

There’s something to sitting in a coffee shop with a pack of colored pencils and some rough textured black paper. Its wonderful to just feel away from everything for a few hours, engulfed in flowery-goodness while sipping a chai tea latte with someone I truly admire.

Just feels happy.

So.. A flower a day… or at least until I get tired of it :) Every now and then i’ll update this post with some flower images.

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Undertakers (PC Game)

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Undertakers is a third-person LAN shooter that pits you against three of your friends in a frantic battle to seize a single bar of gold! Not many schools can boast that they have a two-semester sequenced class that is structured as a commercial development project… And I don’t mean Indy Development. Our team was constructed of twenty-seven students in multiple disciplines including art, design, programming and sound. Complete with production phases (pre-production/concept, production, quality assurance and release), task and bug tracking as well as project scheduling and milestone deliverables.

My Direct Contributions to the Project:
  • Lead Artist – Art Direction and Manage the Art Team
  • Concept Artist
  • GUI Prop Artist
  • HUD 2D Artist

As Art Lead I managed our sixteen-member art team (including six sub-teams: character, environment, animation, interface, technical art and visual effects). I provided continual artistic leadership, encouragement and guidance, as well as oversaw the asset production, prioritization and approval processes. I ensured consistency and quality across the board to drive the visual flow of Undertakers.

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The 3D Menus in Undertakers

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Undertakers HUD Player Cards (characters drawn by Gediminas Einikis and Jason Gaut)

On a much smaller scale than my art lead responsibilities I concepted and produced art for the game. As Concept artist I laid out the plans for our 3D Menu System, as Prop Artist I created a few of the small props pictured above (chalkboard, book, fountain pen, inkwell), and as HUD artist I had a lot of fun creating the player cards pictured above.