Bridging Two Passions With A Brush
A selection of artwork in different medium such as digital, oils, watercolors and 3D.
The Watercolor Challenge
WATER BASED EMOTIONS
One of the challenges of using watercolors is developing the ability to relinquish control and embrace happy accidents as they come. In this painting, I used different levels of wetness to create drips that emphasize mood and personality.
Make Each Stroke Count
THE WATER CRISIS
The lack of undo's in the real world (that would be great, right?) forced me to plan ahead at every step of this painting. To take advantage of the painterly medium, I chose strategic spots to leave rough to keep some of the original spirit of the design.
Consistency is King
A HAND CRAFTED ADVENTURE
In the space of six months, three leading ladies have taken the spotlight: Jaina Proudmoore, the Alliance mage who will act as the final boss of the upcoming Battle of Dazar’Alor raid dungeon; Sylvanas, the undead Warchief of the Horde; and Queen Azshara, leader of the serpentine naga and big-bad-in-the-shadows. Each got her own Warbringers short this summer leading up to the launch of the expansion. These are definitely not your girl-next-door storylines either.
HIGH DRAMA, HIGH CONTRAST
Out of all the Baroque painters, Caravaggio is my favorite. I often think of what subject matter he would tackle if he were living and painting today. I made this piece while working for Blizzard during the day and taking a couple of art history classes at night.
I have always been fascinated by those enormous, epic, Civil War paintings and have wondered how an artist would even start planning this kind of painting, interweaving its different story points, poses, and lighting without ending up pulling out his or her hair. The challenge here was controlling the details and keeping a very strict hierarchy of focal points that maintained a structured order inside the scene's chaos.
With the rise of AI and computer processing power, online presence has become more and more dominant in everyday life. I tried to create an image of how future social media might present individuals, when flat profile pictures will be out of date and photo-realistic avatars and digital fashion will take their place.
Besides the evolution of online appearance, the online method of expressing emotions will probably evolve beyond five different reaction emojis. I imagined how this interaction might look and how emotions could be shown through digital avatars in a more explicit way than hitting the like/heart button.
Eyvind Earle Tribute
WHERE LONELY EAGLES NEST
After years of browsing through Eyvind Earle's books and watching re-runs of Sleeping Beauty, I finally got to visit Eyvind Earle's gallery in Laguna Beach and see his painting in full scale. I spent the following weekend trying to re-imagine his shape language in a more realistic fashion.
This watercolor series captures an evolution of emotions through the form of figurative dance.
THE OTHER SIDE OF INTIMACY
The challenge was using opposing color pallets to capture a sense of self-reflection.