One of the first clients I worked with at FXVille was Monolith. I started smack dab in the middle of development for Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (actually, this was before the game even had a title!). My first task was to create an effect for catching orcs on fire. I started with duplicating the orc’s […]
I’ve been playing Dungeons and Dragons with my best friends for a couple of months now. Both of them have had birthdays, so I made them portraits of their characters. I’m pretty proud of how they turned out, so I thought I’d share them here! Wege is a tiefling sorcerer and ruined scholar. The Silent […]
The summoning sickness post made me want to revisit some more old work from the online trading card game. Instead of breaking down each little piece into its own blog, I decided to make a pre-viz reel! Most of these were done without a game to even work on. It was my job to get […]
Here we go a-time-travelin again. Age of Empires Online has been shut down for a little while, but the work I did is still fresh in my mind, as clear as the day I made it – which would be (gosh) two and a half years ago, already. One of the effects I was asked […]
Back at GPG, I got the opportunity to work on an online trading card game. I didn’t know (still don’t, really) very much about card games in general, so it was a unique challenge for me. It was a sort of combination of UI and VFX that made me appreciate UI Artists as if they […]
Been a while. I wonder how many of my blog entries begin this way. Here’s a thing I made not so long ago! A few hours, all in Photoshop CC.
Got myself an iPad Air a while ago, and a stylus, and a really great drawing app called Procreate. Seriously fantastic app, worth every penny. I made this little piece of Assassin’s Creed x Legend of Zelda fanart with it.
Turning some more old work into gifs. For a while I was really into making these caricatures using the lasso tool and animating them in Photoshop. I should start doing that again. It was super fun and I always enjoyed the result (even if it’s a little silly and sloppy):
There’s this thing I did for my portfolio on my main site where I make gifs of my flipbooks, and even some smaller effects work. It’s tough to show a portfolio when much of what I do needs to be seen in motion. When I showed someone my portfolio, they thought the gif idea was […]