September 21, 2007

Fan of fanny packs

Any resemblance to fans of a certain rival school is purely coincidental. :)
(Also, my apologies for the earlier dupe post---I accidentally posted it here instead of my own blog)

September 14, 2007


It's that time of year when roaring stadiums filled with rabid, chest-painted, wig-wearing fans cheer on their favorite sport. Love it or hate it, it has become an integral part of our culture.
So here's your chance to extol the glorious virtues of football, or mock the stupidity of the sport and its fans. Or just about anything else you think applies here works fine, too.

Thanks to Dave McClellan for the topic suggestion.

September 13, 2007

There's gotta be a crying fairy.

As I perused the legions of fantasy art online, I learned a few things; you don't have to worry about anatomy, color relativity is irrelevant, shiny metal and ethereal backgrounds are key elements to any fantasy piece, and fairies either cry or pose seductively. Since Scott has done such a fabulous job with all the rules but one, I thought I'd cover the one he missed.

Then I got to asking. Why do fairies cry? What gives them blue skin? What's up with the uprooted plant? Why does Wynona Ryder always come to mind when I think of what a fairy would look like? Why did I actually spend time painting a fairy? I could only justify painting her by putting skulls in her wings. . . Skulls make it alright.

September 12, 2007

Fera'cuile'rathea the Elven Fairy Sorceress

Rule #5: Truly awful fantasy art gives no regard to personality in female characters, instead opting for the "hotness quotient," by designing women who have the features of multiple supermodels combined. This invariably results in a character with the mental prowess of a wet toothpick.

September 06, 2007

Spikzor Ultimus the Barbarian Sage / Paladin

Spikzor is the awsomest of all strong berzerker type guys, but except he can also use magic and has a very blue, very glowy sword!

(He lost his hand when he stole He-Man's sword and loin cloth) then he made He-Man's sword way better by carving spikes into it with his teeth.

Plus his axe is very, VERY spiky.

September 05, 2007

Buffalo Undies

It’s no Boris Vallejo

September 04, 2007


Well, these past few months I've been interning at Avalanche. I've been working in Concept and Texture. I hadn't done any computer art of any kind before then, not a stitch; it's been fun to learn.
I love the creative environment here, and Ryan Wood is the coolest boss to work for.
One neat feature about Avalanche/Disney most outsiders wouldn't know is that the soda machines are can drink soda all day if you want. Another amazing fact is that we get pallets full of Grandma's cookies and processed beef heart from Costco (mmmmmm!!!) Wait! There's more! The company rented a theatre, and took us all to see Ratatouille on opening day, and if that weren't enough - they pay us to draw!!!
I'm now going out into the "real" world to find a job. So, if anybody knows of anything pass it my way.
Catch ya' on the flipside.
- Daniel