December 22, 2011

Cyborg: half cute, half demon

100% toddler!

My 2 year old Jonathan is a bottle of joy!
His favorite activities are:

- sitting on his potty
- wearing my shoes
- turning everything into a hat
- destroying books
- repainting our house with crayons
- dismantling his Buzz Light year
- and playing with toilet paper

I love this little guy.

Merry Christmas everybody!

Avalanche loves you!

November 18, 2011

Unicorn City - Matt Catt

I thought I'd start this out simply.

November 01, 2011


Next topic is to make tributes to our head of story Bryan Lefler's new film, Unicorn City.
Pay tribute in any way you'd like, including taking the topic title as a creative springboard for something unrelated.


A doodle I did a while back. Fits last months topic too, but not on purpose.


I have this feeling this was a really stupid idea, but I went ahead and put 20 hours into it anyway.

October 31, 2011


And then the clock struck twelve...

October 29, 2011

Night of the Chompkin

I wrote a little story to go along with this eerily spooky painting.  For the morbidly curious you can read it here.

October 28, 2011

Pumpkin Puppet

Late at night when the pumpkins play,
And want to frighten the birds away,
They find their situation improving
As they make the scarecrow look like it's moving.

October 27, 2011

Scarecrows just want hugs.

I like to think of this as a prequel to Dave's piece.

Ineffective Scarecrow

This is a metaphor for something...perhaps many things.

October 18, 2011


Happy All Saints Day! Grab a loved one and sing the Halloween hymn "For All the Saints" while you remember your beloved dead!
Also! I looked up some supposed phone wallpaper resolutions. No idea if they are correct, but here are some small, phone-ish-sized versions of my pumpkin head thing:


iPhone 3 and earlier

iPhone 4 and later

October 10, 2011

I [ heart ] Neil!

The "ROCK STAR" topic is only about ummm 3 1/2 years old now right?  Perfect timing for a portrait of the the one and only Neil Peart, one of the 3 memebers of the holy canadian trinity of rock.  I was weened on Rush as a boy, so of course Neil has a special place in my heart.  He is getting a bit up there in years though.

October 07, 2011

Halloween Topic: SCARECROW

This topic will run until November 1 only, so you need to work fast if you want to contribute.  Quick sketches are always welcome for people who have limited time.

Thanks for Kevin Keele for the idea!

October 06, 2011

Head Cyborg

My contribution.

September 27, 2011

September 26, 2011

Cyborgs HATE Colds!

I came up with this a couple of weeks back - you know, when everyone was sneezing and snuffling with back to school viruses and just wishing that your nose could be turned off like the faucet it was thinking it was. ... I don't think cyborgs stay sick very long.

September 16, 2011


A little late. But wanted to make a humble contribution to the Zelda theme.

August 24, 2011

We can rebuild him...

Creative and humane use for current prosthetic limb technology or cleverly veiled Half Life 2 furry fan art? You decide! Yes, I really do consider people who wear these things to be cyborgs.

If there's anything wrong with it in any way, I blame it on the tablet pc I was using and its messed up color profile and not my severe lack of skill.

Prosthetic Proboscis

Thankfully we now have the technology to assist the olfactorily-challenged.

August 23, 2011

Cyborg Unicorn

Not to be confused with other awesome movies with unicorn in the title.

Part Raphael, Part Machine

he's a sai-borg!! get it?? couldn't resist the play on words... I DID however, resist making him part borg though. I just don't have it in me to assimilate my favorite ninja turtle.

also been meaning to do a windwaker self-portrait (for a couple of years, actually... heh). last theme was a perfect excuse to finally check that one off the list.

August 22, 2011

August 04, 2011

August 02, 2011

The Return of Lotso

July 28, 2011

Target Practice

Even Link loves old-school Nintendo.

July 27, 2011

Link vs. Link

Remember when Link used to be an awesome scrappy little kid/elf?  For all the graphical improvements that have come over the years, the newer versions of Link's design have definitely gone backward a few steps.

July 21, 2011

New Topic: CYBORG

Fill in the blank:  Part ______, Part Machine.

Have fun!

July 10, 2011

The Wind... It is blowing.

The climax of Wind Waker is one I'll never forget. Traditionally your final showdown with Ganon pits you against a ferocious magic-infused beast, but this time Link found himself matching swords with the man himself. No magic, no transformations, no place to hide... just a David vs. Goliath sword fight to the death as a secluded aquatic world falls apart around you.

June 07, 2011

Fair Princess

After hammering out a few sketches of Link, I decided to go with Princess Zelda.
Couple of firsts here; first post to the Avalanche Art Blog and first stab at painting out my sketch lines. Neither were easy for me but I had fun and hope to do more of this in the days to come.

June 06, 2011

modern zelda in classic form

I really wanted to do a nice painting of an epic Zelda battle scene using all the newest evolution of characters with a full background, dynamic lighting and a complex composition but do it all in the old zelda style that we remember from the original.

May 04, 2011

Link v25.1

Okay, well I'm new to the Avalanche blog, and not too excited that I'm posting first but what the heck.

I went with a "new" version of Link. I apologize to all the Zelda purists out there, but I'm a UI guy, so I go with what I like. It's a mix of Photoshop and Illustrator, and I'm now wishing I'd have stuck with all one or the other... perhaps there'll be a Link v25.2... but knowing me, don't count on it.

May 02, 2011


Since people should start having some free time again, we're getting back on the blog topic horse!  Nintendo celebrates Zelda's 25th anniversary this year, so it's a good time for a tribute topic (but feel free to interpret the topic differently if you wish).

Topic suggestion by Reed Hawker.

January 18, 2011

Extremely late ROCKSTAR entry

the front man of the holy trinity...................................

January 04, 2011