Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Smoker

Here's a page from my sketchbook, done as a morning warm-up. There's snow on the ground again so I need to do all the warming-up I can.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Girl Sketch Revisited

I spent another morning noodling around with this sketch and decided I wanted to try to draw a pixie haircut. Eventually, the whole thing turned into an image of a girls night out. Clink!

Monday, March 31, 2014

McGraw Backgrounds


These are some stylized backgrounds I designed for use in animations in McGraw Hill's FLEX Literacy program. The top two are the command room and captains lounge on a spaceship. They were used in a series of animations called Scout Ship 7 which followed the adventures of two space explorers who would travel through time and space to complete missions for their not-so-intelligent commander, Great Leader. The videos taught lessons about Setting and Context Clues.


And this is another stylized background that is an old, abandoned apartment. This was for an animation about two kids left alone to explore an apartment building. They eventually find a book in this old penthouse that has a magic spell in it and they learn about Synonyms and Antonyms.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Girl Sketch

An experiment in drawing a stylized girl as a morning warm-up sketch. I might wind up doing a few more of these.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Consulting the Bear King

This is just a morning warm-up that I played with over the course of a few days. Nothing super polished or anything. Just meant to get the juices a-flowin'.

No one makes a move in the woods without the Bear King knowing about it. He rules from an iron stump.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Spell-Ings

A while ago I worked on some educational games for McGraw Hill Education. One of them was a word game called Spell-Ings, where you played as a character named Charm-Ing and tried to find letters to spell words while avoiding the monster bandits called the Spell-Ings. Throughout the game, King Spell-Ing teases you with hints, guiding you to spell the correct word. The game is part of McGraw's FLEX Literacy Program

Charm-Ing
Grunt Spell-Ings and King Spell-Ing


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Premier Allergy Commercial

About a month ago, I did some work with Premier Allergy and Outsider Entertainment and got to help design a 30-second television commercial for them. I designed and built out all the assets for it as well as storyboarded the spot, and am really happy with the finished result. You can view the full video below or on Outsider's Vimeo page HERE. The spot is also currently playing locally, on Columbus stations.

video



Thursday, February 27, 2014

Catpocalypse

 I did some early concept work for an iPhone game about a Rambo-like cat fighting to save kitties from cat zombies in the Catpocalypse (we've all had that dream, right?). The game is currently in development over at StudioCity Games.

I was asked to do some rough ideas for what the main character and the cat zombies could look like. The goal was to shoot for more cute and less disgusting. Needless to say, this was a really fun project to be involved in. You can check in on the games progress and learn more about the company producing it HERE!




Friday, February 21, 2014

Nationwide Children's Hospital App

These are some assets from a character design I did for Nationwide Children's Hospital. They put together an iPad app that guides young patients through the process of an appendectomy. They wanted to make it non-threatening and engaging for children, so they came up with the idea of using cartoon hosts to narrate the process. This was the host I created that made it into the final app. They wanted a male character that looked goofy enough to be fun, but serious enough to trust with conveying important information.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Another Yeti

This is a more refined take on the yeti concepts I had previously posted. It was done as a little morning warm up over a couple of days.
You may notice that a couple of months have gone by since the last post, but rest assured, when that happens, it means I'm busy on projects. So that means I should have some things to share with you soon that I'm very excited about.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Yetis

Here's a little morning warm-up. Had to do something to shake the cobwebs off this place.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Sand Sling



 Sand Sling was a mini-game developed for McGraw Hill's FLEX Literacy program. The idea here is to teach contractions through a fun, carnival-like attraction where the player selects an answer printed on a sandbag. The player then tosses their chosen sandbag at the robotic dinosaur, who will gladly gobble up correct answers, but he gets very angry and won't even open his mouth for incorrect choices.


Clearly not the right choice

He LOVES it!
This is an image for the end screen when your score gets tallied