Friday, December 18, 2009

Venus Approach

So this is a basic non-final version of the animation I'm doing for work.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Here's my latest project!

Textures and Model By Raphael Taveres (scope his blog) and a satellite (nice try Rafa).
Animation, Lighting, Composition by moi.
Probably copyright BYU or something.... I don't really know the legalities.

Hopefully this peaks capture peaks your interest though!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


It's getting closer!  I am a week away and this thing is over!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Posting Fiend!

New Adam and STEve. Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, November 7, 2009


So here's about 30 min in. Tell me what you think. I'm trying a lot of new things so seriously give me every criticizm (except on my spelling) that you can muster.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Latest Project

So this is about 2 hours into my next project. I've got a concept and a model. Now I need Heidi for a picture and Luke for his masterful photography skills.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Renderman is Awesome!

Turns out a little code can go a long way.

color circles(float cs; float ct; float thick; float size){
float newr = pow((s-cs), 2) + pow((t-ct), 2) ;//Circle Equation
newr = sqrt (newr);//Real Circle Equation

float Range = newr * size;//The Amount Of Distance Covered
float mR = mod(Range, thick);//Thickness Between Repeats
float msk = step (Range, 5 * mR);//ATTEMPTING to cut out the outside
color circleN = (1, 1, 1);
circleN = mix(color (0,0,0), circleN, msk);

return circleN;


surface Assignment(){
//***************Part One
Oi = Os;
float c = .2;
float r = pow((s-c), 2) + pow((t-c), 2) ;//Circle Equation
r = sqrt (r);//Real Circle Equation

float rRange = r * 8;//The Amount Of Distance Covered
float modR = mod(rRange, .5);//Thickness Between Repeats
float mask = step (rRange, 5 * modR);//ATTEMPTING to cut out the outside
color circle = (1, 1, 1);
circle = mix(color (0,0,0), circle, mask);

circle = mix( circle, circles( .1, .4, .2, 9), t);
circle = mix( circle, circles( .3, .6, .4, 5), s);
circle = mix( circle, circles( .7, .25, .1, 10), t);
circle = mix( circle, circles( .8, .38, .6, 8), s);
Ci = circle;


Monday, October 12, 2009

I'm Pathetic

I haven't posted forever. Here it is folks... the unfinished but finished because I'm tired of it!

BTW, give me page views! I like them. :)

Monday, September 21, 2009

My Lime

So here's my current Renderman project for my class. Tell me what you think!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Speed Paint

Sunday afternoon speed paint. It's amazing how much you learn about color, tones, opacity and every other lighting aspect by flying through these things.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Next Step

Here's a little bit more progress... Things go much slower when school is in session.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Storm Spirit W.I.P.

The Next To Come... slowly... dang slow painting skills.

"Just look in your heart and do whatever the hell makes you happy."
-Dr Kelso

Monday, August 31, 2009

Another Note

I know that this has nothing to do with my post from a moment ago. It just needs to be said.

Now I wish I were deep and good with words but honestly I'm not. So here it goes and if you want to learn something from this you will.

"Nothing worth having in this life comes easy."

Fire Nymph

Here's my fire nymph. I hope you like it.

Sunday, August 23, 2009


So it's very far from perfect... but I learned a lot from it and I'm sorta over it. So here's a finished version. In a couple days if I'm still pleased then I'll submit it to


p.s. Thanks for the help Aaron!

Saturday, August 22, 2009


So here's the most recent WIP...
It's a piece for:

My concept is to have heaven one side and hell on the other. The only thing I want to know is if anyone has time to really teach me how to color good. I start with something like hell in this picture... then work through to how heaven looks... then sorta smooth things out from there. I just feel so inefficient I'm driving myself nuts!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Modern Gods

So the ancient gods keep up with fashion right? Well I think so. On one side we've got the very masculine god of wind (complete with the high tops of nike and keys of the four winds). Coming on the other side we have the goddess of water (complete with bikini under tank top under jacket, and a bag full of the secrets of the seas). Sorry the feet are jacked. I was on the bottom of the page and couldn't get a good angle to draw them from without my hand sitting funny on something.

Monday, August 3, 2009


So I'm not posting it here so people will give me page views on my other account... greedy I know, but it makes me feel popular! Anyway...I'll be posting my little comic @
If you can feel free to leave comments, suggestions, etc.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Hot Air Balloon

So here's the next one. I really don't know what else to say at this point.

And as a side note:

Monday, July 27, 2009

Left Out

So I feel bad. I really feel like I've been leaving you guys out of the loop. I've been posting a lot more on my deviantart than on my blog. So to make it up.. here's the latest.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Adam and STEve

I want this concept to happen SO bad. It's a funny little comic series that takes place right after Eve eats the fruit but before Adam does. The jokes come because Satan convinces Adam his name is Steve and they start hanging out.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Do You Know?

Do you know about my other blogs? I thought I would put a pitch out there for them as well.

Friday, July 3, 2009

DotA Allstars

I really don't know where this is going to go... but here's Mogul Kahn the Axe. He's pretty hardcore. Oh yeah, and I got CS4. I love photoshop, though I'm not very skilled at it.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Self Portrait

Here's some painting in PS. Source photo by:

I don't know how to paint. Suggestions plz!

Monday, May 18, 2009

I'm In

So I'm in. BYU accepted me today to their CS Animation program. I'm happy.

Oh yeah. Here's this also:

It's the fixed version of my final project of last semester.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Sorry I've been AFK for awhile. I've been working on editing some pixel art for a game concept I'm putting together. I've also been fighting my computer to finish a digital painting. In case you're not aware my computer blew the logicboard and as a result has a hard time doing anything for longer than ten minutes, and let me tell you, that is frustrating with art.

So the moral of the story is that I'll have something a little more substantial to post later. As for now... accept my humble apologies.

Saturday, April 18, 2009


Here's the final render of my Maya deep sea explorer. Tell me what you think (honesty is a virtue)!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Ladies and Gentlemen

I present to you the moment you've all been waiting for... well... atleast that I've been waiting for!

Thursday, April 9, 2009


So tell me what you think of this brief sample of the mystery project.

Sorry about the lack of light. My monitor at school is WAY lighter than I realized. Here's a quickly adjusted one. I'll have a good render by the end of the week.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

New Projects

Here's the first round sketch of my new character. He's an underwater amphibian dude. I'll post the final on eventually. I'll also be bringing out some new sketches on a 3d project I already got started on.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


So it's taken me awhile to upload the final version of this project. I've always just been a little worried that as soon as I posted it I'd want to change something. Last night I got started on a new project and for me that means no more old project. So there it is. Done and over. The new project is on its way. I'll post concept sketches on

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Real Men of Genius

I just realized that I never said anything about my excursion with the imfamous Lucas. We went on a photoshoot a few weeks ago and it was quite fun. I will admit though... being a male model feels gay, and wearing makeup and girls clothes feels gayer... but it was for the art form... so here's a taste.

Don't judge me. You don't even know. Do you think I like being like this? Well I don't.

The full thing is here:

Sunday, March 15, 2009

A Long Time Ago

So it's been forever since I got to post something conceptual to this site. Here it is. The goal with this little guy is to 3d model him and hopefully make a short animation with him much later. Here's the first concept.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

One Step Closer

The progress continues. I feel like I need to fine tune the UVs a bit, but other than that it's getting there.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

And It Continues

So the project has moved forward... a bit... or a lot... you decide.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

It's Been Awhile

Dang! It's been a long time since I posted anything worth while. The reason is this:

I've been working on homework non-stop forever. I'm sick of it. Here's the latest render of my project. We have to make teapots.. so I sorta made teapots. No textures really yet, just some light.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

About The Poll

So here are some pictures for you to judge your poll vote against:

First Is Me

Then Hugh Jackman

The Johnny Depp

And Last James Dean

Vote and let me know. Or if you think someone else then post a link and a comment.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Hey guys.

I have to draw faces for my figure drawing class so who better than my girlfriend? She's beautiful eh? Well.. in real life she is. This doesn't look much like her, but I tried to do her justice. Hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


So there's been a lot of shading and texturing going on here. I've got a lamp, a wagon wheel, and a marker. Nothing really exciting, but still I enjoy them.

Oh yeah! So apparently if you click the squirrel fur button while you have a wagon wheel selected you end up with something fantastic! Lol. Enjoy!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Metal Chocobo

So here's my first ever attempt to make a 3D model of a character. If you don't know, it's sort of a Chocobo from the Final Fantasy series.

Today's a double feature! I also tried shaders for the first time today! Here's the orange and the beach ball.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Tea Cup, Lamp, and Thimble

Here's some more. The thimble ain't finished but I'm getting there.