Thursday, January 29, 2009

Second snowboard design finished.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

A sample of a different color scheme.

The finished snowboard design.

Monday, January 19, 2009


So I'm starting a business and I want to have samples of my process to display on the website. This photo was given to me by a friend.
I always start with establishing the contours and the darkest values. If you start with the darkest, you can use it as a reference point for the other values and saturation levels.
After I have established the darkest values, I move on to the middle ranges. It isn't supposed to look pretty at this stage - this is the underlying structure of the painting.
The next and longest phase is rendering. I try to do one apple at a time to stay focused and productive.
After a very long seven hours, the apples are finally rendered.
The last touches - the water ripples around the apples. Fin!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

snowboard ideas

There is this company called Artic Love ( that sells snowboard skins and uses a portion of the profit to donate to various charities. It seems like an awesome company. They could potentially accept some of my designs if they like them. Here is my first try at some of the ideas I had. Keep in mind that it isn't finished.