Bat Cave (Pt. 1)

Our breakroom at work used to be stupid.   

We're talking, a slapped on strange dark blue color (poorly painted) with no matching colors, spaces of white poking out of everywhere.  It was dark, it was gloomy, and no one liked it.

My caring bosses have given me full creative responsibility to paint this breakroom however I want it.  I design it, get paid to paint it, they supply the orders.   (Granted, supply orders are low low budget, but that doesn't matter)

The only disclaimer is that I do not put a "likeness" to any particular real life person, or especially employee of my company.  I do not display brand logos or point anything that may occur in real life out. 

That being said, there have been two inside jokes at my work for years. 

1.)  When it's slow in the summer and we need more business, whomever is "punished" has to "wear the yeti suit and dance outside."    There IS no yeti suit, and such a thing doesn't exist.  But it's somehow still a threat.

(Old art, Circa 2008)

2.)  Management was once assigned to read a particular book titled the "Energy Bus."  The weeks that followed consisted of many silly drawings of "energy" creatures.   The one that stuck was the energy bat.

(Old art, circa 2009)

With these explanations, here is the WIP of my first ever mural project!

The bat cave is in chalkboard paint.   :)
More progress to come in the near-future!

Sib the Peafowleo Pt. 2 (The Maquette)

A lot of learning went into the Maquette building process.   I felt for a first timer that this was a successful and sturdy character.  Baking gave me few problems, and he still stands, guarding my living room. 

Here is his lovely turnaround.   Complete, as he shall ever be. 

Sib, you will be animated soon. 

Scratch that.

Sib, your animation will be REFINED soon.

I can't even say how many times I've done this creature's strange walk-cycle.   It's quite prancy.

Sib the Peafowleo Pt. 1 (The Process)

Time to meet Sib.  He is a Peafowleo, and this is exactly how it sounds.  The looks of an owl and peacock on the proud body of a huge lion.   An intelligent soul, yet unsure of his own strength, and an ego to boast of.

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More development:  Baby Sib (Peafowleo)

He was a character that I fell in love with, and the character I chose to take from 2-D to 3-D.

The following is post on how he went from the above design to my first Maquette!

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The next post shall be his completed turnaround.


I did this series a few months ago for a Mythology class...the object was to write an essay, but luckily in Art School relevant drawings are also appreciated.   Drawings in sequence, my take on the creation myth of Eurynome and Ophion (Pelasgians).

Born naked from primordial Chaos, Eurynome was the goddess of all things.

Since Eurynome had no where to stand, she first starts to dance, and this creates the sea
and sky. From her sphere, water pools beneath her, and vapors raise above her.  A great wind swirled behind her, getting faster and faster, until visible.


As the north wind swirled behind her, she seized it in her hands.  Eurynome started to roll the wind between her palms in such a way that it started to take the form of a serpent.
Once the serpent had become living, she named him Ophion.

Eurynome continued to dance (it is said to keep herself warm), and as Ophion watched her, he
felt lustful. Joining her in her dance, he coiled himself around her and made love to her as she
danced. Now impregnated, Eurynome transformed herself into a dove and brooded on the waves
where she would later lay the universal egg.

My thoughts on this:  SCIENCE!!!!!!!

But the drawings were fun to do.

Oh, and tools used, regular paper, marker, colored pencils.  All thanks to the Prismacolor!