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Friday, November 18, 2011

Ship of the Line

Here's one unit on Civ 5 I wasn't sure who was going to model. I drew the concept as if we were going to outsource it, but I ended up modelling it myself. I found having a detailed concept really sped up the modelling process.


Here's a brainstorming sketch of the Settlers from Civilization 5.


This is how I brainstormed the Paratrooper unit For Civ5. We chose the white/snow cammo pattern because if he was green he blended into the world too much. I had a fun time getting this guy into the game, I'm thrilled we even got the parajump animation to work. Thanks for Jon and Dorian for great feedback. Working for Jon Shafer was awesome, he had a very clear vision for the look of the game.

Civ5 Roman Legion

Concept art for the Roman Legion, Civilization 5. A Fun drawing to do.

Civ5 Caravel

This is one of my favorite drawings from my work on Civilization 5, the Caravel. Special thanks to Jack Snyder who made the model for the game.

Monday, June 27, 2011


Practicing some d-painting with a small cintiq monitor that I'm borrowing from work. From an old photo of a friend of mine, Her nickname is Schwinn.
Took about an hour and a half, photoshop 7.
The WACOM Cintiq 12UX is a nice device for home, light and small I Can kick my feet up on my desk and work with the tablet on my lap. I'm thinking I might have to invest in my own someday. Hope all is well in your world, whoever is reading this.

Monday, June 13, 2011

New Illustration

Here's a illustration I made for my sister. I wanted to make a drawing picturing a little blonde girl on the beach looking out over the horizon and imagining adventure.
As I drew more I realized there was a metaphor here, when facing the future (or seeing over the horizon) you could charge boldly ahead seeking fun and adventure but at the risk of instability(the ship), or you could fortify your current position and wait to see see what you can from a high ground (the tower). This dichotomy reflects in my own life pertaining to how to spend my money. Should I spend it on fun things now and live to the fullest in the moment? Should I save it in a bank, so that I have cash in case of emergency or loss of job? Or Should I invest it in real estate or the market, with the hope of having a larger sum of money with which to pay for retirement 40 years from now? I think this is a question facing everybody in a capitalist society. I've heard friends and family talk about achieving balance in one's life. Maybe a 3-way-split is the best and most balanced way to spend profit.

Monday, February 28, 2011

March 1st

Some Sketches from the Dev of C i v f i v e