Thursday, December 27, 2012

Super Zero

 This was my other other other final project this semester - to create a story; design a hero, love interest, sidekick, and villain; and have 2 concept sketches for the environments. It's called


Nonstopolis is a bustling city of skyscrapers, international trade, and a hotspot for rising talent. Phil Zipperman (or “Zero” to his friends) just spent his last couple of bucks on a plane ticket out of his parents’ home in Stumpville, Iowa to try and make it as a stand-up comedian in the big city. Zero soon gets a day job as a bank clerk and at night he tries out his act at the city clubs. Eventually, he meets a cute photojournalist named Stacey who works for the city newspaper and they start dating.

Life seems good, except that Nonstopolis turns out to be frequented by supernatural disasters and acts of super-villain terrorism, particularly from a group known as the Renegade United Masters of Peril and their leader “Dr. Mandroid”. Defending Nonstopolis from these threats is a costumed hero known as Captain Omega who always manages to triumph over the forces of evil, often at the expense of further destruction to the city, but always to the delight and relief of its citizens.

Zero soon finds himself caught in the constant crossfire between Captain Omega and every occurring disaster in the city. Every catastrophe seems to happen right wherever Zero goes. To make things more aggravating, Zero discovers his girlfriend is the one who shines the “Omega Beacon” in the sky – the token signal that calls Captain Omega whenever there is danger. When Zero finally gets the chance to talk to Omega, he learns that the hero is ignorant of any aspects of normalcy – he has no secret identity, no social skills, and no life outside of being a superhero.

Between juggling his job, his dreams, his girlfriend, their physical safety, and teaching a superhero the facts of life, Zero responds to his new life with a cynical outlook on how the population has managed to survive, how villains always end up losing, and how the existence of a comic book-esque metropolis is so self-contradictory and unrealistic.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Horned King

The HK is a badA warlord from the Prydain books. This is the fourth and final character I designed for my final project.

Here are all the characters together in height ratio:

***Also, I made a page for my Caricature side-business on Fixr:
Caricature Artist

Sunday, December 16, 2012


Fflewddur Fflam, a king-turned-bard with a magic lute. The third character I did from the Prydain books for my final.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


That's right - this is my 100th post since I started this blog almost a year ago. To commemorate, I'm slapping the following piece up here for you to see.

And the image viewing experience is not complete without this song that inspired it. Please listen to it while you view the picture. I promise, it will be worth it.

Sunday, December 9, 2012


Here's Gurgi again, redone to look less weird, but still weird. Also from the Prydain books and second of 4 characters I had to do color designs for one of my finals

Friday, December 7, 2012


From the Prydain books. First of 4 characters I had to do color designs for one of my finals

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

And another sneak preview for something I'm cooking up while I'm still cooking up that last one. Would you believe they're about the same thing? Well, they're not.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Here's a sneak preview of what I'm cooking up this weekend: