Saturday, December 19, 2009

The Rise of the Bottlerocketeer!

Introducing Madeleine Poppy Martin. 8lbs. 3oz. & 20 inches long. Born this morning @ 3:28AM.

Let the journey begin!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Burn baby burn...

Here's an image from a BG test for a local studio taken recently. Not sure who did the layout drawing. Not even sure if I'm allowed to put this up. Guess I'll just twiddle my thumbs and whistle a merry tune until told otherwise.

Speaking of babies- nice segue from the title of this post- ours is due any friggin' day now. AAAAH! Was hoping she would arrive today (oh yeah, it's my birthday), but no dice as of yet.

It's been a hell of a week!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Turkey Day Massacre...

I thought I'd better post this a day early, as tomorrow night I intend to be in a complete food coma.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Been a while...

Busy little bee lately. Thought I might put up this sample image as a little teaser for a project I've been working on. So many rats, so little time.

More to come when I find some of that time...

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

TV through the ages...

Samples from a project I've been working on recently. I only wish TVs were still as cool as some of these.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Rise of the Bottlerocketeer!!!

I've started up a new blog for the imminent December birth of our baby girl. While we're not announcing her name just yet, we are announcing the blog and linking it up right here and now.

Below are two versions of the new title image I just finished up for her blog- one with title and the other without.

Tune in regularly for updates on the Adventures of the Bottlerocketeer!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Otter nonsense...

These are some images I made recently for an otter-related project. I'm keeping my fingers crossed on this one, because it's a really fun project.

Hope you like...

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Insert Jetson's Car Noise Here...

Some very early design exploration for an Outer Space themed project I'm working on.

All images copyright Red Tiger Productions.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Friday sketcharooni...

Little end of week sumpin sumpin.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Hat head...

Got some new brushes for Photoshop and did a little sketcharooni. Hasta luego...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

What the...

Been a while since I posted anything, so I thought I might knock out a quick (and weird) self-portrait.

And no I'm not really that funky looking. Usually...

Friday, May 22, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Oh grrrrrrrrrr...

Just another big green guy with feelings.

I stole the flowers from my friend Kaelea. I haven't told her yet, so don't say anything!


Saturday, May 16, 2009

New Book Project...

This is a cover submission I made for a possible new book project. Have yet to find out the final decision, but I thought I might post it for the time being. I may have to pull it in the future, but here it is for now.

The title and other text is meant to go in the bottom right corner. It feels a little bare there without it, but you can imagine.

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Fool on the Hill...

A good friend loaned me a copy of the book Fool on the Hill by Matt Ruff. It's definitely a fun read and worth checking out.
I started this piece after reading just the first few pages, but I'm thinking I might have to do a few more based on the book. The author's imagery is just too much fun!
The images below are just variations on the one piece. The first includes a villain rat character in the foreground, though I excluded him in the second version and on my portfolio site. I removed all the characters from the third version to highlight the foliage and lighting. I was trying to take a page from the books of artists Robin Joseph and Jon Klassen.
The final image is a really quick pass on the design of the sprite characters.
All righty then...

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Cornelius Q. Candysnatcher...

First in a round of Scum & Villainy characters I plan to make over the foreseeable future.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sketchy Sketchy Book Book...

Here are a bunch of random drawings from numerous sketchbooks. They can't all be masterpieces, as the saying goes, but each has a little something something that I found interesting.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Getting closer...

Still trying to solidify the designs for the book I'm (ever-so-slowly) putting together.

These guys are getting pretty darn close, but still not quite there.

More to come...

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Some Chinese-themed Monster Fun...

I've been working on this one on-and-off for a while now, but I think it's pretty much done. As with all of these pieces, I may go back and pick at it, but I'm pretty happy with where it is at this state.

I've included several detail shots below to show some specific areas that I enjoyed doing. The silk image on the lady's dress, the texture on the monster (modeled after the "lions" seen in sculptural form and also in the martial arts dances on the Chinese New Year and other times), and the guard wall that protects the village beyond- I had a lot of fun figuring out these areas, and may revisit them in a new piece down the road.

Thanks for stopping in!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Happy (Early) St. Patrick's Day!!

I finished it early, so I'm posting it now.

Happy Green Beer to one and all!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A few more random sketches...

Just some quick sketches done a few days ago...

Finished version...

I think I'm done with it. Might tinker a little here and there, but I'm setting it down for a bit.

A few highlights:

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Arctic Scene Work-in-Progress...

This is a piece I've been working on for the past few days based on the lost Franklin Expedition of the 1840s. The ship in the foreground is the Terror (like the book by Dan Simmons which inspired the piece) and the one in the BG is the Erebus.

I'm a nut for these types of stories. Ernest Shackleton and his Endurance, the Whaleship Essex on which Melville based Moby Dick... these are all just fascinating tales of Man vs. Nature, and I eat them up like candy.

This piece has a ways to go, but I haven't posted in a bit, so I thought I'd put it up now and post the final version when it's done.

Hope all are well!