Friday, December 23, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Here's a portrait I did for a friend of mine, Cory Skaaren. He runs the Dignified Devil blog.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Tinman Animated Short - Preview

Here's a preview of one of the projects we're working on at Tinman Creative. The final will be released in January alongside our official launch.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Monday, September 5, 2011

The Dignified Devil

Here's an illustration I did for The Dignified Devil. Head on over there to read the corresponding article and many other manly writings.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Here's a digital painting I put together today. Pretty happy with it. Gave it a title and everything..

Also, here is a work-in-progress on another one I'm putting together.

Monday, August 8, 2011


Just a quick piece today. Wanted to do something with an odd perspective, involving a bit of motion.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Old Woodland Fairy

Got a little further on this design. Still not quite done yet, but it's getting there. The idea for this character is that he's a very aged forest spirit. His wings are all tattered, and he is the colour of autumn approaching winter.

Interview - The Skaaren Design Blog

Was interviewed by Cory Skaaren for The Skaaren Design Blog. You can check out the interview here!

Also, here's a new design I've got in the works. It's a re-imagining of an old character I came up with a long time ago.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sketching with Ink & Paint

I've started sketching with ink (no pencil). I've found I'm getting far more interesting work now that I have to dive right in, and that I'm unable to erase or undo. Did a bit of painting today too. Haven't done that in years, but it's something I've been meaning to get into.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Off to Ireland

I'm going to be in London, Ireland and Belgium for the next two weeks gathering design reference for a project that I've been production designing. I'm going to try and squeeze a bit of fun in too..

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Baboon Detective

Here's my finished baboon detective. He doesn't ... monkey around ... when it comes to crime. Classic. Classic.


I sketched this on the weekend while watching 'Zardoz', and then painted it today. It's possible that it's loosely based on Charlotte Rampling, who played 'Consuela'.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Final Dragon

Here's the final dragon, as well as a work-in-progress baboon detective I started today.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Dragon WIP 2

Still chipping away at this one. I think the left side is mostly done, just working on the girl now.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Dragon WIP

Here's the work-in-progress of a two-page spread that I'm working on. Dragons have always been a challenge for me, and I'm happy this one turned out.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Comic Book Style

Here's the final of the kick illustration, as well as another quick character I did. I'm enjoying working in this style quite a bit, although I may try to add a bit of a painted/watercolour look to it moving forward.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Art of Brett 2011

Here's the work-in-progress cover for the portfolio book I'm currently assembling.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

One more Zbrush sculpt...

Here's one more zbrush model. I wanted to do something really fast so I could practice quick sculpting. From tip-to-tail he took 3 hours. No pre-existing design.

Sad Man Sculpt

Did a Zbrush sculpt loosely based on my Sad Man design.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Some Painty Designs

Finished up that samurai I was working on. I went a bit too far with the textures, so I had to reel them in. Also a painting of some wanky guy smoking his cigarette.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Digital Paint Practice

I've been practicing some digital painting. The pose for this one was taken from a 13 Assassins poster.

Here's an update:

Sunday, March 6, 2011

More Style Frames

Here are some more style frames from the documentary. I'm also wrapping up some pre-production work on a stop motion animated feature. It's definitely the best work I've ever done, so I'm hoping to be able to share some of it soon.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Quick Character Design

Quick character design before bed. He's based on every coach I've ever had for every sport I've ever played.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Last Painting

One more painting...


Here's another painting. I gotta stop doing these different styles two at a time and then moving on..

Quick Painting Before Bed

Started sketching a little too late and got some lines that were working for me. Had to paint it up. I'm not ashamed that I had Black Eyed Peas on loop while I was doing this too. G'night.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Round Headed Boy 2

Wasn't entirely happy with this one so I made a few tweaks. Added some wear to the hat, gave him a neck and made his hands a bit smaller. I also gave him a better mouth expression and put the eyelid on his eye that I'd forgotten.

Round Headed Boy

Here's another painterly design I did. Not a monster this time. Well ... I suppose that depends on how you look at it.

Another Painterly Monster

Here's another one...

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Painterly Monster

I've seen this painted style kicking around a lot more recently. I know it's in every 'Art of...' book that Pixar releases, so I thought I'd give it a go and see if I could do it. I'm really happy with the amount of character you get out of it. I'll be doing more of these for sure.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Smoking Zombie - Final

I added some more highlights and put a matte around the image. Might make a good poster, I dunno.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Here's an old piece of art I did a few years ago that I liked but it's kind of dated now so I fixed it up.



Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Old Art That Holds Up

I was looking through some old backup CD's and came across a few gems. These are all from around 2005.