Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Concept art

Here are some concepts from Guardians of the Galaxy, the first movie I was placed on when I started work a year and a half ago at Marvel Studios. I am so happy it is doing so well. When people would ask me what I was working on they would always not know what I was talking about. But Marvel and James Gunn did an awesome job spreading awareness of the relatively unknown property. I feel so lucky getting to work on the project with Marvel Visual Development team. The baby groot creature design was one of my favorites to work on and I am glad that people enjoyed the movie as much as I had fun working on it.

           BABY GROOT - approved design

GROOT - variation


 and SAKARAAN PILOT  -approved design

BROKER- concepts that did not make the cut

KORATH - rough idea

KARINA-  rough idea

THE COLLECTOR - classic version


Saturday, August 9, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy art book signing and Q&A ( Gallery Nucleus )

Hello everyone! I just wanted to share an image I did for the Film "Guardians of the Galaxy", if any of you guys are in the Los Angeles area on Saturday Aug 9, there will be a "Guardians of the Galaxy" book signing at Gallery Nucleus. I will be there together with my co-workers from the Marvel Visual Development team. It's from 1PM-4PM. Hope to see you there. Click on link for more details and artist bios. Gallery Nucleus

I will be posting more images in the coming days. So stay tuned!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

"Kadence" is funded!

Hey guys I wanted to share with you this kickstarter project I am art directing and doing storyboards for. Together with my co-workers at Marvel Studios, Jackson Sze and Andy Park. The film is written and directed by Jacob Johnston , he manages the visual development team which we are a part of.
Today we have great news! Our project finally got funded, but there is still time to support us, with the extra money we can cover more of the expenses. Check out the video and if you like it please consider backing the project!... Thanks again for all the support and making this project become reality.


Here are some images I did for the project

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Captain America : The Winter Soldier

Cap Illustration I did for David Igo at Sideshow Collectables, based on concepts from the movie by a good friend Ryan Meinerding, check out his art page The Hero's Journey: The Cinematic Art of Ryan Meinerding

Celebrating the much-anticipated release of Marvel's film Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Sideshow is proud to present the Captain America Premium Format(TM) Figure. With a stunning likeness of award-winning actor Chris Evans, we've captured every aspect of super patriot Steve Rogers as he prepares to battle the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier. Featuring a screen-accurate sculpted costume, and switch-out classic and stealth shields, the Captain America Premium Format(TM) Figure is an outstanding addition to any Marvel collection. 

Check it out - link

Friday, April 18, 2014

CG Hub is officially gone

Man that was one of my favorites sites to visit. I was starting to put more work up there too. But since it is gone for good... I will be updating my blog and giving it a new, hopefully a better look. I hope blogger has better features now to help me do that.

Saturday, March 8, 2014


In 2013 IDW Publishing contacted me to illustrate a comic book cover for them. It was issue no.4 of the Magic:the Gathering comic. It was a great opportunity and I am glad that it came out alright :)
My first comic cover. I hope I get to do more!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy"

It's been a pretty quiet year for me ever since I got hired to the Visual Development team at Marvel Studios. So I couldn't talk about what I was working on until now..well I dont think I can talk about anything really but you can check out the trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy. This was the first movie I did concept art for. I had a chance to design some costumes for the aliens you will see in the movie.. and some creatures. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

H.P. Lovecraft inspired creature

Creature design I did for a horror film called the Nightkind. It's inspired by H.P. Lovecraft's night-gaunts.
I used Z-brush to block out overall form and photo-textures. This is a wip and needs a lot of cleaning up.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Undead Carnival

Happy Halloween Everyone

initial idea done in 30 min for Daily Spit-Paint sketch group on Facebook
then worked on it some more for 50 min or so and still working on it, I will post the next step as soon as I can

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Spit Paint in 30 min or less

                                                     spy pug

I recently joined a painting group on face book called Daily Spitpaint. Thre are just a couple of rules... no photos in the painting and a time limit of 30 min. I did go over 4 minutes on the image above. I am having a lot of fun so far.  And they also supply the topics
The rest of these are 30min
                                          Heavy Armored
                                           Goblin Zombie
                                          Winter Run    but it was actually winter ruins, I just can't read :P
I recorded the Winter Run and Heavy Armored. Here is the link

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

30 minute mech sketch

Just trying to sketch me some mechs for a change

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

DeNa Japan

Lake Pixie
This is an image I did last year for the game Hellfire for the Android. In the game she is cropped pretty close so maybe you wont recognize her.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JexfiBWMwaw#at=252 here is a link for the gameplay, you can skip 3 minutes ahead to see her combined

Succubus version 2 

Monday, September 23, 2013

HawkMan ( eagle warrior for DeNa)

Image I did for DeNa, for their game Hellfire for the Android

Thursday, September 19, 2013

DeNa Vancouver

One of the Boss images I did for their game the Powerful:NYC

Friday, September 6, 2013

Succubus Angel

An image I did for DENA co, ltd
The idea is that the black strands of energy coming out of her back, are her wings that can morph into tentacles when she is not flying. The ghostly black strands is its true form and the woman is just a manifestation of the desires of the victim. These strands would wrap around the vicitim similar to how a spider traps its prey and suck the life out of you.
Oh and you have to answer a riddle, before you can pass or be eaten

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Lost Planet 3 - concept art

Lost Planet 3 is officially out!
Here is one of the creatures I designed for the game based on the initial description I was given by the design team at Spark Unlimited .It was called the Nushi
Kotaku gave them a pretty good review --- check it out----

Undead Minotaur Warrior

Copyright Applibot 2013

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Friday, August 16, 2013

Vampire Creature ( Step by Step ..kinda :)

I will try to elaborate on the stages some more but for now I can just post this up. If you want to see a video of a similar process. I have done a couple. Please check out the links  Creature Design and Dissecting a Minotaur  thank you for you support. If you did decide to watch the video, please email me if you have suggestions to make it better or if you liked it and if it helped with your growth as an artist. It would really help me with the next video I am planning to release. Thanks

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Legend of the Cryptids - Erebos Advanced

I had a lot of fun doing this character!
Copyright 2013 Applibot 

Friday, August 2, 2013

Monster Sketches from 2007

Some sketches I found while looking for something else I wanted to post. And I thought this would be cool to try to z-brush. Maybe I can do a live stream of it. It wont be anything special coz I am not that good with z-brush anyway. I will do it middle of this month for an hour or so.