Tuesday, August 7, 2018

DR SPLORCHY PRESENTS: SPACE HEROES - Squanchgames


Dr. Splorchy Presents: SPACE HEROES is a Google Daydream VR game from Squanchgames. The first game I've ever worked on is finally here! The first background was inspired by a drive through Massachusetts and seeing a small town name, Braintree, as we were passing by and later did a quick sketch in our hotel room. I did at least 40 variations of aliens before we landed the middle one. Lastly Splorchys lab views, for more info on the game check out http://www.squanchgames.com/drsplorchypresents/

I'M BATMAN - Dad Comics

Dinner Time. Dad Comics!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

GONE FISHIN' - Dad Comics

A documentation of a funny misunderstanding. All he wanted was something to hook a truck with, ha!

Monday, June 11, 2018

TROVER SAVES THE UNIVERSE - Squanchgames

The game I've been jamming away on for the past year was announced today at E3! 'Trover Saves the Universe' created by Justin Roiland, is a sci-fi comedy/adventure game where your dogs have been kidnapped and stuffed into a beak faced lunatic's eyeholes and is using their life essence to destroy the universe! Originally developed for PSVR and will also be available on PS4 as well. This is the first teaser poster I worked on to help launch the game. Go to troversavestheuniverse.com to learn more!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

SEASONAL HEART - Squanchgames Sketch Prompt



Oh, the belated Valentines day card. This was for our Squanchgames sketch club prompt, 'valentines day mascot'. 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

HOT DOG TIME MACHINE - Squanchgames Sketch Prompt


Squanchgames does a weekly prompt thats open to the public on Instagram. This weeks prompt was 'hot dog machine'. The previous weeks prompt was 'some f*****g shape', originally just a swirl of a brushstroke that your supposed to make something out of using the same shape and stroke. Thought it would be fun to capture the whole Rick and Morty/McDonald's riot, with a crab/dragon a la 'Mushu' from Mulan going AWOL for szechuan sauce.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

UNDISCOVERED SPECIES - Sketch Prompt

Our company had a sketch prompt this week of "undiscovered species" and thus, this was born.

#1 DAD

I had to document a funny moment driving through Massachusetts with my family. A crazy driver next to us was blaring his horn uncontrollably and flicking me off incessantly as I continued to stay in my lane and wonder WTF! As he sped off, my son thought he was trying to race our car and that his gracious middle finger communicated that I was number one in his eyes! Ha!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Friday, November 10, 2017

INKTOBER 2


A little late on posting these Inktober pieces but I thought they were silly enough to put up. At Squanchtendo we do sketch prompts every week based on a funny title or saying and these drawings are part of us just having fun. First off I always wanted to depict the Santa Ana Winds having grown up in LA my whole life, hot....dry....devil winds (fan art based on a game title you like- sketch prompt- mine was Cuphead inspired). ChhhHHHiiiiIIIiiiPPPpppSSSSsss, chip demon. Next prompt was Hot Dog Jones and did my best at a fake movie poster. 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

INKTOBER



Inktober! Well ok, most of this is digital, but it started on paper with ink so it still counts in my book. First off is Moon Bone? bone moon? cemetery moon? you get the drift, a hollow moon propelled by some mystic energy core was the idea. Next is a spider fairy eating her young. Lastly, beware of Zombie Hog! A new super villain who's pissed by the consumerist holiday of Halloween overshadowing Groundhog day, the original holiday where everybody got dressed up and share treats, is here to reclaim his holiday.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

NIGHT TERRORS


I was so excited when a friend of mine whom is making a live action horror movie approached me to try something different for a change and try my hand at concepting a night terror demon in a realistic fashion, that will hopefully still use a prosthetic version of this creature in the film. There were many rounds of sketches which eventually were distilled down into a cheaper version of the original design for budgetary reasons. Looking into the subject and the many stories of people waking up feeling held down with unexplained scratches on their skin, or a weight on their chest and hallucinating a shadowy figure appearing above them sound terrifying to say the least. The cultural differences in its folklore are quite fascinating too. The first known oil painting to be depicted of the subject is by an artist Henry Fuseli, "The Nightmare" painted in 1781, which was received with much fanfare at the time and its composition used as a starting point to lampoon political figures of the era.  

Friday, July 7, 2017

Rock n' Roll Suicide - A tribute

So many legends, so little wall space. This is a Mt. Rushmore take on dead rock stars. This previous year claimed one too many of the greats. I lost momentum on a Bowie painting I started but never completed, so this was born...and mostly completed. From Morrison dying in a bathtub or Hendrix choking on his own vomit there are so many mysteries remaining unsolved of all of their untimely deaths. RIP.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

FUTURE WORM! - Future granny Danny lair and the eater of stars Solip Nihilios




Future Granny Danny's lair concept sketch from the 'Assassin Parrot' episode shows off her collection of Danny's from infinite universe's. We came up with at least 120 different Danny's or more, my favorite being poodle Danny or Cosmic Danny. Next one is a rough stomach interior sketch for the "O' Brother Here Art Thou" episode introducing Shucks Hayseed who is a tapeworm feasting on the insides of Danny. At one point Danny starts feeling really sick so within the red stalk forrest I wanted to show some ghastly acid pits. As Danny pounds some Gatorade, red glowing balls descend upon our characters acting as electrolytes. Next are some rough sketchbook pages of mine comped together with the final version of Solip Nihilios, born from a super nova and eater of stars. This took many hands to perfect, and went through dozens of design changes but this was my favorite character of the season by far. He needed to look ethereal, otherworldly, ominous yet still emote softly by episodes end once Paco and Ruby make him develop feelings. And lastly a rough of the gigantic, mutated bunny rabbit as seen in "The World According to Larp".     

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

FUTURE WORM! - Time Travel Council concept sketch

Danny and Fyootch get thrown off course traveling back in time in an attempt to avoid being grounded at home, committing what the time travelers council have deemed a time crime. Danny challenges their punishment with the Mutu Mutu defense and faces off with each bizarre council members dominate talents and stupid human tricks.  

PALMILLA

It's Inktober and you know what that means...let the inking of ghoulish creatures begin! I really enjoy seeing all the ink sketches people are producing this month. I'm not sure what this is, but I came home one late windy night and observed a palm tree swaying in our backyard and it hypnotized me into drawing this. Can you name this beast?

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

FUTURE WORM! - Barl Time Tunnel Highway

BarrRRLLL!!! Heres a concept sketch I did for the Barl episode. The tunnel called for some psychedelic animation with sky patterns floating by and the time tunnels color evolves as the story delves deeper within it. At first sight its calming blues makes it feel serene, when technically we're going over 200 MPH but the slow streamline highlights animating smoothly in the air makes it seem as if time has slowed down inside of barls car. Soon after a pitstop, the pace picks up when faced with the catlike iron bar time punks, inspired by the Mad Max 'Fury Road' characters, where the atmosphere needed to feel more like your life is in danger.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

FUTURE WORM! - The End of Time Concepts




Danny and Future Worm go so far into the future until they reach the 'End of Time', where all information has collapsed into a singularity in seek of wisdom from "You Know It!" the End of Time played by Ron Funches. We first see the second image, where the universe ends at a black hole which at first is meant to mislead the audience into thinking its an mysteriously ominous place to be when they portal through the white light into The End of Time's bachelor pad apartment for some grilled sandies' to lighten the mood. I did a rough mock up of the black hole exterior and Joey McCormick did the clean up of the black hole Bg helping add in some alien occult symbols moving like Saturn's rings around the gridded ground plane, this is still the rough paint I did to get the concept across, not final paint. The first image is of the End of Times' kitchen in space which I liked the idea of still seeing space spin around outside of the kitchen so theres always a grandiose movement of the universe outside. Last is the character 'The End of Time', I had fun exploring what this character could be. Devon Roth worked out the final body shape with a photorealistic space card for his body color.  We landed on the top right for the episode with a globe of meridians spinning inside, my personal favorite is still the lazier looking one in sweatpants. I just liked the idea that heres a character with a lot of time to kill at the end of space and time just hanging in a crappy apartment exposed to the elements freely floating in space.   

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

FUTURE WORM! - Porthole to the Lizard Hole




Danny and Future Worm stumble across a 1000 year old Spiderian vs. Lizardian war in "Porthole to the Lizard Hole" featuring Andy Daly as Mr. Zarlid, a lizard man disguised as a human teacher whose concealed first purpose is to inspire Danny to fulfill the prophecy of the Gem Force Five. The first image is a rough concept painting to stage the Spiderians vs Lizardians war. I had fun with the idea of it feeling like an entire universe with its own solar system living beneath the local run down school above. Next is Killah-Pilla, Bugs beastly answer to her battlebot problems with the aid of an engine from the future, it comes alive and takes on a mind of its own eventually destroying the town. Since Bug is also into science and building inventions like Danny, we had to distinguish her inventions by making them out of car parts/salvage yard related, where Danny's inventions are mostly made out of household items. Killah-Pilla metamorphosizes into Hank Flappington after Bug and Danny try to put Killah-Pilla down.  This character took some back and forth between Devon Roth and myself in trying to keep what's a complicated character as simplified as possible to animate.