This page is designed to take over my current portfolio, as well as a place to dump all my works in progress. If you'd like to see my work, go to the Portfolio Page.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Sketchy Dumps


The Prophet.

Stilgar and Chani.


Cafe Randos.

Some happy hut.

Tryin' new brushes.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Friday, September 05, 2014

The Morning After II

Another good morning, no?


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Gigantic Panel!

If you're attending PAX Prime, you should totally find me! I'll be hanging out at the Gigantic booth probably, and you'll definitely find me at the Panel I'll be a part of Friday (3pm) about the art of Gigantic.

Here are some shameless plug links:



Sooo ya, come find me, play the game, see the new stuff, throw peanuts at me, whatever fickles your tancy.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Picket Fences

Did a couple environment sketchy, study things. Trying to use the style I've been using for my characters to get me interested in doing more full scenes.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Congrats Motiga!

Congratulations on announcing the game, I'm happy to be a part of such a talented team. It's hard to imagine going back to any other way of working on a project after this! Win or lose it's been pretty rewarding.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

GIGANTIC is unleashed!

Our game was announced today! Oh joy. I'm really happy for my team and I'm glad the vision came through so clearly. Check it ouuuut!

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Sunday, June 08, 2014

The Tennis Player

More Experimental portraits.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Late Night Sketchin'

Weird stuff happens in the wee hours.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Doo Wop

From livestream. Been listenin' to a lot of classy tunes lately.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Heretics illustration


More worm, more Sheeana. Changed my light to be more directly from the right now, added some more... sky, and space and stuff. The crop got bigger and Sheeana got even smaller, might lose some of her visibility. Next I gotta detail that mouth and get that sand lookin' like sand.

Thursday, April 03, 2014


Experimenting with coloring techniques, keepin' it looser.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Sheeana WIP

From Heretics of Dune, Sheeana is a a girl who can mysteriously control the sand worms, even though she fears and hates them.

This is a tough lighting situation for me, especially for billowing fabric. Damn.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Leto Atreides II, God Emperor of Dune

Finally finished this dude, geez.

More Dune art. This character is a little deeper into the story, about the fourth book. He is an immortal who can see into the future, and using his power has taken control of the known universe by-- guess what?-- controlling the Spiceeeeee! Unfortunately as a side effect he has mutated in a hideous worm creature and can no longer have relations with women. If you're getting a uncomfortably pornographic vibe from this, just ride with it. Dune is about conquering giant worms, what kind of metaphor do you think that is?!

I wanted a design that fell in line with his description from the books, but I did take liberties to make a more impacting silhouette. With all my dune concepts, I try not to over-design these characters because they're so classic and influential. That being said, all my adjustments are to benefit describing the character out of context for people who might not know the story and still get a feeling for what they're about. I have recorded most of the process of his painting throughout several videos on my livestream channel if you're interested: http://www.livestream.com/gorrem

Here's the past progress from this blog:

First sketch I did. I definitely toned down the crazy and made him feel less aggressive than this design, I felt it was too designy, and it was de-emphasizing his humanity. It also didn't include the structure that allowed him to "blink" his face shut to protect himself. It was a good place to jump off though!
Finished this in livestream. More focus on his face, added blinky structure around his neck. Unfortunately THE WHOLE THING WAS LOST when my computer crashed and I had to redo it from screen captures, hngggh.
Here it is before I heavily modified the design of his worm parts. I wanted something that aided the composition better, let me showcase his textures, and for the most part feel less aggressive. Although intimidating, I didn't want him to come across and necessarily evil or more threatening than he already was. He actually has a lot of compassion in the story.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Bad Kitty

Told ya I had a lot of kitty assignments. Now it's Dex-Starr, the rage kitten from the Red Lantern Corps! This one is for a friend whose workin' on a DC game, who reeeaaally enjoys cats.You can watch the progress on my livestream - http://www.livestream.com/gorrem

Friday, March 07, 2014

Cat Duties

This is a looooong overdue gift to repay someone for driving me home all the time when I had to commute to 38 Studios in Maynard. I waited on purpose, so I could practice and suck less at making a gift. All planned. *Cough*Thanks Lisa!

The assignment was "I don't care, as long as it's cat related." I continued this from my livestream.


Monday, March 03, 2014

I WIP My Hair Back and Forth

Not IC related! I just felt like drawing her. I plan on doing more, but I thought I'd post this before I ruined it with a background and color.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Coffee Shop Sketching

I haven't had my computer set up for digital painting so most of my time is in a sketchbook. Here are some that I've been doing recently at sketch groups or coffee shops in Seattle.
 She fell asleep on the bus. Creepy, I know. Just don't fall asleep around me, as a general rule.

 Lone Wolf & Cub reference!
 And finally, Hipster Paul.

I wanna start doing livestream again, or maybe Google Hangout of some kind. If people have a preference, please let me know and why.