Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Hey everyone,

Here are two more characters for Fight Dogs.  This is Cassius, the middleweight champ that floats like a butterfly and stings like a  pissed off hornet.  And Tank, who is never shy to go all out gruesome in a fight.  With the strongest chompers in the competition, he uses them to finish a fight quickly.  These were both created in Photoshop from scratch.  I will post some of the process I have been using to create these characters.

Monday, October 15, 2012


Hey everyone,

Here is another personal project I am working on.  It is a brutal fighting game galled FIGHT DOGS.  It was inspired by a few photos I saw on google when I wrote "dog fighting".  You can find some shocking images of the injuries these dogs endure.  This would be a more graphic and violent game compared to Kock Fighter Club.  The Pitbull is Dyson, the three time heavy weight champion.  Nobody can take or inflict as much damage as this fighter.  The German Shepherd is The Kaiser, a newcomer to the competition who uses the fights to vent out his rage on his opponents.
I created these characters in Photoshop from scratch.  I try to save many files to help give an idea of the process but sometimes it is easy to get carried away.  I have a few more characters in mind so stay tuned for more.  Hope you like them.

Monday, October 8, 2012

The Amazing Spider-Kock

Hey everyone, 

Here is another parody piece inspired by this summer's reboot of the Spider-Man series.  I made the sketch on Bristol paper with a 3B pencil.  I scanned the image and started working on the shading.  I wanted to match the lighting used in the posters for the movie.  I was also inspired by that very last moment before the credits start to roll where you see Spider-Man coming right at you shooting his web.  I added color with a layer set to overlay but it was looking very dark overall.  So I decided to play with the levels and flatten the image and paint opaquely.  I used layers set to overlay later on to bring out certain features that were too dark.  I also used them to add color variation and make certain parts more saturated.  I used a photo of a city for the background and gave it a similar color to the ones used in the posters.  I also added some layers with dust and scratches to give the background more personality.  I then added a shattered glass texture to match the posters.  I set those to lighten to make the cracks and glass pieces pop.  I then added another layer set to noise to bring the elements together.  I hope you like it.  

Monday, October 1, 2012

The Dark Kock Rises

Hey everyone,

This is a piece I've wanted to do for a few days.  I had the idea whilst I was working on the KOCKS ASSEMBLE piece.  I thought it was a funny idea.  I am attaching a set of images of the work in progress to give you an idea of how I figured the piece out.  I started with a line art sketch I did on Bristol paper with a 3B pencil.  I scanned it in and colored it in Photoshop.  This one came out much faster than ASSEMBLE because it was just one character in a monochromatic outfit.  I had included some red and blue highlights on either side of the character to separate him from the background and give interest but I opted for the white lights on the side.  The final was created with grunge textures, cloud brush, flattened chalky brush set at an angle to make the rain.  I also added NOISE to the final image to give it more grit.  Hope you like it.