Common Expanse- Amberth Landliner Trucks

A study in "normal" vehicles. In thinking about the Common Expanse and Amberth, I wanted to spend some time, thinking about what the regular or common place stuff looks like. Not a tank, or heroic thing, something generally unglamourous. As with some of my general goals and inspiration with Common Expanse vehicles, thinking about asymetry where i can, and looking at Eastern Bloc industrial design, from the 50's and 60's. Trying to include little storage areas in unconventional places. Messing with proportion shifts and shape juxtapositions in the different sections for added impact

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Work in Progress, "Fair and Square"

A little crop out of a work in progress, that will feature our favorite smuggler and wookiee co-pilot...


Sullust Power Facility

Inspired by Battlefront and The Force Awakens over the holidays for this fun Star Wars fan image set on Sullust. This Imperial geothermal energy installation uses water that is superheated from the Sullust's immense lava flows. The facility provides power to all of the Empire’s massive installations in the region. Fuel cells created within are distributed to smaller outposts via shuttles departing from the hangar bays. Imperial patrols are vigilant for rebel activity, but Alliance Commandos approaching the facility and have quietly broken through the outer perimeter. They have orders to disrupt operations and destroy the facility at all costs. See the full post on my Artstation: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/K1wOr


Fan Art-Force Friday 2015 Fun

After the shopping and Star Wars fan fun from last weekends Force Friday, did a fun sketch as a commeration!


Affinity-Upper Launch Bay

Reclamation Rocket Vessels launch from one the Arkship's upper launch bays. Once a crowded bay full of fighters during the chaos of war, now with less traffic, are manned with just enough crew to send out reclamation ships. These launches are solemn events. First the ships and pilots are prepared for launch. Pilots coat themselves in the cooling fluid, which adheres to their gear and is flame retardant. It is also is viewed by the pilots as a makeshift form of a blessing and good luck during the launch process. Then the launch bar doors slide upward, the ships are lowered and blast barricades are put in place, just before the rockets are fired to exit the bay.


Affinity-Terradahm Path Entrance

The entrance to the path of Terradahm is marked by the oldest and most ancient of cloisters, first built by the first priests who visited Burne. Other structures built later line the peak.


Affinity-Terradahm Landing

A priests shuttle returns from the south with traded goods from plains tribes. They fly along the northern path to Terradahm, an ancient sacred route. The shuttle lands along the route to supply the monks in their mountainside cloisters.


Affinity-Nightly Rounds

On the terraced farms of Burne, workers prepare to shut down after a long day of work. One more round of supplies are unloaded to prepare for the next morning.


Affinity-Path to Terradahm

A priests shuttle returns from the south with traded goods from the plains tribes. They fly along the northern path of Terradahm, an ancient route that leads to the Monastery at High Point.


Affinity- Burne Hydrator

Above the terrace crops of the commune, Hydrators add
moisture to the air for healthier crops. Speedy Twin-Fold craft
skim the surface with micro-fertilizer.


Star Wars Episode 7 Teaser Tribute

Excited to see the teaser for Star Wars Episode 7/Force Awakens this weekend! I was inspired to do a poster tribute, compiling some of the shots. Those ships shots were pretty awesome. Good to see Star Wars is coming back on the big screen.


Common Expanse-Regional Color Studies

Some color studies for various regions of the Common Expanse.
Jevran Basin- The lush plains area of the Jevran Basin on the eastern side of the expanse.

Kroth Barrens- Arid desolation was once the bright jewel at the center of the Expanse. Lush terrain and civilization are now combined in ruin.

Eastern Grand Fathoms -This massive gorge in the Eastern Expanse is believed by some to be where life began. Sections of the valley are lush, but the western Fathoms are more arid, rugged. These cliffs are home to the Vandals, a nomadic cult.


Common Expanse- Laytons Bloc Sketch


Laytons Bloc- The rising technology of the Concords is showcased in this automation hub, within the factories clusters owned by John G. Layton. Initial sketch for future painting.


Shadow Realms Concept Art

Good to see my friends at Bioware Austin announce their new title Shadow Realms. I worked on some of the concept work that was presented with the announcement during my time there. Check out the website here...https://www.shadowrealms.com/


Star Wars The Old Republic- Galactic Starfighter

While at Bioware working on the Old Republic, I had a great time contributing work to expansion, Galactic Starfighter. I worked on an Imperial Fighter and a Republic bomber.  You can check out the official site here at Star Wars Galactic Starfighter. Check out more of the work on my website, here



Vehicle-Mech/Drone Sketches

These are three mech/drone designs that are intended to support troops with three specific ways. Thinking a bit of gameplay balance/function here in a general sense to inform the designs. These are initial sketches-might take these further into a painting at some point.



The Common Expanse- SkyCarrier Transports.

These are several designs for balloon like transports that use a combination of gas filled bladders, and propellant rockets for lift, to transport water and other cargo around the coastal city.They use pontoons, giving the ability to land at a port or in the water.

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Archive-Halo Design Works

These were some vehicle and architectural designs I worked on for an old project.

A UNSC Rescue Vehicle and Storage Tank

Forerunner Structure


The Common Expanse- Amberth East Pocket Architecture WIP

The coastal area in the industrial city of Amberth. Wind currents keep the polluted breezes of the city away from the East Pocket, a community of craftsmen and traders. The people here struggle to keep the balance of city and nature here, with trees and rooftop gardens- after being pushed into a smaller area by the growing powers of industry.

 Sketchbook ramblings...

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The Common Expanse-Character Brainstorms

Working on a another section for my personal project. Brainstorming some different characters.

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The Common Expanse- Cold Weather Parents

Expecting parents traveling north.

Initial sketch from sketchbook of one of the characters I did while eating Pho with a friend one day.
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Color Sketch-Hive Interior

Lilly Looking Through

A while back in between studio positions I helped my friend create a demo for his Indie Project, Lilly Looking Through. I created background art for the demo. You can check out the demo here on you tube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wikMBfPCQZ4 and the game's site if you would like to play it is here...http://geetagames.com/

The team also used the background for a promotional item for their kickstarter campaign.


Sketchbook-The Common Expanse Window Design

Sketching around in the sketchbook for some window designs chronicling tales of history we have written for the world.


Color Sketch- Superman Misunderstood

Just doing a random sketch of an idea for a containment chamber- then i got inspired to have superman waiting patiently inside, misunderstood by his human captors.


The Common Expanse- Sketchbook Jevran Coastal Architecture, Birds

Late night sketching in the hotel lounge while the family was sleeping. 

Airtravel Sketches. I started in the upper left with a sharpie, and the woman sitting next to me complained about the smell, so I had to switch to my hi-tec c given to me by my friend Paul Adam, a concept artist I worked with at Bioware. 

Sketchbook- Affinity Sagas Cargo ShuttleCraft

A few little sketches while eating a burger the other day. Plans for upcoming designs. These were intended to slighty different designs.


The Common Expanse -Cathedral

 A couple of recent paintings for my personal project. The Helteel Cathedral stands in the center of the Nelmark. The ancient heart of the Common Expanse is the setting for the oldest myths and forgotten legends.  For some, the Nelmark is the spiritual heart of the expanse, a destination for holy pilgrimage and spiritual journeys.

These were a couple of the sketches I did in my sketchbook, while I was thinking it through...

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