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Grieverjoe (Jose Alvarez) is NOT a whiny emo as his name would suggest. He's an IT student with a love for art.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Geralt sketch

Simple sketch of Geralt, from The Witcher games.
Trying to apply what I'm learning from Bryan Lee.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

I am studying under Bryan Lee. This is my first assignment, base heads, getting the shape of the skull and the head right.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Jeremy birthday sketch commission

Birthday sketch commission for my friend Jeremy.
The text is an inside joke. Sorry. :P
Photoshop CS5, about two hours

Friday, January 17, 2014

River of Fire

Playing around with the oil brushes in Painter, again.
Reference picture

Monday, January 13, 2014


Fun portrait of one of my wife's characters, Sera.
...man spends two hours with the oil brushes in Painter, thinks he's the next Sargent...

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Light Sources study 2

I got James Gurney's Color and Light for Christmas. :)
This is me doing some studies off chapter 3, light and form
I will upload a copy with digital text so my doctor's shorthand is easier to read.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

C'mere, you - Lines

Recently, my wife asked me to ink one of her sketches of our two main characters.
My lines are on the top, her sketch on the bottom.
Corel Painter

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Jammin printer

I work in IT. A user sent an email that said, "The printer is jamming." and nothing else.
My supervisor saw the email and said, "Jamming printer... like, rocking out?"
The rest is history.
Rock history.