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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.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

MTG Playmat commission WIP 1

How's that for a handful of a title?
This is a commission I'm doing of a Magic: The Gathering playmat featuring Angus Mackenzie (or as I like to call him, Goat Jesus).
Keep an eye out for the finished version.

Sunday, June 14, 2015


So, in Monster Hunter, they have this weapon that's a frozen swordfish and you use it as a sword (sadly, in game, you swing the fish from the nose). I was playing and using that weapon, then I asked my wife if her character would use a fish as a weapon.
"Oh, yeah, totally. She would scream, 'WHO WANTS FISH TACOS!' before smacking people with it."

Watch out, monsters!

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Sunday, June 7, 2015


Quick pinup sketch of Xtabay, after Elvgren, as she appears in Guacamelee.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Let The Good Times Roll

I was originally going to name this one "The Thrill Is Gone", but then I remembered, despite being The King of the Blues, BB King was always cheerful, optimistic, and full of energy. Always looking ahead, never looking down. So, instead, I decided to portray him as I remember him: having a good time, doing what he loved doing.
Good night, Riley. We'll miss you.

Process video