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Novemebr 4th, 2016This was a very fun reveal at Blizzcon for us." Hacking" Blizzcon was a great idea and entertaining to hear the crowd reaction. I had the honor to work on the cinematic look development for Sombra. This included the Texturing, Shading, and hair groom using xgen in Maya.
Another fun reveal at Blizzcon. I was the Surfacing Lead and got to work on the stylized cinematic version of Varian, painting his textures and lookdev. Shout out to Sam Alicea for his Surfacing work on Ragnaros.
August 18th, 2016This episode was a unique one for us since we weren't able to leverage an environment from the game. All previous episodes have used a map from the game to help guide the look of the cinematic version. In this case, Toni Braticevic defined the initial look we were going for. I was the Surfacing Lead for this project, mostly working on random odds and ends inthe forest. I did the moss grooms on Bastion as well. Shout out to Jongha Baik for the Surfacing on Bastion.
May 22th, 2016I worked on a handful of the Thugs Surfacing for this episode. Got to Groom my first mohawk with xgen. The glow in the dark Tattoos were an interesting look for us to find. The end result came out very cool.
May 16th, 2016Dragons, the third Overwatch episode is out and I did the Texture, Lookdev, and xgen hair groom for Hanzo. This of course based off the Game Teams amazing original creation.
May 2nd, 2016Our Overwatch cinematic teaser released. Check it out on Youtube.
April 4th, 2016The second Overwatch episode is out. Another smaller contribution from me on this one, but the next one I'll have a much more prominant part in the making of the episode.
March 21st, 2016The first of the Overwatch episodes has been released! I had a small contribution to this one but I'm excited to show the team's work.
December 18th, 2015This was a fun piece to work on! I was the surfacing depratment lead for this commercial. The overwatch Franchise has been especially fun helping bring this new IP to the world.
November 6th, 2015The Legion cinematic was especially enjoyable to work on since I got to texture, lookdev, and hair groom fan favorite Sylvanas Windrunner for her cinematic debut. I also textured and lookdeved the horde ship she rides into battle.
September 13th, 2015Here is the Starcraft Legacy of the Void Cinematic I worked on at Blizzard Entertainment. I was in charge of texturing and lookdev for the zealots and the initial protoss skin development under the art direction of Jonathan Berube.
June 1st, 2015The Overwatch Cinematic was a fun experience working on a new IP for Blizzard Entertainment as a texture and lookdev artist.
May 1st, 2015The Warlords of Draenor Cinematic was my first project at Blizzard Entertainment as a texture and lookdev artist.
June 8th, 2014I saw an image of this style at the store and thought I'd attempt my own version using a similar color palette but as a triptych. Painted exclusively with a palette knife and no brushes.
Here is a work in progress image before adding the satin finish.
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