New Blog?

Posted in Uncategorized on August 24, 2009 by Lu Vazquez

Decided to give Blogspot a try, since it kinda ties in with my Google mail and apps et al, and I don’t do enough free corporate sponsorship anyways, eh?

Yea, it means starting from scratch, but this blog’s still early in it’s inception, and I’m not really losing anything if I do decide to stay with the new one.  Check it out..posted new artwork there as an incentive 🙂  Seeya there.

New Blog



They’re heeere…!

Posted in Concepts/Sketches, Critters, Gallery, Uncategorized on August 19, 2009 by Lu Vazquez

Full bodied version of the Alien Gray, though a variant of the three fingered kind.  This was a fun mini-project for myself; trying to re-create an image based on alleged actual autopsy reports and first hand witnesses.  For something surprisingly featureless, there was alot of subtle detail happening.    Fun fun!



Slow Goings…

Posted in Concepts/Sketches, Critters, Gallery, Uncategorized on August 14, 2009 by Lu Vazquez

I know…I know.   I need to update this blog more often.  Still working on learning the process of making images digitally.   As I get more confortable with what I’m doing, I’ll post more frequently.  Meantime…figured I’d toss up the latest… an Alien Gray.  I tried to do this concept as close to the ‘actual’ autopsy descriptions as I could.  This one’s in Painter, roughly an hour to knock out.  Feeling a little better about using painter as time goes on.


Learn that poem…

Posted in Concepts/Sketches, Critters, Gallery on July 31, 2009 by Lu Vazquez

Been trying to keep busy with the painting, just cranking them out and hopefully pulling together a portfolio from the best of them.  Photoshop seems to be the ‘go-to’ software…it just meets so many of my needs without too much headache.  Still, I love alot of Painter’s features, and at this point I’m still experimenting with both.  So…I’m posting 2 images, one done with photoshop, the other in Painter.

The first is a Night Elf Rogue from World of Warcraft, finally finished.  The second is a quick concept sketch of a Man-Shark, done in Painter.




Posted in Critters, Gallery, Humanoids on July 24, 2009 by Lu Vazquez

So ArtOrder had another interesting challenge…this one a full spread Book Cover.  How could I refuse?     I only had 2 weeks to do it though,  and the concept/sketch stage just took waaay too long.  So in the end, I got maybe about a week’s worth of actual paint time, sans life’s daily requirements.  In the end, I’m ok with the results.  I know I need to work on my backgrounds a bit more, and I really need to shoot reference for my figure work.  Still…it was a fun challenge and I had a great time doing this one.


Busy busy…

Posted in Concepts/Sketches, Critters, Gallery on July 13, 2009 by Lu Vazquez

So I finally finished this Demon pic I’ve been working on, kinda off and on.   It started as a concept art sketch, but I ended up wanting to finish it.  Then life happened, work, etc and the image ended up taking a back seat to just about everything else.   I had some brief downtime this weekend so…


Dragons! Earthquakes! Oh my!

Posted in Concepts/Sketches, Critters on July 12, 2009 by Lu Vazquez

My entry into the Weekly Challenge over at ArtOrder. Great place…wish I’d known about it alot sooner. It’s an Earthquake Dragon…fun challenge, though I stumbled upon it 2 days before the deadline…oy! So for those of you living in earthquake prone areas, well, now you know what’s giving you the shakes.