It seems like ages since we started this project. We poured all our energy into this game. I'm very proud of our team. We did this on no budget. Just long nights, weekends, and everything in between.
Steel Grit is a tribute to all the top down and side scrolling shooters we used to play as kids. U.N. Squadron, Raiden, 1942, R-Type and Gradius was a huge influence. I hope we did them justice. Give it a try!
The NFL Research Association asked if they could use one of my old pieces of Lenny for their mag cover. Just a little reminder that the season is about to start. I haven't done any sports paintings in almost 7 years. I thinking about doing another series for next year. This year is booked already.
I finally got the clear to post some concept work I did for the Carat Security Group. They specialize in luxury armored vehicles. Very cool stuff. No 3d models were used. Just painting and texturing. Special thanks to Vito Covalucci who was a blast to work with! General Zod approves.
It's been a while since I posted anything on my blog. Projects, projects, projects! They never go away! But I like it that way! Busy doing what I love to do. Had some time a few weeks ago and did some sketching. Relaxing and exploring forms.
I had the absolute honor of being commissioned to repaint the pinup art for the P-37 "Girlie". Here is some info from the Pima Air Museum's site.Service HistoryThe P-39 was recovered from Tadji, New Guinea in 1974 by Charles Darby and his crew (who were contracted by David Tallichet, an American aircraft collector). The crew was tasked with recovering as many wrecked aircraft as possible from New Guinea and bringing them back to America. The 42-18814, along with numerous other Airacobra hulks, was laboriously disassembled and hauled out of the jungle by hand until it could be loaded onto trucks for the first leg of its trip back to the United States. Eventually arriving in Chino, California, the decades-long restoration of the plane began as it traveled to many museums and restoration shops. In 2004, the partially restored plane was placed on loan to the Pima Air & Space Museum for restoration and display. In 2010, staff and volunteers began the process of turning a pile of parts into a finished, restored, fighter plane. Three years later, the rebuilt and repainted aircraft joined the other World War II era aircraft displayed in the museum’s Hangar 4, representing the US Army Air Forces’ efforts in the Southwest Pacific.
More info from the Pima Air And Space Museum's site.
Pima Air and Space Museum
Here is the original photo that was provided.
The curator stressed that it had to be exactly like the reference. I couldn't deviate from the original design. My dog Oni approves. Sorry for the poor pic
Here it is in the museum.
If you are in Tucson, AZ stop by and check it out. There are tons of historical planes there. Absolutely amazing!
Pima Air and Space Museum