Friday, September 16, 2016

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Big Bad Wolf

Wow. I've left my blog abandoned this year. I have been considering scrapping it and doing something else instead. It's just more cumbersome to update then Instagram and Facebook. :P I need to take some time to think about what to do about this thing but until then...

A new game that I created the artwork for is out today! Despicable Wolf 2! Really happy with how this one came together and the animations that our team created for this are super fun! Here are some screenshots from the game and I've also posted some of my initial, messy concept sketches. They even include a few characters we decided not to go with. I think that baker could have been a fun symbol to paint on! 

I've worked on a couple sequels in my career to games I've created previously. But this one was probably my favorite. :D I hope you guys like it too!

- Ryan

Here are some larger shots of the symbols...

And some messy concept sketches...

Monday, December 14, 2015

The Nutcracker

I hope you all are enjoying the holiday season! With Christmas fast approaching I had another one of the games I've been working on released this week. This was a theme based on the Nutcracker ballet and I thought I'd really enjoy working on it. But I found it's really tough to create a Christmas game when you're celebrating Halloween at the same time. Haha! I was in the mood for ghouls and goblins and here I was trying to rustle up some Christmas magic at the same time. Haha! Hopefully some of that came through and the images help get you excited for what's to come as December rolls on. :) Merry Christmas! :D

- Ryan

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Rebel Yell - Chewbacca

Happy Star Wars Battlefront Day! Here's a little drawing of Chewie to celebrate the occasion. Happy hunting and may the force be with you! Haha!
- Ryan

Saturday, November 14, 2015

The Goldfish Merchant

I've been taking more time lately in the evenings to do studies and sketch more. And I've even been trying to finish up old pieces I've started and left abandoned. This is another one of those that I've saved from the scrap heap! Haha! If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen the rough sketch and the start of my rendering on this guy. If not then I'll post those below.

There was something fun and charming to me about the sketch. I really hoped I'd set aside some time to render it up a bit further. It actually only took me a couple hours to wrap up the render from where I left off. If you're interested you can even check out the time-lapse video I made of me rendering the rest of this guy out. I've posted it up on YouTube. I'm new to this "record while I make art" thing but it is a lot of fun and I love watching the image unfold as the process is sped up before my very eyes! Haha! I definitely would like to do more. Let me know what you think! And sorry for the vertical presentation. :) I'm still figuring this whole thing out.

Anyway, I hope you guys enjoy the update! As always you can follow me in all sorts of places on social media. Just check the links at the top of the blog! Thanks for checking out my art! Take care!
- Ryan

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Wilbur and his Cheese

Wilbur loves snacking on his favorite cheese after a long day at the Woodland Bank. smile emoticonI've been meaning to finish this scribble for a long time. Finally did so last night. Hope you guys like him!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015


Happy Halloween! I love this time of the year. The leaves are changing colors and it's once again been deemed socially acceptable to draw pictures of monsters all month! Haha! Last year I created a "Frankenstein" slot game for my employer's House of Fun app. The game was a lot of fun to make and when the idea came up for a sequel featuring Frank's bride I couldn't pass it up. So I'm proud to present to you... *lightning strikes*... FRANKENBRIDE! Hahaha! ;)

It's not very often in a slot game that you're able to create a sequel that brings back old characters. Let alone a slot game where you can inject a little bit of narrative. I thought if we were going to have a Bride of Frankenstein game we should really push some wedding elements into the theme. And it's a great opportunity to give our familiar characters a touch of humor as well! Dr. Frankenstein is now giving a best man speech, Igor is the adorable ring bearer and Frank is all dressed up and ready to say, "IIII...DOOOO." :D The new character is a priest who isn't quite sure what he's just gotten himself into. Haha.

Above you'll see some final artwork from the game as well as a couple shots where I was exploring the initial sketches for the character designs. I'm pretty proud of this one! I really hope players will enjoy it as well. And even if you're not a slot player I still hope you enjoy the artwork! 

Thanks for stopping in! Have a great Halloween and don't gorge yourself on too much candy! :P

- Ryan