Wednesday, December 21, 2011

LiveStream Coming 2012!

Hello all!

So the new year is almost here and I'm getting rather excited. 2011 has been a crazy year for me and I'm going to try and make 2012 a special one! So I've quit my job and I've taken up painting full time and plan on making it my lifes work! I'll be documenting my journey to (Hopefully) becoming a profession illustrator from how I study, how I go about looking for work, hopefully my first gig and even further as I chase after my dream^^. So grab a friend and come join me on LiveStream (when its up ^^) we'll be listening to some good music having some laughs and maybe learning a thing or 2 :D. First on my to do list; all the characters from where the wild things are. Cya in 2012!

Cheers, Kurtis

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

more studies!

looking at alligators scales and the variety across its head and neck area! So crazy so much to learn!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Swamp Elder studies

First time really sitting down and making some studies before I get into my painting for ^^ I can see why people make studies you can learn so much.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

First Flight

Had an idea of something like this last night and after a couple attempts this is what I came up with ^^ Hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

merry christmas #1

funny little idea I had that morphed its way into a christmas card!

Friday, December 2, 2011

dragon dog thing

trying to get more and more realistic.... looooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnggggggggggggggggggg way to go :D

Monday, November 28, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011


not the biggest fan of this one it was rather difficult for me

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Cheshire cat rough

wanted to post up a the rough sketch of my cheshire cat. Before I paint this one I'm gunna do fur test painting and maybe do some bg studies ^^.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Wanted to practice with something more realistic and with fur from reference

Monday, November 21, 2011

Challange accepted

My roommate challenged me to do this painting! Hope you enjoy :D

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Hes on his way

Reminded of christmas a lot today just need to get some of the spirit out!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Spiderman paint

Finally got back to painting tonight and finished the spiderman I had sketched out a couple days ago  Hope you enjoy

Friday, November 11, 2011

Spidey Rough

Rough Sketch I'll be painting but I thought the sketch was looking cool thought I'd share

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Little bit of fan art of a Joe Vriens character called balto!

My Bud

Somewhat finished. I'd imagine I'll redo this one agian :D it was fun

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Old Friend

Sketch I felt compelled to make tonight that I'll paint tomorrow. Getting me a little teary eyed I must admit... she was a great companion :D 


the confused giraffe :D

Saturday, November 5, 2011

dramatic hampster!

Thought it might be fun to do the dramatic hampster in my style and it was a super good lesson in painting fur!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

New Header!!!

Sooo I've been staring at my old header... and its getting a bit dodge and I can take it no more! Hes been a faithful guardian/ header image but its time to replace it :D. So I took the idea and the colors and re painted it from scratch and it came out most excellent. Its a solid replacement! I'll up load the old image aswell so you can get a comparison.

Poor Timmy

One more for the sketching after work blog... even tho I'm jobless :D

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


This one for some reason started to look like a self portrait/caricature even tho I wasn't aiming for one lol :P

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

New Zealand

painted this after chatting with a friend with the idea of moving to new zealand for the next year! Be so cool

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Bird is the word

just getting back into some more painting rendering after lots of sketching and I'm loving it. Lot of the techniques I used on this came from the website big plug to that guy sooo much awesome stuff to learn from. As a side note basically the hole time I was on this painting I had the bird is the word song running through my head :P

Sunday, October 9, 2011


for my second painting of the night I decided to finish a sketch I made at work on friday. I think it turned out pretty well hope you enjoy.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Pin Up Wip

Just wanted to post a WIP of a pinup I'm doing right now because this is the first time I've actually thought about composition. So this is a super rough sketch of what I'm planning on painting.

Thursday, September 29, 2011


So I've been wanting to push textures and lighting a little bit so I figured I'd do a headshot and it turned into a dallas cowboys player from the 70s :D and I have no idea why but I think it came out really cool. Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Pig Unicorn

this weeks topic was unicorn... sooo here it is. Also my first crack at painting without layers!

Monday, September 19, 2011

lunch concepts!

I love electric cars! designers are gunna be able to do so much one we get rid of the bulky engines trans difs. Heres a quick sketch of what I thinks coming in the future.. or at least I hope it is :D

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Kung Fu Llama

My submission for this weeks painting. Inspired by the dalai lama after misspelling llama in a google search :P

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Been working on this one on and off for about a week and a half so its about time I just move on :D. I think it turned out pretty good and its definitely pushed me further than any painting I've done to date. The title is actually the inspiration for this its a take on the scottish guy in samurai jack. Hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Chewba Fett

The theme this week is starwars so I decided to make the coolest thing I could think of... Chewbacca  as Boba Fett. I rather enjoy this one I was having a good laugh as I was making it.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Jax Bday

So its my nephews 2nd bday coming up and since I'm broke (mainly on account on the cintiq :D) I've decided to do a couple paintings and maybe frame one for the family.