Sunday, May 11, 2014

Skull Rock


Fun skull rock reminiscent of a few styles, notably The Nightmare Before Christmas and games like Brutal Legend.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Gabriel


This is something I've been picking away at since like October, and just now finally putting the finishing touches on it. This gun-blade belongs to a disgraced battlefield commander who refused to order the slaughter of innocent natives in an alternate timeline where people obviously had the awesome idea to combine swords and guns. 

He then was hailed as a hero by the Natives population and engaged in guerrilla tactics to drive his former comrades from the area.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

BY YOUR COMMAND!


"I am so omniscient, if there were to be two omnisciences, I would be both! Prepare yourselves for the subjugation!" - Ziltoid the Omniscient

Did this over a series of lunches, probably five in total.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

1965 Dodge Deora Poster


I'm a fan of this type of vehicle, so I thought I'd do a quick sketch of it. Based incredibly loosely on the below sketchbook scan from a half a year ago.


The original sketch...


                                                        After some Photoshop work.
                           Wasn't quite liking the look of the car, or the portrait composition.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Atrol Oil and Gas

video

In preparation for a job application, I decided to revisit Adobe After Effects and see what I could create to get back into the swing of things, get to know the program again. This is the result, a short little ad for a fictional fuel company. I took a couple days to plan out and time it using Flash and developed most of it in A.E., the character animation was done quickly in Flash. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Summer Truckin'


Hey Folks! I figured I'd clean up an old sketch of mine I found to have a good vibe for the summer. Took the greater part of a day to finish this one. I will be posting it to my DeviantArt Apocol0id for prints! I made this one in vector format at a whopping 3500px x 2700 px so printing at 9x12 should look pretty stellar.

Enjoy!

And get out there and hit the beach!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Seabane Mark 2, Darksiders Style!


Hello folks, I've been pretty busy lately doing some freelance work through a local company called SpectraMedia. One potential client said I should re-do a sword I once did (Seabane) in the Darksiders II art style, as a sort of art test. This was the result! Enjoy!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Dreaming Big


So, occasionally I'll dream something very cinematic. I dreamt a city near my hometown was being invaded by robotic dragons, so we resurrected a World War II battleship and outfitted it with land-crawling technology (for whatever reason made sense...you know, in the dream). I spent a morning doodling out what I'd seen in the dream, before it became hazy and disappeared.

Monday, May 20, 2013

The Prepper



My brother-in-law is a Prepper, that is to say, he prepares. He collects such things as rations, medical supplies, emergency stuff. Mainly for survival during unforseen events, be it nature or war or what have you.
Anyway- for his birthday I thought I'd play on this idea, and give him a pic to put up in his den or office. This is the result. Enjoy!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Sketchbook Pages



Checking out some old black and white books, did some sketches based on some faces, and some purely from imagination. Bottom pic is just a fun face doodle.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Twitter Account!

Apparently I've created a Twitter account. Semi-regular updates on blog goings-on and other things can be found there!

https://twitter.com/TAustinMurray

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sketchbook Mash-Up!


A couple of my friends started a Sketchbook event where we all hang out at a local lounge and draw whatever random two topics we draw out of a hat. The first one was 'steampunk solider' and the second was 'monster pixel.' Fun time!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

More Retro Posters


More Fallout inspired goodness. I like the tongue in cheek humor of the game, and I thought I'd use that 'nuclear age humor' in a poster for women's makeup products. Tried to limit my color palette to just one red, one yellow, and a near-charcoal-black so the texture would show up better. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Retro Futuristic Cars


I was inspired by the art of Fallout 3, so I thought it'd be fun to experiment with weird retro car shapes. Here's a few sketches from this afternoon. (Bottom two are from a separate afternoon.)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Ziltoid Awakens the Planet Smasher


This is based on a song by Devin Townsend off his album 'Ziltoid the Omniscient'. In this song, Ziltoid awakens the Sixth Dimensional Planet Smasher, who ignores his pleas to destroy a planet 'for the fun of it'.

I was feeling the need to be more spontaneous and humorous to get the creative juices going again, so I decided this was the best thing to do to kickstart that.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Gurg the Cavemaster!


Using some chalk brushes on a sketch I scanned earlier. This one was a lot of fun. Sort of an adventure time style with slightly advanced brush textures. Enjoy!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Europa


I created some custom brushes based on cool grey markers, and a few doodles turned into this.



Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Whisperwind


This sword's been in my sketch folders for a while, but I hadn't revisited it to finish it up for a few months. Enjoy the results!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Some Silhouettes


Some silhouette work from a little while back, trying to find a good shape out of some basic stuff.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Sketch Jam - Total Recall (1990) in Adventure Time style.


A couple buddies and I are starting a sketch jam, this weeks topic was Total Recall (the only good one) in the style of Adventure Time. A fun style, and a fun movie.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Life Drawings




A selection of life drawings from my last couple sessions. Mostly ten minute to five minute poses, maybe one twenty. The topmost one I attempted some highly stylized proportions, more caricature stuff.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Sketchbook doodles

Been trying to do some more pen-and-paper stuff lately to test methods of rendering reflections, lighting, etc. Should have more stuff up soon!

Friday, October 26, 2012

The Poison Woman


Since I'm between jobs at the moment, I'm doing a series of characters and environment concepts for a personal project. It's an old-timey four-class shooter or adventure game, not sure at the moment. This is character one of four, The Poison Woman, or Anastasia B. Crowley. 

A woman of her mid-sixties, Crowley traveled the world in search of exotic poisons to use in her trade, as she is somewhat of a black widow. Having married and murdered twenty husbands in the last decade, (don't give me that look, they all had it coming) she's taken a bit of a break. After receiving a mysterious invitation, she's set her sights on a mysterious mansion perched atop a gloomy hill. There, three other unique characters have gathered to figure out/fight for the secret of the mansion.

What is it? No one knows. 

Save for one person.

His name is Colonel William J. Bonkers.

And this is his mansion.

Monday, October 1, 2012

More CARification


Fun sketch from my sketchbook, colored up in photoshop. Thought it was about time I tried some more vehicles in that flat, cartoony style! Gotta love it.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Nr'asar, The Shopkeeper

Lunch sketch I finished off tonight. Had a lot of fun with this guy. 

Monday, July 30, 2012

SAMURON RISES.

As promised, the finalized version! Took a few lunches, but I'm happy with the result. Some said he might make a good megaman villain, and I agree. Though, he'd have to be 'Samuron MAN'. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Work in progress, lunch character. I call him 'Samuron'. Will post a finished version soon!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012



To the moon!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Ooka Island Adventure

On my portfolio blog at http://timmurrayportfolio.blogspot.com/, there's an update featuring some of my concept work from the kid's game OOKA ISLAND ADVENTURE, a game we finished a few months ago that we're all pretty proud of.

Friday, January 6, 2012


I've been really inspired by the dudes from Creaturebox! Here's a lunch sketch.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Seabane



I've been playing a lot of Skyrim. I'm usually a Sci-Fi Fanboy, but somehow I gave it a chance. It's fun to say the least. And awesome to say the most. I got a Scimitar in the game and thought I'd run with the idea of a very pirate-like sword.

It might be enchanted. I dunno.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Raah


Quick little sketch for fun.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sketch Jam 'Steampunk Muppets'



At work we've started a monthly sketch jam (started like 3 months ago) and this month's topic was 'steampunk muppets'.

Sweetums is pretty much the most badass of all the muppets, so I figured he'd benefit from having a machine gun arm.

Which is also a muppet.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I'm not Dead!



Just busy with work. Mostly. And Fallout.
To show I'm not dead- here's a lunch project of mine I've been concocting over a period of three or four lunch hours. Enjoy!
Update: This and other designs are now on http://conceptships.blogspot.com
Many thanks to them!

The SDI Alleycat was a low-speed, low-altitude multipurpose attack bomber manufactured by SOL Industries Inc. on the third moon of Jinn, a planet in the Beta Cluster. They were used for active combat during:

JW1
JW2
The Third Civil Uprising
The Wyvernian Conflicts

Aging Alleycat fighter-bombers are still used by Mekkan Resistance members in their fight against the Mekkan Regime.

Some recon versions have the weapon equipment replaced with electronic countermeasures as well as camera equipment.

Civilian versions are used as fireships, trainers, and border patrol.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Join up!



Lunch sketch!

Friday, April 15, 2011

RRRRROCKET DRAGON



I was going to give him a sword but...where would it go.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Aquid




Aquid are a flocking creature local to Wyvern, a low grav planet in Beta Cluster. They are a prized delicacy and are commonly collected in groups by Chinese and Japanese spacers. The organ that produces propellant is used as a soup additive and the propellant actuator flaps contain meat that 'can cure aging effects' (known superstition, unproven.)

Earth-Based animal rights group PETA (founded 1980) protests these harvests, as Aquid are known to possess great intelligence, and despite their aggressive appearance, a peaceful nature. As of 2323, there are fewer than 1,000,000 Aquid on Wyvern.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

New Stuff on Portfolio page!

http://timmurrayportfolio.blogspot.com

I put up some artwork from an RPG prototype we did back in late 2010. Enjoy!

Monday, January 24, 2011




The PSD for this one became corrupted after I was half done the third car in this set...so I think I'll just post this one. Sent a jpeg out to a friend just before my external HD failed. Lucky.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Dat Logo




The City Scramble logo (Work in Progress)! Critiques are welcome.