February 23, 2015


The Japanese language edition of my book, Born In Concrete: The EK Series, has been published by Born Digital Inc. in conjunction with Design Studio Press.

The content of this edition is the same as the original English language version that was published by Design Studio Press back at the end of 2013, but the book has been reformatted down to a new size of 9"x 10.5" (as opposed to the 11"x 13"of the original), bound with a soft cover, and fully translated into Japanese. While the images maybe don't have the same impact at this new smaller size, the book looks great, with the Japanese text giving the book an exotic feel and the coated paper stock (both inside and on the cover) giving the images a softer more satin finish. It even has that little title/price card folded into the book like all Japanese books seem to have. So cool!

I'm a big fan of Japanese art books (mainly animation production books), and it was great to see my book interpreted in this fashion. The book is available from Born Digital here, of Amazon.jp here.

And speaking of the original version of the book, due to it being featured (along with my Dystopic model kit) on the online show "Tested", it has spent the last 5 days as the #1 top seller on Amazon in the digital art category. Thanks to those that picked up a copy of the book….it is much appreciated!

Thanks to Scott Robertson and Tinti Dey at Design Studio Press and Born Digital Inc.

February 19, 2015


My Dystopic model kit is featured on the latest episode of "Tested - One Day Builds", hosted by Adam Savage (Myth Busters). Check it out on You Tube here.

The Dystopic kit is currently sold out, but I think Industria Mechanika is planning on bringing it back for a fourth run next fall. Until then, my other 1/8th scale,  EK Cosmonaut kit is available and the next two will be released in the coming months.

Here are a few pics from the episode:

Thanks to Adam, Norm and the guys at Tested, and props to Gene Campbell and Industria Mechanika!

February 11, 2015


An expanded version of a character design walkthrough I did for 2D Artist magazine is included in the upcoming book: Beginners Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop: CHARACTERS.

Other contributors include Charlie Bowater, Benita Winckler and Bram "Boco" Sels to name a few. From the samples I've seen so far it looks like a great book, and would be the perfect resource for the inspiring digital artist.

Beginners Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop: CHARACTERS is published by 3D Total Publishing and will hit the shelves later next month, and it is available for pre-order at Amazon and at the 3D Total Shop.

Cover art by the talented Charlie Bowater. Thanks to Jess Serjent-Tipping.

February 4, 2015


I found some time over the holidays to update my website. The old version was getting a little long in the tooth so I'm happy to have this newer, more flexible site up and running. It's nothing fancy, just a simple site with a work/gallery page, a blog and a contact page….but that is all I need.

I do have plans to add a shop in the near future, that will have my book, the Industria Mechanika model kits, t-shirts and high quality giclee prints of my personal work available. 

Anyways, if you are interested head over to borninconcrete.com and take a look.