Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Video: The Making of Skipper






Here's a video in which I create said skipper. A concept art piece for one of four Irish townsfolk characters. 5 hours in Photoshop.

Music by Calennig.

Skipper © Denman Rooke

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Even the Odds: Work in Progress

This is actually what i submitted for the challenge. But I'll be working on it more to add to the good ol' portfolio.



Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Even the Odds: Color Draft

Here's some color work. Also I couldn't resist mocking it up on the card to try and envision the end result.



Reinterpretation done for Conceptart.org's Illustration of the Week

Monday, September 5, 2011

MtG Reinterpretation: Thumbnail

Conceptart.org's Illustration of the Week brief is to reinterpret an old Magic the Gathering Card. This is a thumbnail for my go at the Even the Odds card from the Future Sight set.



Friday, August 19, 2011

Concept Art WIP: Amazon Woman

I enjoy seeing other artists progress through a piece, so I'm pretty sure you dear readers do aswell. So here's a work in progress concept piece of an Amazon warrior.

Amazon Woman © Denman Rooke



Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Character Concepts: Irish Townsfolk

Irish Townsfolk © Denman Rooke
I was thinking 19th century Irish fishing town. Possibly for use in some short stories in the future.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Zombies Kill

I usually don't post work I do in-house, but this was fun and different from the usual.

Monday, July 11, 2011

The North Pass

The North Pass © Denman Rooke

This piece was done for CGHUB's 2D drawing jam. The brief simply being "zombies". 9 hours in Photoshop. Video coming soon.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Going Postal

Just finished up this design for my good friends in Flatfoot 56. The character is loosely based off a postal worker friend of theirs by the name of will. But no worries, I don't believe he is a gun wielding maniac. So you can carry on receiving your mail in piece. Anyway here's the design.


Saturday, June 4, 2011

the Evil Tree pages

A couple years ago I started working with a writer from the Los Angeles area by the name of Erik Hendrix on a graphic novel. Long story short, trying to juggle time between investing in a graphic novel and trying to earn a living didn't work. So I had to back out of the project. Good news is he's found a new artist to take on the project with a planned release in 2012.

So, since they won't end up being used, I figured I'd share some of the pages here without dialogue, as to preserve Erik's story. And if the right person sees it, possibly get some paid comic work in the future.


















Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Steel City Artist Collective

Some friends and I are putting this show together. If you're in the Pittsburgh area, stop on by.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Digital Artist Magazine- Issue 18

I feel honored as Digital Artist Magazine has published more of my videos in the accompanying DVD of this month's issue.



In other news, the wife and I have reorganized our studio and finally bought some simple track lighting to brighten up the place, which has been much needed. Speaking of the wife, if you haven't already checked out Caitlyn's awesome artwork go to www.CaitlynRooke.com and do so. Seriously, it's great. All the best to you.
    -cheers, Denman

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

New official Blog address and Website!

As you may notice the address bar displays the new url for my blog. Nothing else has changed, it's simply the easier to remember title. In addition I've redone my website as well. Check out the new and improved www.DenmanRooke.com.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Tony Norman Vs. - Issue 1


This was actually done last month, but I forgot to post it. It's for one of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Columnists, Tony Norman. He started a monthly forum discussion in February 2011, taking on local social and political representatives of the area in a friendly dialogue. I've had the honor of participating in creating the posters for the event, and we felt it would be a fun twist to depict him as a super hero out to save the 'burgh.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Threadless Plug

So as I was perusing threadless.com the other day I came across a video with Flafoot 56 in it. Apparently they have bands come in and play a show at their warehouse every now and again. Anyway, when they were talking about shirt designs and the like Flatfoot gave me a shout out as I've done a handful of designs for them in the past. Check out the video.




Saturday, February 26, 2011

Digital Artist Magazine


I meant to post this earlier, but I was in February's issue of Digital Artist Magazine issue 16. They're based out of the UK, but they have US, Australian, and Taiwan distribution as well. They featured a couple of my digital painting videos on the DVD that accompanies the magazine. Here's a glimpse of what the DVD menu looks like.

 I've never been much of a magazine man, but this one is actually pretty good for anyone interested in the digital arts. It has a ton of tutorials, free stock photos, and bunch of great work. You can pick up a copy of the issue at DigitalArtistDaily.com

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Artist Highlight- Zebulon Love

I know I usually post my work here, but I figured I'd highlight one of my talented friends today, Zebulon Love. I figured I could post it here, well because I'm in the design! (left on the cover) Well that's enough narcissism for now, here's some awesome work by Zeb for a band that just signed to Eulogy Records, Through the Fire.


Check out more of Zebulon's work at these following links.
Zebulon Love's Portfolio
the Organ Media

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Monsters Vs. Robots

Here's some thumbnails from my current project at work that I'm excited about. They wanted some original characters of sorts for some novelty mens and juniors designs, so I threw these together. Enjoy!





Wednesday, January 26, 2011

the Evil Tree sample panels

Here's a little sneak peak at what I've slowly been working on the past year or so, The Evil Tree.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

INCEPTION: In the Semi-Finals

Well I made it into the Semi-finals for the INCEPTION graphic comic cover contest over at DeviantArt. Go check out all the top 15, there are quite a few awesome entries. Now we wait for Christopher Nolan to pick the top three.
   -cheers

EDIT: I didn't end up winning anything, but check out the winners. They definitely deserved it.

Monday, January 3, 2011

INCEPTION comic cover

This illustration was done for a contest over at DeviantArt.com for their INCEPTION: The Big Under Graphic Comic Cover Art Contest. The whole piece took 6 and a half hours to complete, and I've compressed it to 10 minutes for your viewing pleasure.



This piece, as of yet, is not associated with INCEPTION the movie or it's comic. judging for the contest is still in progress.

Music by Hans Zimmer, composer of the INCEPTION soundtrack.