Monday, December 1, 2008

Tad, flustered manager of a hit boy band

This is Tad, manager for the hit band, Tha Hott Boyz. Looks like they're late to another practice! Darn those Hott Boyz!

This was my attempt to emulate the style of Stephen Silver.

Saturday, November 29, 2008



My Alter Ego

Peter Deseve emulation

Here is a marginally succesful attempt to emulate Peter Deseve. I still like the polar bear.

Jim Lee style Sketch

This was the sketch for my previous post.

Jim Lee Emulation

I did this design in an attekpt to emulate the style of DC comic artist Jim Lee. This guy has the amazing powers of the cosmos!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

John Wayne patch

Yer dang strait! WWJWD? There's a story behind this image. A couple months ago, a SPC Ryan "John Wayne" Rowley, a US soldier deployed in Afghanistan, contacted me. I'd drawn a caricature of John Wayne, and he wanted to use the image for a patch on his body armor! That was pretty cool, and I told him he could definitely do that. This morning I got this one in the mail. It's so awesome! The patch designers did a great job! There are only three of these patches in existence. I have this one, and Ryan has already worn his in combat. Thanks, Ryan, and good luck to all our troops!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Happy Power

Happy Power, Inc. burns clean smiley faces for a better tomorrow! This is the latest version. It's for Sam's painting class.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

New Poll: Good or Evil?

For planning purposes, I've created a poll to show the ratio of good to evil in the current population. To gain more accurate results, please forward this link to each human.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Just about done

I think it's almost done! Sam says it needs more sharpness... Sigh...

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Character Design Process for LIGHTNING BOY!!!

LIGHTNING BOY was always teased in school... That is, he WAS, before he stole himself some SUPER HERO GEAR! Try teasing him now! Of course, the ill-tempered fellow is looking for his stuff. Our hero is barely realizing that this may not have been the greatest idea after all.
Thanks to Sam Nielson for the critiques!

UPDATE-  Here's the finished Lightning Boy painting.

The Undertaker

Is this guy still around?

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Done for Ryan's character design class. It's a random shape excercise.

Lighting Once More

Yet another new and improved Gas Station lighting concept.

A Magical Tree Spirit

This one is for a class. He has magical powers, but he might not use them to be nice! He's more of a--- happy villain.

More Lighting

It's for the film.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Vanguard: Saga of Heroes

Check it out! I made that guy's costume! Designed, modeled, textured, and rigged it. This screenshot was posted on a European game review site, and it's from Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. That's the game I worked on at Sony Online Entertainment, and they used my art for a news article! Awesome! Makes me feel kinda good about my self.

Also, the male and female versions of the armor use exactly the same texture.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Darkseid, drawn just for me

Darkseid is one bad dude. He can shoot death rays from his eyes that go around corners. Jim Lee (DC Comics) drew this for me while I was at SOE. Cool, eh? Jim is one of the art directors for DC Universe Online (which I did not work on, but looks way rad). He came to a company party and drew pictures for everybody! He was whipping out all sorts of stuff just from his head in about one minute. Media: Sharpie on Superman Poster.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

In which Mr. Kohrman goes to San Diego and has an enjoyable time.

Well, it may appear from the looks of my blog that I have been doing nothing all summer. This is, of course, entirely untrue! I have been working at Sony Online as an art intern. I'm not sure what I'm allowed to post about that, but I'm pretty sure it's safe to say that I have been doing things ranging from bug fixing, to concept costume design, to modeling and texturing. It's been tons of fun. At some point, I may be able to post some of the stuff I did... I have to get permission though, etc., etc. By the way, whatever I say here is not the view of Sony Online Entertainment, and I do not speak in their behalf, and anything I say here is unreliable at best... That's so I don't get fired. It's been a lot of fun, the team was great, I learned a lot, and should have some of my stuff show up in game. Unfortunately, I haven't done much art outside work, except some figure drawing, because I've been spending the rest of my time surfing! Thanks, Carson! Tell me you wouldn't do the same, anyway. I'll probably see most of whoever reads this pretty soon. Cheers!

Friday, June 6, 2008

John Travolta painting

This will be my last Independant Study Post for a while, as I am going to an internship at Sony Online in San Diego! Hooray! It looks like I got more done than I counted on (by sacrificing detail. Good for me). I don't think I'll be able to post anything from Sony, so anything from here on out is probably just personal junk. Have a great summer, everybody!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Yes, the things I'm working on are very important.

I think I worry a lot about career possibilities, what to do with my life, etc. I'm sure it's all very important. And then, I just read/watched some videos from this site about uncontacted tribes living in South America. That is, these, people are living just like ancient people in the jungle with no idea that we are out there. When we show up, it would probably be, in there eyes, something close to War of the Worlds (the one with Tom Cruise).

By the way, I did not paint the above picture. Sorry to dissapoint.

That 70's guy painting

This one took a lot less time and I think there is a lot of cool color stuff going on! I have learned a ton from doing these. I might get one more in before I leave for San Diego, it just depends on what is going on tomorrow.

Madonna Painting, Step 2

2 things: This woman is almost 50. I hope she tips her surgeons well.
This is the most fun work project ever! (So far. I suppose if this is the most fun project EVER, I've already hit the top, and how depressing would that be? I'd have to retire this year, for sure.)

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Another portrait from work, step 1

OK, I'm somewhat happy with this, but I'll have to finish it tomorrow. This has been the hardest one yet because of the combination of diffuse light, weird color scheme, and a smooth female face (she's had all her wrinkles removed). Please give me any useful advice about this! I really don't want it to look like 80's airbrush again...
Also, I'm going to San Diego on Monday! Hooray! Also, I bought a bunch of pirate toys! Hooray again!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Will Smith Painting, Step 2

I think this still looks a little like 80's airbrush art. Oh, well. I still think It's pretty good. And, it's finished for all work purposes.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Will Smith Painting, Step 1

Who doesn't love Will Smith? He's like a happy go lucky everyman character. He makes everyone happy like Tom Cruise. Or at least, that's what I read online.
This one definitely still needs a lot of work, but I've been on it all day, and it's time to go home. This one has been the hardest so far, maybe because I'm trying to make it more accurate, but it seems like the coloring has been hard, too. But then, my reference pic has really flat lighting. Excuse. Etc. Just the same, I'm happy with my progress here!

Friday, May 30, 2008

The Governator

Well, they didn't want the Terminator in a BYU course, so I ended up ditching it and making the Governator instead. Oh, well. Still got to paint all day. How cool is that?

Audrey Hepburn 2

Here she is, finished for all work purposes. These are going to be printed small, so I left some of the details fuzzy. Hope no one minds.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Audrey Hepburn

This one actually WILL be finished, because I'm doing it at work. By the way, this whole project rocks.

Arnold Painting

Here's a pic of Arnold Schwarzenegger I did for a project at work today.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

another weird skull sketch

So, before you all think I'm weird and really like drawing skulls, you should know that this was a prop design for our senior film, and that we went with the bottom middle and right version. Ok, now you can go ahead and think I'm weird.

Friday, May 23, 2008


This was just a personal experiment. Maybe I'll do more to it... But, I'm not promising. I have made too many of those promises already.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Odd Skull Design

(This painting is not finished yet.) Anyway, my purpose here was to do a 2-D graphic skull design with a very goofy look to it, and then figure out what the actual anatomy would look like. Of course, it leaves us with a very crooked jawed, assymetrical head that you really wouldn't want to see with flesh on it. But it was fun anyway, and I will finish it shortly.
Tools were: ArtRage 2.5 and Photoshop CS3.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Space Pixie

This was for the same project at work. It's an icon you click on to bring up the "virtual assistant". It's very shiny.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Commercial Work

These are some designs and illustrations I did for my employer, BYU Independent Study. They were sketched in pencil, cleaned up and colored in Flash, and shaded in Photoshop.