Friday, December 9, 2011

ID and still life

Yeah, I totally didn't feel like finishing the hand. Sorry, been very busy lately... Making portfolio and finals and all of that stuff. Applying to internships and jobs.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011


This is a resto Troll Druid with race-specific tier armor that I designed.  Full-size for your viewing pleasure. :)

I think it took me about 8-10 hours in photoshop CS5 with a Wacom Intuos 4.

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Art © Connie Tran
World of Warcraft © Blizzard

Finishing this by tomorrow night I hope

Saturday, October 29, 2011

A break from WoW painting

Tried out a new style to see if I could reasonably do it. It's a 3Dish concept art.  I call her Moon! xD

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I just wanted to get this out on the internet

I had so much trouble finding the answer to this, so I hope when people google search this question that they'll find this blog and thank me!

Gevey sim works with T-mobile on a TETHERED jailbroken iPhone 4 on iOS 4.3.5 and firmware 04.10.01 first try.  Don't reboot the phone: just put in your gevey sim (got mine off of eBay for $11 from a guy who sold thousands and guaranteed that it'd work or your money back--it's one where you have to cut a corner off to fit), and wait for the welcome screen and follow the directions.  SMS text messaging, phone calls and everything works.  I haven't tried facetime yet, but I don't really care about that.

Anyway, there you go, T-mobile iPhone users.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Blood elf Spriest commission progress & industrial design stink bug ideations (lol)

Working on another commission (same girl who commished the goblin)..she is lucky because I'm giving her a free bg on this one, too. I did some compositional thumbnails this time. Not sure why I've never done them. I picked lower middle, but upper right seems to have potential in another drawing.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

10-15 min Speed-painted concepts for ID

Field of Lights

Light Fountain.  The water should have been a bit less 'splashy' I guess :( 

Glowing biodegradable mesh traps with water (or not?!)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Unfortunately I don't get to draw everyday

If you can't tell, baha.  The only time I get to draw is when I'm working on commissions, so the only things I'll post are probably commissions.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Improved WoW Commission couple

Shy undead and flirty blood elf pseudo-lovers.  Also with little cowering imp at feet.

Art © Connie Tran
World of Warcraft © Blizzard

Commissions are now full.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

WoW Commission

Draenei priest in T6 with Ethereum Life Staff for OFC on LJ.

From pencil to photoshop

I did this painting for a class Saturday after the next where I'll be teaching concept art/digital painting for 3D club.  I know, I know, what I'm doing is 2D stuff, but trust me, you don't want to be designing your character in a 3D program. 3 hours, 30 minutes total.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


With my entry:

"Sylvanas stands on a rocky pedestal in New Agamand (post-cataclysm), surrounded by her loyal, reanimated minions with mementos of her past both held in her hand and placed near her feet.

Sylvanas is an icon of success, strength and perseverance from impossible odds, and her story is intertwined with my own family story. In this painting, Sylvanas reflects my parents, who overcame great odds to come to America after being chased away from their homeland. From the strength and support of others, my parents are able to give me the future they never got to have.

Although Sylvanas bears mementos of her past, she recognizes the need to move forward in order to lead her people toward prosperity."

Friday, August 19, 2011