The Sandbox: Women Need Mars


The good people at Pixowl recently hired me to create original works using their mobile world builder, The Sandbox Evolution. I saw this as the perfect opportunity to revisit some ideas I had for standalone pieces, but never got around to finishing (or starting, in some cases). 

For my first piece, I dug up the sketch below (2009?) and polished it into a full scene. 

This is the screencap version:

Here's what it looks like on my actual iPad. 

When revisting the concept, I experimented with dynamic symmetry to constuct a visually pleasing composition. I plan to describe this approach in a future post once I become better acquainted (and have more free time).  

To set the otherworldly mood, I relied upon a triadic color scheme consisting of 16 shades plus a special red that has an effect similar to the color cycling of yore. To see it in action, you'll have to view the piece on your iOS or Android device. 

New Release: BlockWorks


The team that brought you Rivers & Rails has developed a new tool, one that puts unlimited building blocks at your fingertips: BlockWorks. These 3D pixels can be stacked and painted to form buildings, vehicles, people, or something that would make Picasso throw his iPad out the balcony window.


The Fiji Mermaid sails the grid.


You can get a copy on the App Store!