Thursday, December 17, 2009

Do yourself a favor...

Iron Man 2 Trailer.

Love and magic and everything awesome.

Friday, December 11, 2009

New animations!

Imperial character model test from Patrick King on Vimeo.

I'm making an Imperial recruitment video, and here are some models I made for it (including a running cycle). The head on the navy officer and navy trooper were taken from a tutorial that came with 3ds Max, but the rest is all me.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Another new animation

Imperial-II Star Destroyer from Patrick King on Vimeo.

The Star Destroyer I posted the other day, except fully animated and with a little more of a background.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

Imperial-II Star Destroyer

I had had an unfinished model of a star destroyer in my scenes folder and figured I'd throw on a few more details and finish it up. Looks pretty slick IMO.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

New spray painted art!

Took a few tries to get the stencils lined up, but my first attempt at doing multi colored stencils came out looking pretty good.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Woo-hoo! Second place!

The results are in for the Death Troopers trailer contest, and with 5% of the votes I got second place! Granted, the winner had 89% of the votes (and rightfully so, their video was amazing), it's pretty damn awesome to do so well in a national contest like this.

And just for good measure, here's my video again:

Friday, October 16, 2009

New Team Fortress 2 art

The scout from Team Fortress 2, featuring Fenway Park in the background.

Upcoming TF2 art: Soldier, Sniper

Upcoming Imperial Saints: AT-AT Driver, Sandtrooper

Upcoming other stuff: Master Chief spray painted poster

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Upcoming Art Show!

So if you're in the Austin, TX area on November 5th (or anytime in November), head out to Creekside Lounge and check out my stuff!!

Creekside Lounge info

Friday, October 9, 2009

Imperial Saints - Snowtrooper

Icon of Saint CE-961, who died from exposure to extreme cold during the Battle of Hoth.

Thursday, October 8, 2009


So for some reason my Death Troopers trailer wasn't included in the finalists for the trailer contest the first time around. Now they included me after all!!


Friday, September 18, 2009


Death Troopers Trailer from Patrick King on Vimeo.

I made this video for a contest in which you make a trailer for DEATH TROOPERS, the upcoming Star Wars horror novel.

Check out the competition here

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I've got fans!

So thanks to this article, my stuff has gotten a TON of exposure. I received an email a couple days ago from a guy saying that he was a fan of my stencil designs, and had made some t-shirt screen prints using my design. He even sent me a couple pics, check 'em out!

I also got a mention on Club Jade another sci-fi blog.

Also also, I've got a Snowtrooper saint print coming very soon.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Oh my...

My Imperial Saints are featured quite prominently on this article on I gotta say it's pretty satisfying to see my stuff featured so widely. Don't forget to check out the rest of my work on my website!!

Also they're available as 11x14 prints, framed, for $50.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

2009 Animation Demo Reel

2009 Demo Reel from Patrick King on Vimeo.

A sampling of my 3D and Flash animation.
Music: "El Manana" by Gorillaz

Also, 100th post!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Imperial Saints - TIE Pilot

Icon of Saint HN-214, martyred in service to the Galactic Empire while pursuing Rebel terrorists through an asteroid field.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Imperial Saints - Scout Trooper

Icon of Saint RE-931, martyred by savages during the Battle of Endor.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

New art/series: Imperial Saints

I came up with an idea for a new series, called "Imperial Saints," depicting various types of Imperial Troops as saint icons, this being the first:

Saint SK-387, martyred in service to the Galactic Empire while serving aboard the first Death Star.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

New art! (kinda)

I've recently gotten into screen printing after finding a tutorial online and seeing how easy it is, and here's my first t-shirt:

Familiar image I know, but it's my favorite, and it came out quite nicely on the shirt. It works especially well as a circle rather than as a square.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Monster, CareerBuilder, Cybercoder, et al...

...can go away.

They haven't gotten me one damn job lead despite applying for over a hundred jobs over the course of the last year and a half plus. The real kicker was this email that I received yesterday afternoon:

Hi Patrick,

The Web Designer position you applied for with CyberCoders on 9/15/2008 has been closed. If it re-opens and you are a fit, we will be in touch!

In the meantime, we have thousands of open positions on our site which you may search through to find a match!

I just now receive a notice that a job opening that I applied for NINE MONTHS AGO is closed.

Thanks for nothing, job sites.

New Team Fortress 2 art

Done in the style of 70's blaxploitation movie posters such as Dolemite, Cleopatra Jones, and the like.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

a huge step in the right direction

I started a contract job doing Flash design/programming yesterday! It's incredibly satisfying and fulfilling to work on a job that actually requires my skills and provides a challenge, as opposed to my job at Starbucks making lattes and Frappuccinos for/with a bunch of idiots. Alas, this job only runs until the end of June, so I won't be able to quit the latter anytime soon. Which is especially difficult because after working on Flash stuff, going to work at Starbucks feels like a demotion. Still, it's real-world experience, and it'll look good on a resume.

Sunday, May 3, 2009


Even though he wasn't used very much, seeing Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool got me even more excited about the character (he was the character that got me into comics after all), so I made this:

Something else for fun

Still on my classic Star Wars kick...

I'm thinking about making an Imperial recruitment video set to the Imperial March with lots of stormtroopers, AT-ATs, TIE fighters, star destroyers, etc...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

More previews and some Star Wars awesomeness

Here are a couple more preview images of my new video:

Also, since I've been on a major Star Wars kick lately, here's some great Star Wars photoshop jobs I found:

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

(Kinda) New TF2 art

I wasn't satisfied with the previous version of the Spy poster I posted earlier, so here's a more finished version:

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sneak peek

Here's a preview of a project I'm working on, called "The Regular"

Monday, March 16, 2009

New TF2 art (finally!)

I had been seriously dragging on this one, but it's finally done. I thought it would be fun/appropriate to have my Engineer poster in the style of the 1950s-era Texas postcards (Here's an example), considering he's a good ol' boy Texan.

Friday, March 13, 2009

The end of an era

I found out a couple days ago that my longtime comics shop, Funny Papers, will be closing down. The store had been struggling for a few months now, what with the massive economic downturn and people spending less (I know I wasn't able to buy comics in January and February), and it's sad to see it go. I've been going there since I got into comics in 2004, and have (with one exception) always had a great rapport with the management and staff there, plus in the last year or so they really helped promote and sell my artwork. The current manager did tell me that they're going to try to re-open a new location somewhere in south Austin. Hopefully they'll get more business there than they had in Dobie Mall, which was rapidly turning into a ghost town.

So I suppose in closing, thanks for everything Funny Papers.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Another addition to the fleet

After being totally impressed with myself with the Excalibur (and getting some great responses to it as well) I thought it'd be fun to develop more ships along the same lines.

So, I bring you the Kusanagi medium attack cruiser:

and the Excalibur for comparison:

The way I see it, the Excalibur is the bulky, heavy carrier, the Kusanagi is the smaller, sleeker attack ship, and the forthcoming Damascus will be a small, fast-attack destroyer.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

New animation! (for realsies!)

Okay, I got the file size down to something reasonable, check it out!

New animation (preview)

After nearly 48 hours of rendering, I've created a minute long looping video of a really detailed star cruiser, which I called the Excalibur. I don't have the video down to streaming size yet, but in the meantime enjoy these screenshots!

It's got a bit of Galactica and a bit of Imperial Star Destroyer combined with a basic design I've had since I was a kid.

Friday, February 27, 2009

New animation!

I've been super-frustrated in my job search progress (and lack thereof), and have compared it to trying to beat down a brick wall with my forehead, so here's an illustration of that:

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Something for fun...

I had a crap day at work today, so I thought it'd be fun to draw myself as a Red Lantern (that is, a foe of the Green Lanterns driven by rage and hate), complete with Starbucks apron and everything.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

New Art!

The Pyro from Team Fortress 2.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

New Art

For the next in my Team Fortress 2 class poster series, I went with a worn, poster style for the Medic, with a German-looking font for the bottom and an overall sinister appearance.

Tweet me

I finally joined the cool kids and made myself a Twitter account, so go and visit me there!!

372 Days: Rainy Day

Saturday, January 24, 2009

New Art!

I decided to start making posters based on the different classes from Team Fortress 2, with each one done in a style unique to the character. So naturally, I did a Soviet style poster for the Heavy: