In Pasta We Trust

January 17, 2009

A cheesy maze I drew to honor the funny deity Flying Spaghetti Monster.  Pretty straightforward!  Drawn completely with a mouse – what a pain.

In Pasta We Trust

Black Hole Sun

January 10, 2009

This maze is named after the Soundgarden song “Black Hole Sun”, and is fairly appropriately titled considering there’s a massive black hole with swirling colors coming towards it in the picture.  This maze took me about two weeks to complete – editing took less than a day, however.  The paths you’ll notice are somewhat grainy – this is the natural effect of the pen bleeding on the the paper and not only does it help keep an authentic look, but its also unnoticeable when scaled back to the normal zoom.

If you were attempting to actually do this maze, I’d say your chances are about 5%.  The overwhelming majority of starting paths never have a chance to make it to the end, so you’ll find yourself starting over and over.  The start is in the upper right (choose any path coming from the edge of the picture).  The end is the one little path at the bottom of the black hole.

Any questions, comments, or if you’re interested in getting a print, please just write me an email at www.mazedojo.com!

Black Hole Sun

Here are two alternate versions of my Planet Caravan maze.  These were simple ‘experiments’ mainly just done to learn about different tricks and tools in photoshop.

This first one is just a smeared background of the original with several effects layered on top of it:

Planet Caravan II

The second is the same maze but with a different background.  I was trying to learn about the line tool in photoshop and thats the background I came up with:

Heartland

And here is that background just by itself:

Heartland Background

As always, please see more of these, download larger versions, purchase prints, inquire about anything at www.mazedojo.com!  And leave comments!

Planet Caravan

January 2, 2009

This is a simple maze I drew in about a day.  The maze itself is hand-drawn, while the coloring is computerized.  The original background of Planet Caravan is a large photo of the Milky Way – I stained the image purple and added several effects to ease the contrast between the maze and the photo.  For being drawn in one day, I think it turned out OK.

The start is on the left hand side (the red circles) and the end is in the lower right corner.  The maze itself is not particularly challenging, so give it a try!   You can download the full size version of this and several more at my gallery site, http://www.mazedojo.com.  And be sure to comment!

Maze

Maze

Stark Reality

October 25, 2007

Alright folks, it’s been a while, but finally a new maze has arrived. I used new fancy shmancy colored pencils as well as a new pen on actual proper sketching paper. Not bad huh? It borrows little elements here and there from the artist Jen Stark (check my blog listings), hence the name. For example, the various floating squares are most definitely something I liked in Jen’s work and used in my own. You might notice there are no Start & End written on the maze itself, instead I’ll just tell you. The start is in the upper left corner, coming out of the black hole. The end is in the bottom right, with the path entering another black hole… It’s pretty obvious.

This is probably one of my favorites.  Let me know what you think!

starkweb

Brain Food Lunch -Preview

October 11, 2007

As you might have noticed, this one has some severe water damage.  I drew the maze during a slow night at work, and once I got home, set it on a seemingly dry countertop.  Whoops.  It will be my Darth Vader/Robocop maze- that is, more machine than hand-drawn, once I get through with repairs!

brain

Cardinal’s Maze

September 15, 2007

This one is half landscape, half maze. It was sketched with colored pencils, and then refined in Photoshop to give it a ‘painted’ feel. It looks amazing printed out on 13″ by 19″ photo paper- good enough to frame (which I will do). It makes all the tiny details come out- the ripples in the water, the texture of the Start “paper”… everything- you’d have to get a copy for yourself to really see!  Be sure to visit my gallery site for more details, www.mazedojo.com.

Cardinal's Tree