Medieve's Webpage

Welcome to my webpage, my name is Richard Tran, known as Medieve online, and I am an artist! Thank you leafo for the awesome work with the various gallery page, commission page, and the general css work.

February 25, 2011
Time to freshen up my website I guess. Uploaded 50 new images under the illustration page. After having done so, I'm come to realization that a lot of my concept artist work doesn't really fall under illustration and I probably will need to replan my site to reflect artwork for various processes/goals. The work also reflects more an environmental focus which doesn't really reflect where I plan to stay in the future, its more of the role that needed support while I was at Netdevil. A good reason for me to start doing some personal work to rebalance my portfolio.

December 1, 2010
Whoo! I'm on a roll! Got some LEGO Universe concepts up on Illustrations (which I'm beginning to find is unfortunately named) as well as a small personal D&D character portrait. Hopefully this week sees some 2010 work with some new stuff for the Sketchbook section. Hope to see you soon!

November 18, 2010
So I just realized I never got around to uploading some of my work for Sony Online Entertainment. I guess I should spruce a few things here. Of course... the SOE stuff is actually from 2008 so I'll need to look around for 2010 stuff.

November 2, 2008
So no word from SOE about being able to post the LON images, so I have to be patient about that I guess. In the meantime, I've uploaded quite a few of my life-drawing sketches and paintings that I never got a chance to record. They are in the painting and sketchbook sections. Together, they add up to 26 new images!

October 14, 2008
So, an update in anticipation for when I can show the work I've done for SOE (Sony Online Entertainment) over the last couple of months. I've added three new images in Illustrations and two new studies in Sketchbook. I've also reclassified a few images; I've moved two images from Illustrations to Sketchbook. I've noticed a real lack of traditional work in the Sketchbook section so I plan on scanning some of my life-drawing studies. I've been forgetting to do that.
So it seems that SOE has picked me up again for another round for Legends of Norrath, so I've passed my "trial period." Looking forward to periodically updating my portfolio with those projects as they are released. Which reminds me... need to add that to my resume.

May 13, 2008
I made a small update before but I was waiting for some new images to upload before I made a post of it. I've photographed and uploaded three new paintings for the painting section. They make up a triptych that I showed for my BFA Thesis, thanks to everyone who made it. I've also included the final for my Digital Illustration class. The image served as a dual purpose piece because I was also working on it for the CGchallenge, Uplift. The Uplift contest's theme was the relationship or possible relationships between humans and aliens. Mine is a little comical simply because it has McDonald's fast food in it. But I thought it was an interesting contrast between the alien's very regal dress and posture and how its treating itself to this very low-class Earthian food. Hehe... "Earthian."

April 21, 2008
I had my friend leafo do some more coding work in the Illustration section as well as the other sections so that the images open up with a lightbox. It's a pretty slick-looking piece of code, though I'm starting to see it quite a bit in other galleries, but it works for me and that's what counts. Besides the new look, I've also begun to separate the images so I have some inkling of a timeline of work. I've added four new "illustrations" to start us off. I'm worried that the categorical title of "illustrations" is a bit off, some of these are more like highly-finished studies than pictures with any illustrative value... but that's something to consider AFTER graduating.

January 16, 2008
Hello again, I've updated the illustration gallery with two new images, fresh for the new year. I also updated my blog with some thoughts about the next year.

November 28, 2007
I've put up seven new images in the paintings section in anticipation of my Senior Art Seminar presentation. The photos came out really really grainy so I might have to reshoot all of them later. Also, I might tweak the approach I'm taking with this website. Its pretty much already setup strictly as a gallery of my work but I might try gear it towards an online portfolio. Bryan Leister suggested that a blog might help me get my name out. Its also easier to go in and update a blog rather than going through the whole html editting and uploading process that the site needs. Heres my blog in any case:

October 19, 2007
Put up a new picture in the illustrations section. I've put some real effort into this one and I think it shows.

October 10, 2007
New update! This time I've uploaded three images to my sketchbook. Sooner or later I'll come up with some actual pencil sketches to put up there, but for now, its just digital sketchwork.

October 1, 2007
I'll be spending the next week uploading my images to the site and editting the information. I've already uploaded a few digital paintings to the Illustrations section. I'll edit this entry as I get more up in the other sections.

Please enjoy your stay!

Sincerely Richard Tran (aka Medieve)