Ashley Wood + Level 52 Studios

2019 is looking up!!!

I'm so excited! This is a dream opportunity as both a fan and collector. I'll be helping the awesome crew at Level 52 with this new adventure into the worlds of Ashley Wood!


It's an all new year, and we've got an all new license. The Level52 Studios team is proud to publicly announce our new partnership with international artist Ashley Wood and the World of 7174 to bring you thrilling new lines of collectible statues from the Popbot universe featuring Tomorrow Kings, Tomorrow Queens and more.

Skillfully crafted to embody the drama, grit, and voltaic pugnacity of Ashley Wood's iconic artwork, these limited edition Dynamic Format statues will delight fans in a range of scales. Keep an eye on our instagram @level52_studios and @ashleywoodart for future behind-the-scenes updates on prototype development, exclusive colorway reveals, and other related announcements. - Level 52 Studios

Wild Beyond!

Officially Announced!

I've had the pleasure of working on this title for the last few years here at PocketGems, under the Strange Sevens Studio team. I can't wait to show more of what we've been making here.

Making characters is my passion, and this project really allowed me to explore a range of designs across the many factions in the game. I helped design the look, had a hand in the character concepts, models/textures, production pipe, and even some marketing and cinematic work!

INC ART DUMP!!! Stay tuned ;)



MerMay #01

It's May, which means it's Mermaid Month. Lets see if I can keep this up each day! here's MerMay #01.

April Daily Sketching

Some recent sketches from April that I actually liked.


I'll be attending Monsterpalooza this year at the Level 52 Studios booth, be sure to find us on the floor!

Frank will be there!

Warriors of Future Teaser

So stoked! The teaser for Warriors of Future hits the internet! I had the pleasure of working on this project early on, doing some concept development. Hopefully we get to see more in the official trailer! Until then ;)

Kits available in updated store!

Hey all!

Back from Monsterpalooza, and I'm happy to say we have some kits available for our online friends. Produced and sold by Level 52 Studios. Paints by Chris Trout, Hanna Myers, and Matt Huff. They are almost all sold, so move quick! Once they are gone they are gone for good.

I want to thank you all for the continued support. Monsterpalooza was extremely fun and felt great to get my work out there, talk with old friends and make new ones. It really means a lot to see that these critters are going to such loving homes. More to come soon!

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~ Kurt

Transparent Creatures Tutorial

Happy New Year!

For those of you curious about the new Transparent Creatures tutorial available now, here's a trailer to wet your appetite!

This tutorial will show you how I am able to start without an idea, and quickly render a creature to completion featuring transparent skin layers and organic forms. Sculpting the design from a sphere in ZBrush, I spend my time building up a foundation of anatomy and surface details. Working with Subtools to build out additional organic parts such as teeth, eyes, and organs. I discuss how I work with Polypaint to create convincing skin textures, and how I adjust my render settings in ZBrush to produce my final images. Finally, I share how to composite your renders in Photoshop, preparing the creature for final presentation.

Product Includes:

  • 8 part video series (2 hours and 53 minutes)
  • Streamable, downloadable
  • No time-lapse, Recorded live

Topics Covered:

  • Sculpting in ZBrush
  • Polypainting
  • Creating Teeth
  • Organic Subtools
  • Rendering in ZBrush
  • Compositing in Photoshop

Tools Used:

  • ZBrush
  • Photoshop

You can purchase the tutorial here Transparent Creatures
Thank you all for the continued support!

Gumroad Rentals

Gumroad recently rolled out it's new rental feature, which means that now all of my previous tutorials will be available to rent! does it work? "After rental, a film or video will be available to stream for 30 days before viewing and for 72 hours after viewing begins." Hope you enjoy this new feature. If a tutorial cost $15, it will now be ready to rent at $5. And $5 videos are now only $1!

Newsletter Now Released!

Hey everyone! Happy to announce the new Ikameka Newsletter. It will be a monthly, maybe weekly (depending on how often there is new content) dump of information directly in your inbox. If you haven't purchased one of the available tutorials on my Gumroad store, or through PayPal, then be sure to Subscribe to the newsletter for all future drops.

In this Newsletter -

  • Website changes with and
  • New Forums open
  • Mentorship Updates