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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Manga Studio 5 EX

I picked up copy of Manga Studio 5 EX , earlier this week. I gotta say, I love the way it handles digital Inking, especially for comic book or cartoon related styles. I'm still new to the program ,but I look forward to exploring all of it's comic book creation options and also the figures that can be posed and used to your liking. You can check out more of what this program has in store here. Below are a few of my first couple of experiments, inking over old sketches for practice and doing some quick coloring in Sketchbook Pro. Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy !!!!





Thursday, October 30, 2014

H.P. Lovecraft, Rodney Dollah's Little Book Of Monsters and Halloween 2014

So it's been awhile since my last post, as I have been busy juggling a lot of projects, but I can't pass up the opportunity to post some creepy stuff this time of year. First I have to mention that vol.2 of Rodney Dollah's Little Book Of Monsters is now available right in time for Halloween. I had some of my work featured in vol. 1 and this year's volume is even bigger than the last one. It features some seriously talent artist from all over the world (I'm in good company), So if you are a lover of monsters don't miss out, you can order your copy and learn more about the project here. This is a cool and unique project as it is released every year right on time for Halloween and features a very diverse group of artist. ...And that brings me to my H.P. Lovecraft piece. The publisher of Little Book Of Monsters asked if I would put together an H.P. Lovecraft painting to go along with my tribute to H.R. Giger for Vol. 3. You can check out the H.R. Giger here. Of course I said Hell Yes :) Below is my caricature / portrait of H.P. Lovecraft. If your not familiar with this writer you can read about him at this Wikipedia article here. I also included a little poster I put together of some of my other work depicting various things that go bump in the night. Thanks for stopping by, Sweet Dreams :)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

I Love Lucy

I just wrapped up on this commission piece of actress / comedian Lucille Ball. done for fellow artist Henry LaMarr. You can check out his blog dedicated to Lucy here. Lucille Désirée Ball (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989) was an American comedienne, model, film and television actress and studio executive. She was star of the sitcoms I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy and Life with Lucy. Ball had one of Hollywood's longest careers. Below is my caricature portrait of the actress. Thanks for stopping by, enjoy!!!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Joan Rivers

Sad to hear we lost another gifted Funny person. From Wikipedia: Joan Alexandra Rosenberg (June 8, 1933 – September 4, 2014), known by her stage name Joan Rivers, was an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and television host, best known for her stand-up comedy, for co-hosting the E! celebrity fashion show Fashion Police, and for starring in the reality series Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? alongside her daughter Melissa Rivers. Rivers first came to prominence in 1965 as a guest on The Tonight Show, a pioneering late-night program with interviews and comedy, hosted by Johnny Carson, whom she acknowledged as her mentor. The show established her particular comic style, poking fun at celebrities, but also at herself, often joking about her extensive plastic surgery. When she launched a rival program, The Late Show, Carson never spoke to her again. She went on to host a successful daytime slot, The Joan Rivers Show, which won her a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Host. Her satirical style of humor, however, by focusing on the personal lives of celebrities and public figures, was sometimes criticized. She also authored 12 best-selling memoir and humor books, and provided comic material for stage and television. As an actress, Rivers was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play in 1994 for her performance in the title role in Sally Marr...and her escorts. Rivers died on September 4, 2014, following serious complications—including cardiac arrest—during a procedure on her vocal cords at a clinic on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. May she Rest In Peace, below is my caricature of Joan Rivers. Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy!!!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Painter 2015

Messing around with Corel Painter's new upgrade, Painter 2015. I must say, I am loving it so far. They added a new Fractal brush category, that's a lot of fun to mess with, and it seems to have a faster response than previous versions. Here are a couple of my first experiments, getting myself familiar with the program and it's new features, and setting up the preferences to my liking. Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy!!!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Final Frontier

Having fun messing around with Photoshops shapes tool. I'll be doing a series of these Sci-Fi environments soon. This one was inspired by one of my favorite Science Fiction artist John Berkey. Berkey was probably best known for his on the Original Star Wars posters. Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy!!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Robin Williams

I was sad to hear the news Monday night of the passing of one of my favorite actors, Robin Williams. He had been battling Depression for many years and apparently committed suicide by hanging. There is an official police report about the incident here. The news about his passing prompted me to work on this caricature in his honor. In my opinion he was a genius of comedy, and as you can see from all the buzz about his death, I am not alone. He will be greatly missed by millions the world over. I have also wrestled with depression and suicidal tendencies throughout the years, I hope that if anything else this tragedy will bring more awareness to this horrible condition. The piece below was included in The Book titled "Robin", published by Mad Artist Publishing. You can pick up a copy here. Sales from the book will be donated to Robin's favorite charity: St. Jude's Children Research Hospital and Depression Alliance. Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American actor and comedian. Rising to fame with his role as the alien Mork in the TV series Mork & Mindy (1978–82), Williams went on to establish a successful career in both stand-up comedy and feature film acting. His film career included such acclaimed films as Popeye , The World According to Garp (1982), Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Dead Poets Society (1989), Awakenings (1990), The Fisher King (1991), and Good Will Hunting (1997), as well as financial successes such as Hook (1991), Aladdin (1992), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Jumanji (1995), The Birdcage (1996), Night at the Museum (2006), and Happy Feet (2006). He also appeared in the video "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin. Williams was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor three times, and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Good Will Hunting. He also received two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and five Grammy Awards. My condolences to his Family , friends , and fans.

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I am an Art Director/ freelance illustrator working in the Movie, Comics and Gameing industries. I have also provided graphics for advertisement companies and clothing companies. I am Currently working as Lead Artist for Soul Interface Studios (SIS) and always willing to discuss exciting new opportunities.