Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Environment Thumbnails

Thumb, Th, Thumb, Thumb.... Thuuuuumbs.  Here are a bunch of thumbnails for the visual development of a project.  Done quick and loosely with custom shapes and the lasso tool in Photoshop.  Each one of these will be enlarged and detailed, adding characters etc., but will remain very graphic in design.  These are just the initial concepts at this point, but I got the o.k. to share them, so here they are.  Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy !!!



Thursday, March 19, 2015

Droids and Vehicles

Here are a couple of "Kit-Bashed" droid and vehicle designs put together quickly using some old silhouette thumbnails and Oleg Vdovenko's cheat packs.  It's a great and fun way to concept anything that needs techy greebles to give the illusion of details.  I will be painting over a lot of it and placing them in environments.  This is just a good jump off point to start thumb nailing ideas quickly.  Below are some of the designs followed by the silos that I used as shapes to build off of.  The first pic are just silos made with brushes, then I build on those with Photoshop shapes, then build further with the line work.  The shapes were inspired by bugs, Star Wars, and anime movie Robot Carnival.  Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy !!!!




Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Leonard Nimoy, R.I.P.

I was saddened to hear about the passing of Actor Leonard Nimoy, better known the world over as Mr. Spock from Star trek, this last weekend.  I had actually started the caricature below a few weeks before I heard the news, so it was even more surreal to me. He will be missed.  Here is a few lines about the actor from Wikipedia: Leonard Simon Nimoy (March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015) was an American actor, film director, poet, singer-songwriter, and photographer. He was known for his role as Mr. Spock of the Star Trek franchise. Nimoy began his career in his early twenties, teaching acting classes in Hollywood and making minor film and television appearances through the 1950s, as well as playing the title role in Kid Monk Baroni. Foreshadowing his fame as a semi-alien, he played Narab, one of three Martian invaders in the 1952 movie serial Zombies of the Stratosphere. In 1965, he made his first appearance in the rejected Star Trek pilot "The Cage", and went on to play the character of Spock until 1969, followed by eight feature films and guest slots in the various spin-off series. The character has had a significant cultural impact and garnered Nimoy three Emmy Award nominations; TV Guide named Spock one of the 50 greatest TV characters. After the original Star Trek series, Nimoy starred in Mission: Impossible for two seasons, hosted the documentary series In Search of..., narrated Civilization IV, and made several well-received stage appearances. He also had a recurring role in the science fiction series Fringe. Nimoy's fame as Spock was such that both of his autobiographies, I Am Not Spock (1975) and I Am Spock (1995), were written from the viewpoint of sharing his existence with the character. Nimoy has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 Below is my caricature / Portrait of the actor "Beaming Up".  My deepest condolences to all of his loved ones and fans the world over.  If you would like to purchase a print of this piece, You can do so at my INPRINT store Here. Or purchase a quality print on a metal canvas Here.  Thanks for stopping by, In the words of Spock, "Live Long And Prosper".


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

New 2015 Doodles

Not much to say for this post, but here are some sketches, doodles and unfinished Works In Progress for now. Can't share what I have been busy doing just yet, so Enjoy these for now, Thanks for Stopping By :0













Saturday, February 7, 2015

The Silver Cord

So this is my first blog post of 2015, and I have some great news to share.  A project I had the great privilege of working on is finally done and available for purchase online and in bookstores nationwide.  The Silver Cord A huge 400 plus page graphic novel about newly conscious robots in a religious war with ancient jealous angels, and a young half-breed girl who must save them all . You can learn more about the book on the main site , here Follow us on Twitter here , and like us on Facebook here .  You can purchase a copy of the book here .  I provided digital Paintings for several of the pages in book one ( The graphic novel is broken up into 2 books )  Here are screenshots of some of the pages I colored. These pics do it no justice as the production value of this book is absolutely gorgeous. 








And here are shots of me signing autographs for the fans that backed the Kickstarter campaign, along with some shots of the individual doodles I did for each page I signed. About 250 unique doodles was my way of saying thanks to the fans for being so awesome. 







I would like to Thank Kevin Kelly and Steve Masseroni for the opportunity to be a part of such a great adventure. Here is a link to Kevin's site and a link to Steve's site. A huge shout out to Industrial Lights and Magic Art Director Alex Jaeger, it was an honor to be part of a project that has your name attached.  You can check out Alex's blog here , and Like his facebook art page here . And last but not least, to my brother from another mother, Tippet Studio Concept Artist Gus Dizon, thanks for all of the great support, advice, mentoring, and kick ass Photoshop brushes :)  Gus has a passion for taking amazing photos. Check out his photography site here .  Congrats to all of the other creatives involved, you guys all rock. Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to order a copy of The Silver Cord, available now on Amazon. Enjoy !!!!!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Year 2015

I hope everybody is enjoying their New Year's Eve celebration and being safe as well.  I wanted to share what are my very last doodles of 2014, since I have not had an update in a few weeks.  I have been busy, but nothing that I can actually share at this point.  Soon very Soon :) Looking back through my hard drive, I find it hard to believe how much art I produced this year.  Not only what I share online , but also all of my sketchbooks as well as client work that I am unable to share at times. I hope to double that productivity for 2015.  Below are some sketches I did in a program called Mischief today.  I find the brushes to be very responsive, but what attracted me the most is the program has an infinite canvas and infinite zoom in and out feature.  To understand that better and learn about the other features , you can check out the company's website here.   This first pic is a screen grab of my entire canvas so far.

Now here are some pics when I zoom in to the sketch, as you can see you are able to zoom in infinitely, you can literally draw a character inside the eyeball of another character, it's pretty wild. I think I will keep adding on to this canvas throughout the year for fun.  Thanks for stopping by, enjoy, and here is to a healthy and prosperous 2015.








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 !!!!





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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.