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Monday, March 28, 2011

Sneak Peak

A behind the scenes shot for you, written by Scott Madden, Illustrated by your truly;

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Zombies and Zombie killers

Zombies and a Viking, why not? Sometimes I do these things in a coma.

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Schoolism

So I enrolled in a digital painting course at Schoolism.com with instructor Bobby Chiu of Imaginism Studios (concept artist on Tim Burton's alice In wonderland). Bobby is a very good instructor, and when I am done with this course I plan to enroll in some of the other courses that are available. Here is my first assignment which consisted of painting over Bobby"s pencil drawing using his techniques.

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I then used the same technique to grey scale one of my own cartoons. I'm not done with the black and grey yet, but when I am I will colorize it with the techniques from next weeks assignment. I am trying to discipline myself to use Bobby's technique and none of the techniques that I have picked up throughout the years.


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Lastly, here is a more realistic caricature done in photoshop and Painter of a younger Elvis Presley.

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I won't be posting all the assignments as I don't want to ruin the course for anyone, but I highly recommend the classes to anyone interested in Bobby's workflow.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Cartoon Girls



Exploring a slight variation in styles by altering shapes. Inspired by Shane Giles over at Cartoon Retro.

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

DA King and I



A cartoon/ caricature of The King, Elvis Presley and a color sketch of some graf from my last nights blackbook session.

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Some more craziness floating through my head

Another sketchbook page. I took some of the loose ballpoint pen sketches that I drew at the zoo last year, and added some characterization to them...

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and there's nothing like some sci-fi fishes to make a sketchbook pop...

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

In Da Laboratory



A sneak peek at me getting busy , with some beer and rum, in the Lab working on a graphic novel/film of the sequel to Scott Madden's The Kiss. The Kiss was written and directed by my partner in crime Scott Madden.

A quick synopsis:
Young Jeremy's life is a daily slog through teenage hell -- his only shields are his iPod and his sour attitude. He doesn't even know that change is possible, let alone that it is coming... that it is inevitable, that it is... his fate. He's about to stumble into an ancient feud between two warring vampyre clans... Santa Maria, the forgotten Queen of the Clan of the Snake has been imprisoned and left for dead in a shallow grave in the desert of Hell. It has taken centuries, but She has finally mustered enough strength to plead loud enough for the right ear to hear... And as Jeremy's love resurrects Santa Maria's corpse from from the wasteland of death, Santa Maria's love for Jeremy raises him from the numbing death of his teenage life. But when Santa Maria needs to move up the food chain to keep her returning strength growing, Jeremy's love is tested... did he really fall in love with a ferocious, predatory monster? Did she ever love him? Is he next on her banquet table? Can love ever really last forever? All it takes is the kiss.

We are now working on the backstory and it is one sexy hell of a ride!!! Stay tuned.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Character Design

Here's a few cartoon face studies done using a technique I mentioned in an earlier post. I just throw down a bunch of random flat shapes and then try to fit a face into it. The black around the figure is just placed there to allow me to see the designs silhouette better.

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Friday, March 4, 2011

More sketches

Some more sketchbook pages. With an emphasis on Character design.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Today's Warm-ups





some of todays warm-up doodles while watching Poltergeist, and Legend starring Tom cruise. I love that Darkness character (Tim Curry).
Very quick and sloppy, just wanted to keep the marker moving. They are not pretty but always a learning process.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Fashion Models



Some practice figure drawing from fashion magazines. These were done with Tombow brush markers. They have a felt tip on one side that's good for quick gesture sketch and the other end has a brush tip.

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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.