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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Face Expression

Here is a face expression page for my Hyde character and a greyscale practice painting using some new brushes in Corel painter. i am still not that confident with this program, but I'm determined to get better at it.



R.I.P. Jeffrey Catherine Jones (January 10, 1944 – May 19, 2011)

I was sad to hear the news of the passing of an old friend and master illustrator/painter Jeffrey jones today. The art world has suffered a tremendous loss.
In the early 1970s when National Lampoon began publication, Jones had a strip in it for a while called Idyl. (A strip by Jones, taken from Idyl, was used to illustrate the Sonic Arts Network CD publication Otherness, curated by David Cotner in 2007.) From 1975 to 1979 he shared workspace in Manhattan’s Chelsea district, with Bernie Wrightson, Barry Windsor-Smith, and Michael William Kaluta, collectively named The Studio; Dragon’s Dream produced a volume of their work in 1979. By the early 1980s he had a recurring strip in Heavy Metal titled I'm Age. Frank Frazetta was stated that Jeffrey Jones was the grteatest modern painter of our time, no small compliment coming from a master like Frazetta.
Jeffrey passed away today, Thursday May 19, 2011 at 4:00 am. Jeffrey suffered from severe emphysema and bronchitis as well as hardening of the arteries around the heart. Here is a cover by Jeff and one of his best friends Comic art guru Vaughn Bode. I spoke to Vaughn's son Mark Bode this morning (we go way back), and he shared this quote from Jeffrey with me. He said, " Jeff once told me the maple trees know when it's going to rain cause they flip their leaves in the wind. the leaves are flipped today across the globe." Amen Mark
Here are a few of Jeffrey's pieces just to show you how amazingly talented this person was and what a blessing he was to the art community;

The Artist:
My prayers go out to the family. Thank you Jeff for all the kind words and inspiration, You will be greatly missed.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Mr. Hyde Colorized

Here is a color version of the last post.


Redesigning Mr. Hyde

Here is a clean-up and redesign of my Hyde character from an earlier post. I like this version a lot better than the initial sketch. These were done for my character design class at schoolism .com taught by Stephen Silver.


The original sketch:


And my references:


Random Sketches

Random Sketches for warming up:


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Practice, Practice, Practice

This is an assignment from my class of character design with Stephen Silver. He had us do a portrait of a man from a photo he supplied, then take the same picture and create some cartoons of the face utilizing different shapes.


The second part of the assignment was to do a rough design of Jeckyl and Hyde Characters. My Jeckyl was inspired by Matthew McConaughey from the movie Amistad and Hyde was inspired by Anthony Hopkins from the same movie.
They have a long way to go, but these are the initial sketches and idea. I'll be fleshing them out further in the next couple of weeks.


And lastly here are some practice sketches of animal character designs and various hands ,feet, eyes, lips etc. (I need to make a point to do more hands).

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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.