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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Amy Winehouse

Amy Jade Winehouse (14 September 1983 – 23 July 2011) was an English singer-songwriter known for her powerful deep contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres including R&B, soul and jazz. Winehouse's 2003 debut album, Frank, was critically successful in the UK and was nominated for the Mercury Prize. Her 2006 follow-up album, Back to Black, led to six Grammy Award nominations and five wins, tying the then record for the most wins by a female artist in a single night, and made Winehouse the first British female to win five Grammys, including three of the "Big Four": Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

On 14 February 2007, she won a BRIT Award for Best British Female Artist; she had also been nominated for Best British Album. She won the Ivor Novello Award three times, one in 2004 for Best Contemporary Song (musically and lyrically) for "Stronger Than Me", one in 2007 for Best Contemporary Song for "Rehab", and one in 2008 for Best Song Musically and Lyrically for "Love Is a Losing Game", among other distinctions. The album is the biggest seller of the 2000s in the United Kingdom. Winehouse is credited as an influence in the rise in popularity of female musicians and soul music, and also for revitalising British music.

Winehouse was found dead on 23 July 2011, at her home in London. Police have said that the cause of her death is "as yet unexplained" and that the death was "non-suspicious". Winehouse's family and friends attended her funeral on 26 July 2011. In August 2011 her album Back to Black became the UK's best selling album of the 21st century.

Here is my attempt at paying homage to this very talented person. R.I.P. Amy Winehouse

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and here is the photo I used as reference:

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Battle Mechs

These are a couple of battle mechs I did for a studio in Jordan called Vexel Studios. These were not taken to completion but rather serves as concepts to establish 2 different style variations. The first one was done using the shape tool in photoshop to generate an interesting silhouette that I then painted over. The second mech was started as a random chaotic shape in a program called alchemy with the mirror option turned on. It was then carried into photoshop for a paint over. Both are obviously inspired by japanese style robots and mech.

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

For Our Troops

A little pin-up Sketch with all the armed forces in mind (even though she has an army brat t-shirt on). I truly Thank them all for serving our country.









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and the original sketch page , that I promised to a friend.

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Rise Of The undead

A Zombie Invasion in a deserted infected city. I gotta imagine they would run out of food eventually. Done in photoshop and Corel painter, 90% painted and some photo textures. The city was outlined on paper and scanned in.


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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Paging Doctor Zombie



If this is what health care will get me nowadays, I think I am better off with out insurance. This is a character concept done for Sam Kozel of Moving Pictures and the guys over at Shoreline Entertainment for a story called The Zombie Cure. I drew inspiration from the old school horror classic "Zombie".
Ain't he cute though:)

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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Custom Tat

custom tat I did today for a friend/ client who works in the the music industry with a lot of famous bands. She sits like a rock and never complains. LOL


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Friday, September 2, 2011

Future Environment





A future Environmnet Design. I think I'll just leave it up to the viewer to make sense out of it all.


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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Creating a race of Giants




These Ideations were done from a single Z-brush model. I was able to quickly get a dozen or so different quick ideations in photoshop by paint over and photo texturing.

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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.