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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011

Wishing you all out there in cyber space a very Merry Christmas 2011. Here is a speed paint of a movie still from one of my favorite animated films, Tim Burton's A Nightmare Before Christmas. Enjoy

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Character Sketches

Using Z-brush 4 to come up with some super fast and dirty creature and character concepts. I may later take these to completion but for now, just messing around with the program on my breaks at work.

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Robert DeNiro

Robert De Niro, Jr. (born August 17, 1943) is an American actor, director and producer. His first major film roles were in Bang the Drum Slowly and Mean Streets, both in 1973 (My Birth Year, Yaaay). In 1974, he played the young Vito Corleone in The Godfather Part II, a role that won him the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

His critically acclaimed, longtime collaboration with Martin Scorsese began with 1973's Mean Streets, and earned De Niro an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Jake LaMotta in the 1980 film Raging Bull. He was also nominated for an Academy Award for his roles in Scorsese's Taxi Driver (1976) and Cape Fear (1991). In addition, he received nominations for his acting in Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter (1978) and Penny Marshall's Awakenings (1990). Also in 1990, his portrayal as Jimmy Conway in Scorsese's Goodfellas earned him a BAFTA nomination.

He has earned four nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy: New York, New York (1977), Midnight Run (1988), Analyze This (1999) and Meet the Parents (2000).

De Niro directed A Bronx Tale (1993) and The Good Shepherd (2006). He has received accolades for his esteemed career, including the AFI Life Achievement Award and the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award.

Along with Al Pacino, I consider DeNiro to be among the best actors in the industry. Here is a caricature of him , followed by a work in progress shot and some pics from some my favorite DeNiro characters.

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Deniro as Bounty Hunter Jack Walsh in Midnight Run:

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Max Cady in Cape Fear:

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Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver:

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Real Life Boxing Champ Jake "Raging Bull" Lamota in raging Bull:

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And last but not least, The Don Vito Corleone in The Godfather Part 2:

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Living Creatures of Revelation: Lion

This is another one of the living Creatures from The Book of Revelation chapter 4 of The holy bible (New Testament)
This is the cherubims with the appearance of a Lion. You can see the Bull or ox a couple of post back.

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Herbie The Love Bug, pixar style

This week's sketch challenge for the Soulinterface Studio blog was to take a famous car from film or TV and draw them in the style of Pixar's Cars. I decided to go with Disney's Herbie since he is also a racing car.
from wikipedia:
Herbie is an anthropomorphic Volkswagen Beetle, a character that is featured in several Disney motion pictures starting with the 1968 feature film The Love Bug. He has a mind of his own and is capable of driving himself, and is a serious contender in auto racing competitions. Throughout most of the franchise, Herbie is distinguished by red, white and blue racing stripes from front to back bumper, a racing-style number "53" on the front trunk lid, doors, and engine lid, and a yellow-on-black '63 California license plate that says, "OFP 857". One exception to this is his introduction in The Love Bug, where he initially appears as a nondescript white vehicle with a gray colored fabric sunroof (a.k.a. "ragtop"), the style of sunroof offered on VW Beetles made through 1963.

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The Real Herbie:

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A VW Beetle from Pixar's Cars:

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and last but not least Cars main man Lightning McQueen "KACHOW!!!:

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Da Draogon vs. DA DEMONS

Bruce Lee (born Lee Jun-fan; 27 November 1940 – 20 July 1973) was a Chinese American, Hong Kong actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, film director, film producer, screenwriter, and founder of the Jeet Kune Do martial arts movement. He is widely considered by many commentators, critics, media and other martial artists to be the most influential martial artist, and a cultural icon.
He is noted for his roles in five feature-length films: Lo Wei's The Big Boss (1971) and Fist of Fury (1972); Way of the Dragon (1972), directed and written by Lee; Warner Brothers' Enter the Dragon (1973), directed by Robert Clouse; and The Game of Death (1978), directed by Robert Clouse.
I did this piece as a tribute to Bruce Lee ,who is a big influence in my life, for his birthday last Sunday, Nov. 27th. I envision this as a concept for a possible video game. Below are a few close-up shots followed by pics of the man himself.

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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.