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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Z-brush experiment

This started out as a sketch where I used some Graffiti inspired shapes for the arm of this Goblin/ Orc character. I decided to explore further using some techniques from a z-brush tutorial from the talented Andrew Jones of Conceptart.org and Massive Black fame and also a custom brush tutorial by Alex Ruiz of Concept Monster.com Lots of happy accidents occurred playing around with a combination of the two techniques and a mix between having some direction and complete chaos style painting.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Faces

Last nights warm-up sketches. Looking through my wife's hair style magazines and sketching away.

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Princess and The Frog





A cartoon portrait of me and my wife Vicky inspired by old fairy tales and Disney movies like Beauty and The Beast and Princess and The Frog. Hopefully I turned out to be my wife's Prince and not just a bigger frog. LOL
I drew this years ago and started to paint it but it kind of got put on the back burner. I decided to revisit it since I always liked the drawing and idea behind it and I can paint better now than a few years ago. This was drawn with ball point pen in my sketchbook, scanned in, then painted in photoshop cs5 and Corel Painter 12. Here is the finished piece followed by a few close-up detail shots.

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Roc' em Soc'em Robot



This is an assignment I did for Ryan Woods Corel Painter course at Schoolism.com. I wanted to do a cartoony boxing robot inspired by Blue sky studio's Robots. The Assignment called for a grey scaled textured version and a painted colored version of the character. I think this old guy still has some punch left in him...

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

They should run






Inspired by John Carpenter's The Thing and Aliens. If I were these guys, I would turn around.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Food Of The GODS



Here's a quick color sketch/ experiment before bedtime. Inspired by old school B movie Food Of The Gods written by the great H.G. Wells and directed by Bert I. Gordon. Gotta love a giant Rat attack flick lol

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Unidentified Hidden Things

some explorers coming across an interesting find.










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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Alien Invasion







I did these two while watching Skyline and Close Encounters Of the Third Kind.

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5 Deadly Venoms




Here's a speed paint/ color sketch of The poison Clan's number 1 assasin, The Centipede from one of my favorite Old school Kung-Fu flicks, The Five Deadly Venoms.

Five Deadly Venoms is a cult 1978 Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Chang Cheh, starring the Venom Mob, and produced by the Shaw Brothers Studio, about five kung-fu fighters with unique animal styles: The Centipede, The Snake, The Scorpion, The Lizard and The Toad.

Number 1: Centipede Wriggly and quick, this style is a nice blend of defensive and offensive posturing. The strikes are so fast that it is almost as if he has a hundred arms and legs. The weakness of this style is to attack both the opponent's upper and lower body in a simultaneous assault.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Predators



This is a speed painting I did while watching Predators Directed by
Nimród Antal. I know what your thinking... He is one ugly Mutha F@#$*er




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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy Fourth Of July Weekend

I hope everybody has a fun and safe Independence Day. Here is a Pin-up sketch I did for My friend and fellow co-worker Robert "Bubba" Hoffman. Bubba happens to be a very talented piercer that I have the privilege of working with. I decided to do a quick paint over since we're kind of slow at the tattoo shop today. The colored version is followed by the original pencil sketch. Enjoy:

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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Mech_Beast

I created this one using Z-brush to digitally sculpt then carried it into Photoshop for a paint over.

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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.