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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tommy Lee Jones as Agent K

Tommy Lee Jones (born September 15, 1946) is an American actor and film director. He has received three Academy Award nominations, winning one as Best Supporting Actor for the 1993 thriller film The Fugitive.

His notable film roles include federal marshal Samuel Gerard in The Fugitive and its sequel U.S. Marshals, the villain "Two-Face" in Batman Forever, terrorist William Strannix in Under Siege, Agent K in the Men in Black films, former Texas Ranger Woodrow F. Call in Lonesome Dove, Ed Tom Bell in No Country for Old Men, a Texas Ranger in Man of the House and rancher Pete Perkins in The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada. Jones has also portrayed real-life figures such as businessman Howard Hughes, executed murderer Gary Gilmore, Oliver Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter and baseball great Ty Cobb.

Below is the finished piece ( you can see the process shots on the last post) of Tommy Lee Jones playing Agent K from The Men In Black movies. I created a few custom brushes in photoshop that had a nice texture and painterly look to them. I have to thank Artist and art teacher Bobby Chiu for teaching me how to make these kinds of brushes, I took his painting course at Schoolism.com last year and learned tons. I shared a close-up that allows you to see some of the texture from the brushes.

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Tommy Lee Jones Progress shots

Here are some progress shots of my Tommy Lee Jones caricature. The finished piece will be posted soon:)

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Some sketchy ladies

These were some of Saturday's warm up sketches.

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Crash landing in the forest

This is an update on the Forest Enviro concept. Left still very sketchy, but refined a bit in Corel Painter 12.

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Stylized z-brush sketch

A quick Z-brush sketch before bedtime. This one was loosely based on the Gorillas from Kung-fu panda. I carried it over into photoshop for some paintover work, but this was just practice so it remains a sketch.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Forest Enviro

A quick one before bed time. It started out as a speed painting, but I think I will spend another day refining it. Loosely inspired by the Halo franchise. I have to go back in there and refine the forest, and paint out and over the more obvious custom brush work, like the forground leaves. The Leaf brush gave me a good base though and filled in areas quickly.

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Z-brush class with Michael Defeo

I just started a 9 week Z-brush course at schoolism.com with instructor Michael Defeo. Very excited to take these classes, the instructor explains everything in a very user friendly manner. He has done character design for Blue Sky studio's Robots, Ice Age, Despicable Me and much more. You can see his work on his blog, some very cool stuff. http://michaeldefeo.blogspot.com/

The first assignment was to sculpt a rough character bust based on Defeo's drawing. We will be adding hair and other geometry as we go on. Below is the beginning of my assignment.

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Christopher Walken final

He's got a fever, and the only prescription is, More Cow Bell.

Christopher Walken (born March 31, 1943) is an American stage and screen actor. He has appeared in more than 100 movies and television shows, including Joe Dirt, Annie Hall, The Deer Hunter, The Prophecy trilogy, The Dogs of War, Sleepy Hollow, Brainstorm, The Dead Zone, A View to a Kill, At Close Range, King of New York, True Romance, Catch Me If You Can, Pulp Fiction, Wedding Crashers, The Rundown, Click, and Hairspray as well as music videos by recording artists such as Madonna, Journey, Run DMC, The Left Rights and Fatboy Slim.

Walken's films have grossed more than $1.8 billion in the United States. He has also played the main role in the Shakespeare plays Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Coriolanus. He is also a popular guest-host of Saturday Night Live, having hosted 7 times as of April 2008. His most notable roles on the show include record producer Bruce Dickinson (no relation to the singer with the same name) in the "More Cowbell" sketch and his multiple appearances as The Continental.



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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Christopher Walken Update

Quick update, laying down the colors and pushing and pulling shapes along the way.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Christopher Walken caricature W.I.P.

A couple of progress shots of my Christopher Walken caricature. The first is the initial ball point pen sketch done in my sketchbook. I scanned it in and started to tone the sketch in grey tones using the soft airbrush in photoshop. Next I will start to glaze color over the grey tones and continue to adjust the shapes and details along the way. I'll post the finished piece soon.

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

R.I.P. Jean Giraud AKA Moebius

Sad news today, I woke up the find out that one of my heroes has past. Rest In Peace friend. Jean Henri Gaston Giraud (8 May 1938 – 10 March 2012)[1][2] was a French comics artist, working in the French tradition of bandes dessineés. Giraud earned worldwide fame, not only under his own name but also under the pseudonym Mœbius, and to a lesser extent Gir, the latter appearing mostly in the form of a boxed signature at the bottom of the artist's paintings.

Among his most famous creation was the Western comic series "Blueberry" which he cocreated with Jean-Michel Charlier, one of the first Western anti-heroes to appear in comics. Under the pseudonym Moebius he created a wide range of science fiction and and fantasy comics in a highly imaginative and surreal almost abstract style, the most famous of which are Arzach and the Airtight Garage of Jerry Cornelius, and the The Incal. Blueberry was adapted for the screen in 2004. Many of his strips were reprinted here in the states in Heavy Metal magazine.

He died of cancer on 10 March 2012 at age 73 in Paris.

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Quick update

Here is a W.I.P. of the sketch in the last post. Still got a way to go on it.
Heavily anime inspired.
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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.