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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Halle Berry

Halle Maria Berry (born Maria Halle Berry; August 14, 1966) is an American actress and former fashion model. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 2002 for her performance in Monster's Ball, becoming the first and, as of 2013, the only woman of African-American descent to win an Oscar for a leading role. She is one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood and has been involved in the production side of several of the films in which she performed. Berry is also a Revlon spokesmodel. Here is a caricature I did of Halle Berry followed by some reference pics of the Actress/ Model. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy!!! Halle-Berry_001 halle-berry-3 Halle-Berry-Close-up-photo1

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Iggy Pop

From Wikipedia: Iggy Pop (born James Newell Osterberg, Jr.; April 21, 1947) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. Though widely known as an innovator and "godfather" of punk rock, Pop's music has encompassed a number of styles over the years, including pop, hard rock, jazz and blues. Pop became known as 'Iggy' in high school, during which time he served as drummer for local blues band The Iguanas. He is vocalist of influential protopunk band The Stooges (Pop and the other surviving members of the group reunited in 2003), having become known, since the late 1960s, for his outrageous and unpredictable stage antics. As an actor Pop has appeared in sixteen movies, including Sid and Nancy (a non-speaking cameo role), The Color of Money, Hardware (voice only), The Crow: City of Angels, The Rugrats Movie, Snow Day, Coffee and Cigarettes (opposite Tom Waits, in the third segment of the film, "Somewhere in California"), Cry-Baby, Dead Man, Tank Girl and Atolladero, a Spanish science fiction Western. Pop also sings the main theme for Atolladero, he is the voice of The Beast From Another Dimension in the cult animated film Rock & Rule and also sings its song, "Pain and Suffering". He has been featured in five television series, including Tales from the Crypt, The Adventures of Pete & Pete, where he played Nona's dad in the second and third season, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, in which he played Yelgrun in "The Magnificent Ferengi" episode. With The Stooges, he was also featured in an episode of MTV's Bam's Unholy Union as the main band performing at Bam's wedding. Additionally, a portion of the music video for Iggy's Butt Town was featured on an episode of Beavis and Butthead. My reason for wanting to do a caricature portrait of Iggy Pop is his insanely ripped anatomy, and that face, well I just couldn't resist. Below is my caricature followed by some reference pics of the Rock Star. As you can see I really did not exaggerate to much. lol Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy!!! Iggy_Pop_4_25_2013 1146042-iggypop1 iggy_pop_by_scummyvladdrac-d5g1s0l

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Zbrush Ant Creature

An Antman that wears a slug on his head???, Why not. I did this after watching the awesome Bryan Wynia do a few demos in a CG Workshop that CG Society released recently. Started out as a sculpt in z-brush, Then taken into photoshop and duplicated several times to come up with some variations on the same theme. I picked the thumbnail I liked the most and went back into Zbrush to sculpt and Polypaint a final. From there it's back into photoshop to composite some of the renders, paint over and add some more textures. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy!!! Antman_4_15_2013

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Rod Serling

Rodman Edward "Rod" Serling (December 25, 1924 – June 28, 1975) was an American screenwriter, playwright, television producer, and narrator best known for his live television dramas of the 1950s and his science fiction anthology TV series, The Twilight Zone. Serling was active in politics, both on and off the screen and helped form television industry standards. He was known as the "angry young man" of Hollywood, clashing with television executives and sponsors over a wide range of issues including censorship, racism, and war. Serling was posthumously inducted by the Television Hall of Fame in 1985 and by the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2008. A star honoring Serling can be found at 6840 Hollywood Blvd. on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. TV Guide ranked Serling # 1 on its "25 Greatest Sci-Fi Legends" lists. His Awards include: 1955 Emmy Best Original Teleplay Writing Patterns 1955 Emmy Nomination Climax! 1956 Emmy Best Teleplay Writing Requiem for a Heavyweight 1956 Peabody Award Personal Recognition for Writing Requiem for a Heavyweight 1956 Writers Guild of America Award Best One Hour Drama Requiem for a Heavyweight 1957 Christopher Award Requiem for a Heavyweight 1956 Writers Guild of America Award Best One Hour Drama A Town Has Turned to Dust 1959 Emmy Best Teleplay Writing The Comedian 1960 Emmy Outstanding Writing Achievement in Drama The Twilight Zone 1960 Emmy Nomination A Town Has Turned to Dust 1960 Hugo Award The Twilight Zone 1961 Emmy Outstanding Writing Achievement in Drama The Twilight Zone 1961 Hugo Award The Twilight Zone 1962 Golden Globe Award Best Male Television Star The Twilight Zone 1962 Hugo Award The Twilight Zone 1963 Emmy Outstanding Writing Achievement in Drama It's Mental Work 1964 Writers Guild of America Award Nomination Seven Days in May 1965 Golden Globe Award Best Director The Twilight Zone 1970 Edgar Allan Poe Award Special Edgar Best episode of a TV series for Night Gallery 1971 Christopher Award 2001 Daytime Emmy Award Nomination (posthumous) Writing for a Children/Youth/Family Special A Storm in Summer. Some of my favorite Rod Serling Quotes: I happen to think that the singular evil of our time is prejudice. It is from this evil that all other evils grow and multiply. In almost everything I've written there is a thread of this: a man's seemingly palpable need to dislike someone other than himself. ROD SERLING, Los Angeles Times, 1967 There is a fifth dimesion, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimesion as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is in the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone. ROD SERLING, introduction, The Twilight Zone (season 1) You're traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That's the signpost up ahead - your next stop, the Twilight Zone! ROD SERLING, introduction, The Twilight Zone (season 2) I think the destiny of all men is not to sit in the rubble of their own making but to reach out for an ultimate perfection which is to be had. At the moment, it is a dream. But as of the moment we clasp hands with our neighbor, we build the first span to bridge the gap between the young and the old. At this hour, it’s a wish. But we have it within our power to make it a reality. If you want to prove that God is not dead, first prove that man is alive. ROD SERLING, speech at Moorpark College, Dec. 3, 1968 The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs, and explosions, and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, prejudices, to be found only in the minds of men. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy; and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all of its own for the children, and the children yet unborn. And the pity of it is, that these things cannot be confined to the Twilight Zone. ROD SERLING, "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street," The Twilight Zone, Mar. 6, 1960 It is said that science fiction and fantasy are two different things. Science fiction is the improbable made possible, and fantasy is the impossible made probable. ROD SERLING, The Twilight Zone, 1962 It’s hardly a revelation to me that the young people in this country take a dim view of our current up-tightness when it comes to street rioting. They believe, and I think quite properly, that on the scale of misbehavior the black man who takes a torch to a building or breaks a window to loot, and does so out of passion, is less the criminal than the white man who puts his torch to human beings and does so with a cold, calculated, predatory pre-planned blueprint of destruction. ROD SERLING, speech at Moorpark College, Dec. 3, 1968 Hollywood's a great place to live ... if you're a grapefruit. ROD SERLING, Rod Serling: Submitted for Your Approval How can you put out a meaningful drama when every fifteen minutes proceedings are interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits with toilet paper? No dramatic art form should be dictated and controlled by men whose training and instincts are cut of an entirely different cloth. The fact remains that these gentlemen sell consumer goods, not an art form. ROD SERLING, Rod Serling: Submitted for Your Approval If survival calls for the bearing of arms, bear them you must. But the most important part of the challenge is for you to find another means that does not come with the killing of your fellow man. ROD SERLING, speech at Binghamton Community High School, 1968 Here is my caricature of Rod Serling done as a labor of love for one of my favorite authors and a huge inspiration to me as a young man. I still watch episodes of the original Twilight Zone series to this day, and they still amaze me. He truly was an American Master of his art form in my opinion. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy!!! Rod_Serling_final

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Ice Giant

A speed paint I started awhile back. The big guy with the cabin on his head was a Zbrush sculpt I never did anything with, so I decided to put him into a background:) Thanks for stopping by. enjoy!!! Ice_Giant001

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Ducati

Here is another Transformer I am working on. This time a female bot that turns into a pink Ducati( I thought it would be a nice challenge) . I'll be working on a body as well, but for now here is a work in progress shot. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy!!!! Female-Ducati-Transformer_WIP02

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Lamborghini Aventador

Here is some Transformer fan art that I put together for fun and practice. It's left really rough but works as a concept I think. The Lamborghini Aventador LP 700–4 is a two-door, two-seater sports car publicly unveiled by Lamborghini at the Geneva Motor Show on 28 February 2011, five months after its initial unveiling in Sant'Agata Bolognese. In keeping with Lamborghini tradition, the Aventador is named after a bull. This baby goes 0–62 mph in 2.9 seconds. Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy!!!! Transforming-Robot_Lamborghini-Aventador_3_27_2013

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Frank Sinatra

from wikipedia: Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra,(December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer and film actor. Beginning his musical career in the swing era with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, Sinatra found unprecedented success as a solo artist from the early to mid-1940s after being signed to Columbia Records in 1943. Being the idol of the "bobby soxers", he released his first album, The Voice of Frank Sinatra in 1946. His professional career had stalled by the 1950s, but it was reborn in 1953 after he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in From Here to Eternity. He signed with Capitol Records in 1953 and released several critically lauded albums (such as In the Wee Small Hours, Songs for Swingin' Lovers!, Come Fly with Me, Only the Lonely and Nice 'n' Easy). Sinatra left Capitol to found his own record label, Reprise Records in 1961 (finding success with albums such as Ring-a-Ding-Ding!, Sinatra at the Sands and Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim), toured internationally, was a founding member of the Rat Pack and fraternized with celebrities and statesmen, including John F. Kennedy. Sinatra turned 50 in 1965, recorded the retrospective September of My Years, starred in the Emmy-winning television special Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music, and scored hits with "Strangers in the Night" and "My Way". With sales of his music dwindling and after appearing in several poorly received films, Sinatra retired for the first time in 1971. Two years later, however, he came out of retirement and in 1973 recorded several albums, scoring a Top 40 hit with "(Theme From) New York, New York" in 1980. Using his Las Vegas shows as a home base, he toured both within the United States and internationally, until a short time before his death in 1998. Sinatra also forged a highly successful career as a film actor. After winning Best Supporting Actor in 1953, he also garnered a nomination for Best Actor for The Man with the Golden Arm, and critical acclaim for his performance in The Manchurian Candidate. He also starred in such musicals as High Society, Pal Joey, Guys and Dolls and On the Town. Sinatra was honored at the Kennedy Center Honors in 1983 and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Ronald Reagan in 1985 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 1997. Sinatra was also the recipient of eleven Grammy Awards, including the Grammy Trustees Award, Grammy Legend Award and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Here is my caricature of Ole' Blue eyes followed by a screen capture of the WIP side by side with the source material. thanks for stoppin' by. Enjoy!!! Frank_Sinatra_ole_blue_eyes_2013 Frank_Sinatra_WIP_001

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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.