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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year 2016

Stopping by to wish you all a Happy New Year full of Blessings and Love, Thanks for checking out my little corner on the Internet.  I look forward to sharing more art with you in 2016.  Below is a poster re-capping some of the art I did in 2015 and a quick video turn around of a fast model I did last night to familiarize myself with Z-brush 4R7.  I hope to delve into Zbrush a lot more this new year. Thanks again for the support, Enjoy !!!!!!!







Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Sexy Anime Style Pin Up Painting

The piece below is a sum of my love for Pin up Art, Anime and Mech design.  I just love the contribution Japanese artist have contributed to the art community.  All Asian artist for that matter. And Pin Ups, well, who doesn't enjoy that :) Below is my Anime inspired cyber girl, I hope you all like it.  Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy !!!!!


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Something Wicked

Here is a little something creepy for today.  A real nightmare before Christmas, so to speak.  I know what the image means, but I will keep it to myself, and let you viewers interpret it as you see fit :)  Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy!!!!!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Lady in Red

An experiment in a new look with a risky pallet.  Red is not the easiest color to control, and I wanted to get brave with the light without blowing it out to much.  I hope you enjoy it.  Thanks for stopping by !!!!!!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Infected By art Vol. 4

I submitted 2 pieces recently to be considered to be published in the Infected By Art Vol. 4 book, and to be part of their annual art competition. You can vote for my pieces by following this link, and please feel free to share.  You have to click on the little red arrow on the bottom right corner of the art thumbnails to vote. The votes will go on until Dec. 13th 2015 and you can vote multiple times. Below are the 2 pieces I submitted.   Thanks in advance for your support.  More art and art news is on the way.  Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy !!!


Friday, November 27, 2015

Black Friday / Cyber Monday

That time of year and the weekend of savings is upon us.  I for one am more of a cyber shopper.  Don't really like the crowds.  Here is a new painting I finished, I call Cyberotique. If you would like to order a print of this piece, it is available on my Inprint store Here.  Use coupon code SHIPFREE15 good until Sunday for free shipping on any of the prints including this one. It will also be available as a metal Print Here.   Use coupon code BLACK37 on this site for 37% off of any of the metal prints.  Happy Holiday seasons to all, and happy and safe shopping, and don't forget to spread some LOVE.  Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy !!!!


Thursday, November 26, 2015

Creed

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone. Below is a caricature of Actor Michael B. Jordan in his role in The Rocky franchise spin off, "Creed", out today in theaters. The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed. I look forward to checking out the film. For now here is piece I did for fun. Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy!!!


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Sweet Science

Here is a painting I have been working on, on and off  throughout the year.  A boxer sneaking in a counter punch from an unorthodox angle can cause a variety of damage :) I am a huge boxing fan and I even had a successful amateur career as a young man, so as an artist it's a great subject matter for me to return to, and one I know all too well.  This one was finished right on time for the release of Creed starring Sylvester Stallone  and Michael B. Jordan.  I can't wait to see the film, being such a huge Rocky fan.  Some of the Photoshop brushes used here were purchased on artist Aaron Blaise's website.  I have several of his brush sets, these were his canvas textured brush set which can be purchased here.  There are several great tutorials and texture sets available there as well.
Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy!!!!


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Danny Trejo

Danny Trejo, born May 16, 1944 is an American actor who has appeared in numerous Hollywood films, often as hypermasculine characters, villains and anti-heroes. His films include Heat (1995), Con Air (1997), and Desperado (1995), the latter with frequent collaborator Robert Rodriguez. Trejo is perhaps most recognized as the character Machete, originally developed by Rodriguez for the Spy Kids series of movies and later expanded into Trejo's own series of films aimed at a more adult audience. He also appeared in TV shows such as Breaking Bad and Sons of Anarchy.
Below is my caricature of Trejo, in a more serious style than a previous version, which can be viewed here.  The Photoshop brushes I used were purchased on the GrutBrush website.  I bought the Multiset from them.  they are wonderful , check them out and learn more about them Here. Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy !!!!


Friday, November 13, 2015

Warm Milk Productions Inc.: "Purgatory Comics"

Mini-comic book I worked on with my friend and long time collaborator Ralph Suarez, is now available for free as a digital download.  This was a lot of fun to wok on, follow the link below to read Ralph's blog post and get your free download.  It is also available in printed form for only a few bucks.

Warm Milk Productions Inc.: "Purgatory Comics" Comic Book Now Available for FR...: It was a long journey that started way back in June 2014 , but we're finally there: the Purgatory Comics "sequel" comic bo...




Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Happy Veterans Day 2015

A combination Painting and Photobashing to honor all those who serve in our Military Past and Present.  Thank you, May GOD BLESS you and keep you safe. Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy!!!!


Saturday, October 31, 2015

Heath Ledger as The Joker

Here goes a caricature of actor Heath Ledger (RIP) as The Joker in the Batman movie, The Dark Knight.  most fans would agree he absolutely killed this role, and left us way too early.  Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy !!!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Hans Christian Anderson

A caricature / Portrait of Famous children story author, Hans Christian Anderson. Possibly most know for his stories, The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling, The Emperor's New Clothes, and The Snow Queen of which Disney's Frozen was based. Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy !!!!


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Female Study

This painting started out as a portrait study of a photo of actress Scarlet Johansson, but took a completely different turn as I started rendering it.  I guess with Halloween being so close, I had a bit of horror on my mind :)  Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy!!!!


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Manny Pacquiao vs. Ricky Hatton

Manny Pacquiao vs. Ricky Hatton, billed as The Battle of East and West, was a boxing match for The Ring light welterweight championship. The bout was held between Manny Pacquiao of General Santos, Philippines and Ricky Hatton from Manchester, United Kingdom.

The fight was held on 2 May 2009 at the MGM Grand Las Vegas at Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. Hatton was knocked down by Pacquiao twice during the first round, and again in the second round to lose by KO in the 2nd round. Pacquiao's win makes him one of only two (the other being Oscar De La Hoya) to win six world titles in six different weight divisions at that time (he won his seventh world title in seventh weight division on 14 November 2009 against Miguel Cotto). As of now Manny "Pac-Man) Pacquiao is the first and only eight-division world champion, in which he has won ten world titles, as well as the first to win the lineal championship in four different weight classes. According to Forbes, he was the 2nd highest paid athlete in the world as of 2015. The first highest paid is Floyd "Money" Mayweather who beat Pac-man in a unanimous decision in May of this year.

Below is a digital painting that  I completed recently, exploring a slightly different technique and style than my previous pieces.  Using Photoshop cs6 and Kyle's custom brushes, which you can purchase here.  Kyle has a lot of great brush sets that mimic all kinds of traditional media. Check them out and thanks for stopping by, enjoy!!! and stay inspired :)


Saturday, October 17, 2015

Alfred Hitchcock

Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an English film director and producer, often nicknamed "The Master of Suspense". He pioneered many elements of the suspense and psychological thriller genres. He had a successful career in British cinema with both silent films and early talkies, and became renowned as England's best director. Hitchcock moved to Hollywood in 1939 and became a US citizen in 1955.

Over a career spanning half a century, Hitchcock fashioned for himself a recognizable directorial style. His stylistic trademarks include the use of camera movement that mimics a person's gaze, forcing viewers to engage in a form of voyeurism. In addition, he framed shots to maximize anxiety, fear, or empathy, and used innovative forms of film editing. His work often features fugitives on the run alongside "icy blonde" female characters. Many of Hitchcock's films have twist endings and thrilling plots featuring depictions of murder and other violence. Many of the mysteries, however, are used as decoys or "MacGuffins" that serve the films' themes and the psychological examinations of their characters. Hitchcock's films also borrow many themes from psychoanalysis and sometimes feature strong sexual overtones. He became a highly visible public figure through interviews, movie trailers, cameo appearances in his own films, and the ten years in which he hosted the television program Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

Hitchcock directed more than fifty feature films in a career spanning six decades and is often regarded as the greatest British filmmaker. He came first in a 2007 poll of film critics in Britain's Daily Telegraph, which said: "Unquestionably the greatest filmmaker to emerge from these islands, Hitchcock did more than any director to shape modern cinema, which would be utterly different without him. His flair was for narrative, cruelly withholding crucial information (from his characters and from viewers) and engaging the emotions of the audience like no one else." In 2002, the magazine MovieMaker named Hitchcock the most influential filmmaker of all time.

I remember him mostly for his movies, Psycho, Rear Window, The Birds, and Vertigo.  Below is my caricature / Portrait of Alfred Hitchcock.  Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy!!!



Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Logos, Skulls and T-Shirt designs

Here are a few more skulls for Wicked Kulture's Bone Headz line along with some Logo and T-shirt designs I completed recently.  You can check out Wicked kulture's main site HERE.  Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy !!!!!!








Saturday, October 3, 2015

Stan Lee and Spidey

It's been awhile since my last post.  Been busy with client work and not much time for personal pieces.  I finally had a minute to finish up this painting (or at least, this is as far as I am going to take it).  Stan "the man" Lee taking a selfie with your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.  I can go on for ever about how inspirational this man has been to myself and so many, so rather than ramble on, I will simply say "Nuff' Said" .  Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy!!!!


Sunday, August 23, 2015

Pin Up Art

This one took me a good part of the year to complete, on and off between client work.  At one point I almost gave up on it all together.  Glad I kept messing with it though.  I don't usually work things to this level of realism, but I felt this piece looked better this way than my usual loose painterly look.  I used Painter 2015 and Photoshop cs6, With Artist Mike Thompson's Corel painter Workspace and brushes. Thanks for checking it out, Enjoy !!!!


Monday, August 17, 2015

Wicked Kulture

Here is a sneak peek for some initial designs I am working on for Wicked Kulture's Bone Headz line.  These designs are not being used, but they were initial designs I sent to the client, We are working on a bunch of stuff together that will be even more awesome.  You can check out Ricky Carralero 's Wicked Kulture site Here.  And follow them on F.B. Here.  Stay tuned for more from me and my collaboration with this awesome company :)  Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy !!!!


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Jules Winnfield from Pup Fiction

Here is a caricature of Actor Samuel L. Jackson as Jules Winnfield from the motion picture Pulp Fiction. This was done for T.C.B. Irons a Tattoo Machine making company from Alabama. "Say Tat Gun, One Mo' Time"  :)   Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy !!!


Monday, July 20, 2015

T.C.B Irons Custom Handmade Tattoo Machines

I partnered up with My friends (Jason Lightsey and Todd Boling) over at T.C.B Irons to work on several promotional art pieces for their company. They make quality Handmade tattoo machines as well as restoration on older models. The guys recently stopped by the Tattoo shop where I work on the weekends and brought me a custom Liner and Shader for me to work with. I was very impressed by the performance of both machines and give them my highest recommendation. I got the machines in the green and orange color in memory of my boxing coach, Tommy Brunette who was Irish and always encouraged me to pursue my art. R.I.P. Tommy. Below is a picture of my new machines courtesy of T.C.B. Irons followed by a small bird tattoo that I got to break the machines in on. If you are a tattoo artist or looking to start tattooing and are interested in purchasing a great running machine head on over to the site here , or follow the companies Facebook page here . I'll be sharing all the work I do for them as soon as I can. Also, if you are looking for me to do a custom tattoo for you and you are in the Birmingham Alabama area , I can be found at the Pelham location of Tattoo Expression on the weekends. The shop # 2015-620-0580 . Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy!!!!


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

R.I.P. Christopher Lee

From wikipedia : Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, (27 May 1922 – 7 June 2015) was an English actor, singer and author. With a career spanning nearly 70 years, Lee initially portrayed villains and became best known for his role as Count Dracula in a sequence of Hammer Horror films. His other film roles include Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), Saruman in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003) and The Hobbit film trilogy (2012–2014), and Count Dooku in the final two films of the Star Wars prequel trilogy (2002 and 2005). Lee was knighted for services to drama and charity in 2009, received the BAFTA Fellowship in 2011 and received the BFI Fellowship in 2013. Lee considered his best performance to be that of Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the biopic Jinnah (1998), and his best film to be the British horror film The Wicker Man (1973). Always noted as an actor for his deep strong voice, Lee was also known for his singing ability, recording various opera and musical pieces between 1986 and 1998 and the symphonic metal album Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross in 2010 after having worked with several metal bands since 2005. The heavy metal follow-up titled Charlemagne: The Omens of Death was released on 27 May 2013. He was honoured with the "Spirit of Metal" award at the 2010 Metal Hammer Golden God awards ceremony. Lee died at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital on 7 June 2015 at 8:30 am after being admitted for respiratory problems and heart failure, shortly after celebrating his 93rd birthday there. His wife delayed the public announcement until 11 June in order to break the news to their family. He will be missed and remembered for all of his amazing roles. Below is my homage to Lee in the form of a caricature of him as Saruman from LOTR and The Hobbit films. Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy !!!!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Mrs. Groot

Here is a fun little practice painting that started out as a figure drawing session, then went into an entirely different direction. I love messing around with anatomy and discovering new forms. I call her Mrs. Groot :)  Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy !!!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Rodney King's Little Book Of Monsters Vol. 2

The Original, First and Only annual art book created for Halloween is now back and bigger then ever before ! Rodney Dollah's Little Book Of Monsters Vol. 2 is now available for order at this Link. Now hosting a cast of even more international artist from various types of the entertainment industries, all hailing from different parts of the world !!! and yours truly just happen to be one of the artist featured in Vol.2.   Below are 2 of the pieces that I contributed as seen in the pages of the book. There are lots of cool monsters in different styles to look at in this book, check it out at the link above.


Thursday, May 28, 2015

Steam Punk Spider Monkey

This one started out as a demo for a fellow artist at the tattoo shop I work at.  Inspiration came from movies such as Wild, Wild West and Men In Black, and my good friend Carlos Huante.  Below is the sketch followed by the  painting done in Corel Painter X3 and Photoshop CS6.  Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy !!!!


Thursday, April 30, 2015

Animal scribbles and more

Here are few daily warm up sketches and some soon to be finished paintings.  Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy :)









Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Environment Thumbnails

Thumb, Th, Thumb, Thumb.... Thuuuuumbs.  Here are a bunch of thumbnails for the visual development of a project.  Done quick and loosely with custom shapes and the lasso tool in Photoshop.  Each one of these will be enlarged and detailed, adding characters etc., but will remain very graphic in design.  These are just the initial concepts at this point, but I got the o.k. to share them, so here they are.  Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy !!!



Thursday, March 19, 2015

Droids and Vehicles

Here are a couple of "Kit-Bashed" droid and vehicle designs put together quickly using some old silhouette thumbnails and Oleg Vdovenko's cheat packs.  It's a great and fun way to concept anything that needs techy greebles to give the illusion of details.  I will be painting over a lot of it and placing them in environments.  This is just a good jump off point to start thumb nailing ideas quickly.  Below are some of the designs followed by the silos that I used as shapes to build off of.  The first pic are just silos made with brushes, then I build on those with Photoshop shapes, then build further with the line work.  The shapes were inspired by bugs, Star Wars, and anime movie Robot Carnival.  Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy !!!!




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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.