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Thursday, July 21, 2016

R.I.P. Muhammad Ali

I was sad to hear about the passing of the Champ this past June 3, 2016.  Being a fighter myself, I can't begin to speak on how influential Ali was to me in my life, He was truly unique, there will never be another like him.  Below is a quick painterly sketch of the G.O.A.T. ( Greatest Of All Time ) you can read up on Ali in this wiki article, HERE.  May GOD rest his soul.  Thanks for stopping by , Enjoy !!!!!!


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, The Iron Man

Here goes a quick caricature study of Robert Downey Jr. in the role of Tony Stark of Marvel Comics Iron-Man comics.  So far Robert Downey has played Iron-Man in 3 Iron-Man films, The Avengers 1 & 2, Captain America Civil war, and several cameo appearances in other Marvel Movies.  I decided to leave this one loose and unfinished, just because I liked the way it looked this way and felt like it was done for now.  Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy !!!!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Female Studies

Here are a couple of recent female studies I have done.  Both from photo reference.  Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy !!!!


War In The Ring

So it has been awhile since my last post, but I have been busy as ever with art.  Here are a few paintings I created recently.  A war in the boxing ring followed by some natural born predators :)  You can purchase a print of the Snow kitty HERE.  Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy !!!!!




Saturday, May 14, 2016

Daily Doodles

Some recent practice studies for your viewing pleasure. LOL  Enjoy !!!!!






Thursday, April 28, 2016

R.I.P. Prince

I'm Still kind of shocked at the news about the passing of Prince.  Prince was an extraordinary talent in my opinion and will be greatly missed by all of his fans.  He has always been a fun subject for me to caricature because of his many different looks and wardrobe choices.  I loved that he fought hard for creator rights, a battle that artist should always continue to bring awareness to.  Below is another caricature I did of Prince from the Purple Rain album cover and movie poster.  My condolences to his family , friends , and fans the world over. Rest In Peace Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016).  Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy!!!!!!



Thursday, April 21, 2016

Spawn

I recently completed this Spawn commission piece for a friend and fellow tattoo artist (huge Spawn fan).  For those that may not know, Spawn is a fictional character, an anti-hero that appears in a monthly comic book of the same name published by Image Comics as well as annual compilations, mini-series specials written by guest authors and artists and numerous cross-over story-lines in other comic books. Created by writer/artist Todd McFarlane, the character first appeared in Spawn #1 (May 1992). Spawn was ranked 60th on Wizard magazine's list of the Top 200 Comic Book Characters of All Time, 50th on Empire magazine's list of The 50 Greatest Comic Book Characters and 36th on IGN's 2011 Top 100 Comic Book Heroes.  I believe I have the first 50 or so issues all bagged and boarded and then a bunch of other issues that I picked up throughout the years. Being a fan myself (not as big of a fan as my friend), this was a fun project for me to work on.  Below is the finished piece followed by a few progress shots. Also if you haven't had the chance yet, head on over to the Threadless site and vote for my Heavy Metal magazine cover submission, there is only 3 days left to vote.  Score my image HERE.  Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy !!!!


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Orangutan

I had a good time painting this Orangutan and playing around with different textured brushes.  After seeing the trailer for the new Jungle Book movie I felt like painting this guy.  I find it funny that actor Christopher Walken is the voice of king Louie.  The character Maurice from The Planet Of The Apes was also one of my favorites. In other news, I entered a Heavy Magazine cover contest recently.  If you have a chance please vote for my image, which I have attached below and help spread the word for me.  You can vote HERE. There is only 5 days left to vote for me, so make sure and head on over.  The image I submitted to the contest is below also.  Thanks for stopping by Enjoy !!!!



Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Bruce Lee

Here is another Bruce Lee caricature I did.  A good excuse to try out some new textured brushes I am messing with.  I really like the Impasto effect that they are achieving.  I decided to keep this loose and not over render.  I like the loose painterly style.  Below is a work in progress shot with a bit of a close up to show off some of the brush strokes.   Prints available Here. Thank for stopping by, Enjoy !!!!



Monday, March 28, 2016

Balboa

Here is a caricature of actor Sylvester Stallone this time as a trainer in the movie CREED.  Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy !!!!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Silverback

I just love wildlife, and at the top of my list are Gorillas and Apes.  I love the expressive faces and power that they have, truly majestic.  Here is a portrait of a Silver-back that I worked on recently. Prints available Here.   Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy !!!!


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Joker on a Honda Hood

A good friend of mine recently got my caricature of heath Ledger as the Joker on the hood of his car.  It's pretty cool to see my art this way, I think it looks great.  The guys that did the work are located in Birmingham, the company is called Sign Source and you can check out their website here.  My friend Shane is a talented musician that specializes in producing beats for just about any genre of music.  You can check him out on his facebook page, Hitman 205 Productions here.  Below are a few pics of the car hood with my painting next to it.  thanks for stopping by, Enjoy !!!!


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Creepy Stuff

In case you forget that I like to paint Horror art also :)  Here is a creepy creature concept I did last night.  They come out at night mostly.  Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy !!!!


Sunday, February 21, 2016

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Art Dump

So I know the title of this blog is DARAF's Daily Doodles, but I don't post here daily, nor are the post always doodles.  I do however sketch, doodle and experiment with my art on a daily basis.  Here are a bunch of the sketches (not all of them) and experimental art studies that I do on a daily basis.  Some here are done in Mischief , some painted with my finger on my Samsung galaxy tablet (using the Sketchbook App) and others in ZBrush and rendered in Keyshot.  The tiger was painted in the latest version of Corel Painter.   There is also a Google Sketch up model that was blocked in quickly with the intention of drawing over the model.  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.