Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

Have a wonderful and safe Christmas Day. I'll see y'all next year, peace!!!!!!

Your friend,

Sunday, November 29, 2009

How about some Italy pictures, Finally!!!

Pisa was great but it probably took us two hours to get this picture just right. It was pretty funny seeing people of all nationalities getting frustrated in their native tongues ( you're too close, just a bit to the left, no you're other left, step back a bit ). Take it from me, just use Photoshop, ha ha ha. By the way Italy has many leaning towers.


Today's the perfect day to get laundry done so I decided to procrastinate just a bit and post those Italian pictures and sketches. Like I said in previous posts I did not have much time to do the amount of sketching as I wanted but I did get a ton of pictures to show y'all. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Soooo much stuff done

I did some caricatures yesterday. This one was of a horse named Mikey!!! There truly is a first time for everything.

Halloween was small this year because of (work) sniff, sniff, tear. There is always next year for the haunted garage. I did get to try an awesome parlor trick they use in the haunted mansion where you reflect a video or lighted object onto a piece of Plexiglas. Hence the disembodied floating head, it looked pretty sweet.

Hey guys and gals, I am proud to announce that I am finally done with the children's book I have been spending the past few months working on. It looks great and I will be a published illustrator once it hits bookstores.

Take care everyone

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

getting back into the groove

I am getting ready to digitally paint this new project I am working on and wanted to get the feel for using painter again. So here is another copy of a Jacques Louis David portrait but attempted in Painter. I am happy so far, it just needs some more tweaking in the not too distant future when I find some time.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Why I loveeeeee Halloween

For those of you who know me well. A mania of mine is Halloween and my love for setting up a good haunted house. I really would love to figure out how to do a moving eye portrait with a dc motor or something this year but do to the paid commissions I am finishing right now it would be best to keep it simple this year. So I photo shopped and ghost-ified a painting by Jacques Louis David and zombie-fied the other is by Ingres. Also check out this actual dark ride style haunted house I found on you tube. It's called {Terror on the Butte} and it is awesome.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

a wild thing

Hey everyone. First of all I saw some great blogs featuring an homage to the new movie where the wild things are. I was a huge fan of the book back in the day. So here is a little doodle in ink. Secondly I just got back from Italy so I should be posting a truck load of pictures and some sketches. Though the trip was so intense I did not have much drawing and water color time.

By the way Italy should be a mandatory trip for all you artists and art connoisseurs out there. It is just mind blowing and pictures do not do the art, architecture and scenery justice.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Mysterious project

Hey everybody. I have been itching to post some work from the new commission I am working on and unfortunately I can only give you a glimpse of a very very cluttered desk. So use use your imagination and put the clues together. If you guess right you could win a signed sketch!!!! Eventually, That is when I get my hands free.

Peace out and enjoy the rest of your summers

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Alright Fans!!!!

Hey guys thanks for being fans of my blog. I solemnly promise not to post crappy art! Thanks again for your patronage, and to all you others who would like to join please do!!! The more the merrier!!!

Thanks again

Saturday, June 13, 2009

new figure sketch

It isn't often that I post figure drawing so I wanted to take the opportunity to post this new one I did today. The proportions are a little off but I am very happy with it.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A post that has been long overdue

Hey everybody, a while ago I promised y'all I would post pictures of the Piranha tank I painted. Well here are those pictures!!! plus the tank finally has Piranha swimming in it!!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Hey Hey Hey

My first day as a 26 year old suckas. This is a side piece from a digital mural I finished for the museum. The mural is massive and makes my computer moan in agony every time I open up each image but as soon as I scale down the file sizes I will post the others. Till then peace everybody.

Friday, May 29, 2009

New work

This is a new piece I am working on for a new client. If anyone knows where to get good chubby child reference please let me know!!! Thanks

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Auction Night!!

An Adriana original on my chest o drawers.
The Carl Fredrickson sketch in the middle.

Hey y'all, I was going to post this tomorrow but I can't sleep at the moment. On Thursday night the old High School had a silent art auction featuring work donated by teachers, students and alumni such as myself, Adriana Blake, Travis Hathaway from "Pixar" and Justin Harder from "Reel FX". I am pleased to announce that the auction was a grand success and Adriana and I sold every piece we donated. Travis submitted a drawing of Carl, a character from the upcoming Pixar film "Up". His sketch had about 6 bids by the time the auction closed. The best part was the proceeds went to college scholarships for the high schoolers graduating this year and lord knows they need that mullah for art school.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sweet Sweet Brush Tenderness

I needed to make this piece to commemorate my new found love for making my own Photoshop brushes. Also I am finishing up a whopper of a project that will be posted shortly. So stay tuned!!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Last class today :(

I just turned in my last assignment for the design class I am taking. The project was to take the lyrics of a song and design a piece based on those lyrics. Naturally I chose "Land Of Confusion" by Genesis because it is the best song in the galaxy. Everything in the composition is from a stock photo site but this piece was a good challenge as far as manipulating, adding and subtracting from the images I had to work with. Hope y'all like it and stay tuned for more to come.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

welcome to the jungle sha na na na na na na na na na

I hope this rocks the cradle of love. This is an assignment for a graphic design class I am taking.

Anyway be patient my friends art will come sooner then later, and that you can take to the bank.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

assignment post

Hey y'all just a little sometin, sometin I am turning in tomorrow for class. Hope everything is well with everyone.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The precious gift of a child's laughter............

Ha ha ha ha. Yeah the lack of posts on this blog is appalling but I have an excuse my friends.

I have been busy teaching a Multimedia Art Class for some home schooled kids. It was great and my last class was this past Tuesday. They were great kids but teaching is very tough so I tip my hat to the brave men and women who can keep children occupied for one hour and thirty minutes precisely. Because you can only play duck duck goose for so long. Anyway here is a picture of the last day class picture. I am the one in the black shirt in case you are wondering.