Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Friday, November 1, 2013
Here is a little peak at what I've been up to at work. A Background, a few re-skins for a game we run, and a look at a few character designs I did for our site. The first batch I thought I'd share a few rough sketches to accompany the final art.
Thanks as always for stopping by.
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Monday, July 1, 2013
As I mentioned in my last post, my wife and I recently visited the 'big apple' and I most definitely came home inspired. I feel like this piece is the first of (hopefully) many in a new direction for my work. I loved working on it. I used three photos from our trip as reference/inspiration and kept the painting to pretty much one layer in PS. It was a nice revisit to how I learned to paint, which of coarse was traditional vs. the digital standard my work has managed to become.
Thanks for stopping by! Til next time. Cheers!
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
My wife and I were fortunate enough to take another trip out to New York this month. It was very relaxing, and inspiring. Kinda got my creative juices revitalized. I did a little bit of sketching and painting while there and want to explore what I did in the moment a little bit more at home. The above piece is a watercolor I painted in a cozy little bar in Brooklyn (yes these people actually had these hairdos). Below that I did a quick pass in Photoshop for fun. The second pass is much closer to the actual lighting in the bar, though i did push it a little for dramatic effect.
More NYC paintings coming soon.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
My last contribution to the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Reduxe Edition.The above is my take on the characters displayed below. Had a lot of fun with this batch.
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Here's a look at a few of the Superman sketch cards I recently had the pleasure of doing for Cryptozoic Entertainment. I actually did 100 in total on this batch. What's shared below is a little over half of my contribution.
The above set are most of my 'Superman' cards with a couple 'Super' powerhouses in that bottom row. It's fun and interesting how many looks the big blue boy-scout from Krypton has taken on over the years.
Below are the 'badies'. I love drawing/designing villains. So much fun.
Lastly, I had the pleasure of working with my buddy Jeff Victor (clicky here for more of his awesomeness) on a few jam cards. These are my two favorite, we did 6 total together. For these two in particular, Jeff sketched out Superman and passed the card along to me. I had free reign on choosing whom else was depicted on the card and putting ink and color to it for final treatment. Likewise I sketched out half of a few cards and vice versa. I have a huge soft spot for Krypto the Super dog, so it's no surprise he ended up on one.
Overall I'm really pleased with the final results.
Posting again this week, stay tuned! Thanks for stopping by.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Realizing it's been awhile since I posted I thought I might take a moment to share my Tumblr address!!
As I've mentioned in previous posts, I'v been drawing on Tuesday nights, and while I don't always have the time to clean up all those sketches for the sake of sharing, I do tend to take quick pics with my phone and send them all to my Tumblr.
More posts here again soon, but in the meanwhile, enjoy!
P.S. - I was originally going to label this post 'Drinking + Drawing = Tumblin', but for what I feel are obvious reasons decided against :)
Friday, December 28, 2012
So I'm finally allowed to share my second project with Cryptozoic, sketch cards for the upcoming Batman The Legend Trading Card sets. I ended up doing 70 total and you can check em all out below.
I must admit this was a dream gig. It really doesn't get any cooler then getting paid to draw Batman :)
Hope you enjoy checking them out as much as I did drawing them! I'll have a few artists proofs available for sale soon as well. Email me if interested.
Monday, December 17, 2012
So despite the delay in my posting here, it's safe to say I'v still been busy been drawing. A lot. I'm rather happy with the work below, it's all a result of me really trying to explore character design through drawing every day folks out and about.
About a month or two ago I decided I needed to establish some set time once a week and be drawing out in public. Though this idea is of coarse nothing ground breaking or new as so many amazing artists do this better then me and ALL of the time, I felt compelled to make a sort of 'event' out of it and extend an open invite to my many wonderful co-workers as well as any individual who artists interested in good company and an excuse to get out and draw on Tuesday nights.
So, if you ever think you might find yourself in the vicinity of Pasadena on a Tuesday night and have a hankering to sketch some people in good company, please by all means drop me a line. All are welcome!
As always, I thank ya for stopping by! All the best for the Holidays should I not post again til the new year! Be safe and love each other!
Sunday, December 16, 2012
The third piece I'll be contributing to The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe REDUXE Edition !
Took a different approach with this guy. Thought I'd play around in photoshop(PS) a bit more. I feel like I still have soooooo much to learn about painting digitally, but all in all not the worst thing I'v done in PS.
Well, one more set of characters yet to come for this series, and that will wrap up my involvement this time around.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The second piece I'll be contributing to The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe REDUXE Edition !
Who exactly is Ghaur? In all honesty, I have no clue. My Marvel comics geek knowledge is pretty up there, but this dude was a new one for me. Regardless I had a lot of fun retooling him for OHOTMU challenge. Hope you enjoy!
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
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