Wednesday, July 30, 2008

a little snack

ok, so i haven't posted anything in a few days. as some of you know, i've been really busy working on something HUGE. hopefully it goes well, but it remains to be seen until after 8.8.08 (next Friday).

SO... to make it worth your while for stopping by, here's a little crowd pleaser that has made a couple public appearances. it's debut was at my Bro's wedding. i figured this would be a good time to put it up since him and his wife just celebrated their one year anniversary!

congrats guys!

drawn with graphite and Prisma color
image size: 11x14
listened to LOTS of Drew Tretick while working on it

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

gotta love it!

upon cleaning out my hard drive, i stumbled across this pretty amature piece i did some years back. now, i'll be the FIRST to admit it's not visually very appealing (weak posing, poor staging, awful inking, lame character designs, amature/self-taught photoshop skills, tangents, etc.)... HOWEVER, ya gotta love the social commentary! have you seen these things?!
(click image to enlarge)

Saturday, July 19, 2008

super weekend

with all the buzz going on this weekend from the Batman movie, i thought i'd put up this piece i did of my rendition of Super Grover. as you can see, my version is a bit more updated than the original Super Grover that was on Sesame Street back in the 80s. this piece was at my gallery earlier this past March.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

dusting off the ol' paint tools...

and by that i mean my Wacom tablet and stylus! see, i'm workin' on a children's book. i've been hired to do some illustrations for it, and there's one particular scene that i feel can best be captured by with a digital painting.

now normally if you'd ask, i'd say, "i can't paint to save my life!" however, ever since i've taken the amazing Painter class at CSUF (taught by the talented Cliff Cramp), i've found a way where i can be comfortable saying, "...yeah, i can paint." here i've implemented tons of technique i've gained under Cliff's instruction. though it's not a very elaborate painting, it was enough for today to serve as a short warm up to get back in some sort of goove or another. hopefully i'll get some good stuff goin' soon!

listening to:
"Two Much/Love Theme" by Michel Camilo & Tomatito
when i started this piece

Monday, July 14, 2008

been a long time comin...

ok, so it's not (obviously). there may or may not be some disappointed fans, but the good news is there's finally SOMEthing for you to check out.... this is it. apparantly i have lots to build up for this thing, which i'll do. more importantly, you guys gotta let me know what you think about what i'm feeding your retinas! i'm not sure exactly what you'll wanna see. i'll have a little o' this up there with a side of some o' that in hopes that you'll taste somethin you'll like and keep comin' back for more! just do me one favor... take a bite and pass it on :0)