Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Okay, I know that title was lame but whatever, you know you like it. Anyway, here is another character I just finished. I had a lot of fun with this one till I realized that I kinda drew Blanka! lol Oh well, I think he is different enough but I will let you guys be the judge of that. Enjoy.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
This is a character that I am working on for a friend of mine that does a monthly webisode over at itsallinyourhands.com. After each episode, you are allowed to make a choice that will influence where the story goes next time. It is a fun idea so I wanted to get involved. If you have time, watch the episodes and vote! Peace.
Monday, December 04, 2006
Some friends of mine are starting a new company and need a mascot. They had several artist submit for it and this was my take on the info given. It is supposed to be a robot mixed with an old school boombox.....can't go into much more detail yet but wish me luck!
Sunday, November 26, 2006
LoL....I drew this sexy "little" vixen at Grandma's house in the midst of 3 weeks (yes, I said 3 weeks!) worth of cooking. I was inspired by a few drawings I saw over at Mike Thomas' page.(www.sketchmt.blogspot.com) I just figured I would add in my normal bit of sarcasm and hopefully, give some people a good laugh this Holiday. Hope you guys ate a lot of good food and were in good company! Now get up from your drawing tables and go to the gym......or run.....or flick randomn strangers in the eye and see how far you get before they catch you....hahaha. Peace and Blessings!
Sunday, November 19, 2006
I really had fun with shape on this one.....can you tell. I also really got into making sure I was cutting out the form with light, medium, and dark tones. Let me know what you guys think of this one. He taught me a few things! lol
*Update* 11/21/06.....Added another character. Here costume was fun and I liked the contrast between the blue and pink color.
Friday, November 17, 2006
So a while back, I posted some characters for a cartoon I have been working on with a good friend. Here are some more characters that I just finished. The dogs have an obvious egyptian theme going on and the chick with one arm is a shape shifter. I tried some experimental things with her and I ended up learning a lot. I have been working on more characters for the past few days but I will try to get back to my personal stuff soon.....enjoy and have a good weekend friends!
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Sunday, October 22, 2006
This is a logo I am currently working on for Moki Entertainment Inc. I have been learning how to manipulate photographs with photoshop recently which is a new thing for me. It is hard but I am starting to pick up a few tricks here and there. Let me know what you think. I should be finished with it sometime later on today.
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Something some of you don't know is that I have been working as a Production Designer for the past 4 years. The projects are usually low budget indie films but I tend to grab the ones that I know I will have fun on. Recently, I did an PSA for AIDS awareness and currently, I am working on a horror film that takes place inside of a military-like bunker. Above are pictures from both. With the PSA, I worked the AIDS ribbon into my design and it worked out rather well. The horror film has a multitude of characters so I tried to give each one of their rooms a different look; Even though most of them took place in the same corner which I had to dress 3 different times! My favorite one, however, ended up being staged in the back of a cargo truck....enjoy.
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Friday, September 15, 2006
Yesterday I had the pleasure of working on the set of the band Head Automatica's new video for their single "Lie through Your Teeth"with Director Shane C. Drake! I ended up having some downtime so I decided to do some shape studies of the band. The theme of the video was a retro 60's feel similar to the Beetles' live television performance. I had a great time with these and the greatest thing about it is, they take no time. Enjoy!!!
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
So I went to FIDM this weekend so I could get a little sketching in at the costume exhibit they had going on there. The exhibit was kinda dark this time so I didn't sketch as much as I would have liked to but nonetheless, here are two sketches that I did. One is of Carol Burnett as "Miss Starlett" dressed in a gown made of a curtain. The other is of a prostitute from Quantum Leap that I found interesting....enjoy!
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Hello all....I started doing a character of the week sketch a little while ago so I am just now getting to posting some of them. This weeks is VICI (Voice Input Child Identicant) from the 80's sitcom "Small Wonder". Anyone else remember this show? I have been on an extreme 80's kick lately so expect more random show characters to appear in the weeks to follow. Peace
Saturday, August 05, 2006
These are all characters for a cartoon series I am working on with a good friend of mine. It is centered around a character nick-named M5 and his family. I can't say much else about it yet but it is shaping up to be cool. Hope you like them!
Monday, May 15, 2006
Sunday, May 07, 2006
This time, I had a few hours to work on the drawing before I had to go to the party. I like the turnout although I am itching to try and do a complete drawing in illustrator without photoshop.........maybe next time. Enjoy and critique!
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Here is a quickie I did of a friend at his B-day party....yeah, that's right, I had my laptop out and was drawing like a social leper at his party. He wanted something he could put on his bass case for his band and nothing is cooler than plastering your own face on everything that you own!
Friday, April 07, 2006
This is the start of a longer piece that I am going to do. The finished piece will have "Venthian" here dancing with a few other weird folks all attached to strings going into the ground. As the strings come back out of the ground, they will be held by a cool nurse looking character I am working on.....hope to finish another character soon.....
Saturday, March 25, 2006
Here is a pic I did of my Lil sis Nikki. It is one is a series I am working on in which I want to portray my family members as characters from some sort of adventure....that takes place in present day. I want it to be mixed up...kinda like Mad Max. Right now, I guess she is the warrior and I am like the Art Oracle?....We'll see....
Thursday, March 16, 2006
So with this one, I kinda wanted to turn myself into a still life. I grabbed a bunch of stuff and had my mom take a picture of me. I really enjoyed working on it and I think I still might have some tweeks to do. Let me know what you think guys...I would appreciate the feedback.
Monday, March 13, 2006
Friday, February 24, 2006
A friend of mine asked if I could do a movie poster for his first indie film. The film is called, "Ed's Killer Movie" and features the main character making a documentary about himself trying to learn to be a serial killer because his girlfriend finds it sexy.......sigh..... Anyway, it is a dark comedy and had a very campy feel to it. I modeled it after an old Indiana Jones poster and gave it that 50's diner/creepshow feel. It is supposed to feel campy and cheesy. I did the line work in photoshop and then colored it in illustrator. My favorite thing in this piece is the moon.....man photoshop is an awesome program!!!!
Nothing like a little "shameless self promotion" right? This is an image that I am using for the main page of my website. It is under construction right now but I will have it up as soon as the flash animations are done. In the meantime, enjoy looking at me! hahaha.....oh, and on a side note, that is a monkey wearing a spray paint mask.....I am gonna have to fix that so it reads more clearly.
Yet another character for the Hip Hop show. I really enjoyed working on this one. I finished it and the end of last semester and I learned a lot from it. I tried working on coloring my pencils in Photoshop so that my work could remain loose. Often times, art I put in the computer ends up being very static so this technique is a welcome change. I also mixed in real photographs of random objects I liked on a "shape" level which is a technique I would love to try more of. This is the piece that really helped inspire me to do the aforementioned/blogged "hoodie chariot". Enjoy and let me know what you think.
Hey guys!! Sorry I have not been on in a while....I worked on a film during the break that took a substantial amount of my time....Anyway, I have continued working on characters for a hip hop like show that I would love to get going. I sketched these guys in my sketchbook first and then combined them all together in photoshop. I liked the idea of a group of dancers pulling a chariot....especially one with a crazy Spartan Dj! More post coming very soon.