Thursday, November 15, 2007
I got contacted by Jay Rogers, art director for Cartoon Network in ATL. for a special piece of the powerpuff girls. Apparently they do a cool in-house calendar with all their properties re-invented. They wanted a dark edgy illustrations depicting the girls in battle with a monster. I gotta say this was a lot of fun and the dudes at cartoon where a real pleasure to work with. I had fun exploring these characters and adding a little bit of me into their world. I was so excited because they wanted me to do my style(or one of them) for this piece. I think once i got the drawing down the rest just flowed and it was more or less painless. Thanks to the Cartoon Network guys. Hope you guys out there enjoy it.
Friday, November 02, 2007
FINALLY!!! After long months and crazy hours and turnaround deadlines Sushi Pack will make it's debut on CBS Saturday mornings in The Kewlopolis Block. Sushi Pack is a super group of five pieces of sushi brought to life by a freak lighting storm and now they live in an organic doughnut shop looking to fight crime and enforce peace and justice!! Don't let their size full you because these five sushis pack a BIG punch!! I mainly worked on the show as a background supervisor and character designer. DIC entertainment did the bulk of the production work but we here at AGP did the visual development and quality control. Check out fellow co-workers Saxton Moore and Jim Groman for their post on Sushi Pack artwork. It was a joy to work on this show because the style is fresh and cool and it's a fun show. I've been waiting a while to be able to share this with you guys so here you go. I'll post even more stuff later. Hope you digs!
Friday, October 19, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Random, very very random...my kind of animation excersice.
DISCLAIMER...I didn't come up with this dialogue!!!! I was messing around with mouth movements and showed it to a co-worker and that person came up with the quote. I just thought it was hilarious!!!
These are the small post-it drawings that started it all.
Hello all. So I've been playing with animation lately. Just messing around with Flash casually trying to learn and have fun in a very silly way. I AM NOT AN ANIMATOR. I do like trying different things though. This little short is of my good friend and colleague Saxton Moore. I really had fun doing this and I know its silly and nothing great but I learned a lot and I hope to do more and get lots better. I will be posting more soon. I hope to get better at this. Hope you guys enjoy!
Monday, September 10, 2007
I used this sad little boy for some ink drawings done for the Transplant show (see posts below). I am working on another group show in NYC for sometime in 2008. This was all experimentation, and doing that I started playing around with a 3-D look for some pieces. I didn't know whether it worked or not until last night. I found some old 3-D glasses and tried them on with my new pieces, to my surprice one of them was right on. I figured out what I did that made them work and duplicated that on the other piece. I'm excited about this discovery and I might do further experimentation for future pieces. The pink and blue piece is not 3-D but I thought it looked cool for maybe a t-shirt design. Maybe even without the boy. I will try and post the ink drawings done for the Transplant show at a later time. Please let me know what you guys think. I'm not entirely sure about this direction and so far its all an effort to try and discover what it is I want to say with this upcoming show. Further details will be anounced later when things get more solidified. If anyone has any 3-D glasses laying around and want to see the pieces in 3-D that would be amazing, and if you do please let me know what you think about it. Peace world!
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
I have been reading tons of great comics lately!! Marvel has its claws on me right now and I'm digging a lot of work out there. Over all i think one character is in the middle of it all right now, Ironman. He's kind of a cold blodded bastard that has a serious case of powertripping. He basically got captain america killed and recently got completely demolished by the hulk in World War Hulk, which is amazing and I recomend it to anyone! So i've been meaning to do an ironman piece and I finally got around to it. Struggled with this one for a bit at the end of the process, but overall it was really fun to do something purely for myself for a change. I feel inspired right now and I'll try to continue this momentum with other pieces. Till next time I hope you enjoy the piece and feel free to drop a line.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Hello all, sorry for ignoring this blog like a bastard child, I do apologize. I have been soo crazy with freelance and work and also enjoying the summer by staying active. These are concepts and illustrations I had to do for a property called Pretty Freekin Scary developed right here in American Greetings. I am one of two illustrators working on 4-5 books for Penguin publishing and they are due out Sept. in bookstores and wallmart among other places. Fun behind the scenes stuff. Will resume with the personal work very shortly, maybe even tomorrow, but for now enjoy this filler and no, I am not dead...just blog-lazy.
Monday, June 25, 2007
Everyone knows one of these guys....now wipe your mouth.
Sorry for the lack of post lately, been crazy busy with freelance and other stuff. I've been wanting to do another framed piece and I thought this would be a good oportunity for one. Kind of discusting i know but they all kinda are. I'll try and make sure to post more often. I got a sketch-o-rama coming soon so be on the look out. Peace out!
Friday, May 11, 2007
Quint over at Ain't it Cool News had a contest to design to design an excisting Spiderman Villain for the next movie. The winner will get a couple of cool busts of spidey and venom. I decided to do the Rhino and really give his costume a cool new look. We also had to cast them for the movie, so I decided to go with Dwayne Johnson A.K.A the Rock. I think he would bring charisma and a level of fun that these villains need for the Spideman franshise. I love redesigning these characters and give my take on them. I had tons of fun with this image and it was a completely different way of working for me. I created paths in photoshop for each and every section of the suit to give me the cleanest possilble result. I love it. I hope to work like this more often in the future. Big things to come soon!! Till then stay fresh☻
Thursday, May 03, 2007
Tight pencil drawing
My latest post for Sketch-o-rama. This one took a while to develop but I'm pretty pleased with the result. I've started to sketch out the initial concept in photoshop because of its flexibility to make a cool pose without being restricted by the edge of the paper or anything like that. I also like to skew things and experiment in photoshop until I get something I really like. I then took this piece and did a tight pencil then a quicky digital color job. I'm posting an initial sketch as well to show were my initial look for my version came from. I'll try and post even more frequently, but till next time...peace out!!
By the way who's watching the big fight on saturday?? i got my money on Maywheater!!!
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Hello again. I feel inspired as of late. I need to post more often and keep myself on a good pace with creating new artwork. I decided to do a Bizarro piece, because what is cooler than a retarded version of superman? I love the concept of bizarro and the endless ways you could interpret him. I did this piece entierly in photoshop and i like certain aspects of it but I'm not at all ready to give up the traditional goodness. Next up is a redesign of Robocop for the sketch-o-rama blog!! I cant wait to sink my teeth into this one, and check out the good work being produced for that blog. Till then enjoy and give a holler if ya feel like it!!
These are some hilarious stagings of my Bizarro having some terrible luck trying to relieve himself done by friend and animator extraordinare Saxton Moore. Yes, even Bizarros need to take leaks✪
Friday, April 20, 2007
Now this was a fun one here. This is a piece for the sketch-o-rama blog. The theme this week was fantastic four. I originally intended to do mr. fantastic...or my version of him Mr. Fantastico! After much sketching I started a painting of him but realized that with my schedule at the moment I would not get it done. I desided to do The Thing instead and Im pretty happy with the results. Let me know what you all think. Till next time. Peace world...we need it!!
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Hello everyone! Back again with goodies for the eyes and mind, well maybe not so much for the mind. On Wendsday I was hanging around the studio and sat down on Jim Gromans chair conversating with a co-worker, when out of nowhere Saxton Moore pops up and points out how Im sitting on the chair in which Jim put a good solid 8 man hours! It sounded really discusting the way he put it, so I jumped up and thought of Jim farting on the chair amongst other things...hehe. Not that Jim does any of that, hes is quite the gentleman and a great guy (quite clean too!!) I got the funniest picture in my head of Jim sitting in his chair after a long day and him reverting back to Barbarian times, being as manly as ever! I was cracking up! So I had to do a charicature of that in which the character looks nothing like Jim but it is inspired my his nice mug! Jim please don't kill me but I had to!! Anyways enjoy my silly antics!!!
By the way I'm a part of the group blog sketch-o-rama made up of AGP artists. These are for that blog and we are having a blast with it and the work is pretty amazing. Please take your time and check out the good work. It is on my links at the bottom. Peace to all!!
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Entrance of the gallery
Sign that the owner of the gallery created for the show
People enjoying the work
Art review from Scene Magazine...click and read. Funny stuff!
We did live painting during the show
Me painting during the second session of the live painting
Cube painting for the transplant show
Saxtons cube painting
Sax and Dave painting.
Artist Dave Savages wall.
Painting titled "Childhood in Waiting"
Detail of panting.
My wall with my ink drawings.
Kids love the Transplant show!
Me and the beautiful Beth Brettell, thank you so much for all your help!
Me and Jorge and Chris Ryniak by my section of the gallery.
Picture of the carousel at the show.
We'll finally I'm Posting pictures from the opening night at the Asterisk Gallery of the Transplant Show. It was a great turnout and very exciting for me. I learned a lot from this experience both bad and good. I won't do another show until the work and I are ready. It was great to hear the peoples reaction of my work and a very special thank you to everyone who showed up. I didn't get a chance to photograph the work because of the rush I was under just to get the show together. I will as soon as I get a chance but for now enjoy these pics. We also got review on the weekly cleveland SCENE magazine. The review was overall good even though the dude called me an evil nazi vampire, but I guess that for my first published art review it could have been worse.