I know, I know, where the hell have I been ? I have spent the better part of the last few months working on artwork for a family style cookbook. The project is really fun and the artwork is great, but the lay-out end of it is really time consuming and took much longer then I expected But here are some of the other things I was able sneak in as well. I hope people haven't given up on me, I've been trying to follow other forums, a HUGE source of inspiration as well as motivation. Hopefully the cookbook will be out for Dec. and I can let you all get a peek.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Ugh, my computer died 2 weeks ago.Fortunately HP had a recall because of bad motherboards, so it was completely covered. But I had to deal with little or no internet, but I did draw, and paint and here are a few new ones. I did a couple of the King of Pop. Brief history, I graduated from high school in 1983 the year after Thriller was released so it was perfectly timed to be the soundtrack of some of the most interesting time s in my life. I can remember coming home everyday from school, watching Mtv and seeing Thriller (back when Mtv played videos). Michael Jackson was an amazing talent, was he a troubled soul, yes but he was also an amazing entertainer. So I did 2 pieces one from a live show and one from Thriller. I also threw in my Bruno, haven't seen the movie, but I hear it's hysterical. Hope ya like. I'm just glad I have my computer back.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I know I've not been doing a great job lately, but after a stretch where I was doing post-prom and graduation events every weekend I'm finally getting a chance to exhale. YEAH. Here's a bunch of stuff that I've been playing with. I included some sketches ( I had a tough time with the Bruno pic), and a piece I did for the ISCA's monthly contest. I had fun with Bones, he was always my favorite, and I loved the new version of him in the movie. The LAdy Gaga is a WIP I'm playing with a new technique, it was actually kind of fun.I've also been trying to improve my work via Jason Seiler's tutorial (which is fantastic). Hope ya like these. I'll try to do better next time.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Okay, I know this isn't a movie review site, but with all the hype I thought I'd throw my 2 cents in (plus a new pic). X-men-Origins is a good/not great summer movie. Great visuals, a little light in the plot. If you loved the X-men series then you'll enjoy seeing some familiar face, plus a bunch of new ones, but the story here is the weakest part.
As for the pic, I had fun working outside of my normal color scheme and playing with colors a bit more, I was really trying to capture the feel of motion and a split second in time. Let mne know what you think.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Well after a stretch of college events I'm finally back to posting. Here's a couple of recent things. I have to admit I feel like I've hit a plateau, things aren't clicking the way I'd hoped they would. The paintings I don't feel are all that strong and I feel like I played it too safe as far as the caricatures went. Have to kick myself out of this rut, any suggestions would be great. Also to all my painting heros and ideas of pallete suggestions, I seem to be painting with the same colors over and over and I'm not liking the results. Are there sites or books I should be looking at.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
I've been working on a bunch of pieces that I've been thinking about/ working on for a while now, and I hate to repeat myself, but having the Cintiq had made thing so much easier, and productive. These pieces were ones I knew what I wanted but wasn't able in the past, now they are becoming more of a reality. BTW I have spent a good deal of time looking at various artists and their blogs and I have to say "thanks" you all inspire me and make me want to be a better artist. Your blogs are amazing and keep me grounded and kick me in the butt, it's great. I love hearing from all of you,I consider you friends even though we've never met. Keep the comments coming , they always help.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
As I said in my last post, I love my new Cintiq. I just finished a piece that I actually started sketching a month ago. It took about 30 hours to paint this piece, longer than any one I've ever worked on before. but I really like the end result. I often look at other artist's work and wish I was able to get the results they do, it doesn't deter me but rather inspire me. I'm hoping to finally get some of my stuff out to magazines and other places, attempting to broaden my possibilties. I thinking this may be the front of my postcard.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Here are my first paintings with my new Cintiq, it is amazing. I started the A-Roid piece without it and finished it up. The ability to get details is incredible. The Bruce piece was done totally in PSCS3 and I was able to do things because of the Cintiq that digitally I've ever done before. Thank-you Wacom, for a nearly blind guy you made my life much easier.Hope ya like the new stuff. Let me know.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Okay, have I missed much since my last post ? Hmm, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's , and oh yeah, a new President. Nope, not much at all. Well even in this bad economy I have been busy, between live events, gift caricatures and character design I have managed to keep busy (thank goodness). Here are a few new pieces I'm working on or have finished, let's hope 09' keeps me even busier and I somehow manage to do a better job here.