Monday, October 14, 2013
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013
Both books are currently in the making and should be here before APE! I'm excited, this is the first thing I've ever made anything like this for sale! Check out the covers above!
Saturday, September 14, 2013
I've been missing in action lately, but it's pretty much because my life has been a maelstrom of deadlines the last couple of months, andI haven't even reached the worst part of the storm yet. It's all stuff, but it means less time updating for the time being. Here's some of the art I've been working on just to give you a taste of what I've been up to.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
The Shakespeare Bug is a new play by Killing My Lobster, also known as the best comedy group in the Bay Area. If you like to laugh and have a good time, then you should go here to check it out and buy some tickets. If you don't like laughter and fun, maybe you can, I dunno . . . collect pocket . . . lint, annddd . . . make yourself a friend out of it? By the way, did I mention I did the art for their poster, and by that I mean I handed it off to a bunch of gnomes that live in the potted planters outside. I think they did a good job.
Monday, June 24, 2013
I've been working on a lot of projects I haven't been able to post about yet, but I'll make sure I post them as soon as the opportunity comes about. For now I'll show you a few pages of my upcoming books of sketches which will be up for sale in around a month. Hope you like 'em.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
This is a snippet of a Heist story I worked on for a class a few years ago. I broke these out again recently to find that they held up pretty well. The story originally started out as 24 beats and I had to fill in the blanks and problem solve how some of these scenarios were going to play out, such as 'how does a bandit get into an armored bank car'. I fixed a few things here and there, got a little feedback, and decided to share some of my story boarding work on this blog. I know it's not something I show as often, but it is a huge part of my artwork and something I love to do. I know I ended the snippet with a total tease, sorry about that . . . maybe I'll make up for it by cleaning up and posting a chunk of the dog fight scene from my rocketeer-esque story I worked on not too long ago . . . Enjoy!
Friday, May 24, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
I've managed to squeeze in a few locational drawings lately. All of which were in Berkeley. One was clearly at the corner of College and Ashby(more specifically drawn out front at Cafe Roma) One is a drawing of Cha-am on Shattuck, and if you can guess where the third one is you get a golden star by your name. You'll have to take my word for it.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
It's official! My work will be up at Trickster as part of the "Spring is in the air" gallery show that starts this Saturday. They've only shown a little sneak peek of my art online, but those of you that know me get to see the full piece early. The reception is Saturday at 6pm. Hope to see you there!
Saturday, March 23, 2013
I'm still keeping a few of the old ones in because I was told they were particularly nice, but I also scanned a lot of new ones and tried to keep the figure studies down to one page. I did the same with the environmental studies page. Even though I have a lot more work I'd love to show in the studies area, I realized they might be a little excessive at the end of the portfolio. Besides, that's what my blog's for. I also want to mention that some of these will be appearing in a booklet of my sketch work that I'll put up for sale once I get a chance to compile it. I'm shooting for somewhere around the beginning of the summer, hopefully. So keep an eye out if you're interested!
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Monday, March 11, 2013
Sunday, March 10, 2013
I recently started a new Facebook group for A.P.E. (the Alternative Press Expo) in San Francisco. The event will run from October 12-13, but I'm starting the group now to get early information out to people planning to exhibit at San Francisco's last great comics and art convention. This will be my second attempt at selling my art and getting my work out there. So wish me luck, and also don't hesitate to join the group if you're planning on exhibiting. The group will have a lot of information, and act as an open forum for people to ask questions of veteran A.P.E. exhibitors to get helpful feedback.
Friday, February 22, 2013
I should set the record straight on this one from the get go. I don't actually 'like' this character, but I love his creepiness. I would go as far as to say he's the creepiest character in film. He honestly didn't even need to speak and I think I would have been sufficiently terrified by him. Enjoy . . . I guess . . .er sorry for the nightmares.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
I'm going to have a few of my rough designs up for the first gallery show that the animation department has ever put on at CCA. This gallery show is open to the public as well as students and it's tonight! The reception is at 5:30-7:30 and will be located at
Friday, January 18, 2013
It's been a while since I've done a full blown traditional illustration, and for this project I made that one of my goals. To be honest, I kind of missed breaking out the acrylics and gouache, and setting out to make something that could actually be framed and hung on a wall. Though this time around I changed up my technique a little.
The first poster I did for the Killing My Lobster Theater group a while back started out this way, but I got antsy and jumped the gun with photoshop before really getting the paints right, but that time around I started out with Acrylic inks. I didn't quite lay out the inks properly and that was part of the reason, I rushed it to photoshop. By the time I got to the gouache the inks in the background wouldn't let the areas I wanted to focus on have a decent amount of saturated color when applying the paint. So this time around I worked the inks a little differently.
You'll notice where there are characters I pretty much just let the drawing show through. This is because I wanted the characters to stand out, and to do that it meant I had to apply very few layers, and be careful not to overwork those parts of the painting. Now that I've got this down a little better I don't think I'll need to use acrylic paints for my underpainting anymore. I can just stick to inks, which I like better, because it doesn't have that plastic texture of acrylic paints. Acrylic paints also bounce the light back to the scanner in a way I'm not fond of. Not saying the gouache and inks I use don't do that, but it's a lot less prominent with thinner wash layers.
I didn't feel as though I needed photoshop with this one, but from my experience, people have become use to that smooth quality of a photoshopped image so yes I "retouched" the image a bit, but not completely. I do enjoy the blend of traditional and digital mediums. It adds the best qualities of both worlds. In fact, some parts of the painting aren't retouched at all and all of the parts that are have the opacity turned down to some degree so that some of the texture from the paints and paper show through. All in all this is my favorite poster for this group to date, and since I'll be working with them all of next year there will be more to come.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Most people don't realize that I can work like this in photoshop, and really it's because I don't get the opportunity to do so quite as much these days. It's a side of my art I love as much as my quicker concept work, and would love to be able to work back into my daily routine. Which is why when I was asked to work on a "realistic yet stylized" tattoo design including a skull, I jumped at the opportunity. Little did I realize they didn't mean my style, hah. This was no big deal to me as I also saw a chance to take on a few challenges and learn a few things from them. It was fun to work on, and I hope I have more time for similar projects down the road.
Here are some concept sketches, a WIP image and a final image. Enjoy!