Wednesday, December 30, 2009
OMG! I feel like i haven't uploaded anything particular in a while. Well here is a commission that is one of like 12 that i have to finish, and i finally have time to do so, so this is the beginning of my day.
So the requester wanted to see me do some of the old monsters with some liberties, and this is what they will get. I added some little things in Photoshop, but this is an all Marker piece, so it was kinda scary to work on as i just kept getting this feeling that i was gonna screw it up somewhere along the way, lol.
The piece is pretty large too, its about 17 x 24, so yeah, took me all morning to get this one done, about 8 hours all together. More to come, as more commissions are due.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
So this is for Kelsey Shannon, he suggested that i did G-Force, and this is what happens.
Theres like 35 different versions of this damn team, and you can go ahead and add the latest FURRY rendition to this collection of awesome, lol.
Its actually in between a sketch, and a finished piece. I didnt have enough time to really work the lines and details the way i wanted to, but i found some time to play with some effects to make it a little more ZESTY!
Enjoy, and thanks Kelsey...... NEXT UP!
BILL! For my brother.
Monday, August 31, 2009
So, bear with me for a minute here.... well not that long actually, i gotta get back to work, but, check it...
So i got this idea a little while ago to do SpiderMan in a COMPLETELY different way, this design came to mind when i did the Xmen Dreams, but i hadnt been able to imagine something for the look, until now.
Her name is Piet, she is French, she is one of the premier Parkour's on the PLANET, and it just so happens that her last name is Parkour.
Just having fun, i have a more defined development sheet for her, but that is being saved for the sketchbook, PEACE!
Saturday, August 22, 2009
I mean, i had to do it, i was falling asleep here at the studio trying to meet deadlines, and i needed to do something other than what i was doing, and so i did my favorite Street Fighter character of all time. HE IS JUST AWESOME!
I know nothing special as far as pose and everything, but this one was all for fun, ENJOY!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
So you thought the last one was a little different from what i usually, well, this one should freak you out, lol.
Barbara Canepa and Alessandro Barbucci have created a monster in my eyes, and well, it seems that im not the only one to think so. This character is so awesome that im surprised that i didnt so a dedicated piece earlier.
Never read the story but am mad in love with the design, and wanted to do something before i got back to work stuff. Im still at the studio and i have about 16 panels to finish up, so i guess i'll get back to it, ENJOY!
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Aight so i had a good hour before i finished up today to go and look at some Day Care centers with my wife, and decided to do a piece of one of my favorite new things out there, YOUNG MINOTAUR!
This guy Gabriele Pennacchioli makes me hate the fact that i have a process at all, his stuff is some simple and to the point, its AMAZING! I love his pieces and i think you should check him out at www.gabrielepennacchioli.blogspot.com.
This was all digital, and just a fun rough one, and i really enjoyed it and learned a lot about myself in it, amazing when that happens.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Aight so i had a few minutes to do some fun stuff with the ol Cintiq, and wanted to try its power on some more personal stuff, and this is what i decided to do.
I re-did my Skate Or Die piece from about 4 years ago, http://kweli.deviantart.com/art/Skate-or-die-23727065 and then threw some colors and some little effects on it for fun.
This Cintiq is NASTY and im pretty sure that i'll be buying one, PRETTY SURE! Well, enjoy folks, PEACE!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
WHy is it called that, well because it was a 15 minute drawing of something CLOSE to the Avatar guys. i wanted to try to capture their essence during 15 minutes of my lunch break at work. Its on 8.5x11, so it wasnt hard to do it in 15 at all, i will be doing more like this in the future.
On that note, im almost done with my 9-5, 2.5 more weeks, and its OFF TO CALI and its pretty exciting, i love it and all, but the idea of doing art for a living makes me HAPPY!
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
So this is another of the LOST commission pieces that i just found and am sending out. This one is for aliwildgoose.deviantart.com, she wanted me to so Jet and Zuko from Avatar, and i have seen maybe one full episode of that show, so i had no idea, and there aren't a lot of good online pictures of these guys (at least good for me) so this one was kinda go with what you have and have fun type of piece, and that's what i did, ENJOY!
Saturday, June 27, 2009
This is a commission RE:DO for a guy on Deviantart named "chobiwan", i did one for him that got either stolen, or lost by the mailman, or whatever, i needed to do him another.
This was done with brush, Copic, Chalk White Pen (for BRIGHT WHITES!! White Prismacolor pencil for fades, and Sand Paper for some of the glow effect (new technique) and aimed my desk light for the light direction, picture taken on my iPhone 3GS for test, and im pretty impressed.
Things have BEEN CRAZY on my end prepping for the move, and i found myself feeling tired and exhausted, but im now rejuvenated, and will be sending out the commissions that i have owed people for a while...this being one of them.
Still finishing up my run with Wizards of the Coast, and hopefully i can update you guys when its all said and done.
Oh and Sam Liu, this is not the one that i wanted to show you, i;ll have to show you that one when im in LA, lol.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Here is a digital experiment with my original character named simply HIM. Wanted to try tto do it completely digital, and also mess around with certain functions like copying and pasting with the ninja's to see if it could be pulled off, and still look authentic, i feel okay with it, more to try, but not bad for a first try though.
Oh and by the by, i love my character, i hope you do too, PEACE!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
So teaching at a school today, and this being my last few weeks at the schools that i go and teach at, i decided to ask all of the teachers that i have worked for over the last 6 years for a shirt from each of their respective schools.
One teacher in particular turned out to be a HUGE Captain America fan, and asked me if we could make it a trade, a shirt for a commission...well, who was i to say no.
He liked my Profile shot of captain that i had on my blog, and asked me if i could do something like that but a little bigger, and close up, and this is it. I love my job, and will definitely miss it, i have been speaking to High Schoolers for the last 6 years, and have impacted, and been impacted by so many of them.
And although im going on to my dream job, the Blessing that this job has been to me will always be something that i thank God for.
Done with Prisma, paintbrush, white and black paint, a Copic's for the red, blue and skin color, PEACE!
Sunday, May 10, 2009
So i can finally announce it, IM MOVING TO LA!
Its been a long work in process, but my wife and i have finally made the right moves, and decided to make the move to LA. This has been a dream of ours since our wedding day, we have always felt a connection to LA, and with its art scene, and the opportunities that it represents for the both of us, we finally got enough things to fall in place to make it happen.
As far as settling in i need to take time to thank from the bottom of my heart Sean Galloway and Lesean Thomas for their willingness to help make this transition easier for me, and really pulling me under their wings, and helping me with so much. I look up to these guys artistically and personally for so many things, and this is just another reason why i owe them so much. They have and are continuing to help me with the move, and getting me connected with the LA vibe, so i thank them sincerely.
Now as good as this news is, its also stressful because the move is happening so fast, we are leaving Chicago July 28th of this year, so we have mad packing to do, and tons of going away parties to attend, lol. What this also means is that with the transition, i wont be able to make it to Wizard World Chicago this year either, with all the transition taking place, it would be too much to try to come back right as we are settling in, so we decided that it would be best for me pass it up.
My table in Artist alley will still be occupied by my "INTRODUCING" family, with none other than www.robaato.deviantart.com sitting in my place. and my brother www.jusdog.deviantart.com will also be there too. SO! Thats whats been up, i will be releasing more information on my current projects as soon as i can, but know that Chicago is always home, i will miss it dearly, and in fact am creating a painting series dedicated to this beautiful Nirvana that has for so long allowed me to soak up its culture, and help define me as the person i am today. For the people here, i dedicate this move to you all, and know that my goal is to brighten the marquee with all that this city and its people have given me.
My family and i are super excited, and cant wait to share more with you guys. HOLLA...and stay tuned, PEACE!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
So, if you were to travel across the "not-so-expansive" landscape of my blog, you will find an Aquaman re-design that i had done a while ago for a contest at Satellitesoda.com. Well, in my recent return to my more Animated style, i wanted to give this guy a real shot at a cartoon stylization, and well, here it is. Hope you enjoy, PEACE!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Waddup fam, so im thinking that based on the (lack) of response to the videos, im probably gonna pass on that idea for a little while. The bigger reason being that i dont need to add something else to my schedule right now, its loaded enough. Anyway, this is a piece from my latest sketchbook titled "Introducing". Go check out a copy at www.vegamationpress.com. Its getting MAD reviews, ENJOY!
Friday, February 27, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Yeah, there is really is no connection between the two...most of the time at least, lol. These are more of astretch from what i usually do, which is something that im doing more often, which would explain the lack of posting...for now.
These are also sketches from my upcoming Sketchbook with fellow artists Alina "Ayanimeya" Urusov, Coran "Kizer180" Stone, Jeffery "Chamba" Cruz, and Bob "VonToten" Strang. This year is starting off really nice, and the way that i wish the last 3 would have started off like, but, you know timing is everything, and the timing is GREAT right now.
Aight peeps, i hope you enjoy it, because growth is happening, and what you see now is only getting BETTER!
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Wassup Blog fammo, hey i want to extend a warm thanks to all of you guys that have recently decided to embark on this journey with me, and become a fan of my stuff. It really is an honor, good looking out yo.
Anyway, this is a piece that i did for fun, i started it whil i was in my history class, and got home and decided i wanted to light it up, and make it something. Just a practice of more Graf elements, and simple yet precise linework, i hope you enjoy, P
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
I do a lot of these practice drawings before i start coloring with my Copic markers. They are great for getting the kinks out and really getting comfy with the markers. I literally have about 150 of these sitting around. Its 8.5x11, and just fun to do. More like it in my Sketchbook which i will have available for NYCC! HOLLA!