Saturday, December 15, 2012
The first of a series I'm going to start doing of faux Hypebeast Essentials of fictional characters. If you don't know what I'm references check out this. Thought I'd start off with Batman. Not really focused on any era or comic/movie version, just picked out some of my favorite Batman references.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
So I was given the opportunity to paint up alternate costumes for a few of the characters for the marketing art of Playstation All Stars Battle Royale. The characters I was responsible for were Fat Princess, Parappa the Rappa, Heihachi, and Toro the Cat. The characters in their poses were already given, all I had to do was paint over them in their new costumes according to some reference material. I think they turned out pretty well, Toro the Cat was changed a bit from what I turned in, you can see my version in the group shot, and the solo picture he was given a few more buttons and the bottom of his shirt peaks out of his vest. Can't wait to play these guys when the game comes out! Oh and the rest of the characters were done by my amazingly talented studio mates Cuba and Carolyn!
Friday, July 13, 2012
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
So before the Superbot website was figured out I was asked to do a bunch of sketches in trying to figure out what a superbot looks like. Here are a few I came up with, they asked for a retro feeling robot and although we ended up not going with a single character some of them ended up as flying robots on the site.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Monday, April 30, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
"Of Time and Space" 10"x 10", Acrylic on board
My first "real" painting in a long time, I did this for a group show I'm participating in Fullerton, CA entitled "300". I'll have this and one other painting on display, opening night is May 4, 2012, come by if you can.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
This is a bit late but I thought I should do a post of it. So a few years back I danced my way into the heart of this girl who I ended up thinking the world of and when I knew she would be the one I was going to marry I had to think of a creative way to ask. I've seen some artists incorporate their work in their proposals in the past so I knew I wanted to do something with my art to be a part of that special moment. Then I realized I could do some work and surprise her at the Downtown LA Art Walk which my company Bluecanvas has an art show for every quarter and this is what came out of it...
Everything went well and I am now engaged to a beautiful woman. Thanks to my Bluecanvas family that helped me put this together...
Made a short video of the night also...
Thursday, March 22, 2012
My studio had the pleasure of designing the website to a game studio called Superbot Entertainment, I painted most of the assets and came up with a good amount of how the scenes go from one scene to another. Check it out www.superbotentertainment.com . Below are some style frames of unused ideas (ignore the text, it was all filler)
Friday, March 9, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Every 3 months I get to do the illustration for the contest page of Bluecanvas magazine, so with the January 2012 issue arriving I had the idea of doing a homage to J.C. Leyendecker's New Year Baby. Every year Leyendecker would do a New Year Baby on the cover of Saturday Evening Post as so:
I thought I would add a bit of a modern day twist giving the baby a mohawk and with the rise of street art in the fine art world I thought it would be cool to have a naked baby bombing a wall which lead me to this illustration:
My art director wanted me to change up the hair to not make the baby too dark so I switched that up and I ended up with something I really liked:
Unfortunately the approvals were going on right when the Sandusky news was happening and the sponsor was not feeling the naked baby (pun!) and graffiti (damn). So they asked that I add some clothes to the baby and get rid of the graffiti. Done and done.
But in the end even that wasn't enough and the whole idea was killed and I ended up having to paint this:
I took out everything that mentioned the sponsor in the illustrations above just in case you thought I was a horrible designer that left gaps everywhere, and I just thought they wouldn't want their name on any of these anyways. Damn you Sandusky.