Thursday, December 20, 2012

Painting late night!

Now time to sleep!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Hypebeast Essentials: Batman

Essentials: Batman

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

Bluecanvas Contest Illustration

Just another illustration I did for Bluecanvas's contest page.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Hipster Wolverine!

So continuing with my Hipster X-Men series, it's everyones favorite Canadian bub, Wolverine! Probably the toughest so far to figure out style-wise since in the comic he already dresses like a hipster unironically most of the time.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Playstation All Stars Battle Royale Alternate Costumes

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

Weapon X

In celebration of nerd Christmas (Comic Con) I finished the first piece of a series of images of everybody's favorite X-man, Wolverine. This one is for his Weapon X phase of his story, wanted to mix it up with a Tron Legacy type design.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Superbot Character Sketches

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

Hipster Jubilee

Continuing with my hipster X-men, here's Jubilee.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Evil Ryu

Just a little fan art I did for Street Fighter's 25th anniversary.

Monday, April 30, 2012

This Too Shall Pass

"This Too Shall Pass"
Acrylic on board, 10" x 10"

My second painting for the "300" show at the Hibbleton Gallery in Fullerton, CA. I need to learn how to take better pictures of paintings with a varnish layer.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Of Time and Space

"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


The saddest Batman villain by far is Mr. Freeze, all the guy wants to do is save the life of his wife Nora. So yeah he'll kill some people to do it...always loved the character (but no Ahnold please).

Monday, April 9, 2012

The Proposal

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

Superbot Entertainment!

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 . Below are some style frames of unused ideas (ignore the text, it was all filler)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

How a child molester killed my illustration.

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.