Thursday, November 06, 2014

New Site!

Hey everyone!  So I wanted to announce that I have a new website:)  I will posting all of my stuff over there from here on out, and will slowly be leaving blogger:(

It's been a fun time doing my blog here, and I appreciate everyone that has followed me and taken the time to view my posts and work.  I'll have a new blog that will be attached to the site, that way I can still share my sketches and all of the random thoughts bouncing around in my dome.  I'll see you at the new addy!

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Ctrl Paint

So I've been trying to brush up on my foundation art skills and found this great site with a bunch of awesome tutorials that you can both buy and check out for free.  Check it out at Ctrl Paint, it's a great how to site on improving your skills as an artist.

Here is a vase I painted as part of his video series...


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Gouache Portrait

Here is a recent portrait commission I did for an anniversary gift for some good friends.  The painting is of their kids.

Here is the black and white sketch I did to start off...



















and here is the final gouache painting at 18 x 24 inches



















Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Thunder in your Heart

So I've been watching a Rocky marathon the past few days and I was inspired to paint a fighter character.  It was a lot of fun jumping back into painting, this will be the first to come of some painting exercises:)

I played the video below a ton while I was painting, it's cheesy, but awesome!  It's a cool compilation of the Rocky movies synced with John Farnham's "Thunder in your Heart".  He did all those awesome classic 80s songs on the movie Rad back in the day:)

Always lead from your heart and strength within, in any endeavor, find the thunder!





Thursday, June 12, 2014

Sketchbook

Here are some drawrings from my sketchbook that I thought I would post:)  I've been trying to play around and draw different stuff than I'm used to...








Monday, November 25, 2013

The Wisdom of Long John Silver

I watched Treasure Planet the other day while drawing, I forgot how inspiring some of the scenes are:)  This one is one of my favorites...


Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Hey everyone, just wanted to share some of the stuff I've been working on at work.  Summertime Entertainment, the company I work for, is putting out an animated feature around the middle of next year called Legends of Oz Dorothy's Return.  Currently, they released an online virtual world to introduce the film, check it out here!  In the game you can explore the world of Oz through your own custom avatar and go on adventures with Toto by your side.  Anyway, long story short, I got to do some designs for halloween items/costumes for the virtual world and wanted to share them.  I started out with some rough sketches and then passed those to my coworkers and talented friends Jason Bueno and Michelle Pecoraro, who then created some slick 3D models for me to paint and texture.  Check 'em out below:)  As always thanks for takin' a look, I appreciate it!







Here are a few 3D Halloween masks you can choose for your avatar in the game:)