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:)





Saturday, October 12, 2013

Godric

I'm not a big fan of True Blood, but I came across an episode that I thought was really cool.
The story in this episode is about a vampire named Godric who started out as the most violent and savage of vampires, but after living for an eternity, found enlightenment.  Kind of reminded me of the samurai warrior Musashi who had a similar true life story.  I thought this scene was really powerful...



Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Proko

Hey!  I just wanted to talk about some great figure drawing videos that are coming in the near future for anyone out there who is interested in learning how to draw the figure.

I'll definitely be watching these videos, the artist creating them is awesome and has a very clear and direct teaching style.  Check out his many free videos at proko.com.  If you are interested in an extended version of his upcoming figure drawing videos, go to proko.com/figure.  There is a fee, but I'm guessing it will be well worth the money based on the amount of material he will be covering.  Anyway, thanks for reading and I'll catch you later.

P.S.  Check out the preview video below...


Monday, June 03, 2013

The Boy and the Broken Machine

So I'm happy to be able to show an album cover that I was able to work on a few months ago for the talented musician Joe Brooks.  My brother Matt plays the drums in his band (another talented cat), and told me Joe was looking for an animated style for his new album cover.  After hearing what he had in mind I was eager to work on it, and am excited to show all of you how the final art came to be.  Down below I posted my journey in creating the final artwork.

Click on the images if you would like to see a larger version.  I also posted a few songs from the album below, give them a listen:) Oh... one more thing, you can buy the cd on Joe's website here.

Thanks for checkin' it out!