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:)





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...