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 the 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!







Saturday, September 15, 2012

I Seek

I recently came across the Dark Knight Rises Trilogy Trailer and was blown away by the way it was seamlessly edited to encompass all three of Nolan's films.  So much so that I wanted to do a Batman sketch...










Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Michael

I can't believe Michael Clarke Duncan passed away yesterday, I thought I had misread it or something.  What a great actor... anytime I would see a film with him in it, the credibility of that movie would boost up.  He even made crappy movies better... like Daredevil for example:)

For me, I will always remember him as John Coffey the Gentle Giant.  Rest in peace my friend.