Sunday, April 19, 2009

Kal vs Hulk

Here are a few roughs I'm doing for a cover of Superman and Hulk battling it out...



I started to work on the second rough as a finished piece. Below is my process from the pencils to the finished colors... (Btw, Superman would beat Hulks ass any day of the week, this just happens to be a bad moment for him, haha)



Here's an awesome video done by a very talented 3d Artist...

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Miyagi












I watched the original Karate Kid the other day, and I have to say it's still after all of these years one of my favorite movies. The acting is fantastic, the story is awesome and the philosophy and spiritual undertone to the movie is beautiful.

One of my favorite characters ever is Mr. Miyagi, of course he's just a plain bad ass that could crack any Cobra Kai in half, but he's also a healer which I especially think is awesome. He has such a great presence and there are many scenes within the movie in unison with the japanese flute that are very moving. I posted one of my favorite scenes below as well as a cool/cheesy music vid lol. These drawings are dedicated to Pat Morita for doing such a wonderful job in bringing a hero and mentor to life on screen. Arigato gozaimasu Mr. Morita.



Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Howlett

Man, it's been a long while since I've posted anything. I took way too much time away from creating, but I'm back and will be posting some of my new work in the weeks to come. Here is a wolverine painting I did for my buddy's birthday recently. I started with a sketch which started out on the realistic side, but became a little more graphic and cartoony as I began painting. I painted this in Gouache on Bristol Board and had a really good time with it. One of my fellow painter friends gave me a wealth of info on color mixing recently. To slowly inch back into painting, I'm just starting with a few colors on my palette.... including White, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Pthalo Blue, and Alizarin Crimson. I did the following painting above with just these three colors, the nice thing is that it forces you to mix all of your other colors as well as creates color harmony in your painting. Color Theory is a bitch for me personally, if anyone else shares this same pain, keep reading... If you'd like a little guidance in the area check out the website of Felipe Echevarria, he's a hell of an artist and a teacher. You can find his website at this link... Felipe Echevarria; for info on his teachings in mixing color click here and scroll down till you see "On Mixing Color", there are three lessons there. Anyhoo, hope everyone is well, until next time...