Thursday, January 26, 2012

Long dead Project. Revisited.

Seeing if i can come up with anything worth putting in my portfolio, stumbled across this logo design for a restaurant that never got past the initial phases. Figured I'd have go at it since i had a perfectly good illustration of a chihuahua lying around. let me know what you think.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Band Poster Practice

just for fun, a poster for my Dad's band gig in March.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Gallery's Up!

well at least the caricature one, at the moment. check it out.

Sunday, January 15, 2012


Well, that was certainly the most complicated illustration i have ever done, and i used to wonder why you'd use adjustment layers and masks in PS, HA!

Friday, January 13, 2012

A Trip to Mars

While The new Film 'John Carter' looks kinda Meh, I have been enjoying the hell out of the original books the movie's based on. They're pretty simple reads but are packed with some great Adventure.

I've been interested in the stories ever since I read 'League of Extraordinary Gentlemen', Where John Carter makes a couple appearances in the first two books. Since the Trailer Premiered for the new feature film from Disney, you could say my interest was definitely Piqued.

Fortunately the first few books in the Barsoom Series are Freebies through amazon's Kindle app, and since i recently acquired a smartphone I took the opportunity to read them, an'd I'm certainly Glad i did.   I Recently Finished 'A Princess of Mars' and I'm just getting into 'The Gods of Mars'. Really exciting setting, generic but Fun characters, and as i said, Tons of adventure.

As per usual, my interest in this particular bit of fiction has inspired some Illustration.While I am no Frank Frazetta, I hope i've Been able to Capture a little of what i find so fascinating about this series.

Here are some WIPs of what I'm working on, just the main figures for now. I'm Trying to get some full blown illustrations under my belt with backgrounds and everything, so this is a long process for me to get it right.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Self Portrait

Just for fun, was getting tired of my last one on facebook. Stuck with mostly secondary colors on this just because.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A little less Thinking

 I always mess my caricatures up when i start thinking about what i'm doing so i decided to just play around on this one. In most ways i like this one better than the first try

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Went and saw the English version of 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' a couple weeks back, and i've been thinking of doing a caricature of Rooney Mara, who plays the title character. ( is it just me or is it odd that both girls who played lisbeth have such weird names, Noomi and Rooney, idk)

so, here's a first sketch. i'm happy with the likeness but it doesn't really have that 'something' quite yet.

you might see a few more tries on here before the final. 

Monday, January 9, 2012

Hey look at that. I finished a project!

Finally, Im motivated to actually doing something. It feels great. got this finished up in the wee hours of the morning and I'm ready to tackle some caricatures that have been collecting dust waiting to be finished.

as always, let me know what you think.

Friday, January 6, 2012

My Dragonborn

Oh what a surprise, a video game has eaten up all my spare time leaving me to neglect my art and my blog.

I was determined to post some sort of art on here and fortunately said video game, 'The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim', provided a much needed inspiration.

Behold the Dragonborn, The prophesised hero that Saved the land of Skyrim from the Dragon Menace and (what else) the end of the world.  My version of the guy looks more menacing villain than he does hero, but he's still bad ass, and that's all that matters.

Anyway, hope you like it. tried some new Photoshop tricks for lighting, so let me know what you think.