Saturday, October 11, 2008

Family Guy C.R.A.P



Hey guys and gals! There's a gallery coming up next week at the La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Hollywood featuring Family Guy interpretive works by various artists, including some artists who work on the show, including myself. If you can't make it to this one, check for info on the gallery as the gallery will then move to New York and other galleries around the world in the next coming months. I'll definately be at the gallery premiere next week, so for those of you who get a chance to make it come on by and say hi! Would love to meet my fellow bloggin friends out there!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Dark Knight


One of the most exciting things about art for me is the use and experimentation of medium and techniques. Often I would put myself into a compositional or technical "problem" to see what I could do to solve them. Hope you guys enjoy the piece and arent' too dissappointed in the dark knight's rendition. Oh, and incidentally, I have a gallery set up at ComicArtFans.com showcasing a lot of the work shown here at the blog, but also up to the minute newer pieces. You can click on my link and it should take you there. Come by and check it out if you guys get the chance! Have a great week guys!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

It's Fraggin' Time!


Thank you guys for the really cool comments! There are a lot of new bloggers that have stopped by, and I promise to visit your sites! It's really cool to see this whole network of amazing artists out there workin' you know? Pretty sweet. Finished this colored piece last night, in the middle of the dining room, alone, the whole family asleep. (Not a creature was stirring....you get the idea.) It's a pretty introverted process, this whole drawing thing. But I guess most people consider me quite introverted, so I guess it works out. ;) Drawing taps me into my childhood experiences, I guess, closer than anything. It brings me back to memories of me sitting there as a kid in the middle of a dining table coming up with dreams. It's a pretty cool feeling. Anyways, enough of the babbling. Gotta get to work. Here's to more drawings guys! Cheers!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Deathlok




With a couple of hours left of Sunday, I decided regardless of the events that precede my life, to sit down on that kitchen table and draw something. Not much came about my wee little brain of mine, and then I remembered Deathlok. It's a Marvel comics character not really in the spotlight now, but back in the day I remembered the character being pretty cool. Do any of you guys remember him? Anyways, it doesn't really do Marvel's character justice, but it sure was fun drawing it!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Portrait



As most of you bloggers know that frequent the site, my interests outside of my professional work primarily seem to revolve around action/fantasy genres, so it's not very often that I get that urge to draw something else. This one is a portrait of my lovely wife, and for the record she says that it doesn't look like her. Sigh. Back to the drawing board.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Wrench


Thanks guys for all the great comments! I feel fully recovered from the virus that plagued me for over two weeks. Just in time too, as life tends to work that way, that I feel better on the week I begin working again. Sigh. You think there's some connection between stress and increased immunity? I haven't really had much drawing time outside of work, but hopefully there'll be more opportunities. Here's a quick sketch of some dude that I don't know personally.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

The Hand of Doom



Believe it or not, I'm still under the weather, but not as bad as the last couple of days. I don't know, it just feels like these cold/flu viruses get worse every year. Anyways, felt pretty good in the afternoon, so I sat next to the kitchen table where I could get some real sunlight for a change, and did a sketch. Needless to say, I'm back immobilized, getting ready to watch an episode of Lost. Why do I continue to watch a show that never gives any answers you might ask? I have absolutely no idea. Here's to another cup of NyQuil! Cheers.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Samurai




Want to thank all you guys that are consistently checking out the blog! It really is helping me be motivated enough to keep doing something to post. At the same time, I've been searching the blog world and finding really amazing and talented artists out there. I'll be consistently putting up links so you guys could check them out too.

Finally had a few hours at the end of the day to sit on a kitchen table and draw something. To be honest, nothing was coming out that looked remotely interesting and in the end I gave up. Out of desperation, I started tightening up the drawing so that something could be posted. Even threw in some grey tones so it might help. It's clunky, but at least I had a chance to do something creative.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Who's That Girl?


Can't believe a week is already on it's way out! Yikes! I guess that's a good thing, but really haven't had much time to just sit down and draw you know? Sigh. I guess that's a part of life. Things happen and you just got to roll with it. Got more errands to run today and I'm hoping there's some time left of the day to do a piece I've wanted to do all week. We'll see. Meanwhile, here's a sketch to keep the creative fuel going. Later guys!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Expression Study


The family and I are planning on heading out today, to enjoy the beautiful weather outside. One of the things I've learned having a family is to know that you've got to make time for your family besides your art, and that familly always comes first, so that makes art number two on the list. Strangely enough, I think the life experiences that you gain from having a family only helps to richen your creativity in your art. But it's something that I've been juggling with the last couple of years. Any of you artists out there feel this way? Speaking of feeling, this tonal sketch does not represent my own mood I'm in today, but I'm sure we've all felt like him one time or another. Have a great day guys!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Cardboard Sketch


I'm not the most prepared person as far as keeping your sketchbook and pencil handy, so often I find myself in situations where I've got to improvise. I was in my in-law's store just talking and waiting around, and I decided to do some sketching. They didn't have any paper, so I just tore off a piece of cardboard from a box, grabbed the nearest pen I could find, and sketched away. It's not the prettiest drawing, but it sure was fun.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Hulk


Man! You'd think getting a little time off from work would give you hours of free time to just draw and post stuff, but this has definately not been the case for the last couple of days. Obligations and errands. That's pretty much my life's story the last week. Anyways, here's a quick sketch of our lovable green buddy from the Marvel universe. Wasn't too fond of the first movie but really amped about the sequel coming out. I hope the sequel fares better.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Warrior


I want to start off by saying that no, I did not draw this one in the luxuries of my own bathroom. (For those who have no idea what I'm talking about, please read the last post.) I drew this sketch in the office today, in between conversations with my director. Drawing conceptual sketches like these is a fun process, just lightly sketching scribble lines until an idea forms in my head. Nail down the final lines and you've got something hopefully people would be interested in looking at. Or not.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Alice



Sometimes it's fun drawing during the late hours of the evening, especially on a holiday weekend, not worrying about waking up on time, so you just draw. Picked up some different types of papers today at a nearby art supply store and the one I tried using that you see here was difficult to work with. It's a piece with a lot of struggles, but here you have it, with all the blemishes.

P.S. And yes, Resident Evil is a guilty pleasure movie of mine. Alice kicks ass!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

John McClane



I think if you asked a bunch of people which action film ranks in their top 10, they would name Die Hard as one of them. The group of guys in our studio certainly do, and quote the movie almost everyday during our normal conversations. I didn't get a chance to see the first 2 movies in theatres, but the last two I did. All sequels have been enjoyable, but the first was definately the purest of all adrenaline rushes.

This post is dedicated to Dominic Bianchi, a good friend and studiomate, who is taking a brief break before coming back to direct more amazing episodes on Family Guy. His birthday is tommorrow too, so I wish him a Happy Birthday. I think he turns 15. ;) So young and so talented.

Welcome to the party, pal!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Beach Boy



Thank guys for all the cool comments. This image was a quick sketch done during a trip to Laguna Beach. Painting is something that I don't normally do during the day and it is frightening and creatively exhilerating at the same time. I wish I could do more of the them in the future.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Sigh...my meaningless doodles



Hello everyone! A few friends from our studio have been posting their works besides the stuff you do for bread and butter. It seems to provide a creative outlet, a way to showcase things other than what they normally do.
I've usually always kept sketches and stuff away from public eye, preferring to keep them in the closet(literally) or in the trash, but seeing a bunch of other fools from our studio doing it....well.....what the heck. Hopefully you guys and gals won't laugh. Here's my first post. Let me know what you guys think!