Saturday, October 11, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
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
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
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
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
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
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
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
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
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
Thursday, March 13, 2008
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
P.S. And yes, Resident Evil is a guilty pleasure movie of mine. Alice kicks ass!
Thursday, February 14, 2008
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
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.