Tuesday, September 22, 2009

tattoo design color

i think i am about done with the color work on my friends tattoo design. this is of guitar strings snapping and sparking, with corrosion on the strings. my friend is the guitarist for the seattle band blood hot beat. this is a traditional illustration that was colored in photoshop cs2.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

you never shut up

i am working on a new t-shirt design. and trying to decide on the way i want to draw the cartoon. here are a couple of the versions i have inked up and colored.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

new space monkey design

another illustration staying with the the space monkey and his adventures.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

WIP t-shirt design

working on the finishing touches for this design.
not sure if i am going to put a banner on this or not.
till death do we part.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

potential kids/adult t-shirt design

This is a design i am working on. This is a piece i have reworked from one of my pen names, where i use my opposite hand to draw with so it is a more crude and imperfect line. The line has been thickened and cleaned up a bit so it is a bit more graphically appeasing. Not sure if this is too scary for a kids shirt, or if people won't get the analogy. The title of the piece is called "Risks". This is also the first color version, staying with the kids shirt concept i kept the colors bright and almost primary and complimentary. The blue background would be the color of the shirt.

Friday, July 10, 2009

update on goldfish strut design

This is the final design that was submitted. will see if it is accepted and then how the voting goes.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

rabbit hole home

this is a concept progress for a illustration for a piece of poetry. The characters and background were drawn seperate. The piece will be colored in photoshop line art is not so important, the finishing can be done with the wacom in psd. So I have just the pencils, and background issues with white and paper color are not important.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

updated cinefest image

It has been decided to take out the bolt text on the front and go with a diff text treatment, but it allows all the artwork to be shown. this is without the new or old text treatment, but close to the new, the text is a lot smaller.

Monday, May 11, 2009

boy and lighthouse revision

well here is a render revision on the boy and the light house piece i have been working on. i still have some finish work to do on it but i like this a lot better than the first version.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

heart on a leash update

This is a revision for an earlier work called Heart On A Leash. This has some structural redrawing and color work.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

look out

this is another piece i am working on in photoshop as a digital painting. i want to go back and rework this, but need to set it down for a while.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

good vs evil photo manipulation

this is a piece i did for a contest at Deviant Art. a online artist community. prizes are for a new wacom tablet, who doesn't need one of those?

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Sunday, April 5, 2009

robot detail digital paint progress

This is another piece i am using to rework my digital paint style. I am liking the close up crop of the robot better than the entire environment any way.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

point rock color version

This is a digital color rendition of a piece out of my sketchbook. I am working on developing some different color styles for me. In this I am aiming towards children books.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sunday, February 1, 2009

painting for h.p. lovecraft show

This is a painting I am doing for a gallery show in ca. same gallery as the "It Came From The 80's" show. The gallery is called The Phantom Gallery. This shows theme was H.P. Lovecraft. I actually had time to do the canvas, plus I didn't want to have to deal with framing.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

away but good

I have not updated in awhile, i have been working. I have been bustin my ass! But all for good. I am trying to make a new job work, along with my friend and her friends who have put this wonderful thing together. I can not upload work yet, but i can share the link that ginah has given me on the news paper article that was done on the new magazine that is coming out.

I am basically working two jobs right now, my day job and then come home and do the magazine at night. My workouts in the gym have suffered, but this is more important. Especially in this time of job uncertainty. And of course my job well falls into the area of "At Risk". In reality i walk into work each day wondering when they are just going to tell me to go home. So all my extra efforts and energies are going to make all the work I do for the magazine rock!

Here is a link to the article that the news paper has done on the new magazine that will hit the streets in Feb of 09.


Sunday, January 18, 2009

pieces for show

Title for top image is "Party Games"

Middle image is "My Ghetto Blaster is Bigger Than Yours"

Bottom image "My First Flame Thrower"
So in my recent work, I have done 3 pieces for a gallery show down in Torrence, or Redondo Beach CA. Well not sure exactly where the gallery is. Look at me on top of things. Well I will know where it is soon enough. Here are the three pieces that I am submitting for the show "It Came From The 80's". I love the title and hope you enjoy my pieces.

Monday, January 12, 2009


Well I have work to do right now. But I want to try and keep with posting. Try and get new images up and in view that I am working on or have worked on. I am happy that I have work to do right now, even though that is after I have gotten off of work. I have multiple illustrations that I have to get done in two weeks. I am not super worried about getting the work done, but I am wondering how much detail I can cram in within the time period. I guess the detail worry is in the coloring. I am going to be using photoshop, as that is what I feel I render best in. If I had the ability to just not do anything but explore painting techniques I would, but I have responsibilities I have to tend to. I like painting but it is not the affect I want for this.

I am really excited about the project. It is a cover and internal illustrations for a new magazine coming out in Las Vegas on the cities life and culture. I was brought into this project by a good friend I use to work with at Applause while doing toy design. I am not going to divulge any details on the cover art or concept until I am given the ok.

Sorry I got a little carried away. The piece I have attached to the blog is a recent piece that I did for a good friend down in Seattle for one of his poems. We have been working together on quite a few creative projects lately and with some great results. This work is for a poem called "Phallic" I will get the ok from Jonathan to upload the poem.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

send in the clowns pt 1

Well like it or not I have always been facinated by clowns. People hate them, are frightened or terrified by them. Well that is what works for me. I never went to the circus growing up, so my only interface with clowns is through TV or print media. I went to a circus once in college to use for the opportunity to take photos for a photography class I was taking, but no real clown shots were taken.

I went through a phase where I was experiencing a artist block. I could not think of what to draw, so I used my movies on pause to do quick sketches of the screen shots. I really spent a lot of time working with weird clown movies. Favs that I worked from would be "Killer Clowns From Outer Space", "Funhouse", "IT", "Clown At Midnight" and "Shakes The Clown" with maybe some others in there I can't think of. Once the quick pencil was done I used Tria markers to do the color rendering. This was also while I was doing Toy Design at Applause, before they collapsed. So this was also a great exercise for marker rendering.
I will be uploading these in sets.