Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Lo Fat



This is some throw aways from a video game project I was involved with last year. Some fun stuff, even the rejects...hope to show them as soon as I'm allowed. You know how them NDAs go.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

GI JOE Concepts




few more designs for the movie last year...these were a get them done yesterday type affair.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

GI Joe: APC



A couple designs I did for the GI Joe Movie from last year. I haven't seen the movie, so I have no idea how many if any of my designs got used.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Big Iron



Throughout the process of this project Marty Robbins was a big inspiration with his wonderfully storied songs.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Fire fighter

"Every man's conscience is vile and deprave
You cannot depend on it to be your guide
when it's you who must keep it satisfied"

-Dylan

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Braddock PA



Was out shooting some ref today.
Historic Broddock pa. Time capsule. Location of Levi's current advert campaign. Only it's sexy here in a different kind of way.

Still horse

I yearn the land
unshackled of want
I rely my horse and him on me
we take from the land that which we need
the way of the bear the buffalo the wolf
to live the vast expanse where the blue and green are one
speak life's language
hear its murmurs and secrets
fortune of experience
become who I am

Friday, December 3, 2010

Cosmic Lines



They say I draw like Michelangelo. I say Michelangelo is over rated!

Heaven


The Land of the free
Roam savages and Fiends
Kindness dies
Ferocious I grow

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Marvel Heroes



So a while back, around 03 I did a piece where USVP was launching a female indoor volley ball league. As part of the promotion they sanctioned Marvel Comics to do a promo poster having the heroes, spectate or participate in a game. I'm not sure where it went, but a friend of mine who is a volleyball junkie and a comics nut saw this piece as nirvana. He bought the original drawing and later asked me to do up sort of an embellished piece for him. Well, finally got around to it. Basically just a water color wash over some ink lines. It's funny going over old work such as this. It's quite a lesson learning from my younger self.

Superman: Harmony

A little study I did a couple years back. Trying to get a feel for this character; in a way to understand him. It's also an exercise in three dimensional composition. Classically we see composition on a 2 dimensional surface, where the shapes and bodies tend to interact with each other in a 2 dimensional manner....typically up down or left to right, but hardly forth and back. A few newer generation artists flirt with the idea, but generally sacrificing the up down, left and right concept. It's an intriguing concept which I hope to explore a bit more in the future.

Speaking of The Future...this along with most of what you see on this blog is compiled in my latest sketchbook "The Future"

60 full color pages
9x9
$30

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Flash: Stride




The flash is easily the most challenging hero to draw. I mean all the guy does is run. How can one present such a general concept in a novel way?

Optimus Prime




Lil prime sketch.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Wolverine



A lil commish for my friend Albert. Testing a new technique.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Falling Water












Last Monday was maybe the last 70 degree day here in the region so I made the most of it. Took a ride down to Frank Lloyd Wrights falling waters. Strange thing it's in the same region I pass through on the way to DC in the Laurel highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania. Wonderful area with amazing hills and valleys with flowing roads that beg to be explored. Anyhow...the house was designed for the Kaufmann's the of the Kaufmann departement stores...The owner, his wife and Son who was an apprentice of Wright himself. I must confess it's wonderful so see such and example of creativity; of art as shelter. You'd think being wealthy the Kaufmanns would demand a soft plush home, but this was the opposite...not that it wasn't posh, it was, only in a fundamentalist way, void of excesses. To most the house may even seem intrusive. Narrow hallways and stairwells with sandstone protruding from every angle. However, you feel as if every step you take is an opportunity to learn about composition, lighting, theme, harmony, etc. The shear wonder of the place lies in the details. I can imagine how intoxicating it was to design and build. I'm sure problems and ideas were created as each was solved. You are met with recurring themes and accents, from the numerous waterfalls to the trees. The most amazing thing is that this was built 1939, yet so modern, we still haven't caught up to it.