Thursday, October 30, 2008

Visit from the Dark Angel

This is one of the interior illustrations from the book I'm working on. I think I want to say it's finished but I can't guarantee that I won't paint in the foreground figure some more. 

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

"Shadow of the Dark Angel"

This is the cover for a the book I mentioned I was doing, I'll post the interior illustrations as I finish them up. It's sort of a psychological exploration of the main characters damaged inner world. I think most of us who have spent too much time inside of our own heads, can relate to how messy things can get in there. 

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Posted new/old work on my website

A few years ago I started messing around in Maya, which I really enjoyed, and thought I might be able to pursue a position in, somewhere? But after a few interviews with some studios, I realized that having no real experience, and little training was not going to get me very far. By that Time I had already gotten the bug to pursue my other work Pen & Ink drawings and Sculpture. I did enjoy working in Maya to come up with designs for a story of my own, something I hope one day to stop and return to finish. If your interested in seeing some more of this stuff, I've posted some of it on my website here 3-D Modeling

I also posted some visual development work I did back at Disney for a small side project that died one day because of production demands. The story took place on a wall and was told by the animated cave drawings that lived there, the story was base on the story of "King Lair". This is a panel of thumbnails I did to get some idea of the wall layout, and color. See more here  Cave Art

A little over a year ago I spent some time working with a good friend of mine, here in Orlando. Xin Lin, pronounced "shinyee", a former background painter at Disney who grew up in China. Xin has many stories of what it was like to grow up in Communist China under Mao and the communist party. I'm glad I took sometime to get back to the basics with Xin, and would like to make sometime to do more work with him. Anyhow you can see more drawings and some other stuff here. Drawing & Painting

I've also posted some examples of my digital illustration,which has been off and on work for me, but at the present moment is on. I'll be posting some new work pretty soon after I finish it up for an up coming book title "Shadow of the Dark Angel" written by Gene O'Neill and is being published By Roy Robbins at Bad Moon Books
You can see more illustration work here Digital Illustration

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Devil from within emerges

I was going thru some old archived files the yesterday and came across this portrait with horns. Since Halloween is coming up on us soon, I thought I would post it. It's just some digital photography tinkered with in photoshop. Happy Halloween- Boo

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Life & Death in the back yard

I was out doing some yard work this week, and this is what I have to show you, the last pineapple of the season, possibly the last bloom of the season, and a poor little squirrel skull I found under the wood shack. 

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008

Yin crushes Yang?

I think this one is pretty good. Something about the tinted paper, I'm liking on these last few. Art to me is about enjoying the ride, if I struggle with something 9 out of 10 times I won't like it after I finish it. When you tense up and struggle with your drawing you loose the rhythm, and even if can mange to finish it up successfully, there will be less unity in the piece. Your head can be as much a hindrance as it can help you make the right decisions. These days I'm trying to ride that fine line of using my brain but not abusing my art with it. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Growing together

I like this one

Pen & Ink

I've been a little busy with some book illustrations and some other stuff. But I finally sat down to scribble out a drawing.