Thursday, December 22, 2011

first post in awhile

so it turns out 5 studio classes and 30 hours at a retail job may be a bad idea. I'm cutting back next semester. I only have 3 pieces I'm proud of this semester. One of them being the last headdress piece I posted (Felchie, my muse, was what inspired me to make it so good. She is incredible!)


So I've had this idea for a westward expansion/steampunk idea for a few months and am doing some illustrations and writing a story about it (if anyone wants to collaborate I''ll be more than happy to share credit). Anyway these are the first sketches of the piece I'm doing for break. More to come this weekend.



Tuesday, October 18, 2011

finished?

honestly i think of what more i can do to this. Not sure... hmmmm

Monday, October 17, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

working on the final drawing/piece

soooo this is working on the final version. I only developed the smoke stacks and tesla coils so far. I will try to add at least the steam engine component tomorrow.





oh and here's my gingerbread man piece for my illustration methods class. It has to do with my fear of food with faces (gingerbread men, cakes with the photo icing stuff, chocolate molded lolly pops with faces like santa etc.). Like if i see them in a story  I don't care. Try to eat one though.... ewwwwwwwwww. It's like cannabalism idk lol. I know they aren't really alice but its just disturbing on an intellectual level. Anyway heres the drawing for it. It's made with graphite, watercolor, gouache, marker and white out.



Tuesday, October 11, 2011

headdress no. 11

Sooooo i totally just started some new pieces for class. My teacher loved the concepts, especially the headdress piece. Its based on the industrial revolution and involves elements of Tesla's machines, steam power and smoke stacks and architecture of the time. The beautiful girl in I used as reference was my muse Felchie. I really enjoyed working with her and will continue to for as long as she can stand me :P


Monday, September 19, 2011

new stuff lately

heres some stuff from my figure communication class and illustration methods classes. These are just the sketches






Sunday, September 4, 2011

2 new updates for you all

First off, I FINISHED HEADDRESS 8!!! :D    Thank you so much to my dear friend Ashlie who came out of retirement from modeling to pose for me. She's the shit and I personally consider her one of if not my favorite model. Here's the final piece


and heres a sketch for a shiva piece i want to do for the tshirt people im working with.



Tuesday, August 16, 2011

speed painting

ii did this for a small tshirt company i started working for. 3 and half hours :P

Ijsut did three colored versions of it to experiment with different moods




Wednesday, August 10, 2011

finished!!!!




Piece one for the Magazine is done :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

headdress 7 complete... i think?

I'm going to give this a bit more though before i declare it done. Some things do bug me. In the meantime, I started the drawing for headdress 8 and i'm shooting 9 tonight and possibly 10 and 11 wednesday. :D



Thursday, August 4, 2011

headdress 7 coming along.... :D

After 2 hours last night and 3 hours at panara bread tonight... I get this! I'm happy with the progress. I just need to work on the headpiece on the girl, final rendering of the fetus and maybe some other touch ups and I'm done. Than back to my comic, headdress 5 and 6, shooting headdress 8 and 9, working on the lucifer painting and persephone painting and maybe the frazzetta painting. Yeaaaa a lot of work this month. wISH ME LUCK

Thursday, July 28, 2011

final joker and lucifer painting

So I was on the train tonight after a FABULOUS meet and greet with a model, and i met this young lady on the train that let me borrow her pen. So I started sketching designs for the secret painting I'm doing... its a painting of lucifer! (I suck at keeping secrets I guess) So heres the sketches and thumbnails I did, let me know what you think.





Friday, July 22, 2011

some stuff in the making...

Ok so heres new stuff i've been working on aside from the TOP SECRET COMIC I'M WORKING ON!!!!!!!! .... (don't tell anyone you read this)

Ok so the first is a giant painting I'm going to do based on the Abduction of Persephone. it has been done several times in art history but Hades is always bad guy in a black and white clear cut sort of way. Now, in the real world we do this as a simplification but we also know that there are two or more sides to every story. I researched the characters of Hades and Persephone a big, the story of the abduction and extrapolated some personality traits from them. I have some personal issues in my life right now that led me to this story and the main theme in the piece is rejection/shame. Hades is the main focus. He is shameful for  having taking persephone from her mother and now despised himself. Although due to his selfishness and potentially lustful side he is not able to give her back. Persephone is innocence and hopeless of the situation. She has just been told that she is going to be in the underworld for 4 months of the year to a god she never wanted to be with. So its tragedy all around. More updates on this soon.

The resto f the stuff is sketched for the comic pieces im doing for the next comic cons in baltimore and new york to sell. Cant wait!!! Oh and emma frost so far but i hate it so im gonna redo it












Sunday, July 10, 2011

still working on it

Another project....

Working on headdress 7!

Still not done 5 and 6 yet but I will get back to them this week possibly

Friday, July 1, 2011

not done yet


I need to define the shadows and edges more. 75% done though

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Headdress 7 and the Joker

So I started an image for the joker today and headdress 7. ill put up the pics of the headdress tomorrow but heres the joker so far


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

emma frost

working on pieces for the next two comic cons. I got my emma frost piece today that im digitally working on. Thanks again to lauren, smurf, savannah and morgan for letting me use pieces of them for this. You're all amazing people :)    These were the references i used







Saturday, June 11, 2011

latest update

Well this week has been fun. Finally go the chance to go swimming wednesday, first time in 2 years. Bad, I know. But also I started really working on this comic and as far as the initial drawing goes its 1/8 done. That doesn't sound like a lot but I'm not drawing it "like a comic". Its actually ful value sketches and realistic. Plus, drawing a 3 1/2 figure or trying to fit the nose, lips and chin into an 1/8 of an inch can be difficult to say the least. So heres what my plan is for that, full value realistic rendering is 45% of this project, the other 45% is doing watercolor on a photocopy of the drawings and the 10% is word bubbles and color correction.


Comic con is next weekend! Can't wait to go :D

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

headdress no. 5 and 6 still

so this is what i got so far today, i wasnt trying to paint much because i have plans later and i cant have the paints all over my fingas! However, I will be using the time to write a story that has been my head now for the last few weeks. No details yet obviously, but it maybe a project I start next summer ;)   heres the pics so far from today


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sooooo

Im finished with the Ashley Wood Painting as far as I can take it myself... nah I can still give it another go! The figure feels weird to me. Like hes not grounded, hes just copy and pasted there. So I think I should wait till it dries and then take another crack at the structure, color and maybe the lighting on him.


And now, I have started Headdresses No. 5 and 6. Hopefully this week I will be also shooting 7 and 8. Can't Wait. I have at least 4 shows i'm looking to do this summer so it should be good :) Hopefully I can sell and get rid of a lot of stuff this summer. Its too much. I have at least 30 framed and unframed pieces in my garages, 5 in my room and i think one or two in the living room. Its nuts. anyway, heres my headdresses so far