Monday, November 29, 2010

Firebreather Inks and Colors

Before you ask, yes, this was done years before that crappy movie premiered on Cartoon Network. And yes, I do think the movie was crappy. Anyways, here we go. I'm not really satisfied with the colored version of this, so I plan on redoing it, like 10 times better. This was actually drawn and colored my freshman year, so yeah...

Some "Moe" Inks

SAW WHAT I DID THAR?!? I said "Moe" instead of "more" to make a pun *laughs and slaps knee* So, yeah, here are some pencils and inks by you're favorite artist in the whole wide world.
This was my final project for my materials and techniques class. The assignment was the concept of "Monkey Men vs. a T-Rex." I think I could have done better on the inking but I like the composition. I'm going to color this sometime during this Winter Break. 

'Click Click'

Yes, I'm a photographer too. I know, I know... I'm awesome. But enough about me (for now), lets talk about these pics. I was around Little Five Points and asked a few people if I could snap photos of them, but only the people who I thought looked interesting. These 3 photos are very different but they are from the same day.
 "The American Dream"
This is a homeless man who I saw later that night. He was cool with me
taking his picture as long as I bought him some cigarettes. That day, we both got what we wanted.
 "Youth Explained"
This guy was really cool. He actually came to me to have his picture taken.
Afterwards, we talked for about an hour about nothing in particular.
He gave me a UCONN keychain to remember him by... 
I really like this picture because it was actually an accident. I love the swirls
of color. This always reminds me of some Impressionist painting or something like that.

Sync Character Design

Here is something I worked on for a (now scrapped) game project. I was the Lead Character Designer and the Visual Director of the project. These are a few of the ideas I presented. Eventually the group settled on the design that's to the far right.

The Google Image Challenge

So there's a funny story about this warm-up: I was sitting at my laptop, hacking the interwebz, when I realized I wanted to make a completely random character. Well, at the time I couldn't think of anything for my mind was occupied with stopping world hunger. Then I got an idea: Type the word "random" in Google image search and combine the first two faces you see. When I did it, I got Chuck Norris and Albert Einstein. I realize now I should've made him a ginger. 

Just screwin' around on tha tablet...

Nothing really important here. I was just practicing with some rendering methods with different brushes. 

"You're a Good Man..."

Let me first start out by saying that Lucy was a complete and utter bitch to Charlie. I was always waiting for a holiday special where'd he'd get plastered off of egg nog and finally punch that ho in the face. But I digress. I think I did this in like 15 mins or so. My favorite part of this whole thing is Snoopy, you know, cuz he's such a gangsta. Don't ask me about the ink splots. I just like the way they look. I guess you'll come to find out I use them a lot. Eh...

Woop Woop, Commissions!

Here's some stuff I did for a client in Florida. Though I liked working on these, the guy himself can be described in one word: COMPLETEASSHOLE. I'd have to say, he was one of the most difficult people to work with, and that's saying a lot considering I've had to work in a nursery before. So yeah, here ya go.

Some Traditional Ish (S.T.I.)

No, S.T.I. does not stand for "Sexually Transmitted Infection," ok! Well, at least in this case it doesn't. Whateves. Soooo, these are some charcoal drawings I did freshman year... oh so long ago. I really liked working with the medium and I was actually pretty good at it. *toots own horn* I think I might start doing more since it's been so long (Plus, I got to get rid of the surplus of charcoal sitting in my closet). Anywho, enjoy! 

A Still Life I drew (sorry about the distracting watermark)
A Self Portrait (when I had muh hairz)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Totally off topic, but I don't care...

I just had to congratulate my sister and my bro-in-law on their twin boys: Sebastian and Benjamin. They're so freakin' cute... er... uh... I mean they're handsome and manly. Note to my nephews (assuming they can read at 3 days old): Now that I'm living with your parents, I'll take it upon myself to school you in everything comic book related. You two will be thoroughly versed in the Batman mythos, will be able to recite the Green Lantern oath by heart, and will know the importance of obtaining the Anti-Life Equation. Trust me, that's the easy stuff.

Sketchbook Time!!!

I know, I'm excited too! Or is that just an erection? Who cares, it's SKETCHBOOK TIME! These are just some basic inks I did for some 'Temple' challenges. Wait, you don't know what the 'Temple of Cartoon Mojo' is? Tsk tsk, bro. I'll post a link to it and you'll find my work along with a lot of other talented artists from muh skool!

Here's that site I mentioned like 3 seconds ago...

Now to MY WORK! I did Samurai Jack, Midna, and the Rocketeer. Feast your eyes...

"Too Coole" Promo Ish

 A promo poster for "Too Coole"
A model sheet of Detective Coole. I really need to add some coffee stains on there to make it a bit better. But for now, this'll do.

More "The Boy and the Devil" Stuffz

Alrighty, I got some facial expressions and some action poses for ya'll asses. Enjoy, peeps!

Current Proyecto: Too Coole

Now that I'm on Winter Break, and probably will be ignored by St. Nick again this year, I've decided to be productive. "How" you ask? Well, I've been working on a graphic novel with a friend of mine, Joshua Smith, titled 'Too Coole'. Yeah, I know it's spelled wrong. It's supposed to be a pun because... *sigh... whatever.
Description: "Too Coole" follows the adventures of the pint-sized, squinty-eyed Detective Charlie Coole. But don't let his height fool you! This scowling little man won't hesitate to kick some ass. Be one  of the first to witness him solve big cases, beat up bad guys, woo lovely ladies, and be an all around badass. Story by Joshua Smith and art by yours truly.

Anyways, join the FACEBOOK GROUP via la link:

"The Boy and the Devil"

This was the final project for my character design class at school. I really liked the way it came out... well, I liked everything but my maquette (the perfectionist in me hates it, but whateves). I have the original script and story boards coming soon, but for now, enjoy! Tell me what you think...

I'm a Sarcasmonaut...

This was a quick lil' logo I put together last night for myself. I was on the interwebz prowling Urban Dictionary and ran across the word: Sarcasmonaut. I love the way it sounds and for anyone who has had the displeasure of speaking with me in person, they'd say this word describes me perfectly... well that and the word 'asshole'... and 'dick'. But here's what I came up wiff. Hope ya like!

Jamming to: Cee Lo Green's The Lady Killer

This album is freakin' awesome. I've always been a fan of Cee Lo ever since Goodie Mob and his latest album has blown me away. When you hear this ish, you'll feel nostalgia for no reason, which is a good thing. So, turn off your Waka Flaka Flame and listen to some REAL music.

Hey, that's me!

Just a lil' somethin' somethin' I put together just for this blog. Took about 12 mins on muh tablet.

Herro Wurld!

Sup guys... I'm kinda new to this young people technology so give me some time to get used to this ish. Anywho, a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend's cousin suggested I should get a blog. At first, I told him, 'I don't get down like that' but then he quickly corrected me and assured me it was nothing sexual. Thus we are here! I'll be postin' stuff, promotin' stuff, eatin' stuff... yes, all on this blogz, so stay tuned folks. Now all I have to do is find out what a "Twizzer" is. "Twicker?" Wait, it's called "Twitter?" *sigh... never mind.