Tuesday, August 10, 2010

"Untitled" Project Previsual

This is a cinematic Previs for the project I'm working on. I'm still working on the script, but I wanted to dish out a quick visual on how one of my scenes would look like. This is a freestyle battle between two mcees.

I got the outline of my story worked out. Now I'm just building my sequences which is equally as challenging.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Superman and Hunting Season revisions

Wanted to update these. Made some improvements in the rendering and texture. And for the Superman, it actually looks like planet earth now :)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Wonder Woman Make Over

Funked out Wonder Woman a lot more with some texture. Stay tuned for Spider-Woman.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!!! // Wonder Woman

Happy 4th of July! Finally completed my Wonder Woman illo. I think I'll do Spider-Man next to show Marvel some love too. The model that posed for the photo reference is Ana Maria Reyes. She was awesome and super nice for helping me out. She's a freelance TV host and interviewer. I did this one using Corel Painter just like I did the Superman. I wanna go back to traditional work. Digital is kool and all, but as much as I try to paint it using textured brushes such as impasto, it still has that digital crisp look and lacks the textured traditional quality I'm looking for. In any event, I'm going to focus on some other stuff I have to get done and practice some more drawing before getting started on Spidey. 

Friday, June 18, 2010


Here's the Superman Illo. I gotta learn how to paint planets better. But I've decided to let it be for now. I'm going to show this one off tomorrow at Supercon. Hopefully I'll get some good feedback. Next: Wonder Woman.

I really wanna be in the same VIP room as Adam Hughes and Alex Ross, that is - I want my illustrations to look as realistic as possible. And that means I gotta beef up the draftsmanship. Draftsmanship is the key to painting realistically. I've been studying heavily from Andrew Loomis. Hopefully if I can get a damn scanner I'll be able to post stuff up from my sketchbook. 

Wonder Woman is gonna be better! Gotta get better!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Hunting Season Album Spread Completed

All that's left now are the track listings. But the illo is officially done. Cheers!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Superman Thumbs

Here are some thumbnails I'm working on for the Superman illustration I'm doing for Comic Con's portfolio review. Gotta beef up the port. I've been studying religiously from Andrew Loomis. I want this piece to look realistic. It's going to be painted digitally. So let me know what you think guys! Any suggestions would be helpful. 

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Hunting Season Album Spread

Still gotta work some things out with the client. Little tweaks here and there as well as typography discussions. But this is the finished piece. Pretty proud of it. All I need is to hit the buildings with some textures, fix up the windows and it's good to go.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Samba Queen

There's another piece for my Senior Show. Three more to go. Not sure how I feel about it. I'm always open to crits. 

Friday, March 26, 2010

Robert McGinnis Studies & Passista Progress

I've studying a lot of Robert McGinnis. The man knew how to draw women. I got this great book on him called Tapestry and I've been doing some master copy drawings. It has helped me out tremendously. The Norman Rockwell studies I've done this week have been a great help too. You can really learn a lot about an artist's techniques by going line by line. I'm gonna continue to do girl drawings from this book. He has a ton. Really am diggin' his work.

Robert McGinnis and Rockwell have really helped me out in drafting this Passista piece I'm doing for my Senior show. Unfortunately I just don't have the money and resources to print these tops at this time. But I'll hold on to these and hopefully in the future, I'll launch the line. I'm gonna ink the Passista piece tomorrow and it should be done by Sunday.

Also, I went to the Ringling Museum thursday where they had Norman Rockwell original paintings! They are great! You really can't pick up on things by just looking at books and monitors. You have to see it in person to 'see' all the brush strokes. Being there and seeing his paintings live and in person is really something magical. I felt a connection with the artist...like yo, I stood where he stodd - right in front of his painting. It's an experience I can't quite describe. Can't wait to move to NYC. I heard there is a museum up there just for him.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Hunting Season Preview

Megacon 2010

The Megacon Convention was off the hook! I went with my friend Jessalyn Graham. There were a whole lot of people that dressed up as different characters. It felt like a halloween party. Jessalyn was gonna dress up as Uhura but she chickened out last minute. haha That's right. I got to meet alot of kool artists like Ray-Anthony Height and Matt. Got an awesome signed poster of Wonder Woman from Ray. Picked up a copy of the all new Botobit Volume 1. The guys that run it, Wesley and Ryan Eggebrecht were very generous in checking out my portfolio. Everyone was generous in checking out my port.

I got alot of good feedback despite the fact that my portfolio wasn't geared towards comics. I gotta beef that up a notch. I think my style is gonna shift in that direction given this new comic influence I'm having now. I'm definitely gonna have a supa slammin' portfolio to show at Comic Con this July. As you can see I threw in some Zorro studies last minute before Megacon, just to get my feet wet.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Head & Hair Studies

Did some head studies to prep up for a big project I'm working on. Sssshhhh. (whispering) I'm not suppose to tell anyone what it is...but it's big. My first BIG gig. Will be released sometime this year. Will keep you posted....not.

Friday, February 26, 2010

You Tube All Stars

Ambalamps, Epic Beard Man, Soulja Girl, and Bus Uncle. These are the most popular fight videos on You Tube. You Know...the arguments and brawls in public transit that are sometimes captured on tape and uploaded to You Tube?

Anyways, it was an inking attempt. I'm gonna keep playing around with inks a bit and try it out. I'm writing a Comic Book script and I wanna do some experimenting before I start that project. Inking tips are welcomed!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Geisha / First illo for the Senior Project

Well this is the first piece of the semester and my clothing line. I don't wanna give away too many details about the clothing line, but as far as the piece...I think it came out good. For the next one though I really wanna come up with some dynamic poses and better draftsmanship. I wanna get some more texture in my Corel oil brushes too though. Looks too smooth. If any of you guys know how to modify Corel brushes let me know!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Look what I found

Was looking around Google Earth for some urban scenery to draw and came across this mural in Brooklyn.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Geisha Illo Reference Photos

These are reference shots for the first painting of my Senior Project. Hope it comes out dope! Hat tip to Patty Martinez for posing.