Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Inlaws & Outlaws Logo






















This is my latest creation for my Pastor's new business he wants to start. He had another designer take a stab at it, but she wanted royalties! Besides, hers looked like a pile of clip art crap. I just sent it to him to review it, then the next step will be coloring it!

My Dad's latest Tattoo


















I started by modifying this design my dad found and added in the type and the stars.
















But, like I predicted, their was too much type on the bottom and too small for it to be worth it on his arm. So we simplified it with just four stars on the bottom.




















And this is how it came out! The tattoo artist did an amazing job!

Tires, Tats & Tees Logo WIP












These are some variations of a logo design I'm doing for a friend's new start up business. I started with 18 concepts and his response was "I like number 1"...that's it! So I am kind of flying blind here not knowing exactly what he wants, but we'll see where we go from these next 8.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I am jealous.

Thought you guys might enjoy this lady's work.

VERABEE

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Braggart


This is a new piece on Beowulf, guys in back are supposed to be sort of exasperated and annoyed/bored, so I don't have their expressions quite down yet, but here's the start!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Mermaid Mural

You guys may have seen this on my blog already, but thought I'd post it here as well. If you know of anyone who wants a mural in their house, RECOMMEND MEEEE!! I think I'm getting pretty good at them :) It seems like I can paint better on a wall than on canvas...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

ASDFHOSMIVDWS!!!

My god...I have been so busy!!! I haven't forgotten about our site, I swear! Work has been crazy the last few weeks, actually been putting in full time hours! I have 4 freelance projects to work on as well, I just haven't had time to really do much with them yet =(

So be prepared for an onslaught of posts...hopefully soon!! =P

Monday, December 6, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Speedpainting



2 speedpaints today, i need more of this

Updated version

Hopefully this helps resolve the logo issues a teeeeeeny bit :)
Let me know which one you guys like better.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I NEED CRITIQUES PLEASE!!!!



So I designed this company holiday card. And I got a little wacom tab happy with it, so... tell me if it's too busy or do you think it works???
THANKS!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Baby?!??

Created this illustration of my baby cousin, Audrey, for her 8 month birthday. It was simple but fun. Babies are usually extremely difficult to draw! But I guess this one turned out alright...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

if ever theres a reason



trying to bang out this weeks chow on ca.org in time but i dont think ill make it, busy weekend ahead.

*kicks rocks*

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Gettin busy today



These were the products of the hour I got to actually work today. The firey house is for VoZ (the game thingy) and then I decided that I was gonna take a break and do a half hour sketch and that's what the girl is. I think I'm gonna start trying to do a 30 min sketch everyday (We'll see how long THAT lasts!)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Gondola Mural

Made these T-Shirts for my brother's band. They turned out pretty cool and sold a few :)

The Fighter






















Just a quick sketch/study. Been a little busier with work and building a computer this week! Can't help but procrastinate now =P

Heeeeeey There!


Just a start to something that could be fun working on.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

pert sammy


heres the yoink piece i planned on revisiting, stage one

Thursday, November 11, 2010

dusting off


finally a enviro speedpaint to get the juices flowing. been too long

EPIC CHALLENGE

Hey, here's a fun exercise.

Draw a dog with your eyes closed and use it as a framework to finish with your eyes open.

It makes LOL dogs for sure.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Random Illustration

Drew up this card to mail to a friend in Minnesota. He hasn't received it yet so I hope he doesn't check this blog...

I find myself not using pencil anymore, do you guys do this? There's some things that bug me about this piece, maybe I should start using pencil again.

And... it looks like we got some extreme procrastinators up in hurrrr!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Sketch Book Project!!

Here's my first piece for the 2011 Sketch Book Project. My book will be a permanent collection at The Brooklyn Art Library. I'm really excited about this, except I have to fill the entire book by January 15th.... Ekks!

I'm alive!


OK so I know this is late (OR MAYBE EARLY!) and not really a finished product or anything, but this is something I'm starting as of today. Gonna be a classic portrait some time this week. I haven't done warmup sketches like this in a LONG time and you can tell but whatever. Hopefully this will be semi worked on by today.

DEUCES, KICK ROCKS!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Purple can be scary too....


Hopefully the finished version of what I had posted earlier last week

The Decision Maker






















This is an old idea, originally and proudly thought up for Family Values, a family company...Bobby, this is for you, lol. Did it pretty quickly, tested out some things, also tested out that filter Diana mentioned, it's pretty sweet!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Finished brainz?


here it people.
also, thanks Diana for the link, that plug-in is great!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Baby Card



So my Aunt asked me to create a card for her grand-daughter's 7mo. bday. :)
I had to create it overnight, so of course... I went with a tree.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

bbrrAAiinnZ?


Hoping to finish this in time for the ChoW on ca.org, maybe won't but itll get done regardless, having fun.

o and this is a process shot.

Monday, October 25, 2010



Par Daves BITCHING, I have stayed up past my time of bed in order to post this, and now will probably wake up tomorrow still tired and cursing his name instead of my goddamn awful employers...

THANKS DAVE!

Third or so in my "Chicago Chicks are Cuter" series of sports imagery... girls left arm is bothersome, fix and color/render soon to come... maybe... placement and all may change, text is set in stone... I like it, screw you if you don't.... :P

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Elemental Moodiness


This is a piece I'm working on for that silly game co that doesn't pay me XP It's called "Void Elemental" and supposed to be a 7 headed transparent angst-y spiritual being that can't find redemption and is forced to be crabby on earth, so sad, angry, depressed...all that fun moody stuff lol Just the beginning, but that's what I've got so far!

Infant-el Warfare WIP


















This is far from over, haha. Take from it what you will =P It's been a long running idea that I have finally put down on paper.

Corel Painter Practice


My first attempt at using Corel Painter. The tablet was just collecting dust, so I figure I try something new.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Finished Queen


See title for details.

New painting complete


I delivered this painting yesterday to the client. I hope good things come from this. The painting itself is 16"x24" but will be scaled down to 5"x6.5".

It's only the 4th painting I've worked with oils on... Still don't feel like I have the medium under control but it was definitely a learning experience.

Let me know what you guys think, only 2 other artists have seen it so I'm extremely curious!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Process shot: Queen


"And there he is with brick -- hostile reptile."

Monday, October 18, 2010

Derp Derp

 
Not sure what I like about these, I kind of hit a dead end with my thought process. Not sure about the idea, colors...pretty much everything, haha. I gotta sleep on it. Probably will start up some other projects to stir the creative juices before I finish this.

Logo Concepts


Just a few concepts for a new personal logo.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Focus grasshopper







finished

My very own Hal


My own stab at Hal Jordan ;) Thought it'd be fun to do a portrait of a super, turns out it is!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

iPad drawing - Cavern Takedown





Another drawing done on my iPad - video upload of it on Facebook - basically an ever evolving sketch...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Yoink!


Needed to jot something more personal down. Haven't seen a personal piece to finish in quite some time, so this will be worked on in between the underground tribe.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Dropping the Deuce


This is a sketch of a painting I'll be working on for some company... It will be a 16"x20" acrylic piece, sorta similar to my 3 panel, abstract, hand piece thing... should you care.

I'm getting paid A LOT.

And 35,000 women get a print of it.

I am pretty stoked and peed myself when I found out I got the job. Hahahaha.

Popping the cherry


Here we go, a sketch of an "underground tribe" im taking to finish.

2 more types of characters will be added and more info on them as I post