I was invited to be apart of an awesome Disney tribute galley show. I love Disney, how could I refuse?! One of my favorite parts about going to Disneyland is the snacks! Yeah, I know that explains my big belly, but I do love them! I decided to make them monochromatic and mimic the posters of ole.
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The show was awesome. Here is a link to the galley Facebook page: Rat Trap
So there is a great new drawing challenge blog called Drawn By Chance. They pick their prompts at random from paper cups! Doing so creates some awesome scenarios! Thought I’d take quick stab at it.
Meet Charles and his best bud Checkers (his parents are really into board games) They were up late one night watching info-commercials and just HAD to by the Solar Powered Skates. Unfortunately they ran out of men’s skates so Checkers had to buy a extra large pair of women’s skates. Here they are trying them for the first time at 9pm!
Hello everyone, it’s that time for Illustration Friday again! I managed to pull of this quick little diddy.
Here is a ninja…yeah a real one. Every one thousand years or a so a true “ninja” is born. The moon has to be just right and there is squirel blood involved and a bunch of other junk. I could go into it but, believe me, it is not interesting AT ALL! Anyhow Larry (yah I know laugh it up, but for reals thats his name) is a professional ninja. He fights crime and kills “bad” ninja dudes, but on this fateful night, he was not so lucky. You see he was breaking into a evil masterminds exotic vase shop, where he “triggered the highly sophisiticated alarm system” (his word not mine). Needless to say Larry has retired, because its kinda hard to be a ninja with rabies!
Just under the wire! I was able to do an “Illustration Friday” this week!
I watched a few scary movies this week to get in the mood for all hallows eve and I found out something. I really enjoy horror movies of old (The Thing, Lost Boys)! The new ones show to much and it all CG…boo! Anyhow this idea came to me pretty quickly, got the idea while watching these movies with my lady friend. She was so scared the whole time and one of the movies we watched during the day! So I thought to myself, I wish I was scared of movies like this. Now for those of you who don’t know me, I’m a beast of a man…greenish back hair, ears that look like horns but NOT a tail, what are you CRAZY? As a matter of fact you could say the monster above is a very close likeness to what I really look like. Yeah, I bet you thought the image above was a picture…it’s not…its a drawing. Boo!
Episode 1 of the new PX3 Webisode series.
Justin Ridge is an established artist, animator, and director. He has worked on TV series such as Avatar and The Cleveland Show, but the thing that really got us going was our conversation about his experience on Skywalker Ranch.
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So I created a short webisode animation for a podcast I do every week called The Potato Potato Podcast. I just wanted to post some of the production backgrounds. I’m quiet fond of them, so I figured I would post them.
All created in Photoshop. This style is a little different then I normally do so it was fun to try to have them all have the same look and feel.
Here we are, another Illustration Friday, and this week the word is “Mesmerizing”. I knew I wanted a kid sitting down just staring at something. So at first I had him looking at a ball. Yeah a ball. I mean, what is more mesmerizing to a kid then a ball right?! Maybe it was a feral child, or some kid how just really likes balls. I knew this whole “ball” thing wasn’t going to cut it. I couldn’t think of a single thing. So I hit the road! I went on a small 5 1/2 month hike through the wilderness of South America, then rode a bike to Australia. I found my peace while meditating in a mens room at Target™. “A CANDLE!” I yelled at the top of my lungs as I ran home to draw the candle in the kids hand! Pretty sweet story huh? (oh yeah and a monster is going to grab him and probably eat him.)
This method of painting in Photoshop like this is new to me. I like the effect. But I do know that I still need some practice with this technique.
Hello everyone I’m back with a quick one for this weeks Illustration Friday. There is no real story behind this, other then the fact I thought it would be silly to see comic book super heroes wearing very cheesy and typical disguises. When going over all the comic book heroes I realized that so many (if not all) of them have secret identities. I mean you would think there would be one big comic book super hero out there that is just “super” all the time. No need to hide, he just sits in his “super” couch watching “super” TV, eating “super” Hot Pocket™. Wait a minute… I think I’m on to something. Ignore everything I just wrote (my delete key is broken).
So here is my entry into Illustration Friday. It is all digital and i am still experimenting with this whole digital painting thing and sometimes I love it and others i want to throw my computer out the window…
Anyhow the word is “perennial” so instead of drawing a flower (since that was I could think of). I did something that is also “perennial” and that’s…TREES!!! Yes trees! Well maybe not just trees, there is also love and all that other mushy crap! I mean love and stuff is pretty cool…it last all year, makes you sick sometimes and it has nice hair! Well 2 out of 3 aint bad!
C & C’s welcome!
Here is yet another entry for Illustration Friday. While cleaning out my garage I found all my oil paints I used to use when I did Plein Air painting. And I couldn’t resist giving oil painting another try. So I busted out some random piece of wood I found in the garage and went for it! I had a great time doing the sky, but when it came to the details I struggled controlling the media. I got the idea from looking up “midsummer night” on Google and this image of a long exposure someone took of a night sky came up. You could see the movement of all the stars. It’s a pretty rad picture! Anyhow I love flying kites (especially at the beach during the summer) so I kinda put the two together and came up with this one. Let me tell you guys something, flying stunt kits is the ONLY way to go…none of that single string crap. Trust me, go out and get a stunt kite. (this blog post was brought to you by Stuntkites.com) Crits welcome.
*once again this is a crappy capture of the final..I took it with my camera phone since the piece will probably remain wet for weeks. I couldn’t scan it.