Thursday, December 27, 2012

Spaceman & Bloater in: Stranded for the Holidays

Spaceman & Bloater in: Stranded for the Holidays. As it appears in the C.O.P.O.U.T. Artists’ Winter Holiday Issue! Buy it here! I had a lot of fun with it.







Monday, December 17, 2012

Spaceman Bust Portrait

This past Friday's C.O.P.O.U.T. release party was a success and I want to thank everyone who came out and hung out with us. If you couldn't make it, don't worry we still have some copies left and we'll be setting something up for all of you who'd like to buy a copy. I'll have some news soon on upcoming projects and I'll also be posting my contribution to the C.O.P.O.U.T. Winter issue on my portfolio site in a day or so. I leave you with a quick bust of Spaceman!


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

News a new piece and a bunch of links!

It's been a busy month for me but there's some exciting stuff happening! Some of you may know about this but this Friday C.O.P.O.U.T. Comics is releasing our first ever color issue and we're having a release party! It features stories by Andy Hood, Billy Wayne Martin, James Kaminski, Ted Cocuzza, Eddie Xu, and myself all wrapped up in a gorgeous cover by Crystal Ben. If you want to go, click here to check out the details!

I've also been slowly working on new music and had a recording session with my good friend Alex Leonhart down at MICA in Baltimore. He has a rough version of the recording on his soundcloud. You can check out some more of my music here

I have some more news coming later but for now I'll leave you with this new piece. 

 Flamestress

Detail Shot

Thursday, November 22, 2012

December COPOUT issue Sneak Peak

Here's a quick preview of the next Spaceman and Bloater adventure for the December 2012 issue of COPOUT. By the way this one's in color! Keep your eyes peeled for the issue next month.


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Character Design: "Flamestress"

This is a character design that I did a few days ago in my sketch book. I used to work more frequently in my sketch book before college and I'm trying to get back into it. I started this image with almost nothing in mind other than that I wanted to draw a woman. After I got the pose down the rest of the piece almost designed itself. Overall I'm really pleased with the result and I can't wait to add color!

In other news the COPOUT Christmas/holiday issue is coming up fast and there will be a brand new Spaceman & Bloater issue inside! More on that in the coming weeks but until then "Hi ho drawing desk, Awwaaaaaaaaaayyyyy!"


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

I'm featured in Odessa Magazine!

I'm very happy to be featured in Odessa Magazine for tonights Daily Dose of Illustration! Click here to read the article!

Here's a robot for good measure!



Friday, November 2, 2012

Spaceman & Bloater in: The Orb of Raahg


My new issue for COPOUT comics! Enjoy! 





If you want to see more from copout comics go here.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sneak Peak of my next COPOUT comics issue!

These are the characters for my next 4 page COPOUT comics story, "The Spaceman & Bloater". It will be released this First Friday! If you haven't heard of COPOUT or want to read some of your old favorites check out www.copout-artists.tumblr.com

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Terror Behind the Walls T-shirt

First of all, NYCC was great and I'll have an in depth post about my trip soon but for now I wanted to share something else. On my way back from New York I made a stop in Philly for a night and got to go on a Halloween Haunt at Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary. Some of you probably know that back in my last semester of college my senior class participated in a project with Eastern State to pitch projects for their Halloween Event and I was one of two lucky students who had their work selected. Due to this partnership I and the other students from the Uarts 2012 Illustration class as well as the current Uarts Illustration seniors were treated to a trip through the Halloween haunt as well as a private gathering with some snacks and a display of some of last years work which was created for the penitentiary. All in all it was a good time and it was great to see some of my friends from school. Below is the image i created for Terror Behind the Walls and some pictures from last night as well as a few pictures from when I received my shirt samples.

My design for TBTW

Me standing next to a display of my shirt! 


The gift shop with my shirts as well as the shirts designed by a fellow Uarts grad!

Creepy guy standing next to the shirts.

Private gathering with some of the art done for Eastern State by other students.


One of the sample shirts I received in the mail

Me with a weird look on my face and excited that I have 2 shirts!

If you are interested in buying a shirt you can get them at the Terror Behind the Walls gift shop or online right here! http://www.easternstate.org/halloween/shop/new-items 

Be sure to stay tuned for my experience at NYCC!



Thursday, October 11, 2012

Ragman and Supergirl comics

Well it's finally here New York Comic Con. I've been preparing for this for a little over a month and I'm glad I can finally show my work. Below are two four page comics one featuring Ragman and the other featuring Supergirl and Miss Martian. All of these are characters from the DC Universe. Enjoy and feel free to comment or critique them. I'll be posting them on my main website soon as well.









Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

I am the night...


Here's a Batman sketch! Now I must go work on more sample pages for NYCC!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Rat Boy

This was a fun one! Another piece for Uarts alumni event called The Final Crit (the group I'm part of with a bunch of other Uarts illustration grads and students) This was a bit more up my ally than the pokemon piece and I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. I was inspired by these old photos of child mugshots from the 1800's but since the prompt was to "draw something of a hellish nature" I wanted to make it a bit creepier. Hopefully I succeeded.


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Since it's been a while since I've made a post showing the various stages of my work
 I thought I'd do that as well.

This is the Thumbnail.  As you can see there is no rat present.
I very rarely add something major to a piece if I didn't include it in the thumbnail
but this was an exception.

This is the sketch. I light boxed a large print out of the thumbnail onto plain printer paper.
At sketch stage i find it useful to use lower quality paper so that I don't get too precious with the drawing.



This is the final drawing before color. It's pencil on smooth finish bristol.


Final Piece

Friday, July 13, 2012

One hour warm up

Not really much explanation or reasoning here I just felt like doing a character study and this is what happened. I have a tendency to over think everything so today I just decided, whatever happens on the paper happens. Apparently I wanted to draw a kid in a hoodie. 




Sunday, July 8, 2012

Fat Ninja

This past Friday was another First Friday in Philadelphia which means the newest issue of C.O.P.O.U.T. comics was released! If you're unfamiliar with  C.O.P.O.U.T. comics, it is a collective of illustrator/cartoonists which I have been a part of since it started about a year ago. We release short monthly comics and regularly rotate artists for each issue. If you want to find out more go here. This Month's issue was done by myself, and  Crystal Ben, with a cover by Andy Hood. Below is my issue, enjoy!



  

Sunday, June 17, 2012

I Choose You! (Revisions)

Well here's the final for the Pokemon challenge. I made a few small changes to the values and detail in the trees. Nothing too drastic but noticeable, and it brings everything together I think.


Saturday, June 9, 2012

I Choose You!

Today's post is a bit random as it involves a subject with which I normally wouldn't illustrate. Not that I don't like Pokemon, rather I've just never thought to draw them. I'd say I have an appreciation for the super powered animals who are caught by children and forced to fight against their will in elaborate tournaments but I never had a gameboy as a kid. As such when Pokemon was at the height of its  popularity I was very out of the loop in terms of the actual story. Nevertheless I've always thought it was an interesting concept.

The prompt for this came from a Uarts alumni event called The Final Crit. There are a fairly good amount of Uarts grads in this event and it is the first of many challenges I'll be doing.

Pidgeotto and Caterpie

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Jump, Flip, Tumble and Roll

Lately I've been feeling that my figures look too stiff. To fix this I decided to reenact an exercise from my junior year figure drawing class. Draw from parkour videos! This is a great way to get a wide variety of action poses.





I'm assuming it's pretty self explanatory but the exercise involves pausing the video and then drawing the freeze frame. I highly recommend trying this exercise, especially if you struggle with action poses.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Easter Island Heads Have Bodies!!!

This is something that I saw on James Gurney's blog and I thought it was so awesome that I had to reblog it. Apparently those giant head statues on Easter Island have bodies! Surprisingly this excavation has been going on for a while but most people are unaware of it ( I certainly was). Ancient stone structures and sculptures have always fascinated me and I find a lot of inspiration in the mystery which surrounds them. So, this was really exciting.  Go here to see more of the below images and read a bit about them. Thanks to James Gurney for posting this!



Here's another article I found while searching online. 

If giant ancient statues with bodies aren't your cup of tea than maybe this next thing will strike your fancy. 
A while ago I found the image below of children fighting zombies on a playground. The image was done by concept artist Jason Chan. If you've never seen his work you should click on that link a few words back. Why am I bringing this up? I was informed by Crystal Ben who made a post on this a day or two ago that this image has prompted a kickstarter to fund the actual creation of a game based on this image!


Yes today was a reblog day for me but if you didn't know about these things now you do! If you did my apologies for boring you and I'll have some more original content soon!