Thursday, March 26, 2009

United We Smack!!!

Here's a commercial introducing the game, United We Smack! Which I happen to work on, I produced the Characters Art, Background Art and the UI design. I rarely do UI design, usually a graphic designer/web designer handles that. The game will be on the Android platform on the G1 phone. Hopefully there will be a iPhone version sometime in the future. Anyone of you out there with a G1 phone, hopefully will check it out.

Take Care,

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Not Happy with...

...a lot of crap lately in the past few days, weeks, months. I could list them. Then why list them? There's some stuff that needs fixing. But why fix them? I'm just fucking moody should past. The strange thing is my work has been flowing during this time which is cool. Also being contacted by different persons and companies in wanting to do work with me is a wonderful thing. But I have that unpleasant feeling that something is missing...that very thing is making me unhappy.
...time to go to the gym now.

J.C. Leyendecker is an inspiration for me. I have pretty much all books on him. You folks should do a search on him and read up on him. This man influenced American illustration in the first half of the 20's century. Norman Rockwell being one of the artist that he inspired. Catch you all later.


Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Art of Sketch Theatre

Hey all just to let you know that I five pieces of mine that are in the show. So if anyone of you happen to be in Hollywood in the evening...stop by and check out some great sketches and drawings! I should be there to hang for a bit and do some doodles. There's going to be a live model for anyone to draw from and open bar! Can't beat that! Hope to see you there.


Friday, March 13, 2009


Here's a drawing of a character of mine, Sol. Inked him up using my tech pens and the colors were done using Painter and Photoshop. Let me know what you all think?


Monday, March 09, 2009

11x14 Sketches

Here's some warm up sketches that I have done on 11x14 bristol board. Let me know what you all think?


Saturday, March 07, 2009

Sketches from my Nueva York Sketchbook

Here's some pages from Nueva York Sketchbook. It's been pretty busy for me these past few weeks. Working on a few fun games that will be used for the iPhone and G1 phones. I'm pretty happy with the way those projects are turning out. I had my friend Mark Rattaport owner of Creature Effects, give me a call and ask me to help him out with a few doodles for a commercial. I really want to make time on doing my own stuff.

I had someone asked me where I get me inspiration, when it comes to drawing and design characters for myself and for my clients. Well, for my work I draw from a lot of sources from other graphic artists past and present to music to movies to books. Heck there's quite a bit of stuff that really get my creative juices flowing. I get inspired from events and things that I experience (hopefully that makes some sort of sense). I take a sketchbook with me pretty much everyday, when I go to a job or when I am out with my family and friends. I just never know when something will strike in my head and I will need to draw that idea down. Even when I an randomly out on my own like getting the truck wash at the carwash, I'll have that sketchbook in my hand and I'll be doodling away because someone dude or women will be there that looks very interesting to draw. I also like to take my camera along and take pictures of buildings, places, people, animals....things. I even get inspired by my students, they help me to push myself to be a better teacher and artist. My friends and business partners in Lightbox, Geoff, Eric, Jojo, Jonard and Jon all have me think about my work and how I can push it to be better so I can be happy with it and in turn they will be happy with it and of course all you folks out there be cool with what I produce.
There are times that I do get a bit dry but I just work through it kick myself to pick up the pencil/pen and make them marks. I'll watch a movie or read a book to ignite an idea. Sorry for rambling on for a bit. Well you all take care and I'll see you guys later.


Monday, March 02, 2009

Sketches from my Sketchbook

Hey all! Here's a page from one of my tone sketchbooks. Lately, it's been pretty busy in my end. Trying to check off stuff from my To-Do-List. But it seems that everytime I check one thing off, I need to add two more things on that list...oh boy. I'll catch you all later.