Friday, December 10, 2010

DECEMBERWEEN!


Hey, folks! Like I said, I wanted to sort of finish off the last batch of Halloween drawings that I couldn't do for October of this year, so I wanted to leave the last 15 drawings for this month up until Christmas day!!

Monday, November 01, 2010

Pumpkins Galore!


Here's the pumpkins me, my roommate and my roommate's mom did for Halloween night! The kids and parents loved 'em!

These are the ones I did:

Here's Mr. Sad-O-Lantern!


And the crazed pumpkin brothers:


Lonely Henery


and Mischief Mike!


I had a lot of fun doing these! I've never carved a pumpkin before and can see why people enjoy doing 'em! Definitely gonna do more for next year!

I had a really great Halloween time this year. I saw some really great scary/funny movies both on the big screen and little screen, went to a Halloween parade, where I was dressed up and had a blast, carved some pumpkins and helped decorate a front porch with fun Halloween stuff!! I've never experienced such an awesome Halloween before and it was the best one I've had so far!!

Hope you guys had an awesome Halloween as much as I did!!!


P.S. Just so you know I'm still gonna finish all my Halloween drawings! I've only got 15 more to go and really want to reach the goal of 31 drawings!! So stay tuned for those!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Drawings For Halloweeners!

Hey, I think this is as far as I'll go for the Halloween drawings for this month. I do plan to finish all 31 drawings though and I've got 15 more to go, so I'm gonna keep going!! I'll do another special one for tomorrow for Halloween. It'll be a simple one and not as complex as my last drawings. I'll also put up photos of the pumpkins I've carved later on.



I got inspired to do a "Mars Attacks!" drawing after seeing Bob Flynn's take on one of the "Mars Attacks!" trading card series and after seeing the complete set of those cards here. Check out Bob's piece here, where he also provides a brief step-by-step process of his piece, and here's the original card he took it from. It's really cool how he was able to incorporate his own fun style into his piece yet still maintain the quality of the original. I also love the painterly look that he was able to achieve through the painting program Artrage. I seriously have to get that program!

I also found another website in Bob's blog where he contributed his "Mars Attacks!" piece called Illostribute and there I found some some other cool "Mars Attacks!" art from two other artists! Click on their names below to see their awesome "MA!" art!

Leo Matsuda

Lionel Serre

Be sure to check out that website too! It's got some other really great artists with some really cool art!


Beware of Halloween candy this year and play it safe! Have fun this Halloween!!!


Oh, and don't get brain freeze!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


From the 1958 flick "Fiend Without a Face"

Sorry it's taking me forever to put up any new Halloween drawings! I'm definitely gonna catch up though! I've been feeling kinda burnt-out lately due to some stuff I've been doing on the side, so I decided to take a mini break from drawing.

But now I'm back to do more and I came up with a cool way to catch up with all of the October drawings I've missed! So what I'll basically do, starting tomorrow, is do two drawings a day instead of one to catch up for the days I've missed. So expect two Halloween drawings each day starting tomorrow until I've reached all 31 drawings!! Capiche?

P.S. I know it should probably say "Fiends Without Faces!", but this way feels right to me :)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Boo!


Hey, I made a new comic and it's over at the ZZ and AD blog! Go there now!! Sorry for it's lateness too. It was suppose to go up last Saturday.

I won't be doing another ZZ and AD for this week and probably won't be doing one for next week either, but I'll try my hardest because I like these characters!

Sorry I haven't been putting up too many of the Halloween drawings too! I've been kinda busy lately doing some more important stuff. But that's all gonna change now! So stay tuned for more Halloween art fun!

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Friday, October 01, 2010

Scared For a Day 2!


Halloween inspired drawings that I'll do each day for the entire month of October 2010! Hope you enjoy 'em!!

*On a sidenote...I will definitely get back to doing more Zad Zak and Angree Dandy comics and also get back on track with my film. This weekend I won't put up a ZZ & AD comic just so you know. I'll announce when they'll return tomorrow at the ZZ and AD blog. I've been super busy lately trying to finish up some commission work, so when I'm done with those I'll definitely put up more of my own stuff!

Monday, September 06, 2010

COMIC and Hiatus!


Hey, everyone! New comic over at the blog ---> ZZ & AD Comics!

Sorry I was so late to put it up if you were waiting for it. I was really busy working on some freelance stuff last week :/

I started doing the comic on Friday and had it in mind to do it quickly for the next day, but I really liked how it was coming out that I really didn't want to half-ass it. So that's why it took me a while to do.

Go to the blog, leave a comment if ya want, and tell me what you think! I'm sorta new to comic making so any professional opinions would be highly appreciated!

Last week I was working on a hefty poster for the Festival of the Lion King for Disney World. I was asked to do it from my good friend Jason Anders of Fulle Circle fame, who works there. Go to his blog now and read his super awesome interviews!!!

I'm still working on the poster too, so for the next two weeks to come I probably won't be doing any comics, or drawings, or anything me :(

I gotta put in some heavy-duty time for this poster if I want it look nice, but I'll try to finish it early so I can show do more comics and things ;)

So I'll catch ya laterz!!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Mixed Emotions


Hey, peeps! Just putting up a reminder that the second Zad Zak and Angree Dandee strip will be up this Saturday in the ZZ & AD Blog!! So expect more crazed emotions from these two!

As you can see I've also made changes to my blog with a new banner, new links to the right, more organized links, and purty colors all around.

You like? I like!

Hope you enjoy it! :D

*EDIT: Also, I'm still selling a painting over at my store! I was able to sell another one a few weeks back! So get the one I'm selling now! Click image below to see!


*EDIT 2: Someone has requested to buy my painting! It hasn't been bought yet, but I will be saving it for that person until they do! It's now been deactivated over at the store.

So for now no more paintings at the store! :(

But don't worry!! I'll definitely make more in the future for you to enjoy and buy!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

New Comic!!!

Hey!! Sorry for the extensive wait. I was having sort of a mini vacation time for myself, but now I'm back!!

Remember when I mentioned I wanted to do a comic of two of my characters from two posts down? Well that's what I've been up to! I'll also be doing a comic a week of them and made a blog especially for the comics!

ZAD ZAK & ANGREE DANDEE COMICS!!!
CLICK ON IMAGE TO SEE!!!


Am I crazy for doing this? A comic a week? Maybe! But it's something that's been floating around my head for quite some time and I've been really wanting to do it, and I think I can too. So go check out the blog and tell me what you think! Let me know if you'd like to see more!

I was working on this REALLY slow too, and that's because I did the whole thing in Flash, inking and all. Except the word bubbles were done in Illustrator. Inking in Flash takes forever, but I actually prefer inking there. It makes my drawings seem more organic I think. But for the next ones to come I'll be inking them in Illustrator that way I can crank 'em out faster.

The comics come out every Saturday! Expect the next one to come out next Saturday of next week!

I'll be back soon with other stuff and I'm gonna be sprucing things up for this blog too! So expect some CHANGES!!!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Drawing Dump & Some Other Things



Hey! Long time no see!! Sorry I haven't put anything up here in like 2 months. I've been crazy busy doing a commission for someone really cool, but I think I'll save that for another post.

Right now, I thought I'd put up some drawings I've done in the past few months. Most of these I've put up already in Facebook and Deviant Art, but have totally neglected putting them here for you bloggers out there. So here ya go! Sum stuff fer yoo too<---(purposeful misspelling) watch!
Here's something I've been meaning to mention here for a long, long, LONG time now, especially to any artist out there, budding or professional.

The drawing below was made after I read a series a of posts from this blog by Mark Kennedy, who's a storyboard artist for animation and movies. I'm sure some of you are familiar with it, but in case you aren't then please check it out. It's definitely worth a check if you want to learn some good tips on drawing from a professional who knows the tricks of the trade!

The posts are in 5 parts and each have the header "A Kick in the Head".

Here they are at your convenience: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5.

They're all pretty great and I think provide enough information that an artist needs to know.

In the first one he talks about silhouette value, but more specifically on clarity and to avoid cluttered design. After I read it, I came to realize that silhouetting isn't only for the sake of having clarity and interesting design in your drawing, but also for the sake of comfort for the viewer and for the artist as a viewer. They have to and want to know what they're looking at immediately when they set their eyes on a drawing.

(An image from Mark's blog)

And it makes sense, right? You wouldn't want the viewer to try and figure out what the cluttered mess is all about in your drawing. Don't confuse them from the get-go. Let them know exactly what you're drawing is all about without bringing any confusion to them. Clutter provides discomfort if ya ask me. So avoid it all costs!!

So anyway, in the drawing below I decided to redo the drawing on top, to a more clear and easy-to-read drawing.


I wanted people to immediately know that he was forcefully loosening his tie in a manic way. So I took his hand away from his chest, arched back his line of action more in the other direction, turned his head so that it compliments with the direction that his hand's going to, and added more motion lines and sweat. By applying a silhouette to this character, I've made my drawing not only clearer, but I think more expressive too.

Sometimes I forget the stuff I learn, like silhouettes, from some really talented and professional artists like John K. and Mark Kennedy. So I think it's always important to practice the things you've learned all the time in order to not forget them and if you want to make some good, clear and expressive drawings.


And now the fan art portion of this post!!!

Skadi!!! I love Skadi! It's an online comic made by two of my favorite artists, Katie Rice and Luke Cormican!! I was asked to do a drawing for them in an upcoming Skadi book and it was a real honor for them to ask me! I love their stuff!! I liked doing the drawing so much that I decided to do another one just for fun and it's going to be included in the book too! Here it is below:


She's a devil here along with her sickly slave Diseasoid (well devil Diseasoid as portrayed here). It'll make sense once the book is out, so that you can see why she's a devil!!

Go to Dumm Comics now (like right now!) to check out Skadi every Thursday along with some other awesome comics made by other cool artists!!

Here's more fan art!! These two pictures are from a blog I found called Magic Carpet Burn. This blog is amazing and it's got so much neat stuff!

These two illustrations really caught my eye in this post.



So I decided to draw the characters for fun!



Dumb joke, but whatever, it was still fun to do!

Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back I think soon to do another post. I've delayed myself from working on my film to do the commission that I mentioned before. But no worries I'll definitely get right back to it once I'm fully done with the commission. So I ain't quittin' yet!!

I think I'll also make a small comic for fun, and put it up here later on. I've been dying to do a comic for a while now of these two characters I've made up. It won't be too long of a comic. Like a page length. It'll actually be of these two guys:


I wanna start creating stories so I think comics is the way to go!

So I'll be back and expect a lot more here when I return!!!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Fulle Circle, Shirts and Aminashumz!

Hey!! Here's some new stuff I've been doing!

These are some pages I made for Jason Anders' Fulle Circle Magazine!! Each page indicates a subject in the magazine, that's why they have titles like "Film & Television", "Music", etc.




Here's a caricature I did for Caprica star Alessandra Torresani! Jason did an interview with her and you can check it out HERE!

She saw this and liked it! I'm real glad she did too. She assumed every celebrity that Jason interviews would get a caricature from an artist, so she wanted one. That's pretty cool, right? It's real awesome for cartoonists to get noticed like that.


And I made more shirt designs over at my Red Bubble store!! Click on the images below to check 'em out!!



And finally, some animation I've been working on for my film. Let me know what ya think!