Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Drawing from life

So I drew this in senior studio this morning,Haven't really drawn from life in a while...It was kind of refreshing...Touched it up very loosely in Photoshop, something new and experimental.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The zoo project...(good luck to me)

Fun little project, If I win my picture can represent the zoo forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
how cool is that!!

Rite of Passage

This is a piece I did for myself, illustrating like the troubles some kids have to go through living in bad neighborhoods, but once you make it out you have become a man......

Carefree Youth

Just for fun a piece about kids who just dont care about anything and just want to have fun!

READ A BOOK!!!!!!!!!!

kids these days don't really read much so I decided to make a poster about kids being influenced by T.V so much these days...sometimes you just need to read a book....who am I kidding, im not much of a reader either,...but its a good message...and i draw so, that makes up for it..lol

Prethought of Botobit

So My roommate Wesley Eggerbrecht (i hope I spelled his name right) Had an idea about getting a book published displaying some sick artist, and he included me in it, which I am thankful, It is evolving into a great thing and I can't wait to see the finished product
the finished the drawing

Rapunzel, Rapunzel let down your hair

Here is the preliminary drawing to a Rapunzel remake..

and the finish

Salsa Roots...You always go back to your roots

here is the drawing for a painting idea, of famous singer Marc anthony, montaged with Hector Lavoe a salsa legend

Here is the final painting

A little fine art painting does the body good..

Heres an oil painting done for an assignment in Nancy Mitters class, great teacher I recommend her strongly.. Its of a friend of mine who is a music producer...
Another painting done for Nancy's class... It was inspired by a talk we had in class about artist having life long careers and how some people arent so lucky like a ballerina who can't do that for all of her life because of old age and muscle deteriation and all that sad stuff....and then she started talking about how young people think we can just live for ever and ding....a light bulb popped up on top of my head...Now we can live forever installed into a painting...yay!!

The iphone ad project

color study
This was a really cool assignment, we had to make a mock iphone ad and come up with a tag line...very cool stuff..

The new direction (Laddin project)

So here is some preliminary work to a book me and friend want to get published....not in any particular order...wouldn't want to ruin the story

So...this is laddin...He is a character in a children's book that me and Anthony Campbell are trying to get published....(u know the guy that doesn't smile) Just some of the color samples

Heres another sample illustration for it..

and another...

The old and the forgotten

Well I guess I'll start with all of my old stuff..just to catch up with every body......And also to see how much I've grown.....

Here's a self portrait from freshman year...awwww feels like it was just yesterday.

One of the models at school...I remember the first time I drew from a nude model, I was so nervous I was sweating and I kept dropping my pencil..lol

Here another model

The Frankenstein assignment, everybody had to do this.

Ok enough of the freshman stuff...

Here is a portrait of my little sis on the right and my step moms newest baby....(she has a lot:)
Did it sophmore year....see already a jump.

OOOOOOoooh now were getting into color....sophomore year still life of fruits....and an onion

This iguana got me on the school poster...oh yeah!! color pencil sophomore

first waterbased oil painting...woo hooo end of sophomore year

and so began my digital career.... sophomore year second semester started dipping into photoshop for characters and environments class with keith Newton....good guy, good teacher

Looks like Finding Nemo right:) thats because I want to work for Pixar sooooo bad it's insane..

Just an environment, plane crash..

Honda should definately start making jetpacks...This is my friend Anthony Campbell...nobody can tell because he doesn't smile in real life......It was really hard getting him to smile for this picture now that I think of it..lol (it just doesn't look natural)

Here are Da Rejects!!!!!!!!!!!! I seriously want to make these guys a saturday cartoon,,..so if anybody is interested in helping me make that happen let me know

Ali "the Greatest" painted in acrylic

This was for a comic book cover contest over the summer in between sophomore and junior year...and guess what its still going....they have yet to announce the winner..... They must have forgotten about us:(......tsk tsk UVC magazine... tsk tsk

Ok thanks for bearing with me through that three year retrospective of my schooling
Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did....
Now onto the more current stuff...