Tuesday, April 26, 2016

"Small Dogs" Kickstarter Update

The first proofs for "Small Dogs" children's book are in, and I got to review them in person with my client rep yesterday. They're looking good, and I just have to make a few tweaks that only my eye can probably see as I want to make sure the artwork is printed as great as it can be. Thank you to Kickstarter and to everyone who's supported this project for allowing me to even get this far in the process. I can't wait to share the end product with all of you.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Fundamentals of Design

Sign ups for CGMA's next term are still going on. Classes begin in May and I'll be returning to teach Fundamentals of Design with lectures by Jason Louie.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

"Boys of Steel" Added to My Shop

Just added to my online store. Perfect gift for yourself or a loved one who remembers when Superman could smile or be a little fun.

Friday, March 25, 2016

WonderCon 2016

If you're heading down to WonderCon this weekend, look for me in SMALL PRESS #086 in the SOUTH HALL. Prints, originals, giveaways and FREE life advice! Hope to meet some of you there!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Boys of Steel Are Back In Town

The boys are back in town! The boys are back in town! This is my tribute to the Supermen of media, to the different yet iconic live action incarnations of Superman throughout the ages. Who’s your favorite? There are even a few little easter eggs for all my fellow diehard Supes fans. Here's to Batman v. Superman! Also I've been super busy (pun intended) getting ready for WonderCon this weekend where this print will debut so I hope those of you going will stop by. Thanks for all the support!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Superman and Batman: Yin and Yang

I first created this Superman Batman Yin Yang concept as a commissioned sketch at #WonderCon 2014, and then painted it the following year. I thought it'd be the perfect piece for me to kick off Batman v Superman week especially since it highlights them as allies on the same side as opposed to the, you know, typical Hollywood formula of making the heroes fight themselves first until the villain makes them set aside their differences *cough Avengers cough*. Either way I'm excited to see it, and I'm hoping the movie really captures the mutual respect and admiration they have for each other.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Friday, March 11, 2016

Last Kickstarter Weekend!

Just three days left on my “Small Dogs” children’s book Kickstarter. It’s been fully funded already so if you’ve been thinking about jumping on board but were just waiting, now’s definitely the time to do so. A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who’s helped put this book into production very soon. I can’t wait to share it with you all :)

Monday, March 7, 2016

"Small Dogs" Kickstarter Shirt Goal Met & First Sample

I'm happy to say that thanks to everyone's continued support we've reached our second stretch goal for "Small Dogs" meaning that all the shirts will be printed on the American Apparel tri-blend fabric from my chosen shirt company. I'm also happy to announce that I just received the very first shirt sample with the tri-blend printing, and it not only looks great but also feels great! If your pledge doesn't include a shirt but you would like one, you can upgrade your reward tier at any time. A big THANK YOU to all of you who've shared and supported this campaign! Stay Small :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Kickstarter Mentorship Reward

From the random doodles in my lab journal as a science grad to art school to the present day, I've built up a lot of knowledge and experience that I've used to help other artists both as a teacher with CGMA and as a mentor with Motivarti.org. One of my Kickstarter Rewards tiers is a Mentorship Package where you can get one on one time with me to provide artistic feedback, portfolio guidance and answer any art/career related questions specific to you. Check out my link for more info if you're interested:

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Second Kickstarter Stretch Goal - Shirt Upgrade

My Kickstarter is entering it's third week and already on its way to completing it's Second Stretch Goal. If I can raise enough fund, the shirts I was planning on printing will be printed using the American Apparel Tri-Blend Fabric for a softer feeling. Please check it out and share it with anyone you think might be interested in it.

Monday, February 29, 2016

WonderCon 2016 Coming Up!

I’ll be at WonderCon LA in a few weeks with new prints, originals, and FREE poster giveaways! Hope to see you there and feel free to say hi if you know me from Blogger.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

SMALL DOGS Kickstarter 100% Funded!

HAHA in between the time I made this image and was about to post it, my Kickstarter campaign got FULLY FUNDED! Seriously THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING AND/OR SHARING IT! The way Kickstarter works is now any additional funds raised will go toward stretch goals which are ways to enhance the existing rewards or add new ones. In the mean time thank you again for your support and for those that haven’t yet pledged, if you do now you’re guaranteed to get the book. Cheers!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

SMALL DOGS Kickstarter First Week Almost Over

Holy moly! Thank you so much to everyone who’s supported my first ever Kickstarter. Despite all the planning and preparation I did, that didn’t stop me from being crazy nervous the moment it went live. For those that don’t know, it’s a children’s book that tells the sweet story about how a young Chihuahua deals with the fact that he’ll never be as big as the other dogs and decides to embrace his differences. Thanks for reading and checking it out if you haven’t :)