I hope my American friends had a great Thanksgiving weekend, and that all my international friends are enjoying a great start to the last month of this year. These pieces are just me practicing my use of color, shape and texture with some Americana themed scenes. Cheers!
Friday, November 8, 2013
So I setup my DesignerCon booth today I'm all ready to go for this weekend. If anyone catches this post and is wondering what I am talking about, here's a recap:
DesignerCon is a convention celebrating and showcasing all forms of art and design. It's at the Pasadena Convention Center and is only $5 for tix online or $7 at the door.
I'll be exhibiting artwork, prints, my debut children's book SMALL DOGS all at BOOTH 526. If you're in the area or feel like checking out a cool gathering of artists, then stop on by and say hello.
Hope to see some friends and fans there! Cheers!
Friday, November 1, 2013
For the first time ever I will have copies of my children's book SMALL DOGS available for sale next weekend at DesignerCon in Pasadena at the convention center. The books measure at 9 x 9" and are 22 pages, and I'm super happy with the print job. I'll post some never-before-seen artwork from the inside of the book in the coming week, but until then here's some more specific info about the show:
Exhibit Hall A & B
300 East Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101.
Tickets are $5 per day pre-order or $7 at the door
I'll be at Booth 526 with copies of the book as well as limited prints of original art and especially from my Batman movie "A Gotham Fairytale."
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, October 31, 2013
This is a piece I took out of the old digital archives from when I was still a student at Art Center. I figured it suited the Halloween theme well enough so I decided to give it some time in the spotlight, despite my uneasiness that it's old student work. In any case, I hope it scares you (in a good but fun way), and that you all have a safe and fun Halloween!
Monday, October 28, 2013
I'm excited to announce that I'll be exhibiting at this year's DesignerCon 2013 in Pasadena, CA on Nov. 9-10. DesignerCon is an annual art and design convention that smashes together toys and designer apparel with urban, underground and pop art.
If you're in the area or already going, feel free to stop by BOOTH #526 where I'll have prints available from a variety of my work, including my most recent Batman video "A Gotham Fairytale." I'm even hoping to have copies of my children's book "Small Dogs" available for sale for the first time! I'll be posting more frequently in the coming days with more details and sneak peaks of the art to be available :)
Friday, October 4, 2013
Exciting news in the near future - I'll be at DESIGNERCON in Pasadena on Nov 9-10th. I'll post more about that in the future, but you better believe there'll be art for sale, art for giving away, and plenty of Batman stuff too! In the meantime, I hope you enjoy these last wallpapers! Have a great weekend, everyone!
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Friday, September 13, 2013
A GOTHAM FAIRYTALE: My Batman-based animatic consisting of over 200 black and white illustrations set against "Knights of Cydonia" by the rock band Muse. It was uploaded online exactly at this time last week and has since received nearly 18,000 views, notable reviews on social news sites, and even got mentioned on-air on Toronto rock station 102 The Edge.
iO9 was the first entertainment website to feature my Batman animatic that I know of. Really well-written summary and description of my video and my intent - it's almost as if they hacked my brain. Is that possible yet?
FEARLESS FRED ON 102 THE EDGE
Toronto DJ Fearless Fred mentioned it on-air during his segment and even posted the link on his radio blog page and facebook. Very cool of him, especially since he's a fellow comics enthusiast.
ComicBookMovie.com was the next site that I was made aware of to feature my video. It officially marks the first time I have ever been called a "YouTuber" as well as a huge point of pride for me since I frequent that site a lot for my daily dose of comic book and pop culture news.
GeekTyrant is a super cool site and they really went above and beyond in their depiction of my work. Not only allowing site viewers to thumb through some images, they also provide a direct link as well as a cool description. And even if they hadn't, just to have the privilege of having my work officially displayed below a Star Wars banner is a huge dream-that-I-didn't-know-I-had come true. That gives me an idea for a follow up - Batman on the Death Star, perhaps?
Friday, September 6, 2013
This has been months in the making, and has been a creative seed in my brain for multiple years. I am ecstatic to finally get it out of my head and onto the web, where it joins the ranks of cat videos and youtube parodies :)
Be sure to follow this blog as I will be posting deleted scenes (ie. images), my observations on the creative process, exploratory sketches, and more. I'll even upload some higher res versions of some of the shots so people can use them as wallpapers if they'd like.
Saturday, August 17, 2013
I finished my animatic earlier this week and so far it has been well received by the few friends that are my test audience guinea pigs. There are a few things that I might change to make for a clearer visual read, but essentially the art is done. Now begins the fun After Effects part!
Stay tuned. Same Bat blog. Same Bat time.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Life has again been rough on me these past two months between more responsibility at work, moving (again!), and other personal life changes, I'm proud to say that after a big haul this past weekend my upcoming animatic is 99.5% complete! I just have to tweak a few slides, and then edit some of it in After Effects for some minimal FX.
I've had the title for my project for a while, but didn't want to post it until I had a suitable title card for it. Luckily for me, a friend of mine at work, who happens to be a great graphic designer, volunteered to typeset something out for me. So he gave me my title in the typeface you see in the above image and I overlaid it onto the Bat symbol that I used for this project.
And to add some illustration to this post, here's one of the slides from the story.
I'm hoping to get this up and on the web by the end of this month, so stay tuned. I'm finally so close to the end and really excited about it. So far the few close friends that have seen it have all been thrilled by it, so I hope that kind of reaction will only continue. Until then, keep drawing!
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
This is a quick portrait I did as a birthday gift for a lovely coworker named Kat. Sometimes when I have a little spare time and (more importantly) inspiration, I like to sketch out my fellow coworkers. In this case, the illustration happened to just pop in my head based on her demeanor and nature, so it was rather just a matter of my hand channeling the vision already in my head. Since I happened to like how it came out, I decided to post it up here.
The pattern for her shirt is actually taken from a iphone photo I snapped of her shirt, which I thought was just too cool not to drop into the painting as a texture.
Monday, June 24, 2013
As the post below will tell you, I recently finished an unconventional depiction of Superman showing him as a baby in his spaceship as his father and mother say goodbye to him one last time. It was seen by the good people at MindHut, which is an entertainment and pop culture website, who wanted to feature it in an article showing different visual interpretations of the character to align with the release of "Man of Steel." Some are very serious while others are pretty humorous. Please stop by and check out the other cool pieces by some amazingly talented artists throughout the world.
16 Unique Takes On The Man of Steel