I'm happy to present my latest piece! Sometimes I get an idea that speaks to a universal human truth like the meaning of imagination or parenthood, but this is not one of those times. This is one of those times when a silly idea that's been floating in my head goes too far. It's really nothing more than a visual pun, but boy was it incredibly fun to illustrate. And like many things I've drawn and painted over the years, I couldn't help but get it out of my head and onto virtual paper if nothing more than for my own benefit. So here's "No Flash Please" and I hope you enjoy it as well. Happy Monday!
Monday, November 23, 2015
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
If you'll be in the LA area this weekend and want to check out some cool art, toys, collectibles, apparel and more, come to DesignerCon at the Pasadena Convention Center. I'll be in Booth 1019 with new artwork, cards, and free giveaways. And if you happen to be following me on any of my sites please be sure to say hello :)
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Friday, October 16, 2015
I’ve gone back and forth and called this series a few different things but I’ve decided to officially call it “Standby Me” referencing both their friendships and the name of the line if you don’t have a fast pass. Someone requested a wallpaper with all three pairs so far so here’s something at 1280 x 720p. More character pairs to come :)
Monday, October 5, 2015
“Imagination” - My tribute to the power you can give any child with just one book. This is somewhat autobiographical and it makes me long for the days when my imagination was more powerful and free. Oh, those were the days :)
Monday, September 21, 2015
Monday, September 14, 2015
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Monday, August 10, 2015
Earlier this year I got to work on an animated short film called "Alex and Sylvia" that my company BRC Imagination Arts produced for the 2015 World Expo in Milan. I'm happy to announce that on Saturday it won "Best Animated Film" at the LA Independent Film Festival!
It was a fun experience as I got do Visual Development that included color key paintings, layout design, character design, color scripting, and even illustrations that opened up the film's storybook sequence. Hopefully I'll get to post some of my work from it once the film's festival run is over. In mean time you can read more about it here:http://www.themeparkinsider.com/flume/201506/4594/
Monday, July 27, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015
I was at Disneyland recently and got inspired to draw the Disney Princesses as everyday girls at the park. I hope I end up having time to do these as it was a lot of fun, but we'll see. I always have more ideas than time to execute them. Anyhow here's Snow White to start it off! Happy Friday!
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
There's still one week left to apply for the MOTIVARTI program to be partnered with a professional art mentor for 10 weeks. What most of you probably don't know about me is that I became an artist AFTER having already gone to college to study Molecular Biology in order to become a researcher.
When I made the decision to switch careers, it was back at a time when the available resources to help someone like me who knew nothing about art or the industry were limited only to extension classes at established schools. So it's always been a goal of mine to help potential artists who might not otherwise have access to the best resources. So far everyone who has emailed me for artistic and professional advice has been very professional and courteous with how they've done it, so I'm happy to continue doing so. Please pass this along to anyone you feel might benefit :)
Friday, July 17, 2015
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
So I just found out about the British show "Luther" a few months ago and finally got around to watching it recently (it's not very long, 3 'seasons' with 6 episodes each). I can't recommend it enough, and while watching I couldn't help but feel like it was borrowing heavily from the dynamics of the Batman mythology. It might just be that I have superheroes on the brain all the time, but whether it was or wasn't doesn't really matter as it's a GREAT show. Watch it!