Wednesday, April 28, 2010

frazetta master copy

I did a master copy of one of Frank Frazetta's oil paintings and am convinced that those colors are not in my PS color picker lol, what an amazing artist.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Week Eleven Topic 4-26-10 to 5-2-2010

I was gonna suggest everyone take a break this week but by the number of people that posted last week it seems that everyone already took a break. So this week is dedicated to the foundations....I was inspired by the Marshall Vandruff Workshop and how much he stressed the foundations. So this week is purley academic and the topic is....

"Master Copies" you may pick any old or contempary master and do a copy of thier drawing, painting or sculpture in you post please explain your choices and the break down the the composition at much as possible. Oh yeah try to work digitial....even if you are copying a master painting and try to color match with your eyes not the eye dropper if possioble. This is a great excericise and that is what this blog is about.

Good Luck!!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

OK Here is the Deal...

I figure that everyone is busy or enviroments are not favorable with all...thanks to those who posted this week. I took the liberty of allowing my six year old daughter to do one...well she practically begged me and since no one else is posting I figured what the hay....any way here you go. My piece did not come out as successful as hers but it was a repaint of an older piece that I thought fit the theme....
My render Genesis Render

Speed painting the concept was a shack in the middle of no where would be someone's kindom
A Cartoony sketch I did...but decided to go another route

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

tip of the iceberg

i always look at icebergs and ponder how what we see is just the top and 80% of their size is underwater, what could be lurking within these great ice caverns underneath? could it be Philadelphia?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

WEEK 10 Topic 4-19-10 to 4-26-10

Well I have to say we did not solve anything in the battle for supremacy between Ninjas n Pirates...I declare it a pun intended!!

This Weeks topic is a little different I want everyone to take a stab at an enviroments, I dont want to give too much direction so you can get as creative as you would like, the topic is "Hidden Kingdoms"

It can be a lost kingdom or any literal or fictious place as long as you can justify it with in the context of the topic. In the future there will be other enviroment assignments with more direction but I wanted to keep this first one loose and see what you guys come up with this week. So there is a lot left for interpetation. Good luck

Also as always please feel free to email me with topic ideas...PEACE OUT!

Oh yeah dont forget to drop feedback on peoples past posts esp if they updated it would be appreciated!

Pirates vs NINJ HUH?!

something quick and simple.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

A Pirate's Life for Me!

Obviously Pirate's have it better. Who wouldn't want to be a pirate! Stealing, Stabbing people, Booze, and Breasts. What more could you ask for. and what do Ninjas have? A lot of tough training and scar covered shirtless men....? Not really a hard decision.

I'm in the process of coloring it, I just wanted to post this before I ran out of time.

Correction: I colored it!

I, too, am incomplete.

Sorry for not having any color, homework is starting to pile up. Was watching Romeo and Juliet in my Literature class, and this topic certainly felt like it needed some love. Why can't these pirates and ninjas have peace?

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Not necessarily quick sketch but undeveloped...hoping to re-post this soon.

Friday, April 16, 2010

pirate sorcerer

You can't defeat what you can't see

Those ninjas are too sneaky for them pirates. I'm not sure how this reads so I need input on how to make it more readable without the use of color. I'm relying heavily on value with this one.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

that pirate looks like andrew...whu!?

so here is an update... I dont know if I am going to keep the blood...

o.k. so for this week, I am working on a piece that illustrates what happens when ninjas and pirates meet... it is in its early stages... and even though I set it up, something is not jiving right... so i thought I'd post what I had in its raw unfinished form so that you could all be afforded a chance to give your input... I like the idea of telling it in two images, the before and after... first the pirates celebrate stealing the ninja pipe, but then the ninja takes it back along with their lives....

as you can see, I am just bleeding the detail in from one corner... I got to the captain and gave him a bit more attention, I plan to just chugga chugga the rest of this but I thought before I went further that I'd ask for your opinions... fire away!


Monday, April 12, 2010

can't we all just get along?

WEEK 9 Topic- 4-12-10 to 4-17-10

Alright so here is the deal this week's topic hopefully will shed some light on one of the most profound questions of our generation......who is more cool the Ninjas or the Pirates? This weeks topic is Ninjas vs Pirates? Your post will help to determine who will remain victorious. If you are not feeling oneside vs the other you may choose to illustrate one subject, but remeber allof you collectivley have a chance to answer the eternal question and who will reign supreme, the swift vs the swashbuckler?

**thanks Greg "Butters" Albert for the topic**

on a side not I am not a graphic designer but felt the need to change the banner for the site if anyone would like to volunteer there GD services It would be appreciated!

The Sahagin!

here is the image by the way.

yellow submarine

I had to post something.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


this is my first post. go easy on me guys, i'm interior design. looking forward to being part of all this and just being creative in general. thanks for all the encouragement and convincing me to join.


Ok I made subtle changes. Forgot to post earlier before going to church where I discovered that I am a heathen. Now I feel like the Siren lol.

Hey guys,

This is my first posting on this blog. I'm gonna update this. Initially I was going for a mermaid concept but decided to go with the Siren idea since they devour their victims.

Elephant Jelly

I was inspired by the bio-luminous creatures of the here is a quickie of an elephant jelly fish...what if the animals in the deep took on animal like features from the land forms....just a quick idea I had.

Friday, April 9, 2010


tried to make some minor adjustments..crits please

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

That lack of atmosphere adds about 20 pounds.

The beauty of the deep, can only truly be regarded from the deep...

...Because of expansion due to the lack of atmospheric pressure on the surface.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

with out a paddle

undersea king banished from his kingdom

so this is as far as I got before work... who knows... maybe more time later...!?!?!?
still working on it... how much will i get done before work...?!? who knows...

throwing up a quick bit of colors...

o.k. so this, I feel better about...

here is my quick sketch for this week... I would love to hear lots and lots of crits for this.. give me all your thoughts... k? then I will work on more

Monday, April 5, 2010

WEEK 8 Topic 4-5-10 to 4-12-10

Well this wet weather got me thinking of this weeks topic. the topic is "In the deepest depths of the ocean" You can explore ocean animals invented or existing, underwater sub stations, or falling kindgoms like atlantis try to capture the mood of deep and use you imagination. The ocean is like another universe here on this planet still up for exploration. There are great reference images out there online if anyone knows a good site for inspiration post it in the comments section of this post.

On another note I have been gettign alot of requests to post the topics so if you have an idea email me @
I cannot garantee you we will use it but I will try this is just a good way to try to accomidate everyone!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Mickey Mech

I was going to finish my bike concept and I still may but I had this idea too.
I used google sketch up for the base then paint over in PS. first time doing this process

It might fly

a few changes
The early years of aviation technology gave us some of the weirdest airplane designs that mankind could imagine. I guess this is my homage to that interesting era.


Saturday, April 3, 2010

Department of Monster Vehicles

If Monsters were real I think this is how we would treat them we would put them to work just like the animals of our planet.

I wanted to do something different but, This was all I could see in my head. In the end I think it turned out great I'm proud and satisfied.

posting update

I know this week was weird because it was break week...but I am going to start posting the topics on Mondays so you can have the entire weekend to work on your designs...Also if you would like to suggest a topice please email me @

this will also give all of us that posted quickies to take them alittle further.

Motobike quickie

Vehicle of the Future

Here is a quick sketch, if there is time I'll finish it.

The skelecopter!

Like Jeff. Here's another quickie. Based off the rib cage and clavicle.

A dragon flyer

Here's a quickie. It flies and stuff!

Friday, April 2, 2010