Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Superhero Kayla Jane

This girl is very inspiring. It is a pleasure to paint her. Figure I'd turn her into a superhero, just an idea I had for one of her photos. The flames are a bit rough cause I dont have much practice painting fire but the piece in its entirety came out decent I think. I'll be using much more of her for more promotional pieces to come. Thanks Kayla.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Almost Finished

Just a sneak peek at this one. Almost finished, just have to finish up a few detailed spots as you can see here. Maybe tweek the eyes and add some more hair strands. Its a pain to paint so much to figure out when you take away your under drawing from the layers to find out that you have to add a lot more paint to the picture, it drives you mad considering how much time just went into it. I've also had a very bad chest cold so I had to take a couple days off.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Kayla Jane Super Hero

Just a quick sketch I did of my friend Kayla. She does a lot of modeling so I thought I'd take one of her shots for a clothing designer and change the entire outfit making her into a superhero. Changed up her pose a little as well. Started painting it in Photoshop last night. Should have it done by tomorrow hopefully. As long as I dont start on something else, ADD is a bitch for artists, well sometimes.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Presidential Candidates Illustration

Finally finished with this one. It took me forever its seems like. Pulled a few all-nighters. I definately need to get up to speed but I was also working on a couple of other things as well, such as the Paul Newman and a couple oil paintings in progress. I am very proud of this one. Going to send it out to a few political mags and some others.

THis one shows how Biden and Palin were taking the spotlight away from McCain and Obama, I love how they are behind the curtain with certain confused or aggressive expressions on there faces. I made them two more caricature like than Palin and Biden for the same reason. Thanks for the idea Jason.

Monday, October 6, 2008


Felt like painting Paul on Sunday. Had been working on another piece for a bit but wanted to paint him. Only took a day. Had to pay tribute to one of my favorite actors of all time. Such a great man.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Here's a little taste of what I am working on from the political sketch I did of the presidential candidates. It is taking forever to get this one done but it just might be my best illustration yet. There is so much to paint. This is a little part of Palin, I think its coming along nicely, still have a lot to work on her. Should have the rest done by the end of this week.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Kayla Jane Sketch

Here is a sketch of Kayla Jane I've done a couple weeks ago. She is such a beauty. I'll be using her for many more references because she is amazing and has so many pictures I can use do to the fact that she is a model. Really cool chick too. Thanks Kayla.

Vice President Candidates in Spotlight

Here is a drawing of the Vice Presidential Candidates and the two Presidential Candidates in the background. This would be used for an editorial piece showing how Palin and Biden are taking the spotlight away from McCain and Obama. Started working on the painting recently and should be finished soon. I made some modifications with the help from my buddy Jason. The heads of Obama and McCain are more caricature like than the ones you see here. Jason is also the one who gave me this project to do. I'm trying to create more self promo pieces so I can get out there to find more freelance work. I do have plenty but trying to weed out everything I created in school. This is definately a fun project but very time consuming. Trust me, when its done you'll know why.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Just for fun.

Just played around with the coloring of this model. Still working on Photoshop and trying to master this program. I'm also trying to find a new direction to go with my art. Just like working on characters and people for now but will expand to something more soon.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Joker piece finished

Well, I suppose it did take a bit to finish this one but I do have two jobs, one drawing tons of storyboards and the other dealing with rich snobs at this restaurant which is actually pretty cool to work at. Just cant wait til I can just do this for a living. On with that, check out the Joker. Kept it gritty and kinda loose. Played around making some new brushes in Photoshop. Had a great time painting this one. I have to see this movie again very soon, maybe tonight. Cheers!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Joker

Just seen the movie yesterday and felt inspired to do a quick photoshop sketch of Heath. I'm not quite finished but I will keep it very loose and rough to give the feeling he gave to his character. He should win an Oscar for this role. Great job Heath and rest in peace.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Sienna Portrait Finished

Been very busy with multiple tasks lately between two jobs and trying to do these practice pieces or self promo pieces. I"m in the process of working on a few things lately but I finally finished this portrait of Sienna Miller who I think is a very beautiful and talented actor. My approach with this is just to get better at painting with photoshop.

Just a few thoughts.

I'll probably post a bunch of my older stuff before I put up all the new things I've done or am working on just to see a progression. I just want a big change and am in the process of doing that with my art. We'll see what comes out of this drastic change.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Indiana Jones caricature

Something I did last year once I heard that Harrison Ford was doing another Indiana Jones. I know, he is still in great shape and Indiana is an American icon but I had to poke fun at the idea of how old he is. This was a lot of fun to do. Another illustration done in photoshop. I'll post some that I have done in oils once I am brave enough to show them. Hope you all like this one.

Sugar Advertisement

A made up advertisement I came up with for my last illustration class I had in school. It was pretty fun considering my friend Jessica posed for me on her coach for this. All painted in photoshop. Thanks Jess.

Sienna Miller portrait...

A portrait of Sienna Miller I am currently working on. Will have it finished very soon. Just doing some practicing with Photoshop and still trying to find faster ways to work and to keep up with my art since I did graduate art school back in December. I am in the process of working on five illustrations at once just to get back into the swing of things. Been working on storyboards since I did graduate but have not done any finished work.