Sunday, December 19, 2010

Urashima Taro, comic page 1 and 2

A page from my sequential art page for my, Urashima Taro comic piece. Greyscale, Photoshop CS4, hope to color it soon.

The Underwater Marching Band

Based on a sketch that I had worked on my sophomore year, I sent to photoshop and tried a full painting on it. My approach was different this time. I did everything in greyscale and tried to add color but it turned weird. I laid down a flat tone and submitted it, but I'm still working on it!

My Sketch

Older Photoshop self-portraits

Like it says, probably one of my most successful digital sketches and deserving a spot on my blog.


If you can't tell I hate coming up with things to say on my posts. This one was about cyberbullying. It's a loose painting on photoshop but I do want to out my stuff up here so here goes.


This was my Inside looking out assignment that I did for my Jr Ilustration class. The scene is a murder, the assailant attempts to escape but is quickly found by the cops. I did this in pen and ink and like my casualty piece I found inspiration in Frank Miller, slowly but surely I'm on my way.
Stay tuned for more stuff.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Summer at the Square

For my adavanced Illustration class we were supposed to create a poster for a haiku submitted by a local poet. I didn't include the poem but it had something to do with Clinton Square in Syracuse NY and how it is infused with the sound of jazz and the blues. I was realy proud of how this turned out and I believe that it a marked a huge step in my digital artwork so here it is!

Thursday, December 2, 2010


So this is a recent piece I did for my illustration class. Subject: Two people interacting. My goal was to capture a tragic moment in a tense atmosphere. I really love Frank Miller's work with Sin City so this was my inspiration. Pen and Ink is one of my favorite mediums and I'm starting to fit alot of that into my portfolio. It's going slow but steady.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Dracula vs Death: Sequential Art!

A two page comic I did for my concepts class. I had a good time doing this, getting back to doing sequential art after not doing much since high school has been a real eye opener. It's hard. Those comic help book are looking way better. Just got Stan Lee's How to draw the Marvel Way and Scott McCloud's Understanding comics book. I've learned a good deal from them already just from looking at a few pages, but I hardly have time to read anymore. Definitely need to get to that, but not before doing more pages.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Another Self-Portrait

So this is a self-portrait I did in class, I did about 2 months ago? It was fun, I wanted to do an action pose, I kinda weaked out on the leg. While I was disappointed that I didn't finish it, I did like the approach I took. I do also love the use of the nintendo zapper.

Dave Chappelle as Prince

Ever seen that episode of the Chappelle Show when Chappelle dresses up and plays Prince and dominates Charlie Murphy on the court? I did and this directly inspired this drawing I did on Photoshop. I intended to color it but by the time I wanted to to do that I had gotten a little bored. plus the color never came out the right way.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Occupation: Monster herder (BW)

Did a occupation piece for my illustration class, seeing as I'm leaning more towards the whole fantasy/sci-fi/narratve genre I felt this may have fit the terms of the assignment pretty well. I ended up doing a color version of this that for best words ended interestingly, but since I have this file on hand and it couldn't go that far downhill I put it up. This piece was inspired by on of Frederic Remington's paintings. The animals aren't as active as mine and without that that since the piece is so straight it lacks much action. I still like it but this is definitely a learning experience. This bit of info definitely helped when I layed out my later comic pages.

Friday, November 5, 2010

The Three monkeys

An assignment I had to do with animals in human situations. I spent more time on this then I usually do with pieces that I don't personally feel motivated to do but I love chimpanzees and using them really made a difference in my motivation for this drawing. First in the pencils and the next is colored with watercolors and acrylics. Fun stuff. Gotta gotta get back to comics.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

A friend

So the other day I went to a Cyclones game in Brooklyn with a friend of mine from school and he says to me, "you still have to draw that picture of me" so I figured yeah I should, and I wondered why I wasn't jumping at the chance. I mean any opportunity to draw anything should be taken I guess. Unless it's a giant steaming turd.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Crying King

I came up with this concept after I saw the trike piece by James Jean. James Jean is truly an inspiring artist, the way he intermixes great art and exceptional design, it's no surprise he's reached both fame and success in the art community. What I am doing here isn't exactly like he does but I admired the concept I wanted to try something. The piece is relatively lose but I wasn't trying to accomplish much this. The main reference is on the bottom.

Friday, August 13, 2010


A concept from my head that I've been trying to illustrate for awhile, I horror-like dungeon setting, I've been doing alot of close up 1 plane generic pieces but hopefully after this I'll try to be more 3 dimensional with my perspectives. PCS3, Been working on it on and off. Yes I abuse "Lighting effects" but everything is merely a tool for something bigger right

Of course I have multiple copies because I'm working on something I'm an extreme a head case. I've been working alot on using different brushes and while also abusing the rendering filters like I did with my Samus piece. Hopefully I'll try out more scenic things.

My original heart is a little "red" but before I managed to "spook up" the hue of the latter version I became pretty satisfied with the range of color I had put in.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


So I picked up an issue of Daredevil #506, and I really admired the whole classic Japanese stage, coloring and theme of the cover. So I thought of actually putting the Daredevil in samurai attire against a typical background. This is where I got the inspiration for the illustration, It was a good issue too. Daredevil may be one of my favorite Marvel characters, I do not have many but I definitely think he would be in my top 5. Along with Spiderman, Deadpool, Wolverine and Cable (reluctantly).

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Rendered Violinist

Here she is!

New concepts

So my previous character, The Violinist, has grown on me and after rendering her (that will come) I've put her in settings that I would like to further render to give her more personality and develop a story around her.

This is my new character, The Mechanic

Friday, July 2, 2010

The Violin Player

So I have begun to participate in Live Journal's ArtSlam, which is basically making concept work and posting them up daily, my current project focuses on steampunk genre characters, I came up with this one she's a violin player, I believe quite elegant.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Metroid piece: Complete!

So I have just finished my Metroid piece, independent, after working on the color stage for about 4-5 days. It got pretty draining around the middle but I managed to finish up. The best part actually was the background because I got the chance to be very loose and just paint as it was on a board or canvas. But yea its done, hope you enjoy, now it's on to the next...

Sunday, June 27, 2010


The first sketch I did in my Moleskine, I was looking at Sterling Hundley's Carlos Santana piece.

Samus color piece in progress

So I am working on a complete Metroid piece on photoshop, this is the complete sketch and the color version is underway, taking forever.

Monday, June 21, 2010


I finally finished my Elliot piece today and So far, I'm content, with my current Photoshop portraits I would like to continue refining them but for now I'm closing this chapter and starting on the next concept and hopefully I can incorporate narrative.

Saturday, June 19, 2010


So this my final entry in my Scrubs project, in progress here is Elliot took me maybe an hour or more to do this outlined sketch which I will continue and color in in photoshop

Friday, June 18, 2010


So I've been gone a few days, 2 to be precise and I haven't caught up on my updates. This next entry is a long sketch I did of Samus Aran from the Metroid series, I'm hoping to colorize her soon as I'm done with this sketch and really try to see to work with digitally colorizing such a tight sketch. More updates soon. Very soon.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Old Sketchbook post 1 and Turk!

So I pride myself in keeping a sketchbook, and I like to keep it filled, here's one of my sketchbook stuff from my watercolor moleskin, its just Ironman, no innovation but I'm a huge geek so I felt like he earned the right to be there. I would like to upload more of my sketchbook stuff, they're not all amazing but they're mine and I feels like it would bring me to this blog. so here it is. And Turk!

Monday, June 14, 2010


Day 2! I actually did some work today like I said I would and here it is. It's in the traditional watercolor medium, and its a a fan work of Stitch from Disney's Lilo and Stitch. I love the movie and I think Chris Sanders is a pretty cool artist who has some interesting subject matters (naked and half-naked girls? don't worry it Playboy tatsteful not Penthouse dirty) But besides that cool artist and hears my dedication.