Monday, July 07, 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Hound and Arya!

SOOOOoooooOOoo ready for Game of Da Thrones!

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Just a few lil post




Just a few little paintings and drawings I post on my tumbler! In case you're interested here is a link to my tumbler page of randomness http://erikdmartin.tumblr.com/

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Happy New year!


Happy new year everyone! Here's to another year of drawing and painting and violently shaking my fist.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Wacom booth demo and CGMA teaching!

The blog hasn't had to much lovin lately, so it needed a little update! The first painting is a demo I did for Wacom booth at Sigraph this year, I was hoping on having a time laps video for it but unfortunately it was lost in the shuffle. I'm also teaching again this year for CGMA so if your interested in the class, open registration starts Sept 18th at www.cgma2dacademy.com




Tuesday, May 07, 2013

lil galli painting




Our little Parrotlet named Gallifrey (yes, from Doctor Who) as he desperately searching for seeds! The other sketches are from random sketchbook drawings- hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

new paiiiiiiiintin!


Here are a few paintings I manage to get out of that trip to Angeles National Forest . I try to keep my gear really simple (umbrella, chair and tablet) Glare is always your enemy but if you pick a spot that has little bounce light behind you, it shouldn’t be to much of an issue. The subtle colors in nature always reminds me, there’s so much she can teach us…so much…Hope you enjoy!

oops I forgot to add a photo of my gear ...BAM!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Santa doesn't leave orphans...

 Happy holiday everyone! Bring on the 2013!


Few more digital landscape (ramen place and a boat yard in Hawaii) Also on another note I finally got around to updating my website-check it out! www.erikdmartin.com




Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Monster Taxidermy shortfilm



I haven't posted a lot of design work in a while, so I'm going to post these little guys  at 12-12-12 12am hah

This was for a short film I was thinking about making, although in it's current state it's way to ambitious and needs a lot of grooming. It was a ton of fun to design, esp when you are designing for yourself. Basically it's a story about a failing family taxidermy shop, that specialize in rare oddities and monsters.

 That is the wonderful thing about being an artist, we are never short on story's that we want to tell. Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Animation Guild Calandar Painting




Whew! I can finally post this since CTN is over. The animation guild asked if I would be interested, in submitting a piece for their calendar with their new logo design. Had a lot of fun designing and painting this–happy holidays everyone! Looking forward to some home cooked turkey! 


CTN was a blast! I want to say thanks to everyone who participated in the portfolio review with me and the amazing Bill Perkins. I’m also terribly sorry to everyone who was checking out the color key demo (Pinocchio designed in Polynesian theme) when the computer gave me the blue screen of death midway through uggg. I decided to time myself with the 35min that was allowed, and this was pretty much where I was taking the painting.  The first part is always the same- hope you guys enjoyed it and if you have any questions feel free to ask.

happy holidays!

Thursday, November 08, 2012

CTN and plein air paintings


I'll be at CTN Expo at Burbank, CA from nov 16-18. Selling a few prints at the CGMW booth, but to my surprise CTN Expo asked me if I would be interested in doing a demo for the convention! I'm still not sure what I'll be painting but stop by and say hi!With  any luck my nervousness will cause me to have spontaneous human combustion. win win for science!

Here are a few plein air paintings I did during lunch at work. You can see my buddy David Merrit in the background painting away!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween and the winner!



Happy Halloween everyone! So I used my custom number generator and the winner is  Rosemary Travale

Many thanks to everyone who participated! I found this to be pretty fun and I'll be sure to do this 

again in the future. 

In the past, I was always in the habbit of dumping all my old art work
(since I was moving and needed the space etc.) so in the future I'll try to throw a few in here for fun.
thanks again everyone and happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

"Curiosities" show painting

Hey everyone! Here is the piece I did for mike and vicki's show "Curiosities" at Gallery Nucleus- sadly I couldn't attend since I was out in Hawaii for a wedding but I hope you did!


here is a link to the show! http://www.gallerynucleus.com/gallery/exhibition/363#.UI4dQ8XA98E

I'll also be selling prints of this image at CTN (limited run of 25) but more on that on the next post!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Free Painting from the ISM Gallery!

Hey everyone! The good folks from the Grand Central Art Center were kind enough to mail my painting back to me  from the "ISM" gallery show back in June. Since none of the paintings were put on sale,  I'd rather see the original print go to a good home rather than collect dust near my desk. 

Just leave a comment if you want it, I'll pay for shipping and all that jazz. I'll use a fancy schmancy program like this to determine the winners. The winner will be announced on October 31!

Good luck! 



Tuesday, September 25, 2012

update-o-rama!

Hey Everyone! 

Just posting some old work, like this girl I notice reading a book at a coffee shop I always go to. The plein air painting was done on a tablet series 7 in Goleta beach.  One of the witches from Macbeth (I'll prob post more on that in the future) Just on a side note I won't be teaching this term but my friend Derek Kosolo will be taking over the class for this following term at CGMW. hope you enjoy!



Forgot about this one- I notice this kid at the coffee shop and his face felt like it was sliding all over the place.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

anyone els excited for breaking bad?

looking forward to being on the edge of my seat once again!