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!

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!

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


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!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Gallery painting and landscapes!

Hey everyone!

The kind folks at the Grand Central Art Center were kind enough to ask me to participate in an upcoming gallery show, and this is the piece I submitted.  The theme of the gallery show is "ISM" so I chose Eidolism, a belief in ghost. You can find out more info here and it should be a great show!

The rest are plein air paintings were done during our lunch break. First one was done near the Burbank airport (man it was loud that day!) and the other was Eaton Canyon... enjoy!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Game of da thrones!

My top two favorite shows are Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones... the other two are landscape paintings adventures during our lunch break at work.- hope everyone has a great memorial day!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Teaching again at CGMW online!


Hey everyone! I'm going to teach another round of digital painting if anyone is interested.

There are other amazing artist to check out as well!

On to the paintings...the first painting was from a rejected game project from a few years ago (super fun to work on) and the last two are digital landscape paintings on my lunch break at work.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

  I'm jumping on the Tumbler bandwagon! I want to put more of my rough dirty sketches and try to keep my blog more on the side of finish paintings and more finish work. check it out!

Now to the paintings, here are some BG I did at Nickelodeon, one is a large pan bg and a kitchen for an evil giant. Gah, the pan was a nightmare ...nearly 95% through it was altered and change but at least for the better!

So I hope to post more of these in the future, these are my lunch time paintings. These are about 30min each, done on a tablet pc (samsung slate 7) which is a great piece of hardware! I'm trying to paint these not only under a time limit, but also avoiding the temptation to tweak these at home. The end goal isn't to make a pretty painting, but to use these more for studying color lighting etc. which you can only really get from observing nature, and all the subtle color shifts and value. gota keep practicing!

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Happy New Years!

Happy new years everyone! These BG are from a nickelodeon pilot and the last one is from an old game concept from way back when. hopefully I can dig up a few more from a dead hard drive. More to come!